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Need a major midweek pick-me-up? Allow us to present Kerry Washington in a delightfully colorful dress! The Scandal star appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday in a bright, knee-length frock with an asymmetrical hem and high neckline, and promptly put a smile on our faces.

The frock, by designer Peter Pilotto — a favorite of Washington’s — is from the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, and looks much like a decorative silk scarf-turned-frock, with its dipped hemline, bold pattern, and fluttering sleeves. Washington, of course, looked radiant in the dress and amped up its summer fun factor with a pair of deliciously bright blue heeled sandals by Alexandre Birman.

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Washington not only smiled for cameras on the streets of New York City in that dress, she also stopped to take selfies with fans, proving she’s a gladiator/champion of the people through and through.

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Washington appeared on GMA to discuss the depressing recent news that next season — Scandal‘s seventh! — will be the show’s last. (We are seriously still recovering from this news.)