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….

The Striped Top

I’ve always admired the French, with their sophistication and savoir-faire. They have a way of being impossibly cool and effortlessly chic, served with a side of nonchalance (also known as, don’t-give-a-f*ck). So when I’m feeling inspired and wanna look Parisian, there’s only one piece that comes to mind. Nothing says French more than a simple striped shirt. THE UTILITY: La marinière (also known as the Breton Top) originated in the early 19th century with the French navy – the striped uniform was designed to help distinguish overboard sailors from the waves of the sea. I wonder if maybe a color…