it's been more than a year that i've worn pants to work. it's like i've gone on a pant strike?! i basically live in dresses and skirts, they are just too easy. there is no secret about my love for all things pleated. so when this dress came out with a pleated hem and in a navy print, i said #yesplease #addtocart. of course now that i have photographed it, it is sold out. #storyofmylife. for the most part, i try to buy clothes that i can wear to work because that is where i spend a huge chunk of my time. while this is a half shirtdress (the buttons only go halfway down) i was mainly drawn to the pleated hem, it just adds a lil something to it!
lastly, the accessories -- the bow pumps i have in two colors, these are considered one of their bestsellers! these dangly gold earrings go with just about everything, and lastly the "J" necklace was a bit much for me at first, i felt it was a little too large and loud (opposite of me) but i've come to love it. every time i wear it i get a ton of compliments!
side happenings: for valentine's day i took myself out to eat dessert pizza @canerossoaustin, i've waited so long for this place to make its way to Austin. their dessert pizza is a mascarpone cheese + nutella or cookie butter + optional ginger snap crumbs. #sinful. it is on the list of one of the best things i've ever eaten. i promise i woudn't steer you wrong.
hope you have fun things planned this weekend -- thanks again for stopping by!
currently on my playlist: mercy by Shawn Mendes
dress | Ann Taylor swing pleated dress in navy blue (sold out) -- similar // similar in mustard pencil dress and on sale! // similar in green!
trench | Banana Republic classic trench in khaki -- love this one in BLUSH // similar but cropped // similar in navy
heels | Ann Taylor charlie patent bow pumps in blush (sold out) -- same color without the bow // similar in suede
bag | Louis Vuitton neverfull tote MM in monogram canvas -- a good everyday tote
sunglasses | Le Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise (really like the fit on this brand) -- similar
earrings | Kendra Scott sophee textured drop earrings in gold (these go with everything!)
necklace | Anthropologie monogram pendant -- similar
rings | Gorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar
lips | MAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
rock pleated anything,
photo credit: Katie J Photography.