You could also call this Polka Dot with Stella and Dot … or Black and White. Whatever your preference … the collaboration continues with a very work appropriate post. If you missed Tuesday’s brief introduction to Erinn and the fabulous Date Night she styled with all the bling check it out here. #YouMissedAGoodOne No seriously, take a minute to check this one out. #IllWait
So you may be asking … Why Stella & Dot? Why Erinn? Because both are awesome … Okay, seriously, to give you more insight into the company and the stylist…
Stella & Dot’s mission is to give every woman the means to achieve success and balance through a career they love. They are also about diversity and empowerment. #LoveThis Their collection is fabulous because of the versatility, quality, and price point – half the line is under $50! #LoveThisMore
Similar to My 9 to 5 Shoes, Erinn uses Stella & Dot as a side-hustle (I say any excuse for fashion, she says any excuse for bling). #KindredSpirits Apparently a full-time public service career doesn’t feed her love for all things sparkly #IcanSORelate She is also saving her extra income to travel with her daughter once she’s old enough. #IWantToBeHerDaughter See more from Erinn here.
Okay, now that you know the whys and whos … let’s get on to the good stuff.
Casual Friday with Nordstrom and Stella and Dot
Today’s outfit was created for a more casual work environment or perhaps casual Friday for more formal offices. I did try my Black HUGO jacket with this shirt and it works – the ruffles peak out the sleeves in a cute and completely appropriate manner. If you need to formalize this look with either a Black or White Jacket – you can!
I was drawn to all the black and white options available in this years Anniversary Sale. It is such a classic color combination and a natural for creating a show-stopping look. The shirt that I originally wanted was this silk beauty from DVF – but I just couldn’t make the shirt work for me (you need a short torso and high pants or skirt). I discovered this blouse as an alternative and it worked with so many pieces that it was an easy winner. Rather than all black and white I opted to include a pop of color with the pants. You could create a similar effect by wearing black pants and adding brightly colored shoes. This shirt also looked great with the burgundy version of these same pants – they just didn’t have quite the same WOW factor. Any color will work for the POP – but the classic black and white color combinations are typically the primary colors. #RedBlueYellow #GoRED
When I sent the look to Erinn her take was also classic. She styled this with simple pieces that let the outfit shine … except for the clutch. We both agreed the dots screamed to be matched with the stripes. It was just too perfect!! For work, toss the clutch in your tote and you are good to go. (And ready to transition immediately to happy hour!) #IsItFiveOClockYet
The Stella and Dot Accessories
Polka Dot Shirts (and similar)
If you aren’t feeling the dots, I love this black trimmed silk piece of loveliness. I tried this one on in the store but it was rejected because the trim over the pockets looked awkward with a suit jacket. No jacket required? Then this is a great pick!!
If you want the dots bigger (also available in the inverse) then go with this top.
To make the look transition easily to a night try this shirt which is all lace on the back. Wear it to work with a jacket covering the back, remove at 5:00 and VaVoom. I just ordered this one so look for updated picks on Instagram and Facebook.
Don’t want a geometric pattern? Try this floral blouse in black and white which creates a slight bohemian vibe.
Want even more frills? This blouse adds ruffles to the dots for a girly take on the structured blouse.
Or add a a tie at the neck with this DVF silk blouse. (Full disclosure it is not a part of the Anniversary Sale but it is gorgeous).
Show off all your curves with a gingham wrap (also not a part of the sale but is very cute and reasonably priced).
There were a few other options for Cropped Red Pants but for their price point the Halogen ones I am wearing are hard to beat! I really tried to find a pair of non-cropped pants (in red) and they currently don’t exist. #embracethetrend