3 Ways- Boden Jasmine Ottoman Dress

I will never forget the week before I was supposed to come back to work after having my second baby. I was feeling good because although I had not lost all the baby weight,  I was rocking my pre-pregnancy jeans. Then I tried on my suit pants… are you kidding me?!  The suckers wouldn’t even come close to buttoning, I had forgotten that my well loved jeans had like 5% spandex and were letting this sleep deprived mom think that all was good. This is around the time that I realized work DRESSES were going to be my new staples. Over the years I have tried a variety of suit dresses because when I buy an expensive suit jacket I try and get the pants, skirt and dress so I can make as many outfits out of my investment piece. Last year though I tried a Boden dress (did not have a matching jacket) because I was looking for a classic black dress with some stretch that I could match with a few of my blazers. I fell in love with this stretchy but professional looking dress so this year I looked for another and found the Jasmine Ottoman Dress.


The Jasmine Ottoman Dress is a thicker jersey material so it has that good stretch but not too thin that you are seeing all the lumps and bumps. It has a semi-fitted shape so I went with my typical size 10 but I could have sized down in this if I wanted the skirt a bit tighter. I love a 3/4 length sleeve on a work dress since my office tended to be on the chilly side but I live in Texas.. so you sweat your behind off any time you walk outside. Nordstrom is starting to carry mom Boden so I was excited to see that they just got in this dress in 2 colors, but the Boden website has all 5.


Night Out


This BLANKNYC Suede Jacket was a BIG hit early in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the green sold out in about one day. Now that the sale is over it is pretty much re-stocked in all sizes and colors. It is definitely and investment piece ($188) but I’m not a huge black leather jacket person so I know I will get a ton more use out of this one since it has a bit of that feminine feel to it. The Vince Camuto Kentvi sandals ($150) are another Anniversary sale find but I loved the style last year so I knew I had to grab another color this year, they run true to size for me and REALLY comfortable.. like walk all around Vegas for 3 days comfortable.


I got this Caslon vest last year but the one I linked from Pleione is almost exactly the same, it is a great staple for fall ($88), this fits true to size and I have a M. The Dr. Scholl’s Lux sneaker ($90) I grabbed during the Anniversary sale and I got them in my typical size 7. I have seen reviews that they are tight and mine were a bit when I first got them but loosened up as I wore them, if you are in-between sizes though you might want to go up.

Now you know my secret to having an extra glass of wine or grabbing that taco… dresses that stretch!

For sale alerts, restocks and more please FOLLOW me on Instagram and Facebook.




1 Comment

  1. Melissa

    August 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Just ordered in the mulled wine! 20% off with code- 4P4N

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.