Navy Bell-Sleeved Dress

Before I get into today’s post I just want to share a disclaimer that over the weekend we had a major issue with the commenting platform here so for now my amazing developer team put up a new system so that we can continue our conversations. It’s not perfected yet, but let me know if you have any issues or want to see anything that isn’t there already!

I don’t post a lot of fancy outfits around here but I know many of you have jobs where you have to get dressed up so I’m going to try and be better about workwear inspiration in the coming months. Let me know if that’s something that you’re interested in or if my casual looks are more up your alley.

I used to love getting dressed up for work. My first job was at Condé Nast (Think The Devil Wears Prada) so I had to wear heels everyday and look totally pulled together on the reg. When I think about that now, it’s almost comical how much things have changed.

My top tip for dressing for work is simplicity all the way. I love this navy dress (it also comes in blush) because it is super simple but has a little flair on the sleeves which gives it some character. You can top it with a blazer and it works with both tights in the winter and bare legs in the spring. It’s really nice thick fabric and stands alone as a look without any added accessories necessary. One and done!

This isn’t sponsored but I really love every dress I’ve ever worn from Sail to Sable. The owner and designer, Jen, lives near me and we’ve become friends. It’s amazing that she’s built the company herself from the ground up and never fails to design gorgeous collections, season after season. That being said, because it’s still a smaller company it can be on the pricy side so I found a few similar dress options like this one that’s on sale for $110. If you’re into a little lace, I love this option for under $100. Might be more date night appropriate but if you topped it with a blazer it could work!

From Jen’s current collection at Sail to Sable, I love this navy and white tweed dress (also great for work) and this French blue one that I might actually buy for my sister’s bridal shower in April. And if you like the one I’m wearing here but want a little more arm flair, this baby has your name on it.

She’s offering Lemon Stripes readers a discount code this week so if any of that is speaking to you, use code LEMONSTRIPESFEB at checkout for 15% off your entire order. Enjoy!

Sail to Sable Dress c/o / Pumps / Sunnies / Earrings (on sale!) / Bag

Photos by Carter Fish.

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  1. Liz said:

    I can comment! So exciting! 🙂

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  2. Allie said:

    I love how this dress can be dressed up or down. I’ve been wanting to try Sail to Sanle for a while, thank you so much for the discount code! xAllie

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