what they don't tell you about cold shoulders

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dress: ASOS // shoes: No.6 c/o Shopbop (exact) // backpack: c/o ESPEROS // necklace: vintage // sunnies: Forever 21 (similar)

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

Since we've started working at home, I extra appreciate the couple days a month when we all get together. Of course I enjoy catching up with everyone while we co-work, but I also like that I have an excuse to get a little dressed up on a weekday! I work with some super well-dressed women and I think we all use seeing each other as an excuse to show off our favorite new outfits (or maybe that's just me...).

I had planned on wearing this outfit for one of our meetings a couple weeks back, but then this ASOS dress came in the mail and I was too excited to wait to wear it. It was an unexpectedly long day that included a morning coffee shop meeting, two different Mexican restaurants, and a walk around a nearby neighborhood for some filming. I felt adorable all day long (AKA the goal), but when I got home I discovered that I had an intense sunburn on each shoulder -- in the shape of the cold shoulder sleeves. *Insert several laughing while crying emojis here*

Dago, being ever the comedian he is, was sure to chime in with a "those don't look like cold shoulders to me" joke. Luckily, the burns had mostly faded by the time we had this photo shoot, but if you notice what looks like large and oddly-placed bruises on my shoulders in any upcoming posts, that would be why!

I don't know if I'll add another cold shoulder item to my closet (only time will tell), but I have already bought another ASOS gingham dress. It'll be hitting the blog soon, so stay tuned for that!

A sizing note about this dress: It has exceptionally tight sleeves! I ordered the US8 and the US10 just because I know sizing, especially in sleeves, is often an issue for me. The 8 fit well everywhere else, but I could barely get the sleeves on and off my arms, so I went with the 10. Y'all know I love that blousey/smocked fit, so I'm happy with the 10! I also linked to some more gingham dresses below since the remaining sizes are limited in this one.


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