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Two Ways: Scalloped Hem Sheath


Dress: Merona Scalloped Hem Ponte Dress ($28)

From Left, Earrings: Bing Bang Fan Earrings ($63) Bag: Kate Spade Cedar Street Bag ($198) Shoes: Favian Leather Pumps ($128) Scarf: Double Jacquard Scarf ($30) Blazer: Zara Fabric Blazer ($99)

From Right, Necklace: J.Crew Crystal Necklace ($88) Bag: Vince Camuto Ella Clutch ($198) Shoes: BR Ninah Pumps ($128)

For the Office.  The scalloped hem is a great detail, and it would be easy to add a pretty cardigan and colored pumps and go for the full Kate Spade look.  But a dress like this is a versatile piece, and I wanted to show it in a way that wasn’t quite as obvious.

A white blazer is a great spring/summer basic.  You can wear it with gray, navy, black, brights and pastels.  This style is modern, if you like that, I also found this Trouve blazer with a cool, peaked lapel.  Looking for something more traditional?  Try this H&M blazer.

Plus-size?  Try this Jones New York blazer.  Petite? This J.Crew puff-sleeve blazer is great, also in misses.

Neon accents are back for spring, so I chose a scarf with a hint of citron.  To blend it into the outfit, I picked a bag in a matching yellow hue.  If you’d like something cheaper, try this Kate Landry satchel.

To complement the geometric print in the scarf, I chose these fan earrings. If you want something that coordinates with the details in the skirt, try these scallop-edge hoops.

For the hair, I would wear it up in a French twist or a low-bun.  For the makeup, I would keep it simple with lightly winged black eyeliner and a sheer lip color.

For a Dinner Party.  This outfit is more in keeping with the scallop trim detail.  As you know, I adore blush and black together.  This necklace has a wonderful look to it, but I also found this Mesopotamia collar at Baublebar that I really like.  You could also do a long jewel necklace like this one from J.Crew.

I chose the pink shoes because they just seemed like more fun.  The grey clutch seemed like a lighter choice than basic black.  You could also wear a pair of simple, black, open-toe pumps and a blush clutch.

For the hair, I would love something loose and wavy.  The makeup should be soft, blowy.  I love Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder.  I’d also choose a rosy-pink lip color like Sephora Rouge Shine in Love Letter.



  1. Son says:

    Love these posts Belle. I’ve always been a bit wary of a white blazer on black being too stark (though I do like monochrome & happily wear black blazer on white) but just might have to give it a go.

    April 1, 2014/Reply
  2. Joules says:

    I’m really loving all the bright accessories this spring. The yellow purse and yellow patterned scarf are great!

    Style by Joules

    April 1, 2014/Reply
  3. Amy says:

    I just bought this dress on the way home, thanks for the tip!

    April 1, 2014/Reply
  4. Amy says:

    I have this dress, thank you for the excellent styling tips! Big fan.

    April 1, 2014/Reply
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