Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

Last week, I mentioned that I had received my plaid shirtdress from eShakti (remade after the first one was two sizes too big), and I lost no time wearing my new dress for work. The shirtdress is a classic design, with a shawl collar, banded waist, and flared skirt. I wanted to add a modern edge to this classic dress, which led to my pairing this dress with my grey suede-and-leather booties.

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

Details, like the fabric-covered buttons and angled placement of the plaid pattern, make this dress feel special. Details like the pockets make this dress feel practical. The best of both worlds! 😉

The day I wore this dress to work included teaching and a full faculty meeting, and I was quite pleased to receive a few compliments on my first day wearing my new dress! Whenever I wear a full-skirted dress with pockets, I always get delighted exclamations from women:  “POCKETS?! That’s awesome!” Women just GET IT. Bless.

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

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Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

Sam suggested this background, a shady sidewalk with moss-covered walls and steps. I really loved how the silver-and-white dress pops against the green backdrop. What’s funny is that this angle of the sidewalk makes it look like a peaceful, serene scene — but on the other side of that sidewalk is a major, constantly busy road in Portland. Those shots of me laughing, like the pic above, are because I am reacting to the drivers going by and Sam saying, “Aaaaaaaand they’re gone! You’ll never see them again! Snap, snap!” 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

And finally, I just loved this picture above, with the afternoon setting sun in the background.

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4 thoughts on “Mixing classic + modern | Shirtdress + ankle boots

  1. dan

    Lovely dress, it is so nice on you! I also like how you matched it to the grey boots…
    The place really seemed to be quiet and no one could have guessed that it was next to a busy road!!

    Reply

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