Mossimo dress via Target - 2011 - $20 (similar) / Enzo Angiolini Siobhan pumps via Piperlime - 2010 - $35 (available) / Natural pearl necklace - 2007 - gift (similar)
So after a few days (maybe weeks even) of great weather, the storms are a-rolling back into California. I wore this on Monday, the only foreseeable dry day this week. It was one of those Monday mornings where I woke up feeling like I'd been steamrolled by my weekend. I sort of had--spent 16 hours in Stockton on Saturday helping put on a bridal shower for my college roomie and catching up with friends and had a late Sunday night with some of our closest church buddies. Super fun. Super tired.
This dress was one of my first in-person purchases after my shopping diet (along with the trouser jeans). Like Target lace skirt was for more casual bloggers, this dress is for the 9-5 crowd. I've already seen it on Ashley (hey, it's double-Ashley day!) and Vanessa, and it was mentioned a few times in the comments on Corporette recently. Let me tell you--it is worth every cent. Regularly priced at $29.99 (I got it on sale--duh), it is a nice heavy herringbone and is fully lined. I was worried about the wide neckline, but it actually wasn't that bad. It's out of stock online, but it may be in your local store (and it is almost definitely on clearance there).
For my Sactown biker babes--I know I'm not nearly as cool as you, but I do own a bike. Here it is! Maybe someday I'll have to bring it out to Sac and ride with y'all.
I love the fit and the length of this dress. I really feel the knee-length (really knee-length--not barely above, not barely below) is the most flattering length of dress. It hits at the smallest point of my leg, and just makes my calves look great (the heels help, too). The above-the-knee skirts that are all the rage in stores now really make it difficult to find this length (even in suits! So frustrating. But that's another rant for another day).
Nothing, really, although I have a ton of ideas on how to wear this in the future. Another reason to love sheath dresses--they're a blank slate.
What is your favorite length of dress or skirt? Why?