My Outfit Monday: A tulip dress for spring
Lately, I've been really into dresses. We're at that point in the Land of No Seasons when it's kinda spring-ish in the mornings and nights, and pretty hot the rest of the time. Dresses are just the thing. I'm also constantly reminded how great they are for making it look like you put effort into your outfit when really you put on/had to coordinate less pieces than a pants-shirt or pants-skirt combo.
This number is a fit-and-flare dress from Macy's Maison Jules' line, which I have come to adore recently. It's similar to this one (which I, erm, also bought). They were both on clearance about a month ago, and with another coupon the grand total for today's outfit came to about $15. My favorite part is the pink tulip pattern set over a black dress, which called to mind these darker florals we wrote about last summer. I also appreciate the comfortability and work-appropriateness of the sleeves.
Oh, I have buried the lead: IT ALSO HAS POCKETS.
On my feet are some Lauren Conrad heels from Kohl's, black pumps topped with a brassy gold bow. I don't wear them that often because they are just a tad too high and my feet are rapidly aging, but I'm always glad when I do. I am even more glad that they cost less than $20. The necklace is a simple yet blingy staple piece in my closet from J. Crew Factory, scored for about $8 during one of the site's sales last year.
And for finishing touches, I'm wearing my new favorite cosmetic: lip stain. This one is Revlon Colorburst's Crush Beguin hue, a purpley red that goes on smooth and has lasted me through lunch, dinner, multiple swigs from a water bottle, a yoga class.