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A Closet Essential: The T-Shirt Dress ~ Simply Christa Anne  This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.    Whenever I’m shopping for clothing, the first question I ask myself is, “Is this comfortable?” I’m a busy mom on the go, and my default outfit is black leggings, an oversized t-shirt, and sneakers. Whenever I’m wearing something that’s not black leggings, an oversized t-shirt, and sneakers, I want to feel like that’s what I’m wearing. I don’t currently own a pair of high heels, or anything too tight or constricting. My aesthetic is COMFORT. But I still want to look cute and not frumpy. Like a mom, but a cool mom. Lately, I’ve been loving t-shirt dresses. They are available in a variety of styles, are surprisingly flattering, come in every price point, can be worn with sneakers, and (best of all) are comfortable! Admittedly, I was skeptical at first. I have a pear-shaped figure, so finding a dress that fits my hips without swallowing my shoulders can be difficult. I’ve found that the material of the t-shirt dress hangs nicely, and I don’t run into the same fit problems as I do with other dresses. I also love wearing a belt or tying a shirt or jacket around my waist to add some interest to my silhouette. T-shirt dresses are great layering pieces; they can be worn with a shirt or blouse or cardigan or scarf. The t-shirt dress is a blank canvas of possibility. Here’s a round-up of some fabulous t-shirt dresses. Wear them with sneakers or wedges. They really are that versatile! Also, because they make layering so easy, you can wear these dresses well into the fall.   Black Crew Neck Dress This is the classic t-shirt dress. Black. Crew neck. And super soft and comfy. It looks great on its own with sneakers (as pictured), but can easily be dressed up with a statement necklace and bright wedges.   Pocket Tee Dress A little bit sportier, this dress has a chest pocket. I love this soft blue color; it will compliment any other color beautifully.   Striped Cap Sleeve Dress If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am obsessed with stripes. I also love the delicate sleeves and scoop neck of this adorable orange dress.   Cuffed Tee Dress I love navy so much. And I love this cuffed sleeve. It’s such a breezy, casual look. I have this dress and love it paired with pink sneakers.   Flutter Sleeve Dress This is my favorite. The flutter sleeves help balance my pear figure (although they are flattering on any shape), and the wider scoop neck adds an extra touch of femininity. This is a great dress for everyday.     Do you love a t-shirt dress? How do you like to style it? Let me know in the comments!
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Rihanna Brunches With Jay-Z At Roc Nation Pre-Grammy's BashWhile Beyonce was busy prepping for her Grammys performance on Saturday, Jay-Z held court at his annual Roc Nation pre-award show brunch. At 12 p.m. sharp, party guests descended upon the Owlwood Estate in Holmby Hills dressed in the best "brunch attire" per the invite's instructions. "I was a little confused about brunch attire. I think brunch attire depends on how hungover you are," said one female guest to her friend as they made their way into the mansion and grabbed a glass of Champagne (which, of course, was Jay-Z's own fizz label Armand de Brignanc). As it turned out, pretty much anything goes when it comes to brunch with Roc Nation. Guests, including the Haim sisters, DJ Khaled, T.I., and 2 Chainz, showed up in everything from black leather jackets and sneakers to three piece suits (like the maroon one Jay-Z wore). "I thought a little color would be fun," said Justine Skye, who was in a metallic purple MSGM skirt and pearlescent violet clutch. The crowd ate french toast bites and mini avocado toasts, stopped by the cigar station, and talked Grammy festivities on the lawn for a few hours while they awaited Jay and Beyonce's arrival. A few hours later, he showed up along with Sean Combs (at which point, the whole party paused), and Rihanna shortly after that, but Beyonce was sadly a no-show. The crowd would have to wait one more day to catch a glimpse of the pop star, who announced she's pregnant with twins earlier this month.
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