If Summer Were a Dress, This Would Be It

Summer Style Inspiration // Floral White Shirtdress

Ann Taylor Floral Lace Shirtdress (c/o) / Straw Circle Bag / Ann Taylor Lemon Silk Skinny Scarf / Pink Espadrille Wedges

If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been on a bit of a white dress kick lately. So it didn’t really help when Ann Taylor reached out and enabled asked me to style some of their newest summer dresses.

My Word of the Year for 2018

Black and White Work Outfit

Ruffle Collar Top with Pearl Buttons (only $49 — also comes in cream) / Satin Midi Skirt (only $32 — also comes in black) / Black Leather Clutch / Rosegold Bracelet / Black Ankle Strap Heels / NARS Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Damned’

Last year, I also adopted a word of the year — two to be exact. Challenge and adventure. These were simple ideas that I could carry around with me whenever and wherever to as a quick reminder of what I wanted to focus on for the year. They’re a great alternative to actual New Year’s resolutions, which as I shared with you earlier this week, can sometimes feel more like obligations than inspiration. That’s why I’m embracing two new words for 2018.

Does Your Office Have a Dress Code?

Little Black Dress with Long Sleeves

Black Dress with Pearl Sleeves (on sale for $84) / Black Leather Clutch (c/o) / NARS Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Damned’

Last year, I shared my slightly crazy, definitely non-linear career path. If you’ve read the entire article, you’ll know that I’ve worked at a few very different companies in the past five years. From a conservative legal office to a fashion-forward retailer, each of them came with their own pros and cons and of course, their own dress codes. Every time I started a new job, I had to get a sense of the accepted office attire and adapted my wardrobe accordingly. So that got me thinking — does your office have a dress code (either spoken or unspoken)? I’ll share three of the work environments that I’ve worked in and what I wore for each