There is more where these came from, but I am REALLY tired and wanted to accomplish two things...
1) Show off this lovely, very flattering dress that I tried on tonight at Pentagon City; and...
2) Show off the Tangled Treasure Necklace (Black), for those of you that had requested a view.
I wore something else into the store (obviously), but am saving those pics until tomorrow, when I have more time and energy into cropping those photos, publishing a polyvore, etc. :)
It just worked out that this dress served as a great backdrop to the necklace.
Size and Info:
Dress: Size 8. Weirdly enough, the 6 fit perfectly everywhere EXCEPT the bust. That is not normally the case...usually my hips are what I have to keep in mind. Hmm...so my advice to you all...go with what fits your bust, trust me. The dress is of the loveliest cotton material, with some heft, and is a dark grey and white cross-hatched pattern. I definitely see Betty Draper in a dress like this (although probably not in the boots or the necklace...heehee). The back is so pretty, with a crossed back and 4 lovely buttons. It is too hard to describe, must get Mr. Dina to take a photo. Dress is $148. Grab it here from jcrew.com (literally updated as I was doing my post). :)
Here is the dress with the watercolor leopard cardigan. I actually kind of like these together. Maybe with a slim, patent belt at the waist???
I am in a dilemma with this dress, though, and I will explain why later. :) (It has to do with other dresses in my closet and whether this could supplant some of them...trying to be more wise about how and when I purchase.)
Hope you enjoyed the preview. BTW, there is a LOVELY jacket with black beading at the collar that is in this same pattern. Summerilla reviewed it here.