I remember when I first saw this dress, I immediately thought: NO.
I didn't think anything about the dress was really me: the cut, the little flare at the bottom of the skirt, the pattern... But I kept seeing it pop up on all my favorite shopping sites -- Amazon and RueLaLa, to name two -- and after reviewing it a few more times, I decided to go for it. It was on sale, and I could always return the dress if I didn't like it.
Well, it turned out to be a great outfit for work, and something very different for me. I love trying new looks and having them turn out so successful. I just wish the dress fit me a little better. I got a size 4, my normal size, but I probably could have gone with a size 2. The dress runs a little large -- though with my hips, it's better to go larger.
Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Suni Feather Jacquard Peplum Dress
Sandals: Manolo Blahnik Black Patent Leather T-Strap Sandals