I'm so excited for todays post! I have been asked to incorporate "How To's" into my blog instead of solely "personal style" posts.

I was recently out and about shopping (What else is new?)
and this dress was love at first sight; or, I should say, it caught my mom's eye, as she yelled across the mall,
"TAY,THIS DRESS IS YOU"!
It's on sale right now, and today only an extra 40% off with code "BRTODAY."  Drumroll please. . . It has POCKETS!  Quite the no-brainer! 




Christopher recently mentioned something about my style that stuck with me, and I knew I had to do a post on it. "Most people don't know to layer.  Tay does."  One of my favorite ways to change up a dress is to layer. Que part 2 of shopping escapades with mom. I was at Ann Taylor and knew I had to have this lemon print sweater. Besides the fun summer print, the soft cotton fabric is super lightweight to wear right now, and I LOVE that the front-side is a contrasting woven fabric. 




Now, what pairs perfectly with smaller prints like this sweater? STRIPES. For a more preppy, put-together look I layered with my favorite J.Crew button down. For a more relaxed and easy look, you can pop your fun printed top/sweater (or plain for those of you who aren't much of a print mixing fan) right over your dress. Last but not least, I simply tied my sweater around my waist, or over the shoulders!





I'm not saying you need to go out and buy a brand spankin' new outfit to recreate this look. Be inspired to take any dress and any top/sweater from your closet and have fun with it! 

Today only Banana Republic is giving 40% off your purchase with code "BRTODAY" 

PS: I am officially hooked on the Stila Stay All Day Lipstick! I'm wearing "Beso". This stuff literally stays on all day perfectly, which is great when wearing a red! Totally worth every penny I spent.