Gray Mondays

Street Level Reversible Tote in Black/Cognac

There’s no other way to put it: Mondays suck. What I’ve found always helps put me out of a Monday funk is a good outfit. After all, getting dressed is supposed to be fun, and I hope this blog does a good job of bringing that to light. Especially on Mondays, we need an outfit that makes us feel confident but that also requires little effort. Hence why I always reach for a dress on those difficult mornings.

LOFT Gray Shirtdress LOFT Gray ShirtdressRay-Ban Polarized AviatorsLOFT Gray Shirtdress LOFT Gray Shirtdress LOFT Gray Shirtdress TOMS Desert Sand Wedges LOFT Gray Shirtdress

Wearing: LOFT dress (check in stores; similar here) | TOMS wedges (additional options linked below) | Street Level tote | Ray-Ban aviators | David Yurman bracelet

I found this dress all by itself in a sale rack at LOFT. I tried on this dress hoping that it wouldn’t look like a sack on me. When I put it on, I was instantly thinking of ways to wear it because I knew it was coming home with me no matter what. Sometimes those pieces that just magically appear before our eyes turn out to be the best ones.

This dress works for those warmer days (like when I took these photos), but works just as well with a blazer or cardigan for the cooler days. I’m wishing I had some cute heeled booties to match, but these TOMS wedges work equally as well. Unfortunately I couldn’t find this dress online, but you may be able to find it at your local store. I’ve also linked a couple similar options, both of which I love.

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Photos by Connor Hollinger Photography

  • Zelle
    October 19, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Mondays are definitely not my favorite. But you look gorgeous!

    Southern Style

    • Ellen
      October 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Haha thanks, Zelle! I agree. I could definitely do without Mondays. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sydney
    October 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I feel like LOFT is very underrated, they have so many cute items, like your adorable dress!!
    xo, Syd

    • Ellen
      October 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Right, Sydney?! I hadn’t shopped there for a while, but I’ve gotten so many clothes from there over the last few months. Definitely one of my favorite places to shop. Thanks for stopping by!