I found today's dress while shopping with my mom over the weekend. We stopped into the Karen Millen store at Lenox Square Mall, and of course there was an awesome sale going on, so I had to buy something. My mom picked out this black and white dress with the sweetheart neckline, and it seems made for me. I just love it. Best of all, it's velvet, so it's incredibly soft to the touch.
Dress: Karen Millen Printed Velvet Fit and Flare Dress
The dress is still available at Karen Millen and Bloomingdales.com. The brand is British, so the sizing is not going to be totally comparable to American sizing. My recommendation is to go up one to two sizes, depending on the cut of the dress. I'm normally a size four, and I'm wearing a size six in this fit and flare dress. If the dress were fitted to the hips, I would probably go up to a size eight.
It was a nice change to actually be in the store trying on a dress, rather than buying it online. I definitely got my steps in that day, too!
Sandals: Sophia Webster Micah Angel Wing Satin Ankle Strap Sandals
I decided to wear these Sophia Webster sandals with the dress, not just because the design on the sandals really complements the pattern on the dress, but because they have angel wings. I think angels will always be synonymous with my mom for me, because she adores them so much, and she truly believes in them.
It's nice to have something to believe in.