First Mate

This navy shirt dress has been my go-to work wear piece for warmer days since I got it nearly a year ago, and yet this is the first time it's been on the blog! The scallops called my name, and the conservative cut makes it easy to just throw on and go.

I heard that yesterday was national dog day, though to be fair, I don't think it has much significance as there are at least half a dozen other national days that involve our furry best friends, and apparently November is senior pet awareness month, which Chloe would certainly qualify for, as she's 18. Though I didn't include Chloe in this shoot for any reason other than that she'd just gotten back from the groomer, and I imagine like most women, she'd prefer to be photographed on a good hair day.

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The Rundown
Navy Scalloped Shirt Dress Banana Republic similar
Red Bow Pumps Ferragamo via eBay
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Joanna Hat Brixton via Nordstrom
 Pearl Stud Earrings similar
Gold Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Pearl Anchor Bracelet Made by Me similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash


  1. This is such a chic look and I love your hat as well. How cute is Chloe?


  2. Haha oh Chloe, what a cutie! Love that dress, it's perfect for you!

  3. Such a great dress and what a cute first mate you have!


  4. I love the scallop details on this - such a nice touch. And Chloe looks adorable, as usual.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Oh I LOVE it when Chloe makes an appearance! Sherlock is my absolute best friend so I totally know what you mean by first mate and she ADORES you back!

    The Adored Life

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  7. It's funny how often our go-to outfits don't actually make the blog - somehow, although my approac has changed a lot, I still always feel compelled to make a bit of effort for the blog and, while I wish I did that in every day of my life, most days I'm all about clothes that you can just throw on and go. In fact, I should point out that most days, I do't look half as stylish as you do in this work oufit. I love the pop of red from your shoes. And I laughed out loud at your comment about Chloe wanting to be photographed on a good hair day, because it just seemed so true!

  8. That shirtdress looks perfect on any during the summer months. It looks lightweight too, which I'm a fan of. I can't believe Chloe is 18 years old! She's so cute!

  9. I love that even Chloe has good hair days!!
    And you both look fabulous. I really love that you added in red shoes to this dress....I've been trying to add in punches of color with my shoes more and more!

  10. That looks like the best First Mate to me! :) What a little cutie! Love a good nautical look, and perfect spot for these shots!


  11. Very nice outfit and your dog is so cute ;)

  12. Chloe is such a cutie, amazing she is 18 years old! :)

    I like your outfit too, I love the red shoes with the black dress :)

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  13. Love the scallop sleeve detail for a modern twist on a classic. Chloe is adorable!

  14. This dress is definitely a winner- you can just throw it on and go and know it'll work just about everywhere! And isn't Chloe a cutie?!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. Awwww, those two last picture are my favourites ! This is a really cool and easy to wear dress.

  16. I love the scallop details on that classic dress, and it's perfect with those red shoes too. I didn't even realize it was National Dog day... my poor neglected pup. :)

  17. HOLY COW, 18?!?!? I have a Chloe too, and she is almost 14! What a lovely relaxed look, perfect for the upcoming Labor Day holiday!

    xx, Elise

  18. That is such a great dress! I love the scalloped sleeves too!

  19. So cute with your hat! Have a lovely day dear! xx

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  20. What an adorable pooch! Cute photos you have here dear. Love the dress!

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