the limited peaked lapel blazer in tuxedo black, $107 | maurices belted diagonal stripe v-neck dress in black/white, c/o maurices | express cami, $10 | bebe patent leather belt, $5ish | l'eggs hose, $4 | nine west "vexo" pumps in black, nine west outlet, $55 | stella & dot hematite studs | stella & dot nouvelle ring
worn March 12, 2012 to work
Have you guys ever shopped at Maurices? I shopped there in high school a LOT (it was one of our few local stores & it's affordable!), but I haven't been in a store in years since there's not one near me. So, I was delighted when Maurices offered to let me test out an item from the store's website! With spring & summer approaching, I decided to pick a new dress. Dresses & skirts are work staples for me in the summer, so I'm always happy to add to my collection.
This dress is so lightweight & flowy that I'm sure it will be getting a lot of wear in the coming months. Since it's sleeveless, I decided to make it work appropriate by throwing on my trusty black blazer. Then, that seemed like a little too much black & white, so I swapped out the black belt that came on the dress for this patent red one. All in all, I'm really liking my new dress. One thing to note--I followed the size chart specifications & ordered a size larger than I normally wear (especially because there's a little stretch in the fabric), but I definitely could have worn my normal size.
What do you guys think? Have you ever shopped at Maurices?
*FTC Disclaimer: Maurices provided product free of charge for editorial review. All opinions stated within are my own and have not been influenced in any way.