I actually bought this dress to wear for holiday parties a couple of years ago. I loved everything about it, from the jewel-toned color to the textured material. Previously I reserved this dress for special occasions, but lately I’ve been giving myself more options by adding casual pieces to my more dressy pieces and vice versa. By layering a (faux) leather jacket and opting for flats rather than heels, I was able to make this dress work for daytime. Another thing I love about this outfit is the contrast between the smooth material of the jacket and the woven texture of the dress which creates a nice balance.