If there’s one thing I’m always working on (besides accumulating an ungodly amount of clothing at record speeds), it’s learning to layer. I’ll be honest, this is something that’s taken me years to get right. And by right, I mean not having a meltdown in my closet on the daily. ;)
Now that doesn’t mean it doesn’t almost happen. When I misplaced my white button-up top to wear with my maroon midi-skirt, I had a minor panic attack. I had it all planned out in my head. Why does everything seem to go wrong 10 minutes before you need to leave for work?!
In the corner of my eye, I spotted my favorite button-up dress from Achro (seen here and here.) It was nice out, for sure, but nice enough to show off my upper thighs at work? Not so sure. While the side slits in this dress are EVERYTHING, I’m just not sure the slits would slide in my corporate office environment.
It was then - in a brief moment of brilliance - that I saw the dress more than just a subtly sexy statement - what if I could hide the slits and still wear my favorite dress? I threw the dress over my non-bulky crop top from Cleavitz (what a lifesaver!) and the skirt over the dress! I reached for my go-to skinny scarf, but that was also missing! Cue the meltdown in 3…2…WAITT! I felt something around my waistline and I’ll be darned if it wasn’t the best solution to my problem - the silk belt that came with the dress.
Then I finished off the look with my favorite silver loafers (that you will definitely be seeing on the reg over here!) I was so happy with the results I could have cried.
The whole experience really reminded me that I have all the essentials I need in my closet…I just need to become a bit more creative. ;)
Wearing Achro dress as top and scarf (on sale!), Old Navy skirt c/o (similar), Raoul silver oxford loafers via Take 5 Boutique, Vrai + Oro ring c/o, Urban Outfitters sunnies, Smith + Cult nail polish in “Feed the Rich” via Blue Mercury and MAC lipstick in “Velvet Teddy.”