that one dress you know everyone has

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blazer: hand-me-up from my brother // dress: Old Navy // necklace: The Land of Salt // shoes: Old Navy (similar)

I don't know about your circle of friends and bloggers, but everyone I know owns this dress. It's from Old Navy, which means it has a wider shopping appeal. It's linen, so it's perfect for summer. And it's a smock dress; my very favorite trend (see more here) that everyone else seems to be favoring now too!

I've seen this dress styled a ton of cute, summery ways, most of which I, too, have worn since purchasing the dress a couple of weeks ago. (Seriously, I wear it at least once a week because it's so. darn. comfy!) However, I did something a little different with it for work and thought I should share since, you know, that's what I do here on this blog.

How do you take a summery, shapeless, linen dress from weekend to work, you ask? Add a blazer, of course! I wore this outfit (with different shoes -- decidedly I'm not feeling the clogs with this) to a work meeting and got all of the compliments. That's one way to know a look is working for you!

If you're wondering how to style the same dress for play instead of work, I love how Tay, Chelsea, and Jesse styled it!

Do you, too, own this dress? I want to know how you've worn it so far!


  1. This dress is perfect! I might have to run to Old Navy after work and snag it!

  2. You're making me seriously regret passing over this dress! I ended up going with a fun pink/white dress that has been really simple to wear for work and play.... but this one is still calling my name.

  3. I don't own it, but now I want it. @__@ I love smock dresses!

  4. I don't think I've seen anyone else with this dress yet! I'm all like, "Shoot, did I miss this blogging memo??" Love the way you styled it with the blazer

  5. What??? Those clogs are bomb. I love the outfit with them. But of course it's what makes you feel comfortable not me. I'm obsessed with clogs right now so maybe I'm a little biased in my opinion of them. None-the-less you look adorable!

  6. I love how you styled it for work! I never would have thought to pair it with a blazer. I don't own it, but, like you, I've seen it all over blogs and IG, haha. It's very tempting!

    xo Kimi

  7. I haven't had a chance to get to Old Navy and try this dress on yet, but I want to! I'm not sure if smock dresses really work for my body shape, but I'm itching to find out. Love it paired with the blazer!

  8. I can see why everyone has this dress! It's really cute and seems very versatile!

  9. I don't own it but I want to! I also saw they have trapeze tops there too right now! Gah!!! Maybe I'll have to stop by there today and check it out. I'm so excited about our gal brunch at the end of this month! Weeeee!

  10. See I thought you were going to say the Old Navy jersey dress that everyone has (I have that one.) Love this dress too, one of my work biffy's has it in red! You look great. Btw- wearing my clogs on an every other day rotation again- the season is HERE!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  11. What a darling outfit! Surprisingly, I've not seen this dress yet.


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