So this isn't really my outfit of the day (boo on lame perpetual drizzling) but I was playing dress up in my closet for a while today, and I put this together. Yes, I play dress up in my own closet. Sorry for the crappy pictures, this is literally the only mirror in my dorm room and it's like 10 inches wide. Gah.
Dress: Rodarte for Target, boots: Frye, belt: no idea, jacket: Walter. I think I've worn this Rodarte for Target dress out maybe twice since I got it in December. It's very girly for me, and I tend to forget that I own it. I know, I'm sad. My go-to fix-it method for outfits that I think are too boring or too girly is to put a leather jacket on top, and I think it really works for this dress. It cuts the cutesiness of the pale blue and the swishy skirt and the illusion neckline, and adds a little visual weight. The belt draws attention to the waist, and the boots tie in nicely with the jacket. The annoying thing about this dress is that it has a strapless sweetheart neckline, and then an illusion neckline over that, which means I should probably wear a strapless bra. Since that will never happen, I resort to the jacket. Yay for problem solving.