In the summertime I live in dresses. They’re easy to throw on so I’m out the door and at a coffee shop to write in no time. I also like to be comfortable when I’m working, but still look put together and dresses are the perfect way to pull that off.
Come fall, I’ll switch to wearing jeans and button down shirts more, but if I find a sweater dress I love, I’d almost always rather reach for it.
This green wrap dress by LPA is both cozy and flattering and can be dressed up with heels for a night out with friends or worn with boots and dressed down. I know it will be a go-to outfit for me as the weather changes and imagine the only problem I’ll have with it is that I’ll want to wear it too often—especially if my writing goes well when I have it on.
I tend to be slightly superstitious when it comes to the clothes I wear when I’m working. When I was writing Waiting at Hayden’s I wore the same sweater for a month because each time I sat down with it on the words seemed to come easily.
I’m hoping this is the magic outfit for the book I’m working on now. Edits are coming along slowly, but that’s part of the writer’s journey. Some days you feel on fire and the writing just flows and other days you seriously wonder—how did I EVER do this before?
If you’re working on a story, be comforted by the fact that this is part of every writer’s journey. I’ve learned that confidence and discipline are key when it comes to working on a story—and a good outfit goes on a long way in helping me with both those things. Here’s to hoping this is the dress to cure writer’s block and boost creativity!
You can find it below as well as some other favorite sweater dresses for fall. And if you have any favorites (or any writing rituals you live by!) I’d love to know what they are in the comments below.
The price is right on this $69 sweater dress by Leith. I just ordered it from Nordstrom and know it will be another closet staple for both fall and winter. I love the oatmeal heather gray color, the flirty, feminine bow on the side, and it’s my favorite length for a dress–no need to worry about it riding up as you walk around.