Black Sheath Dress, Unlimited Possibilities

Fashion mathematics, part deux!  In White Tee, Pencil Skirt, Unlimited Possibilities, I indicated that one great way I maximize the bang for my bucks is by accumulating timeless basics that outlast trends and can easily be restyled using items from my existing wardrobe.

This week’s bang-for-my-bucks basic is a black sheath dress by Tahari, purchased for $69.99 (retail price $238) at TJ Maxx.  Yes, that price is a tad steep especially for those of us used to spending $39.99 for $200 dresses in TJ Maxx.  I decided to splurge, though, because of the fit and quality of this sheath.  In addition, the cost per wear (cost of dress divided by number of days dress is worn) continues to shrink as I keep pulling for this dress week after week.

Check out how I have been working with my sheath dress.  

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Dress—Tahari via TJ Maxx

Booties—Franco Sarto via Marshalls

Houndstooth scarf—The Limited

Red belt—The Limited

Black/brown/white scarf—Anne Klein via TJ Maxx

Black belt—MICHAEL Michael Kors via TJ Maxx

Polka dot scarf (belt)—Ann Taylor via family member

Blue cardigan—Express

Velvet blazer—Gap

Studded belt—Destination Style NY by Patricia Field via HSN

Lace clutch—Jessica McClintock via Nordstrom

Leopard scarf (belt)—Ann Taylor via family member

Green cardigan—Loft

Striped top—Kenneth Cole Reaction via Marshalls

Yellow belt—Banana Republic Factory Store

Blazer—Banana Republic


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  1. October 19, 2010 / 8:01 pm

    love the look! The cardi and the dress are amazing! you look stunning:)

    You have a great blog by the way! I love your style and your looks! So im your newest follower!
    Hope you visit and follow me back!


  2. October 21, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    Thanks, Fashion Fabrice!