Have you ever entered a place where you immediately felt misplaced? Have you ever felt awkward in the clothes you were wearing? Don't know what to wear every time an event comes up? Let's get over it, and stop doing fashion gaffs.
The education I had from my family always focused on who you are and not on what you wear... Which I believe to be a the right approach on how to educate kids, although at some point you need to learn how to dress properly for each occasion. Dress code has nothing to do with being fashion but with being properly dressed. The foundation of etiquette is basically social behavior, what is accepted as gracious and polite in social, professional, or even leisure events.
I don't tell what people should wear, cause I believe everyone should wear whatever represents them, BUT, if you wear shorts for a business meeting, it might not look professional. Dress up like gala for casual dinner at friends house, also might send a snobbish message placing you aside of the group, just as under-dressing might be disrespectful to the host or event.
What you wear tells so much about you, about how you think and behave. It is a big part of the first impression created on people minds. The day I understood that I decided to give the world a better idea of who I really am.
The look I'm wearing is something a little more serious, it is suitable for a important business meeting or professional event, or even a cocktail party, as long as it doesn't have dress code on the invitation. If it's a very nice cocktail party I would invest on a little more sophisticated dress, as this outfit falls more into sport-chic/stroller category.
Having good manners is essential to any civilization, good manners never goes out of trend, so never put proper etiquette aside. It can mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life.
Next time you get dressed remember to preserve your style just as your image. Be beautiful, be happy and be a queen with manners!