So full disclosure, this outfit was completely inspired by this post on Cupcakes and Cashmere. I wasn't sure how else to wear the dress besides layering a sweater/blazer/shirt over it, but then I saw Emily's post and had the light bulb moment when I realized hey, I can put something under it! No, I hadn't thought of that before. Don't judge me.
This skirt on Piperlime.com is also really cute if you're not a jump-right-in-the-pool sort of person. Although come to think of it...I always take my time getting in pools/cold bodies of water. I mean, who likes that feeling of cold taking over your entire body? Seriously.
Do you support the faux (or real, if that's your sort of thing) leather trend? AND, the more important question...jump in or gradual approach to getting in bodies of water?? These are important things people.
Shirt: Target (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Mix No. 6 via DSW