The Perfect Work to Happy Hour Dress

The other week, I posted on Instagram (follow me @_thepinkchickadee!) about the STEM For Her fundraising gala that I attended. A few weeks ago, I went to a fundraising cocktail gala for a nonprofit that I volunteer for – STEM For Her. The STEM For Her gala was held right after my work day. So, for me that meant that I had to strategically think of something to wear that could carry over from the work day to happy hour (the gala’s dress code was cocktail attire!). Well, I found the PERFECT work to happy hour dress straight from my own closet. And, surprisingly enough, this dress happens to be *YES it happens to be* Lilly Pulitzer!

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I have been in love with Lilly Pulitzer’s pearl-lined Adalee shift since around 2019-2020 when I saw photos of it everywhere on other influencers’ social media pages. I would see fellow preppy fashion influencers style their Adalee shift for Walt Disney World trips, dinner outings, and much more. However, I never thought I could style my Adalee shift for work and even a happy hour!! Lilly Pulitzer has sold the Adalee shift over at least the past few years, including in colors such as hot pink, aqua, white, navy, and black. Indeed, I own the Adalee shift, myself, in white and aqua (the aqua of which I wore to the STEM For Her Fundraising Gala!). My first-ever Adalee shift (the aqua one!) was purchased in Summer 2020 during Lilly Pulitzer’s Surprise Sale in June/July of that year. I, then, purchased my white Adalee shift during the After Party Sale in September 2020. Since then, I have hoped that the hot pink Adalee shift would be restocked and sold again on Lilly Pulitzer’s website.

As for the fit of the Lilly Pulitzer Adalee shift, it fits well, but is pretty tight at the bust/chest. Though, there is a zipper at the chest that can be adjusted to your liking and fitting. That being said, be sure to size up, especially if you have a bigger bust (like myself). Otherwise, the Lilly Pulitzer Adalee shift fits well below the chest. It is flowy and fits pretty comfortably. I styled my Lilly Pulitzer Adalee Shift with my Jessica Simpson neon pink pumps and pearl clutch from the 1960’s that used to belong to my Grandma (it’s a family heirloom!).

Shop the Lilly Pulitzer Adalee shift here (currently Lilly Pulitzer only sells the Adalee shift in black!):

XOXO – Katie <3

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