I took the opportunity to wear a dress that would be too heavy to wear when it's warm outside: this velveteen dress from Trina Turk. I think it may be the only velveteen dress I own.
Dress: Trina Turk Dazzling Astor's Garden Velveteen Dress
The dress is extremely comfortable, and it must run large, because I am wearing a size two. I like that the sleeves are over-sized and only three-quarter length; that's very different for me.
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The print is big and loud, but somehow it works. There are so many colors, and I love the beautiful shades of reds, pinks, purples and greens working together to create this beautiful print. I think it's smart that the designer placed the largest flower on the chest area, as it really draws the eye. (You don't want the eye drawn to your less favorable bits, like the hips.)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Didin Wrap-Around Leather Sandals
You could wear a lot of different colored sandals with this dress, but I chose these hot pink Manolos to bring out more of the pink tones. I also just love pink for Spring.
Another great thing about this dress? I bought it for only $40. (Original price: $298.)