Modern classic. As a recovering all-black-wearing woman, I don’t allow myself to purchase anything black unless the item has irresistible details. Today’s outfit features one of those exceptions. It is a classic shift dress with updated features like puff sleeves, and a buttoned down front. The greatest thing about this dress is that it is tailored in a black embroidered eyelet—a chic floral cutout—over a white silky liner. A patent belt and red peep-toe pumps add finishing touches. Now, I am ready for a dinner on Friday night.
This dress was somewhat pricey for Marshalls at $79.99. But, it has a retail price of $348, and I love it!
Dress—Tahari via Marshalls
Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains
I WANT THAT DRESS!!! I am going to Marshall’s today. It is fantastic. You are my idol. $79.99 for that dress?
La Belette Rouge: Good luck! I just bought it on Monday, and my store had about 4 of them. Isn’t that price unbelievable?
I am hardly a fan of Paris Hilton, but she has been spotted in the sleeveless version of this dress.
I don’t think I could have left it in the Marshall’s either. That dress is gorgeous…gorgeous…gorgeous. I really like it!!! WOW!
Really, what an amazing dress.
Elegante and stylish.
The final touch given by the belt and red shoes completes the whole outfit. Great.
*snatches dress off of you and runs*
I love it! I want it! I need it! I wonder if they have any at my Marshall’s. I guess I’ll head there tomorrow and see. ;o)
ME TOO!!….I just love it…CAPIS
the best dress ever! for sure!!!
Sara: Right! And somehow I managed to do just that. When I could not stop thinking about it (sick, right?), I went back, and luckily it was still there!
Seeker: Thanks. I don’t know how I ever dressed without belts before. This dress looks much better with the belt. Hmmm…perhaps I should have shown the unbelted look.
Oh that Girl: LOL! I hope you find it. This could work for the wedding you are attending. The silky/satiny underlay makes the dress fancier than the typical eyelet.
Capis: Gotta love Marshalls! There are a couple Calvin Klein numbers that I’ve spotted too, but not in my size. So, I am officially on the prowl.
Kira Fashion: Tahari sure knows what I like. And, Marshalls delivers it. Yeah!
That dress is so cool—casual and smart all at once. I love the fabric!
Thanks for stopping by, fellow Scorpio! This dress is aMAzing! You have a great eye 🙂
Gosh. I just HAVE to have that dress!
Enc: The fabric is a winner. I vowed not to buy any more eyelet, but this one was quite unique 🙂
Couture Carrie: Yeah. A fellow scorpio! Thanks for coming by. I totally enjoyed your recent yummy post.
Fashion Frenzy: To Marshalls you must go! You just might find it in a store near you. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
OMG, I love this dress. It reminds me of the Philip Lim one that I wanted so bad but couldn’t afford.
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Always in Style: You know, I think I know the Philip Lim dress you are talking about. It had the same buttoned down front and was eyelet. I remember it in white though. Finds like this Tahari dress make me love Marshalls even more. Thanks for stopping by!
Chic Stylez: Awwww thanks! I appreciate that a lot. I am especially excited to learn that you are in St. Louis. We have much to discuss about our local shopping experiences.
gorgeous! i love black outfits 🙂 i used to a go out only in black…still do most of the time, but I try to throw in some red, purple or white
gorgeous as always. I would like to mention your blog in an entry that I am preparing for tomorrow. I hope you don’t mind…
Wow that’s a really beautiful dress!! Just perfect!
Lil Midget: Those splashes of color can add so much to basic black, right!
Nywele: Mind? I am honored. Thank you!
Danz: Thanks. I’ve noticed I have a strange fascination with tahari. Thank goodness off price retailers make that fascination affordable 🙂
Girl you are rocking that dress! I am gonna hit up Marshalls this weekend “crosses fingers” hopefully I can find it.
Bajan Beauty: Thanks and thanks for stopping by! I am definitely crossing my fingers for you. If you find it, do come back and let me know.
love love love the dress, its stunning, works so well..suits ure body shape
i love this dress. it photographs really well, too. so vivid.
I adore that dress! Perfect modern classic- you’ll be able to wear it for years.
Fresh & Fab: Thanks! I was a tad uncertain about the shape of the dress until I belted it at home. The belt makes such a difference. I don’t know what I was doing before I started wearing belts in this way.
Budget Babe: I appreciate you stopping by. You’re right. The flash caught the underlay really well. It is boldly peeping through the eyelet.
Melinda Melee: That is surely what I told myself–I’ve got to wear this to reduce the cost/wear ratio 🙂 This dress is so classic and chic that it will be easy. Thanks for coming by!
Great blog!! That dress is fabulous!
STUNNING!!! Had I not been otherwise engaged i would have fired up the G5 to take you out to dinner and dancing!
Suzie C: Thanks for coming by Suzie!
Imelda Matt: I’ll take a rain check 🙂
Fabulous dress, it looks wonderful on you that was a extra special find!!
This look is super-cute. The red shoes is a perfect pairing to the dress.
Budget Chic: Thanks. Boy was it ever!
Jag: I appreciate you stopping by. The red shoes worked out quite well. I think I am going to try a colored belt the next time I wear it.