The Courier Shirt

Hello, it’s me. Utilita State, back on the blogging horse. For those who don’t know, I’ve officially packed my things and moved across the Atlantic to cute little Belgium (hence the short interruption in post programming). After living in both the US and Singapore for good chunks of my life, I figure it’s time I try out the old western world of Europe. Plus, my photographer slash “love of my life” is over here so yaknow, it’s really just practical. Anyhoo, a few things I’ve noticed about this country so far: Everyone cycles and nobody wears helmets Skinny heels in cobbled…

The Long Sleeved Shirtdress

Epically popularized by ‘Miss Honey‘ in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the 1996 movie (at least in my head), the printed shirtdress lives on as a wardrobe staple for the working woman. The feminine floral dress complimented her gentle character, as she mentored little Matilda and her big brain (btw, she grew up to be quite the dry humored tweeter…). Even in the real world, the versatile dress is universally flattering and low maintenance. Personally, because of my straight shape, I prefer a design that is tied at the waist and weighted with slightly heavier material to create the illusion of curves….