Posts tagged with winter:
I got this question in my email:
I remember a post you wrote about dresses with long sleeves but I can’t find it. I’m tired of wearing pants to work but most of my *fancy* dresses are for spring/summer. I’ve looked at all my usual stores and online too but everything is sold out or sold out in my size (6-8 small or medium). My office is business casual so dresses don’t have to be too conservative. I just want something warm to wear with tights or leggings.
I tried to find the post you mentioned and the closest I could find was this one. Not sure if that’s right! Anyway, winter-friendly work dresses are getting really hard to find since retailers are transitioning to spring lines, but I’ll do my best!
I like this BCBGMAXAZRIA dress—neutral color, good price. It’s $94 (from $198) and still available in size M. You could wear it now with tights or leggings and boots and in the spring with wedges or pumps.
Ann Taylor has some sale styles you might like and you can take an extra 50% off all sale items today—no code needed. This flounce hem dress ($90 from $120) is pretty. This sweater dress is a more casual work option ($80 from $120). Speaking of sweater dresses, Target discounted this one to $18 (from $30). This Eliza J sweater dress is marked down to $73 (from $98). I love this Ann Taylor sweater dress ($110 from $129). I like this v-neck sweater dress from Lauren Ralph Lauren ($82 from $219)—it’s available in red or black. This J.Crew Factory wool dress is marked down to $52 (from $108).
Some other bargain options: H&M’s wrap dress is just $25. Target has a shirt dress that is only $21 (from $30). Old Navy’s long-sleeved wrap dress is marked down to $19-$30 (from $33). Another wrap dress option is this Hayden jersey dress on Bluefly for $52 (from $115).
If you don’t mind paying a bit more, there are a few dresses that caught my eye. This Calvin Klein ($134) would be good if you had a meeting or something where you had to dress more formally. This Kate Spade striped dress is made of wool and is marked down to $179 (from $398). I love this side drape KAMALIKULTURE dress ($96). This Theory shirt/skirt combo dress is marked down now to $110 (from $315) and is still available in size 8 and 10.
I hope you like one of these!
Hi Jaclyn, I'm really hoping you can help me with my latest style dilemma! I got a loft dress, the LOFT Scuba Pleated Skirt Dress in red, this christmas but I'm having trouble styling it. I would like to wear it to work but as I live in Boston there's no way I can wear it without a sweater/blazer/etc. Any tips on how to winterize it, and the best color(s) that work with that shade of red? Thank you so much!!
Got this question:
I hear you! I don’t worry about this as much as I used to, but I understand your frustration.
To help narrow down boot styles that will actually be long on you, I suggest searching for knee-high or (most crucially) “over the knee” boots. If most boots that are supposed to be tall on you only come 3/4th of the way up your leg, an over the knee boot might hit exactly where you want it to.
In my experience, Chinese Laundry and Steve Madden cut their boots pretty high. I’d look for a boot with a shaft height of at least 18”. Check out these super-pretty Steve Madden boots ($79-$150). They’re 20.5” high. I LOVE these ASOS black leather boots ($98 from $163). These Chinese Laundry boots are available in cognac and black and also really high. They’re $74-$105.
This Steven by Steve Madden pair is quite tall (22”) and I love how streamlined they look. If you’re a size 7, check out this Chinese Laundry pair on sale from Nordstrom for $67. I love a mini wedge boot and this Chinese Laundry pair is just $79. For a GREAT deal, there is a suede Chinese Laundry boot on DSW marked down to $50 (from $109).
Dolce Vita makes higher boot styles too. (I have a pair of Dolce Vita boots I love.) They’re a little pricier, so watch for sales. This black leather pair is $115-$279. I LOVE this buckle detail riding boot style for $66 (from $189) on 6PM.
Good luck and I hope this helps!