Pajama Pool Party :: Pinstripe Shirtdress & Rooftop View

Hello, my friends! It’s been a long week between the bad weather and doctor’s appointments, so I am ready to chill and of course, do what I meant to do yesterday, writing this post. 🙂

Last winter, I was invited to the grand opening of the Atlantic Plumbing building, a residential and commercial building at the heart of the reinvented neighborhood of Shaw DC. The event was held at the rooftop of the building but it was tented, so I couldn’t quite see the view but I left with an impression of a great view. When I received this shirt dress, I immediately thought of the rooftop of Atlantic Plumbing, what could be a more perfect place to wear this dress than the pool side on a roof top with a striking view of one of the greatest cities in the US? When we got to the rooftop again this time, the view did not disappoint despite the weather. I can only image how pretty it would be when the lights go on, or on a clearer day, you can look out and see the Capitol!PetiteFlower-(4-27-2016)-010rosieassoulin-2PetiteFlower-(4-27-2016)-038

Each floor has the same abstract art scrolls painted on the wall but with different color backgrounds. The top floor is a close shade of pink to that of the stripes of my dress. As my photographer and I was leaving, we saw this work ladder right there by the end of the hall way, we couldn’t help but snap a few shots and got a great laugh about it. 😀rosei-1 rosieassoulin-9

What you don’t see in this post, but a following one we shoot at the same location, are the glass penthouse with bar, pool table, fitness room and plenty of lounging.  If I were to be single or married without children, I’d love to live in this building and hold pool parties all summer long!. Better yet, I need to befriend someone who lives here so I can come and hang out all the time. 😀

The dress is named “Inside Out” because, as you can see, a strappy bra is sewed on the outside of the dress, with a largely open back. The cutout in the back shaped like an upside down triangle, which gives the illustration of a wider shoulder and smaller waist, genius!rosieassoulin-4 rosieassoulin-3 rosieassoulin-6

Another design genius of this dress is the choice of fabric — pinstripe seersucker. Combined with good ventilation both side and back, even with the mandarin collar and long sleeves, this dress does not get overheated, and perfect all spring / summer long.PetiteFlower-(4-27-2016)-099 PetiteFlower-(4-27-2016)-109

Beside glam it up with high heels and a studded clutch for a posh party, I would also wear this dress with white canvas sneakers or leather slippers, and a boater hat, wanderlusting in different places of the world, from San Palo to Marrakesh, Even when I am not able to travel to exotic places psychically, this dress will take me there emotionally because how relaxed and glamorous it makes me feel at the same time!PetiteFlower-(4-27-2016)-147

Thank you so much for reading! What is your ultimate way to chillax? Let me know in the comments below. See you in my next post!

<Photos by : Jen Eun >

Outfit Details:

Rosie Assoulin shirtdress <also here; budget alternative 1 & 2>;
Gucci platform Mary Jane <other colors>;
Valentino Rockstud clutch <new season>;
Dior earrings <similar>;
Linda Farrow sunglasses <budget alternative>;

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2 comments on “Pajama Pool Party :: Pinstripe Shirtdress & Rooftop View

  1. Hailey

    This outfit could not be more adorable! I love the pink wall and how you paired this dress with red heels. Gorgeous as always, love! I hope you had a nice weekend!

    Hailey
    http://www.themiddlecloset.com