Dress: Marie Hell c/o | Vest: Ann Taylor | Shoes: Everlane | Watch: Apple | Bag: Leah Lerner c/o | Sunglasses: Prada

One of this year’s goal was simplifying and living a life with meaning. While I’m shopping a lot less than I have in the past (cue in my transition towards financial responsibility), the few pieces that I’m allowing myself to add to my closet reflect this overall state-of-mind: simple, classic, and those that I’ll get a lot of joy and use from.

That’s exactly how I feel about this dress from Marie Hell. In the few days I’ve had it, I’ve already managed to style it three ways for different occasions: dressed up for date night, toned down and layered for a casual weekend look, and for work as seen in this post. I love wearing white, so I was immediately attracted to how bright this particular shade is (bonus: it’s not see-through!). It’s also incredibly comfortable, yet subtly sexy.

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Bare Shoulders

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Top: Zara | Jeans: Genetic Denim | Shoes: Givenchy | Purse: Leah Lerner c/o | Sunglasses: Prada

Let’s start this post off with an obvious Editor’s Note: Uhm, hello, baby hairs! I woke up too late to wash my hair, so up in a bun it went. Little did I realize how many new baby hairs I have growing – and growing wildly at the back of my head. I guess my daily biotin intake is definitely working…

It’s June. June. Already! This year has been quite the roller-coaster for me so far. I’ve gone through really great highs (so many – literally. I’m truly blessed.), but I’ve definitely had my share of really deep lows. I don’t think I’ve ever questioned so many things about my life as I have in the last 6 months – everything from past/current/future friendships, relationships, jobs, family history and dynamics, finances, etc. And while it’s been mentally and emotionally exhausting at times, I have faith that all of this work on myself will lead me to even greater and more meaningful experiences in the future.

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Gray + Nude Essentials

Gray and nude

Oversized T-Shirt Dress: Gap (color on sale) | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Prada

I loved my black oversized Gap dress so much (seen here) that I had to scoop it in gray also, especially since it went on sale. And as much as I was tempted to wear it with my black and white Nike sneakers, I opted for something a little more feminine and somewhat unexpected for such an oversized, otherwise casual piece – my favorite nude pumps.

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