Sweet and Sunny Yellow

Move over, marsala. Custard is the 2015 color that I’m most fond of. It’s a sweet and sunny yellow that’s especially flattering to warm skin tones. I wandered into H&M recently and saw today’s featured dress merely peeking out from an overstuffed rack against a wall in the store. All I saw at first was its perfect yellow hue. I was so excited to find this sophisticated textured dress with its subtle A-line silhouette and sexy neckline hidden in that rack. And, the best surprise? The dress is only $34.99!

Dress—H&M

Necklace—J.Crew (old) | similar

Shoes—J.Crew

Watch—Michael Kors

Lip—Mac “Heroine” lipstickMac “Heroine” lip pencil

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

This dress is simply perfect for summer. It looks luxe enough to dress up for a wedding or fancy party. It’s also simple but sophisticated enough to wear to Sunday brunch.

The narrow cut at the top of this dress is probably my favorite detail. For today’s look, I accented the top with a statement necklace, my old J.Crew Sunbeam necklace (the current J.Crew Gem Cluster necklace is a great alternative). Statement earrings, like the J.Crew Woven Fringe earrings, though, would look equally fabulous.

Digging the mirrored sunglasses trend? This Kate Spade pair is on sale.

You won’t believe where I found my pair. Ross Dress for Less!

I’m wearing my J.Crew Elsie Fabric pumps in retro lemon again. What can I say? The multicolor print on this favorite pump of mine makes it an ideal companion to many outfits. For a more casual look, picture the dress with these flat raffia ankle strap sandals (now on sale). Wouldn’t those look amazing with the yellow?

The dress is made of a textured stretch fabric that nicely accommodates curves. I bought a size 6 so that the subtle A-line cut would seamlessly skirt over my hips. The size 4 looked like a bodycon dress on my pear shape.

Location: The historic Masonic Temple in St. Louis City.

The building is not in use and is available for sale.

 

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