Dress | Shoes | Purse | Watch (similar) | Earrings (similar) | Necklace ($4) | Girlboss Bracelet
If you have been following along with me on Instagram or Snapchat (username: shelbiadams), then you know that I got back today from Costa Rica. I will do a full recap of my trip on Wednesday, but until then I just wanted to let you all know that I had an amazing time, the weather was absolutely perfect, the food was exceptional, and the sunburn is in full effect. OUCH is an understatement. As sad as I am for my little vacation to come to an end, I am excited to get back to work and back into my normal routine!
Today’s post is all about this color block dress from Charming Charlie that is perfect for all of my working gals. When it comes to work clothes, I am a major fan of a comfortable, professional dress. Dresses require the least amount of thought in the morning since they are quick to throw on. Anyone else not a morning person? Dresses have been my saving grace on more mornings than not when I am not in the mood to spend a lot of time getting ready. The best part about a dress with as much character as this one is that it needs minimal accessories. When picking out a functional work dress, my best advice is to choose one that is the perfect mix of simple and charismatic. I have found my favorites to be a simple pattern, a mix of colors, intricate detailing (like scalloped trim), or an unconventional fit (like an A-line, fit and flare, or pencil skirt).
Now when it comes to accessories, this is where you get to play. If my outfit does not have much color to it, you can bet the accessories will bring the outfit to life. Mint and leopard were the perfect touch to take this work dress from cute to totally chic. If you do not already own a leopard heel, they seriously are my go-to heel to take a simple outfit to the next level and here are a few of my other favorites- here and here.
For all of my Houston friends, I hope you were able to stay dry and if not that you did not suffer terrible damages. As always, you all are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that you have a great week!
*Thank you Charming Charlie for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*