Dress: Zara | Shoes: H&M (similar) | Purse: Urban Outfitters (love this style!)

I gotta admit – this pleated dress from Zara kind of makes me feel like a 19th-century painter with the voluminous, elbow-puff sleeves. And while I’m at it, maybe one of those button animals too (you know the one) with all the mismatched ones going down the front.

Hey, I’m into it. I recently wore this to a speaking event and I felt it was the perfect mix of business-y and ~creative~ which is an increasingly challenging thing to do. What y’all think?

Photography via Kristen Marie