Something I feel very strongly about is that getting dressed up doesn't necessarily mean you wear a dress. I've been a pants girl my whole life, and while I'm coming around to dresses and skirts (like this one and this one), sometimes it's nice to just do what feels comfortable. For me, that's skinny black pants, sparkly accessories, and girly details. It was love at first sight for me and this shirt, and while my friends told me it wasn't their favorite, I loved the ruffle-y sleeves and bottom. While it "had no shape" for them, for me, it's a great basic white shirt - dressed up here, but I can see it looking great with boyfriend jeans and sandals for a casual brunch too. Sometimes, the peanut gallery doesn't know what's best for you and your wardrobe (aren't you glad you stuck around for that life lesson?).
Top - H&M c/o / Pants - J. Crew Factory / Shoes - J. Crew (thrifted) / Necklace - Forever 21 / Clutch - Express / Sunglasses - Quay