With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

The Perfect Shirtdress

I have quite the obsession with shirt dresses – they’re just so versatile.  This silk one from Nordstrom has a chic high/low cut and can also be worn open with a simple tank dress underneath.  The weather has been chilly/rainy this week so I threw on my favorite military jacket (love this one and this one from Nordstrom) for a quick lunch in Soho.  There are so many great lunch spots in that area – I love Siggy’s when I’m craving something healthy, Mercer Kitchen for meetings, and Blue Ribbon for sushi.  I’m currently working on a “10 Things To Do in NYC” post just in time for summer – so be on the lookout.  Have a great weekend!

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Eileen Fisher shirtdress  |  Vintage belt (similar)
Banana Republic jacket (similar)  |  Dolce Vita heels (similar)
Panama hat  |  Julie Vos necklace (similar)  |  Proenza Schouler bag
Special thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.
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  • Natali says:

    You look amazing, as always! Such an elegant and chic outfit, absolutely flawless!


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • glamdevils says:

    Beautiful! Love your shirt dress!

    xx Mira


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    This look reminds me of a safari style with the jacket on, without it it reflect a working woman in the city … What a difference an outer jacket can brings to complete the look. Simply beautiful. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Bold Bliss says:

    Wonderful outfit, as always! Love the combination of black, khaki and brown. Very pretty!

    Bold Bliss

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Sarah says:

    Love this outfit!


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Christina Storm says:

    That dress is gorgeous and I love how you styled it! Have a great weekend, Kat!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Nicole says:

    I have been on the hunt for a great shirt dress and I love this one! Especially to high-low detail. Thanks for sharing and Mercer Kitchen is one of my fav restaurants in NYC too!

    xoxo Nicole


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Paola says:

    I love this dress and your sandals, kisses!

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • sasa says:

    I love the shirt dress! :P

    Shall We Sasa

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Preeti says:

    stunning! gorg color combo!

    xoxo, Preeti

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Deanna @ Designing Gal says:

    Kat, you hit it out of the park every time! What a gorgeous, chic, classic outfit. You could wear this 15 years from now and it would still be in style. That’s what I love about your personal style and your beautiful blog.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
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  • elza says:

    such a gorgeous look, love it!

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Such a great, classic shirtdress. I love how you layered it too!


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Kendal says:

    You look gorgeous! I’ve never worn a shirt dress before but you definitely make me want to!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Lyndsay says:

    That’s a cute shirt dress, they really are so versatile.

    prosecco in the park

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • C's Collection says:

    You really can’t go wrong with shirt dresses- such a closet staple! Love that chunky belt & coordinating bag!

    C’s Collection

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Shae says:

    Most of the shirt dresses I see have longer sleeves. This short sleeved number is a nice change. Love how you styled it!

    Shae @ Current Habits

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Abby says:

    I’m interning in the city this summer, so keep those restaurant recs coming! Have a great weekend Kat!

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Irene says:

    love the style! perfect hat!Have a great weekend!

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Chottie says:

    I’m obsessed with this look!! That is my absolute favorite color combination, especially when it’s a laid back and effortless look! Have a great weekend:)


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Kate {Taffeta and Tulips} says:

    This really is the perfect shirt dress! And I’m loving how you accessorized with a brown belt and that classic utility jacket!

    Taffeta & Tulips

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Pam says:

    You look casual and sophisticated. This dress is indeed the perfect shirtdress…it fits you perfectly. Thanks for sharing!



    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says:

    In love with that shirtdress and jacket pairing! Super cute!

    Her Heartland Soul

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Stephanie says:

    I love this look! It’s so put together. The belt really accentuates the dress by giving it a more defined shape and adding some color.

    I’m a fashion blogger in NYC. To follow my adventures featuring the best of New York’s food and fashion, check out sustenanceandstyle.com! Contact me to collaborate! See you there xx

    – Stephanie

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Huong says:

    I love this, Kat! Your looks are always on point. Not too much, but not too little. Effortless and flawless every time! I love the rich brown accessories you added too. Look forward to seeing your NY guide since I’m a foodie, haha!

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Hannah says:

    Such a cute look! Love the oversized belt you paired with it.

    Champagne Lifestyle

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Carian (Simply Chic) says:

    I really like this look! <3

    xo Carian

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Anu Jain says:

    Obsessed with that belt Kat! SO CHIC!


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for a shirtdress and i love this one. The high low hem is perfect.


    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Ellen says:

    I would really like to find a shirt dress. This seems like a great option! And I already have a military jacket to pair it with. Have a great weekend, Kat!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
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    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Adri says:

    The versatility of shirtdresses are the best! You styled this one perfectly! Love the belt!
    xo Adri

    June 5, 2015 | Reply
  • Fiona says:

    This shirtdress is absolutely perfect. Love the way you styled it!
    Have a great day!

    June 6, 2015 | Reply
  • Rae says:

    Great combo! :)


    June 6, 2015 | Reply
  • welovefur says:

    I really like everything about this look
    Comfort and elegance together



    June 7, 2015 | Reply
  • kristie says:

    Love this outfit! And the hat gives it an extra something!


    June 7, 2015 | Reply
  • Brooke says:

    Can’t wait to read your 10 Things To Do in NYC!!

    Brooke du jour

    June 7, 2015 | Reply
  • vera sawicki says:

    I love this dress & your bag!!


    June 7, 2015 | Reply
  • Jennifer Kaya says:
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  • Rachel Ang says:

    You’re so lucky to own this! Love it!

    Rachel x

    June 8, 2015 | Reply
  • Alexa/ Fabes Fashion says:

    such a cute Dress Kat. It is so simple and perfect for each day.

    xx Alexa

    June 8, 2015 | Reply
  • mess by us says:

    Great set! I love it! You look gorgeous :)


    June 8, 2015 | Reply
  • Tanya says:

    Hi Kat, can you tell whether this shirtdress is sheer, i.e. would your underwear show??

    June 25, 2015 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      It’s not too sheer! I didn’t have to wear a slip underneath :)

      June 25, 2015 | Reply
  • emily says:

    these shoes are awesome. i need them for summer! xo


    June 26, 2015 | Reply
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  • Gabriella says:

    May I know the brand of your green military jacket?

    March 29, 2022 | Reply