Hello loves! As you all know, I am a working mother of two which means juggling my time between work and home, and also finding the right balance on what to wear between events. So for this week, I am rounding up three looks from Maggy London that can be worn to the office and easily transition into an outfit for any occasion.
This plaid or checkered dress is so pretty. I love the festive red and navy patterns that reminds me of Fall and all the upcoming festivities. It is also surprisingly comfortable and the material is stretchy ….so think, long day in the office and then a dress that is conforming and complimentary but not restrictive. Anyone will look great in this dress and the best part is it is machine washable so I doubt I will be taking this dress to the dry cleaners anytime soon :)!!
Can we just stop for a minute and talk about this must-have work dress? I love the unique spruce shade so much and how it may compliment any skin tone. The buttons also add that touch of elegance to the silhouette. This is one that will be an easy transition from day to dinner. Yes?
Finally, the third look and dress that is perfect for the office or after office …and all the upcoming activities for the holiday season! The vibrant wine shade compliments the tie neckline and puff sleeves. It is almost never boring when you put on a Maggy London dress and there is a plethora of ways to wear this look. I cannot wait to see how you style it!
Hi guys!! Today, I wanted to highlight my city, give you a sneak peak into my daily schedule, and also share five looks on the blog in partnership with MaggyLondon, which I am utterly excited about! These dresses are gorgeous and an easy transition from work-to-evening wear which makes them functional and totally worth the investment.
So if you’ve been following me for a while, you will know I am a working mom with two very lovable kids, a darling husband, an 18-year old cat, and one rambunctious puppy. If you’re new on here, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Louise Millen and I started blogging as a creative outlet and a way to share my passion for all things beautiful. As a working mom who is always on the go, I’ve learned how to manage my schedule to maximize time in the office and still make time for family and a healthy lifestyle. I specialize in Change Leadership, which has connected me with people not only from different areas of the organization, but from all over the world! My evenings are usually laid back and filled with cooking (since I love to cook!) and stories from my kids about their days–amid squeals and laughter, of course! So now that you know all about me, let’s move on to the amazing city I live in.
Yes, I live in Dallas, Texas, the cultural hub of the region, and absolutely love it! They say everything is bigger and better in Texas…and they are right! It is a city that continues to expand and there is always so much to discover. There are so many options and things to do in Dallas. From shopping to eating at new restaurants to exploring the various entertainment venues–we LOVE it here and I couldn’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be….now if only we had beaches, it would be perfect but I will settle for our beautiful lakes.
This summer has been phenomenal. You see, I grew up in Ghana which is a tropical country all year round so I love the hot summer months. I especially look forward to the longer days in Dallas! This summer, we’ve already had two trips out of town and getting ready for another vacation in a couple weeks. When we are not traveling, you can usually find us at the pool or headed to an outdoor restaurant. We always try to take advantage of local farmer’s markets, parks, and hiking trails throughout the city. We also love outdoor movie nights under the stars and visiting all the kid-friendly places Dallas has to offer (like the Perot Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, and TopGolf!)
Style doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be effortless. My style is simple-chic. I gravitate toward timeless, classy pieces and love clean lines. Outfits that are versatile, fashion forward, and easy to transition from work-to-evening are usually what you will find me wearing. These Maggy London work wear dresses are great for Summer and such beautiful pieces! If you do get one of these dresses, I would love to see it!! Please drop me a note or tag me on Instagram, along with Maggy London. xoxo Louise
This time of year always presents a little challenge when it comes to maintaining your personal style, while looking chic for the holidays. I have learned that you can never go wrong with a classic look when it comes to style.
Don’t you just wish it was acceptable to wear dresses like this every day?! I mean who doesn’t love a flattering and comfortable dress for the holidays? I especially love the v-neckline on this dress from Maggy London and the midi-length is complementary on anyone. It is the perfect outfit for any event and such a great dress for upcoming festivities. This dress fit so beautifully that I didn’t need any tailoring done so it was well worth it for me. Really, how pretty is the detailing and retro-inspired long sleeve on this dress?
You can never go wrong with a classic dress
I am obsessed with this one and I absolutely adore occasion wear! Any excuse to dress up around the holidays and I will! As a working mom, I usually dress in office wear on a day to day basis, sometimes investing in casual pieces for days with the family. However when it comes to events, knowing the dress code is important and that helps in planning the appropriate outfit for the event. I also like investing in dresses that can be worn multiple times and wouldn’t sit in my wardrobe for a one-time occasion.
A few tips for finding the perfect occasion wear
Regardless of your style, here are a few tips for finding the perfect occasion wear.
Look for outfits with clean and classic lines.
Do not show too much skin. Opt for long sleeves to stay warm during the holidays.
Do make an effort. Finding the right occasion wear dress takes planning and you want to find an outfit that is stunning without being too loud. This Diana Midi dress sparkles in the light without being out there. It is just gorgeous and super soft too!
Comfort! Invest in outfits that are comfortable because you will be wearing them for a while.
What are your tips for getting dressed up for special occasions?