Sheath dresses are (what I consider) a foundational part of any office wardrobe. Sure, they may not be everyday attire for those with casual dress codes, but this wardrobe basic is just the right dose of business.

A solid-colored sheath dress is a white canvas, on which you may splash color–or not. Throw on some dangerously tall peep-toe stiletto heels, and a simple clutch for a night on the town; or put on a coordinating jacket and bore to tears even the harshest fashion critic on days when you want to remove your outfit from conversation.

J. Crew Open-Front Sweater-Blazer (size XXS) || Quay Australia My Girl 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses in Tortoiseshell/Brown || J. Crew Resumé Dress (size 000; reviewed here) || Michael Kors Runway Watch || Hermes Reversible Logo Belt (size 65) || Prada Saffiano Lux Large Double-Zip Tote (reviewed here) || Corso Como Del Quilted Pump (past season)

While the styling possibilities are endless with a sheath dress, here are three ways that I like to wear the J. Crew Resumé Dress: with a matching blazer; under a long drapey jacket; and as a skirt (with a blousy sweater over it).


And some sale news:

Sale styles at J. Crew are an extra 50% off with code WEDNESDAY until the end of today. As always, shipping is free on orders over $150 (or free on all orders for J. Crew cardholders). My picks:

♥ Another sale that I am enthusiastically shopping is Ann Taylor‘s semi-annual sale. Sale styles are up to an extra 60% off (no code needed), though most are just an extra 50% off. There’s also a promotion for full-price purchases: use code MAKEPLANS at checkout for 46% off full-price styles. The Wide Leg Sailor Pants (from this IG; fits true to size) that I really like is now on sale, though sizes are now incomplete. Some other picks:

Happy shopping!

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