Today's Everyday Fashion: Shopping Inspiration

This inspiration photo has been haunting me for months. I couldn't afford the actual dress, but I knew I had to find a look-alike. I recently spotted one online and it was exactly how I hoped it would be when it arrived. It's a semi-thick sweater dress in a dreamy camel color, with seams that give it a slight ruching. I paired it with my new Stella & Dot necklace for a friend's birthday celebration on Saturday night (and snapped this photo on the way out), and I plan on wearing it later with boots and leggings for a more casual look. Have you ever been inspired by a magazine ad to buy a similar item?

Inspiration photo: Shopbop
Dress: Moda c/o MJR Sales, $21 (search term: Moda Ruched Crewneck Dress)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $228
Shoes: Restricted from Endless, $40
Purse: Juicy Couture via TJ Maxx, $70
Ring: My Stella & Dot website, $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic, $20 and My Stella & Dot website, $49

1. Arden B black ruched dress, $59
2. eDressMe gray ruched dress, $56
3. Forever 21 black ruched dress, $27.80