Spring is finally peeking through the Chicago winter gloom, and I couldn’t be more excited. The weekend before last was unusually warm, and my husband and I decided to enjoy the nice weather by walking downtown from our West Loop loft and doing some shopping. We hit our favorite stores, including Nordstrom Rack, where I… View Article

Dot Print Chambray Shirt Dress

Location: Chicago

dress Max Studio (found at Nordstrom Rack)
handbag Charming Charlie (c/o)
pumps Zara (similar)
necklace Sparkle and Sophistication (simlar)
ring Charming Charlie(c/o)
earrings Charming Charlie
lip Burt’s Bees Hawaiian Smolder

Spring is finally peeking through the Chicago winter gloom, and I couldn’t be more excited. The weekend before last was unusually warm, and my husband and I decided to enjoy the nice weather by walking downtown from our West Loop loft and doing some shopping. We hit our favorite stores, including Nordstrom Rack, where I found this chambray dress from Max Studio for over 50% off. I also found these nude pumps, which I’ll be featuring in an outfit later this week.

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After our Nordstrom Rack success, we intended to grab lunch at the Macy’s foodcourt (at Frontera Fresco) but after finding out it had just closed, we headed over to Miss Ricky’s instead. We got there just in time for happy hour, so we split a reuben and salad between the two of us and washed it down with several discounted beers.

We continued on to the Nordstrom Mall on Michigan avenue, where I discovered that Porshe’s sunglasses look pretty darn good on me, and my husband finally found the perfect gray sport coat. We celebrated by having a few drinks at the Nordstrom bar, which was a surprisingly good time. We even met a few interesting characters while there. After that, things were starting to close, so we hit the Nike store as our last destination. I finally replaced my sneakers with a pair of new Lunar Tempos. All in all, it was a great day of shopping successes.

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The weather was beautiful again this past weekend–so beautiful that I was able to wear this outfit outside without tights or a jacket. All this warm weather has me itching for spring to truly arrive.

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I think a shirt dress like this is such a staple piece. You can dress it up or down. When it comes to dresses like this, I actually prefer “mock” shirt dresses where the buttons end around the waistline. This helps to elimate inapporpriate glimpses through the button area in the underwear/upper leg region. In fact, I actually sew all of my full-button shirt dresses closed for exactly this reason.

In addition to this mock shirt dress I’m wearing, I also really love this bright red version, this gingham option, and this black and white plaid shirt dress.

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A bright lip is a great way to brighten up your look for spring. I’m wearing Burt’s Bees lip crayon in Hawaiian Smolder. I really like their lip crayons as a way to get a pop of color without things looking overly lipsticky and too made up. I’ve also got my eye on the Carolina Coast shade, which is even brighter.

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    • Thanks, Rach! I’ve been itching to start wearing spring looks! I’m glad the weather is finally getting warmer.

      Joules on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Abbie! I thought it was a good combo of colors for spring.

      Joules on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
  1. Absolutely love that dress! I love how subtle the dots are but what a fun twist they add to a classic piece!
    Aren’t you just loving the warm weather? Honestly, spring can’t come fast enough when we don’t have to worry about a snow storm following a warm day!

    xx, Caitlin
    http://www.wandererandwolf.com

    Caitlin on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks so much, Caitlin! The dot print is what really drew me to this dress. And yes, I agree, I can’t wait for true spring to come–I’m just waiting for the next blizzard to hit right now!

      Joules on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Sheela! The dots are one of my favorite details of the dress!

      Joules on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Brigita! I appreciate your honest comment, and I love when something totally out of someone’s normal style choices speaks to them.

      Love your blog by the way!

      Joules on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thank you, Alice! The dot print really drew me to this dress too.

      Joules on March 9, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Carolyn! Spring can never come soon enough in my opinion.

      Joules on March 9, 2016   /   Reply
  2. Oh my gosh, you’re a Chicago fash blogger, too? How cool!! Also loving the layout of this post… the way you introduce where your clothes are from is very attention grabbing!!

    Love the dress!!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Chic Neutrals…

    Amber Shannon on March 7, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Amber! I just updated the layout of my posts. Glad you like it!

      Joules on March 9, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Deasy! I love a good Nordstrom Rack find!

      Joules on March 9, 2016   /   Reply
  3. Who’s taking these photos? You’re absolutely gorgeous! Has anyone told you that you should model?

    Linda @ The Fitty on March 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thank you, Linda! I actually take them myself with a tripod and a remote shutter release.

      Joules on March 9, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks! It’s fun when something fits well right of the rack.

      Joules on March 9, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Ada! It was a great day! The pumps aren’t denim but they are denim hued–one of the things I like about them. They’re not quite navy so they keep things interesting.

      Heading to your link up now!

      Joules on March 17, 2016   /   Reply