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the utility player

I used to think I was a chronic procrastinator but the truth is that I'm horrible time manager. I'm almost always late and frantic because I always think I have more time than I do. Last year, when a sorority sister was getting married, I was no different. A week before the wedding, I realized I hadn't yet bought a gift. Have you ever looked at wedding registry a week before the wedding? It is seriously slim pickings. I ended up buying a spatula, a cheese grater and a coffee bean grinder. If that doesn't say I waited until last minute, I don't know what does.

Not only did I wait until last minute to buy a gift, I also waited until the week before to decide that I was going to buy a new dress from ASOS to wear to the wedding. The dress I picked out was delivered literally minutes before my cab arrived to take me to to the airport and, of course, looked awful when I tried it on. So rather than spend one of the few precious days I had in San Francisco with friends, I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find a dress to wear. And of course, I couldn't find anything I liked. Isn't that just how the universe works? Discouraged and exhausted, I popped into J.Crew mentally reconciling the fact that I was going to have to spend a lot more than I originally planned which is what I deserved because I waited until the last minute. And just like that, the proverbial clouds parted, and this blue dress called out my name from the sale rack. 40% off and the last in my size? It was meant to be. Since then, I've worn it a few times (seen here and here and knew I could easily take it from desk to drinks by adding a jean jacket and swapping out my work heels. 

A dress that can be dressed up or down and can be worn in any season? That, my friends, is the definition of a utility player. Dare I go as far as calling it a closet MVP?

Dress: J.Crew
Scarf: c/o aeropostale
Jacket: J.Crew Factory
Wedges: Charles David
Purse: Kate Spade

Photo credit: Danielle of The Ephemeral Market.