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Fit & Flare

I am all about a great form-fitted dress, but something has to be said about the comfort fit and flare dresses offer. I have had one from Banana Republic in a beautiful navy color for over a year. I have reached for that dress more often than I thought I would. It is one of the easiest pieces to style–no fuss about wearing selective underpants or tucking in tummy after lunch as is with form-fitted dresses.

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So, when I first spotted this beautiful fit and flare dress in a thick knit (and under €100!) at a Monsoon store in London last December, I was at least sold on its wearability. My reluctance was regarding the brand and fabric quality because I had not known about Monsoon until the second I spontaneously walked into the store to pass time while my friend picked up a gift for some baby shower she had to attend.

When I entered the fitting room, I wanted to love this dress so badly. And that is exactly what happened. The material of the dress is unbelievably soft, yet thick enough to keep you warm in London/Amsterdam winters. I especially loved the blue jacquard detailing–it adds character to the dress without making it over the top for office environments. If you happen to work in a business formal setting, you could pair the dress with a black blazer. If not, you could get away with a flattering pair of tights and heels of your choice like I did!

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That is all for today! Hope everyone reading is having a great weekend so far. 🙂


D E T A I L S

Monsoon Joanna Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress

Dune London Courtnee Cross Strap Kitten Heels (also available here)

Michael Kors Black Clutch (no longer sold, but I tracked down a Poshmark listing here)

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Slight Peplum & Blush Heels

Grey has to be my favorite neutral, so when my husband gifted me this top for Christmas, I instantly fell in love. I have been wearing it non-stop with skirts and pants alike.

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I love that it has the most subtle peplum detail. While usually, I am not a fan of peplums or really any “extra” trends, I love how the slight peplum adds oomph and character to an otherwise basic neutral blouse. For reference, I fit an extra small for this blouse.

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I have been wearing the top with my new favourite heels that I got myself for Christmas. Initially, I fell in love with the blush tone. Once worn, I was also smitten by the buttery soft calf leather and the amazing level of comfort. I can walk around in these shoes all day long without complaining. Just a heads up, the heels run slightly large. I had to re-order in a 37.5 after ordering my usual 38 shoe size.

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D E T A I L S

Boss Top (also available in black here)

Boss Heels

Tommy Hilfiger Trousers 

Michael Kors Tote Bag

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