Wear to Work: Black and White Woman Silhouette Dress

Black Sheath Dress Gray Stockings and Black Oxfords {living outside the stacks} #librarianwardrobe #fashionoverforty #ootd

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Happy Wednesday! I hope you guys are having a great week so far. I’m just now getting up and around; I’ve been in the bed sick with the flu for the last 12 days. Honest to goodness, I’ve never felt like that before, so if you haven’t gotten your flu shot DO IT!!

Black Sheath Dress Gray Stockings and Black Oxfords {living outside the stacks} #librarianwardrobe #fashionoverforty #ootd

So, about this dress… I saw it on Zulily and fell in love. I think because it’s just quirky and fun. Honestly, I don’t know who this lady is supposed to be, but I think she looks kind of a like a librarian.  And since I’m a librarian… Hey, maybe that’s why I liked this dress? And, come on, red shoes? How could I not? ALSO IT HAS POCKETS!!!!!!

Black Sheath Dress Gray Stockings and Black Oxfords {living outside the stacks} #librarianwardrobe #fashionoverforty #ootd

Because the print on this dress is so THERE, I decided to go minimal with the jewelry, makeup, and hair. A simple bun like the one in the dress and red lips to mimic the shoes. And silver stud earrings, because my mom used to tell me to never leave home without my earrings.

Black Sheath Dress Gray Stockings and Black Oxfords {living outside the stacks} #librarianwardrobe #fashionoverforty #ootd

I wore these funky gray tights with heeled oxfords for practical reasons: the library is cold and I do a lot of walking. And, OK, there’s something about a dress with oxfords that just gets my heart all pitter pattery.

Black Sheath Dress Gray Stockings and Black Oxfords {living outside the stacks} #librarianwardrobe #fashionoverforty #ootd

Dress ~ Zulily | Tights ~ Target | Oxfords ~ Kmart

You can see also see this dress on my Pinterest board. Even though this was sold as a dress, I would also wear it as a tunic with a pair of black or plaid pants. Do you mix things up or do you wear them strictly as sold? Hindsight being 20/20, I wish I’d bought the dress a size smaller because it lost some of its shape in the size. As for the shoes, they’re incredibly comfortable. I was a little bit hesitant because, well, Kmart and not leather but the cushion in them is incredible. In fact, they’re so comfortable that I’d buy a second pair in brown if they had them. I’ve worn them with pants and socks too. You can see that look here.

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Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

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