I've said it once and I'll say it again, I hate the color black. I blame it on all the kids teasing me calling me Wednesday Addams in middle school...back then it wasn't a compliment and it totally ruined the color black for me. Don't get me wrong I love The Addams Family, but definitely not a comparison that 11 year old me appreciated. This dress doesn't bring me back to my middle school days luckily...although it does make me feel like a casual lady Beetlejuice. I don't own many dress with decorative necklines, but they are so much fun even though they minimize any brooch accessorizing. I knew I wanted to add color to the outfit, and I hadn't had a chance to wear my new red oxford flats. These shoes were $5 from a hair extension store...so they're probably not the best quality, but I love a cute cheap shoe.
I'm incredibly excited about the fit of this dress for many reasons but the first and most important is that it doesn't fit like a burlap sack. It's fitted in all the right places, but it's not a wiggle and that's EXACTLY what I'm on the hunt for with this type of dress. Also, the print looks like sprinkles + there are adorable little scallops at every major hemline. Also, how about these knee socks? They're one of the only good things that came out of my 3 years managing a Pac Sun in college and I've had these flats forever and always thought they looked awkward on, but I think what I was missing was pairing them with legwear. Now I have my eye on the blue version of this dress.... I think I need it.