Today I'm sporting a dress that I bought at Nordstrom's Final Sale for next to nothing - and because of the great price, great color, and great detailing, I really, really wanted this dress to be... GREAT(!!!). Well, its okay. Its definitely a 100% straight column dress, which is not the most flattering on my shape. The knit is a nice weight so it doesn't show any errant bulges but I am hyper-aware of my posture in this dress (which I suppose is a good thing) and often get the feeling like maybe I should be sucking in (a not-so-good thing).
Unfortunately, belting this one doesn't do any good, but a jacket looks half-way decent over it.
I do love the detailing on the dress, however. Oh, and that's a mole, not a chesticle-zit, btw.
Moral of the story? I would never have kept this dress were it full price, but for $25, it stayed merely as another work-appropriate knit option (plus, it was final sale so I didn't really have a choice to return the sucker).
On to the TBs... Oh Tory. Your shoes are pretty. And have that Brand Whore Appeal. But hot damn, girl! For once, you make a shoe that doesn't fall apart (I had to return my now-retired black Revas TWICE for loose stitching), but your medallion-placement is killing my! The rest of the shoe is relatively comfortable (and I looove the heel) but, after a day in these, my puppies be barking right around the big toenail area!
Teal Ruffle-Neck Knit Dress - Suzi Chin via Nordstrom
(per usual) Black "Safety" Suit Jacket - Brioni of Bangkok
Purple Tights - J.Crew
Black Suede Medallion Pumps - Tory Burch via Gilt Groupe
Skinny Metallic Blush Headband - J.Crew
Gold Flower Earrings - J.Crew
Gold Chain Link Necklace (double wrapped) - J.Crew
Ivory and Gold Bangle - Banana Republic