When I recently saw this dress at Forever 21 I hesitated purchasing it for I have never been one to shop for bodycon style pieces, especially for daytime wear. I was drawn to this particular dress for its terracotta hue felt perfect for the season, thus I gave it a chance and took it to the fitting room where I was surprised at how much I liked it.  Evaluating how to incorporate this style into my wardrobe, the trick has been using bodycon pieces as basics. In other words, I have been wearing them as foundation pieces, layering different textures and patterns with them. For my look, a seasonal plaid shirt did just the trick when I took this ensemble apple picking and then once again for a blogger coffee rendezvous with babe Grace. I did dress it down both times with sneakers, yet when I gave it a go a third time I paired it with some nice wedges for a morning brunch date. 

P.S. Yes, its still that warm here in California. It just got chilly this week!  

Dress f21
Wedges Gap (shop HERE)
Plaid Button-Up f21 (shop HERE)
Vintage Dooney & Bourke via Goodwill

Photos Ameen Sajjadi