Wardrobe Essentials || The Everyday Shirt Dress

Nude Vintage Shirt Dress "I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy."

-- Paula Cole

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Dress - Vintage via Etsy || Bag - Céline || Pumps - L.K. Bennett || Scarf - Hermès || Earrings - Etsy || Bracelet - SheIn || Lips – Stila in ‘Beso’

Photos courtesy of Anna of Noir Friday

I love wearing shirt dresses.

They're my wardrobe go-to. My wardrobe savior. Whenever I'm having a "I don't know what to wear" moment, I always opt for a shirt dress.

ALWAYS.

They're just so darn easy. Slip it one on, add a belt if you're feeling fancy, and you're done!

And they work for so many occasions.

I always pack one in my carry-on for trips.

And love to wear them shooting clients or walking the dogs in the early morning.

Over the years I've amassed quite a collection of shirt dresses -- some I paid less than $20 for, others were splurges. But they've all been worn to BITS.

My favorite places to find shirt dresses?

I love the vintage silhouettes on Etsy the most (I snagged the dress in today's look for under $30!). Other great spots are SheIn (for inexpensive options), Nordstrom (for a good variety), and L.K. Bennett (for the best tailoring).

Generally I look for dresses with pockets, strong buttons, and a dramatic flare in the skirt (I can never resist a skirt swish). They're practical yet beautiful:

Amsterdam Street Style

Chicago Classic Style Blogger

Doughnut Vault Chicago River North Old Fashioned

Summer Floral Midi Dress Farmers Market Outfit

NYFW Back to School Inspired Outfit

Altuzarra Ikat Dress Toino Abel Basket Bag Red Outfit

The evidence is undeniable... I wear shirt dresses EVERYWHERE. When I'm traveling, when I'm shooting clients, when I'm shooting my own looks, when I'm at family reunions or business meetings...

Here are a few of my current favorites from across the web:

Nude Vintage Shirt Dress(Who doesn't love a hilarious blooper? You know I DO!)

Official Sed Bona Signature
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