Have I told you all how awesome Jessica is? In case I haven't — she's ridiculously awesome. Jessica and I have been emailing each other for more than a year now, and it's safe to say that we would be best "real life" friends if we could ever find the funds to meet up in Chicago for a great adventure. I saw Jessica wearing this dress on her blog a little while ago, and I was immediately smitten, which I told her about. When I needed some cheering up recently, Jessica sent me this dress to borrow as a surprise and completely brightened my mood. Though I have to say, I almost wish she hadn't. It's comfortable, fits like a dream, and has my biggest weaknesses: stripes and a fit and flare cut. How am I supposed to give this one back?
I decided to mix things up and dress this one down a bit since I wanted to try something different than a cardigan for once. This pastel lavender button down is one of my favorite scores ever (only $15 at Madewell a year ago), and I've never tried wearing it open over a dress. I really like the laid-back vibe it gave the look, and combined with some leaning against a brick wall, I was feeling pretty damn cool in this.
I do apologize that it was pretty dark when Mary and I took these photos yesterday. I tried my best to lighten them up, but we all know that I'm bad at things. Mary, however, is much better at things than I am, and I still ended up loving a ton of these shots.
I'm really not digging this whole getting dark at 5 p.m. thing. Not cool, Daylight Savings. Not cool.
Dress: Borrowed from Jessica