Pockets | Striped Shift Dress and Chambray Shirt

Splendid Wednesday, everyone!



On days I wake up late and rush to work, I reach for my trusty shift dresses. They're easy to wear, look professional, and always look like you spent hours picking the perfect outfit when really you just threw it on. I recently got this Lilly Pulitzer 'Charlene' dress and it's been a struggle not wearing this all the time. I love the stripes, the colors, the shape, everything about it! It easily transitions from work-wear to happy-hour-wear. Not to mention it has pockets. Gotta love a dress that has pockets. Seriously, retailers, you gotta start trusting women with pockets. No more of this fake-pockets or sewn-shut-pockets business. 





What closet items do you guys reach for when you're in a hurry?

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Charlene dress
Top: Forever 21 chambray shirt (similar here)
Accessories: Francesca's tights, Forever 21 gold satchel (similar by Cambridge), LouLous monogram necklace (similar here), vintage rings
Shoes: Nine West Boots

47 comments

  1. LOVE a dress with pockets! I seriously wish more designers and brands would incorporate it into their clothing. They are so handy! You look beautiful, love the combo between stripes and chambray!

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  2. I love the gold satchel. The whole outfit looks fab.

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  3. the dress is adorable!

    xo, liz
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  4. I always reach for a dress when I am in a hurry as it always looks good! I too love pockets on a dress makes such a nice addition although I rarely use them! LOL! Love this striped dress and layered with that top makes a nice mix!

    Rebecca
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  5. I adore this look on you. I am a big fan of stripe so ok I am biased. Who needs time to worry about what to wear at work when we don't have enough time in the mornings. I like that this outfit is double purpose. Office and after work as well. Whatttt, that'sF21 bag, exact dup of Cambridge.

    xo
    Sam
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  6. Love how you styled this Deborah! The chambray shirt layered underneath is super cute!

    xo, Kenya

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  7. Great outfit! love the stripped dress with the tights. great boots

    Kiki Simone
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  8. I really love the dress, it's gorgeous! Great boots too x

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  10. Love this look, you look gorgeous! The shirt underneath is a great idea, works so well - I love to layer. Also love your bag, so pretty! Have a lovely day :) keep posting and thank you for your kind words on my blog, I laughed when you said 20 quid lol - such a british thing to say! :P xxxx

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  11. I love the shape of this dress and how your layered it over your chambray top. Super cute (and warm)!

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  12. Love so much your dress! I just discovered your blog and started to follow it via gfc and bloglovin, hope you'll do the same. Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  14. Love the layering here!! So pretty! And that necklace is stunning!
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  15. Love this outfit!!

    When I'm in a rush, it's always a flowy tank and boyfriend cardigan with tights or jeans. This is a lot more polished though :)
    xoxo Jackie
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  16. I love your bag! Stunning!
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    xoxo

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  17. It's a great lovely look
    kisses
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  18. love the shift dress and the cream coloured bag as well! that's smart casual in it's most beautiful form!
    thank you for your lovely comment to the wedding of my mum. i'm glad you liked her dress(es). i love the hanbok as well <3

    have a wonderful weekend!

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    dahi

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  19. Really cute! And that necklace is so cool :) I can't get enough of snowy backgorunds :p

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  20. Nice casual yet cute outfit, great hair as well
    girly c: Happy CNY to you too! Xx

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  21. I love stripes!! You look great in this outfit! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Evi xoxo

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  22. The dress is too cute, specially layered over chambray. Fellow pocket lovers, unite! Fake pockets are the worst. You get all excited only to be let down that they aren't real :( The worst are jeans with fake pockets! All I can say is, why?

    Mili

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  23. Such a great look, that colour dress really suits you. Love the bag too!!

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  24. That dress is super cute, and definitely versatile. You are dressed up without the effort of dressing up! Lovely Deborah!!
    Love,
    Coco
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  25. That is such a cute striped dress! I really like it layered over the chambray shirt :)

    Away From Blue

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  26. I simply love the chambray shirt underneath the lovely dress & all the nice blues in this outfit! When I'm in a hurry, an oversized cardigan has been working the best for me nowadays :)
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  27. Wow, how unexpected that you wore that shirt underneath the dress! When I saw the first picture of your post, I thought to myself- such a cool and interesting dress, I had no idea those were separate pieces! :)
    Thumbs up on good styling! :)

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  28. i love this look, it's really bold for cold days but i think this is why i like it more!!! i love that you chose layering and that bag is really pretty !!
    xoxo

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  29. Love this look.. And your blog's concept is delightful!

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  30. Love ur dress! Im not surprised it is from Lilly, they have the cutest things ^^
    xoxo

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  31. Very cute! Love this look and the snow! Lovely photo!
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  32. super cute dress!
    x
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  33. love the layering with the denim shirt
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  34. Great striped dress, and love how you kept it weather appropriate with your boots! Beautiful :)

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    xo Jess

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  35. ooh i love this shift dress! its so perfect on top of the chambray shirt :) you look so cute :D

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  36. Lovely dress!!

    xx

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