I bought this Trina Turk dress for a special occasion last year, and though it’s a versatile piece, it had been a while since I last wore it. It had been calling out to me from inside my closet all week, and if you’ve been following my Pose feed, you know that I was looking for ways to dress it down.

Trina Turk dress, H&M men's shirt, ROMWE shoes, Zara bag, Kokommo necklace

This is the look I finally settled on after some deliberation. It had a fun, quirky vibe to it while still being chic. Best of all, it was comfortable to wear in the crazy heat wave paying us its annual October visit.

In other news, I wanted to give a shout-out to Jeanea of 2 broke L.A. girls for including me on their list of recommended blogs. They have a pretty fun and eclectic blog themselves, and it’s nice of them to share the love.

With that, I’m wrapping up another week, which incidentally marks the halfway point in my first semester of graduate studies. It’s a little hard to believe, but certainly gratifying.