What I Wore:
Hexagon earrings: part of a pack of 6 pairs from H&M - $6
Shoes: H&M - $25
Dress: Target - gift from a friend (she paid $12.28)
Necklace: Francesca's - $20
My friend wore this dress about a month ago--and I couldn't stop complimenting how great she looked in it. It had a flattering cut on her and the colors look amazing in person! Then, a couple weeks later, she called me to tell me that she found the dress in my size on the sale rack for $12.28...and that she bought it for me. She also said that the Target cashier was surprised there was still one left--apparently they shipped out the entire Webster collection the week before and all the pieces were supposed to be donated...but she managed to find the only one in the store and it happened to be my size.
(Yeah, I've got pretty awesome friends.)
While I like it and I thought the fit is flattering, I'm just not 100% sure that this dress is "me."
I think that it is a statement piece all on its own, but I don't think I would have paid full price for it if I saw it in the store. As far as daily wear, the dress (in my opinion) isn't really that versatile--the sleeves are poofy, which restrict the cardigan pairing, and there's an attached tie around the waist that limits the use of belting.
Truthfully, I think the pattern is throwing me off. I'm much more of a solid-dress-complicated-jewelry person and I really wish this dress came in solid colors--I would be all over it. I will say, though, the colors are amazing and make my eyes look like a deep shade of kelly green...which is pretty cool for a girl whose hazel eyes are constantly mistaken for brown. So, this dress definitely has a lot going for it...I think I'll keep it in my closet for lazy days and lazy dress up days.
I'm certainly not trying to be ungrateful to my friend for this dress--I think it definitely has a place in my closet. I just wish I knew how to wear it more.
What do you think about the dress? Is it more versatile than I'm giving it credit?