October is here and we are in the last quarter of 2017......WOW time is flying! Which means we’re about to move into the biggest shopping season of the year. For some this is music to their ears but if you have been following my minimalist journey then you already know I made the choice to not be affected by oncoming influx of persuasive holiday advertisements. For both lovers and haters of shopping, the common problem is we tend to spend rather than invest. Luckily, I have been set free from the “mindset “more is better which causes us to purchase items we don’t need or eventually never wear.
Today’s OOTD is about one of my beloved dresses revisited, the ASOS Loop dress to be specific. When I think about this go-to party dress purchased over 6 yrs. ago, my first thought was praise God it still fits like a glove, thanks to my new healthy lifestyle. Secondly, when you think about a dress covered in fabric loops some might assume it will create unwanted volume. Luckily, the fashion God’s were in my favor because this dress is both forgiving and flattering. I love how it constantly tricks the eye and it allows a little wiggle room if you have gained a few pounds.
The beauty about this dress is it looks great anytime of the year and there’s something about the vibrant cobalt blue color that brings a dose of interest. It has a natural elegance to be worn for a special event or a night out. In the past, I usually create a monochromatic look but I decided to switch up the outfit combination with the addition of hot pink Dolce Vita sandals and newly purchased (on sale) Nordstrom Rack earrings. The geometric pattern earrings and magenta colored sandals simply elevates the entire look. Although the dress is not “interview ready”, it's definitely something anyone can wear and have a little fun paired with a plethora of different accessory combinations.