Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just go straight from work to happy hour or dinner and not feel like you're either over dressed, or just over what you're wearing? I often times bring a change of clothes to wear out after work because by the end of the day I'm tired of my outfit and how I feel in it. Thus, my inspiration.
This Rag & Bone dress is perfect because it has a simple silhouette, and the leather pocket adds an unexpected detail to make it a little more bad-ass. For work, definitely pair it with tights as the dress is on the shorter side, and stick to simple black heels. I chose to accessorize with bright, statement jewelry because it not only adds extra oomph, but it also draws the attention to your face, and adds polish to an otherwise all black outfit.
To change this from work wear to happy hour, simply take off the tights, spruce up your hair and retouch your makeup and you're ready to go. Because the jewelry is funky and colorful, and the dress is short and flirty, you don't need to worry about looking overly corporate. Extra Bonus: this Michael Kors bag is structured enough that you can easily throw your hair brush, makeup, and tights in with your wallet and keys and no one will even know.