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Hmm, I’m not so sure. Let’s see what you think.
In keeping with this month’s theme this is definitely way outside of my comfort zone. The plum floral print is actually a shirt dress. It’s from Express and I purchased it last year during the grand reopening of Opry Mills Mall for $17. It’s 100% polyester, very unstructured, and too short – all three things I generally avoid. If I’m honest this is a “what was I thinking?” moment. Initially my intention was to wear it over a pair of pants for 40+style’s fashion challenge. That was an epic fail of a look. It made me appear even shorter and rounder than I am.
On to Plan B, which is what you’re seeing here. I tucked the dress into this royal blue Briggs New York pencil skirt from Ross. The colors work well together and the floral print is large but not overwhelming, but I’m not entirely convinced the shapes are complimentary. It is better sitting than standing, which is a blessing because I maneuvered through ThriftSmart in my chair. Minimal bling here; both the crystal cuff and Medic Alert bracelet were made for me by my friend Charisse. The white Not Rated oxfords are from last Summer but remain among my favorite warm weather shoes.
What do you think? Does this dress work or does it need to be evicted from my closet?