LOFT petite flutter sleeve dress (torso slimmed), J.Crew blazer & heels (both old)
This dress and tote were two of my few pre-spring purchases, and I've gotten serious mileage out of both pieces. I love the feminine soft peach color and exaggerated flutter sleeves, different from my more rigid and conservative dresses. I've worn the dress to work un-belted (belting adds nice waist definition, but it raises the hemline too much on me for work) with a blazer and closed-toe pumps. I've also worn it to casual BBQs with flat sandals, and to brunch parties with metallic shoes as shown.
Similar to its Ann Taylor sister which I reviewed here, the fit off-the-rack for this dress was on the shapeless side (typical of shift-style dresses, which I am drawn to nevertheless for their ease and comfort). Per my previous post, I was fairly indifferent to the variations from each store (did prefer the non-raw hem flutter sleeves on the AT), but in the end chose the LOFT one for its thicker scuba material and full lining. I took a 00 petite and slimmed both sides about 2" starting at the underarms, and tapered that stitch out by the hip area, making sure not to take in too much in order to maintain the shift shape.
Happy sale shopping, and hope you all have a great rest of the week!