This is an outfit that I really loved.  Shiny dress, shiny shoes, pretty necklace…really, what’s not to love?

A satin dress is hard to pull off professionally.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done it before – well, at least attempted.  But, the blazer makes it much more business appro.  I kept my accessories rather simple – a statement necklace and a pearl bracelet; no earrings or rings because I wanted the dress and necklace to do the hard work. 

Patent leather with satin could be overkill, but since the shoes are black, the two shines subtly work together instead of in competition. 

I’m also happy with this look because satin is rather unforgiving, but the long open blazer hides a multitude of sins.  Hallelujah! 

I’d love to hear about one of your favorite looks – what do you love about it?