I’d been driving past The Ivy at The Shore Hotel for about a month – in complete awe – before actually parking and going inside! It’s the cutest restaurant located right along Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica. The bougainvillea is breathtaking and was begging to be photographed! I wore this black off the shoulder dress to a lunch meeting and got so many compliments on it. I went a size up (I’m wearing a size 4 here) because it runs a bit small. I’m thinking of wearing it to my girlfriend’s wedding in North Carolina next week. It’s soooo well made and flattering. I paired it with super simple accessories as to not take away from the dramatic pleats. FYI it’s 40% off right now – you can scoop it up here!