... so why did I buy it? Because I had a gift certificate and it was cheap and I knew I could make myself like it.
The dress: Its honestly got a great print and details, but the shape of it couldn't be more wrong for my body. I have a slightly more athletic figure (athletic = little to no curves) and I like to show off the curves that I have. This dress is shaped like a sack, and so I don't really like looking like I put my curves in a sack. (And yes no make up, no shoes, hair not fixed...) This dress is also a tad on the short side when it comes to wearing it to work. Let's take a look at how I styled it.
First off, I belted it. This gives the dress some shape which in turn gives me some shape. Second, tights. I went with blue to keep a monochromatic look to make me look a little taller. Third, pop of color with the yellow cardigan. I still have trouble wearing blue and gold together because it was my high school colors. Finally, check out that pattern mixing. One of the keys to mixing patterns is keeping it in the same color family. Patterned navy floral dress and plaid navy flats. Win!
I also took the close up to show off a little bit of the button detail on the dress. I love it and I think its my favorite part of the dress. For the record, I usually keep my make up pretty simple. Foundation, bronzer, eye liner, mascara, and lip gloss. If I get a request, I'll do a tutorial but I make some pretty awful faces while putting on make up...
Navy floral sun dress: Nolita from Clothing Xchange
Goldenrod Cardigan: Target
Blue tights: Target
Brown wrap around belt: Abercrombie & Fitch ($0.99 by the way, not kidding)
Navy plaid flats: Rocketdog, DSW
Final word: Thank you to Kristin of Leproust Vintage for mentioning me on her blog yesterday! We went and had brunch this weekend and she is amazing. I got in my car and squealed because it was so great to talk with someone face to face that understands blogging, fashion, and well life.