November 3, 2010

Black & Gold

    Turns out that my law school colors are black and gold as are the two main (only) colors in this outfit.  I got this dress about 2 weeks ago from Talbots.com.  I am a dividends member, so after spending a certain amount of money, they sent me two $25 dividend payments.  These are essentially gift certificates that can be used in store, online or by catalog.  I also had a coupon for $5 off shipping and an extra 30% off sales items, so I went online shopping.  Since I had  $50 in dividends, I decided I would not spend more than $20 out of pocket for whatever I would order.  Let me tell you, it was incredibly difficult to decide what to order.  
    There were four skirts to choose from: the Sateen pencil skirt (in red), the pique A-line skirt (in green), the cotton pique pencil skirt (in turquoise), among others.  There were also several dresses to choose from including the one I eventually bought (no longer online), the loop trim dress, and the cotton pique split-neck sheath.   In the end I went with the sateen pencil skirt and this dress as I figured I would get more use out of them in classic colors and shapes than the others.
    I first wore this dress last Wednesday.  For the first wearing I wanted to keep things simple and focused on the awesomeness of the dress.  All I added was a pair of heels, my obligatory blazer (not shown) and this awesome necklace.  I didn't realize when I got the dress that it would have gold and black buttons.  I don't often wear gold accessories, but I did happen to have this necklace which matches the dress and its buttons perfectly.  (Sorry for the weird color on my face, the camera and the lights on my porch were not getting along that night).  
Fierce, eh?
    Lastly, I just wanted to let you all know that I really enjoyed shopping on Talbots.com.  I did not know what size to order so I did their sales chat and it was incredibly helpful.  The sales associate was able to give me the measurements of the pieces so that I could figure out what size to buy.  As you can see of this dress, their help was exactly what I needed to find and buy this gorgeous well-fitting dress.  I definitely recommend utilizing their shopping chat support as well as signing up for their dividends rewards.  


The Details:
Dress: Talbots
Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet
Heels: Nine West


*This post was not asked for nor compensated for.*


3 comments:

caffeinerd said...

This dress is FABULOUS on you! Love it.

Jazzie Casas said...

The dress is lovely!

One thing law school did for me and likely does for many others is provide an exposure to many things and offers a safety net if their true passion doesn't work out.

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A-C said...

Thanks ladies!

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