I tend to be a pants girl, but lately I've been reaching for dresses more frequently. I can definitely see where my shopping goals pay off when I am consistently trying on dresses and bringing them home with me, and then actually wearing them! 

This dress is from LOFT - I got it thinking I'd wear it with more traditional suit-like options, but lately I've been reaching for more fun pairings, like these booties, bright necklace, and animal print cardigan. And I'm loving it - I'm realizing that my dressier dresses can—and should—be dressed down, and that my more conservative dresses should be spiced up. 

Dress: LOFT (similar)
Cardigan: LOFT (similar)
Necklace: gift from Katrina (similar)
Booties: Hinge (similar)

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know I decided to have a week full of giveaways to kick off August. The necklace I linked to above will be one of those items, so make sure you come back each day from August 4-8 to enter to win!

Posted on July 25, 2014 .