WIW 12/9: Worker Beetle aka Dragonfly Girl

Thanks so much for your helpful feedback on my Tory Burch K/R post earlier:
Here is what I ended up keeping. I decided to ditch the matchy matchy sweater and wear it with my ink blue blazer instead. It's still plenty matchy matchy and whimsical for me, but feels a little more luxe and sophisticated for work. I still got a lot of comments on the shoes and the outfit in general. One person was walking behind me as I was climbing the stairs and said, "WHOA! Those are amazing shoes!" Another nurse said I looked "super sassy". Ha. Hopefully this strikes a balance between office drone Worker Beetle and superhero Dragonfly Girl. What do you think, do you like it, or is it still too over the top?

By the way, these dragonfly pumps are 4 inch and I know people said they are too high and I should return them, but I couldn't resist, they are gorgeous. They are definitely limited walking shoes because of the heel height (I wouldn't wear them on call, but they were OK for the office). I brought my teal ballet flats just in case (7), but I ended up making it through the day with my pumps on and kicked them off for the drive home.

White House Black Market ink blue blazer
Tory Burch beetle blouse
Tory Burch skirt
H&M teal textured tights
Tory Burch dragonfly pumps
Alexis Bittar dragonfly necklace
Kate Spade turquoise jeweled clutch

ETA: You can vote on my returns thread if there's something you think I should keep! Otherwise I think I'm going to return the extra items. Thanks!


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  • lyn* replied 7 years ago

    I am absolutely thrilled you kept these awesome shoes - and I think that the navy blazer you chose goes perfectly with the tones in your new blouse and skirt set!

    I am so in love :)

  • Alassë replied 7 years ago

    Yes, the navy blazer works well.

  • Liz A. replied 7 years ago

    Did you keep the dragonfly pendant?

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Those shoes are awesome.

  • bella replied 7 years ago

    This is good, but I have to say, the super matchy matchy version was really sassy. 

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    Thanks Lyn, Alasse, Liz, Shedev & Bella. Liz (& Bella), you can vote on my return thread if there's something else you think I should save!

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    I like this blazer version! It somehow feels more ladylike (maybe the waist buttons and hem flare?) that the sweater outfit. Great look and very sassy! :)

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Oh, yay, you kept the parts I liked! =)  If you recall, it was just the sweater I had issues with.  I much prefer it with the blue blazer.

  • Jules replied 7 years ago


    You are fully responsible for making me buy this btw... 


    I usually ignore TB in a head-in-sand kind of way but the sale prices (which your post alerted me to) were doable so I bought myself a pre-40th birthday treat!

  • carambola replied 7 years ago

    You do look super sassy and those shoes are seriously amazing!

  • Aubergine replied 7 years ago

    I'm trying to decide which part of this outfit I like best. The blouse! No, the necklace! No, the shoes! Definitely the shoes.

    I think the sweater you returned was cute, but this definitely looks more sophisticated for work.

  • replied 7 years ago

    This looks great, Natalie!

  • Emily replied 7 years ago

    I'm glad you kept the dragonfly heels - they are gorgeous!

  • AviaMariah replied 7 years ago

    I was one who told you to return the shoes but they are BEAUTIFUL and I'm glad they worked for you.  :)

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    So so beautiful. Everything.

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    I love this on you!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    I think you made a wise choice, and I really like the outfit you put together here. I don't know how you can wear those shoes all day, but I'm seriously in love with them, so I'm glad you're able to. This is the kind of matchy matchy Natalie we know and love! You look fabulous!

  • E replied 7 years ago

    Love your final outfit! And I'm so glad you could wear the shoes all day. :D

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