Looking Back, Looking Forward

A modern classic. Today’s timeless feature is a figure-flattering, denim sheath. This cool cotton, sleeveless dress has tiny stitched pleats and a self-belt with a flower buckle at the natural waist.

For work, the sheath is topped by a bold yellow (electric sun), short sleeve, pointelle-knit cardigan with ruffles. Black wedge pumps and a snake-embossed leather tote complete the look.

Dress—Kay Unger New York via Marshalls
Cardigan—INC International Concepts via Macy’s
Wedges—Jessica Simpson via Marshalls
T-strap pumps—Tahari via Marshalls
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors via eBay

Texture up close:


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  1. August 18, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    What a great dress! That's perfect for a day-to-evening look when you're going out after work.

    I love that cardigan with the ruffles too! So pretty!

  2. August 18, 2010 / 9:26 pm

    What a great look, especially with the cardigan.

  3. August 19, 2010 / 12:16 am

    I love the color combination. Yellow has become one of my favorite colors.

  4. August 19, 2010 / 12:22 am

    That is super cute! What is in the center of the flowers?

  5. August 19, 2010 / 12:48 am

    Thanks everyone! That cardigan was a great clearance find too. I believe it was about $15 including taxes.

    Bianca: There are buttons with a houndstooth print at the center of the flowers. I was very much drawn to that little accent. Actually, the dress's clearance price of $49 was also attractive because Kay Unger dresses can easily range from $200-$300.

  6. August 21, 2010 / 2:29 am

    Oooh I bet that is really cute. I love prints like that.

    And great deal! 🙂

  7. August 25, 2010 / 5:35 pm

    Bianca: I love textures like this one too. They make items look very expensive. And, well, I guess this dress was actually expensive, but not at Marshalls prices! 🙂