Let's talk about this dress for a sec. How cute is this?! I love the whimsical print, and the conservative cut makes it appropriate for work. I love when clothes pull double duty as workwear and playwear. Lately I have found myself not purchasing items that I can't wear at work. It's a good way to stretch my style budget and keeps me from jumping on too many trends that won't transition well.
Speaking of stretching my style budget, I am contemplating doing a self-imposed 30 for 30 here soon (check out my previous challenges here and here). The challenge to make 30 pieces into 30 different outfits for a month along with the purchasing ban may be just what I need to jump start my creativity and make me appreciate what I already have. It's so easy to get sucked into wanting to blow your bank account on clothes that ultimately have absolutely no affect on your quality of life. Honestly, I am just as happy without the new coat I've been eyeing at Nordstrom as I would be with it. Keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming 30 for 30!
Dress|Alfani Cardigan|Banana Republic Tights|HUE Shoes|Steve Madden Bag|Thrifted Glasses|My own Cuff|Street vendor in Hawaii