First of all, THIS OUTFIT!! (I die)  Every girl needs that one piece of clothing that makes them feel glamorous and for me, it is this gold dress. It's fun, feminine, (but still edgy) and can be worn a few different ways. Layering is huge right now and it's a great way to add a little something more to your outfit. Not everything looks good with an extra layer underneath, but it doesn't hurt to try and see what works for you. Also, for a fun look that doesn't include accessories, try tying a knot with your top, dress, skirt etc. (you can thank me later).

Side note : This look was inspired by my best friend, Brandon Rader (@Bqueenb). He is the one who gifted me the dress and showed me how fun fashion can be. 

Dress is from American Apparel (out of business now) but similar here  & here // Top is from Target years ago similar here // Shoes are Vince Camuto (found them sooo cheap for you guys) // Earrings are from Urban Outfitters (holiday) similar here 

All photos by Merritt Ellaine Photography