Happy Friday loves! I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate some Veuve Clicquot into this shoot to kick off the weekend. I am a huge fan of champagne and prosecco and it’s usually my drink of choice, so I was inspired to create an outfit around a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. I wanted this look to be sleek and cosmopolitan, and very Carrie Bradshaw. I had just the perfect dress: a puff sleeve statement shirt dress from & Other Stories that I’ve been waiting for the right moment to wear. This dress is definitely not the easiest pull off, in fact I was worried about it overwhelming my petite figure when I ordered it online. So read on for my tips on how to pull off the puff sleeve like a boss.
The key pulling off a puff sleeve dress is all in the proportions. The great thing about this shirt dress is that there are actually ties on the sides that allow you to tighten or loosen the dress for a customized fit. I chose to make the sides tighter for a cinched waist, which helps to balance out the big sleeves. I also added height to my frame with a pair of floral kitten heels from Vionic. These heels are seriously so comfortable, as all Vionic shoes come with padded insoles. I also like that the floral heels match with the subtle floral pattern on the dress.
As mentioned I wanted the whole outfit to be sleek, so I paired the dress with a black and white leather clutch from Wren & Roch. This clutch is so unique and is the perfect accessory for a night out, plus the handles for your fingers make it super easy to carry. I also decided to do my hair differently from my usual style and go with a sleek ponytail, allowing me to show off some pretty earrings. For the rest of my jewelry, I added a black leather watch and colorful bracelets, as well as a mix of eclectic rings.
I have to say this is one of my favorite outfits to date! I am trying to incorporate more lifestyle oriented shoots to showcase occasions where I would wear certain outfits. I think this look would be perfect for work to happy hour, as it’s both business style and fashion forward. And of course, everything looks good with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot (not sponsored btw)!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend! For once I actually have exciting plans and am heading to the Hamptons, it’s my first time so I’m pretty excited. Let me know what your plans are in the comments below!
What I’m Wearing:
Dress: & Other Stories
Bag: Wren & Roch (15% off with code XO_MARY)
Earrings & Eye Ring: Michal Golan
Watch: Anne Klein
Bracelets: Thomas Sabo
Rose Gold Ring: Eternal Sparkles
Thanks for reading,