I’m in Love with This Dress

I’m going to make this a short and sweet outfit post. No deep thought-provoking concepts or ideas. Just plain old let’s talk about the clothes. I am seriously in love with this dress. Here are the reasons:

1. It’s a fit and flare.


2. The fabric is a little thicker so it does not hug in the places I don’t want it to hug.


3. It flares just right.


4. It has pockets.


5. The length is just right…it hits just above the knee, so not frumpy and not inappropriately short.


5. It’s purple.


6. The print is subtle enough to make pattern mixing easy.


7. It can go in the washer and the dryer.


8. It was only $20.


9. It’s perfect!


Outfit details:
Dress: New York & Company Outlet. I cannot find any links to outlet items on their website, but this striped sleeveless flare dress is similar in style and currently on sale for $15!
Cardigan: Old Navy Cropped Open-Front Dolman Sleeve Cardigan in Over the Moon (Navy), currently on sale for $8.97!
Scarf and Necklace: Cato Fashions (from last year)
Sandals: Lucky Brand (from last year…I paid $7 on clearance!)
Belt: Thrifted and gifted from my friend Amy

What are you currently loving in your closet?

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  1. I love everything about your dress: the subtle prints, the color, the pockets and the classic cut. This is so versatile and something you can wear for years to come.
    Red Reticule

    • Thanks so much! I am sure I will get tons of wear out of this dress! I can do so much with it from dressy, to business, to casual! I’m so happy I found this piece. I just wish I had bought it in more colors!


  2. Amy Arnold

    I love this style of dress! Always flattering and classic. Pretty blue!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. That is such a great dress .. you look fabulous!!
    I don’t know which I love more than fabulous price or that it can go in the washer and the dryer!!

    • Thank you, Celia! I actually never looked at the washing instructions until after I wore it. I was so happy! And it came out of the dryer virtually wrinkle free! I may have to quickly run the steamer over it to crisp it up a bit, but that’s it! Fabulous in every way!


  4. It’s a lovely dress on you and such a flattering length #CreativeMondays

  5. Lovely dress! I adore the color and how you paired it with a mint color belt. It’s a great feeling to discover a great fitting, stylish dress that you’ll love for years to come.


    • Thanks so much, Katie! I was really pleased with how the contrasting colors and prints came together. It was sort of like a magical moment in piecing things together!


  6. That dress looks amazing on you, you definitely made the right call with this piece! The slim belt is so cute too, it just cinches the whole outfit together!

    ISA Professional

    • Thanks so much! And I went half the day without the belt! I loved the dress without it, but once I added the belt, it went to a whole new level of fabulous!


  7. Super cute. I can totally see why you love it! Yay pockets!

  8. I agree! The dress is perfect!

    Why can’t all our clothes be perfect??? I’m trying REALLY hard to only add perfect new pieces of clothing to my wardrobe… But even when they seem perfect at first glance, they often aren’t. A perfect piece is indeed rare…

    Andreaโ€™s Wellness Notes

    • Thank you, Andrea! It is so true. We should be able to wear clothes for a day with a no questions asked return policy! So often something seems perfect in the fitting room but when you wear it all day, you find yourself tugging and pulling and readjusting and discovering it is not so perfect after all! This dress though required none of the tugging and pulling and readjusting…it is just perfect!


  9. Such a lovely dress Shelbee, my favourite style dress ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  10. Pretty color on you, and it fits you perfectly!

  11. I love it! How sweet and simple. I especially love how you worked in all those extra pops of color with the turquoise belt and sandals combo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. It is a cute dress, I can see why you like it so much!

  13. You’re right, it has everything going for it – especially with you in it! The shape, fabric, color all works. Thanks for your kind comment too.

  14. Love fit and flare dresses and it’s even better that it has pockets! It fits you perfectly. And great steal on the sandals ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. This color is just lovely on you! The shoes are so super cute too!



  16. Alice

    Don’t you just love it when you find that perfect item and there’s the internal struggle to not reach for it everyday ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gorgeous dress!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  17. I love this dress on you too! The color is so pretty!


  18. I love those colors together! Very pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. darcy

    that is a great dress! i love the color!

  20. Jessica

    Super cute dress! I love it with the belt!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Thank you, Jessica. And the belt was such an afterthought, too. I wish I had put it on earlier in the day! Oh, well, next time…because I’m sure I will be wearing this dress many more times!


  21. Love the dress!! Super flattering too! You look fantastic. And love your tatt!!!

  22. I love a good fit-n-flare dress! Very cute! Adore the mint belt, coral wedges, and your print scarf with it. Also…I love fairies!


    • Thanks so much, Jane! I was so happy how these colors all came together. Oh, my library fairy! I love her, too. I have another twirling fairy on my forearm all in black!


  23. Like your style ๐Ÿ™‚
    Mรณnica Sors

  24. Alexis G

    So cute!!! The alternative one you linked on their website was pretty too, and was in my size, so I ordered one!! Thanks for pointing it out!

    • Awesome, Alexis! I thought that one was super cute, too. I’m glad you ordered it! I would love to see a photo of how you style it once you get it!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  25. Fit and flare AND pockets…you are speaking my love language! This style seems to be the best to fit my 40′ something figure. Love the subtle pattern of this one. Thanks for linking with Ageless Style!

  26. This dress wins the versatile award- so many ways to style it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  27. Garments have the amazing power to make us feel marvelous ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like how you’ve worn this dress with the cardi !

  28. Wow – what’s not to love about this dress?! That’s a pretty impressive list of qualities. It looks truly fabulous on you to boot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for linking up with The Ageless Style link-up!

  29. Love your dress! Such a pretty color!


  30. Gorgeous dress and I love how you belted it!

    cute & little

  31. Well—you’re exactly right—it’s the bestest dress ever!!
    The only bad thing about it? It’s in your closet and not mine—ha ha!

    • Good one, Jodie! The other bad thing…I didn’t buy more than one! Grrr…But there’s an equally cute one that I have linked in the post! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  32. Tamara

    This is a gorgeous dress. The fit is so flattering on you!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  33. That is a beautiful dress! Fit and flare is a classic style, so easy to style so many different ways ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  34. I love fit and flare dresses! I wore one today and it looked so flattering on me. I would not mind having pockets in that dress because it would make it really perfect!

  35. It certainly does sound like the perfect dress! I just love the color and any dress with pockets has me sold!

  36. Fabulous and beautiful dress dear Shelbee. You did an awesome job styling it and reviewing the pros and cons. You also have a gorgeous personality and it shines in these pictures.

    Have an awesome day!

    • Thank you, KaSonndra! You really do give the best compliments! And you know how to make a girl smile. Rock on with your positive self and keep spreading the love! I’m digging your vibe big time!


  37. The dress is perfect and can be dressed up or down in so many different ways (as you demonstrated)

  38. Love the dress, very cute. And don’t you just love the cardigans at Old Navy, I bet I have a dozen of them in all colors. lol

  39. Fit and flare is the best for any woman! Great choice and you look great!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us. Donโ€™t forget to come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to link up with me again!
    Take care and keep in touch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. That IS the perfect dress! I love it! Fit-and-flare dresses are the BEST and so flattering! And I kept thinking, scrolling through your post, about how much I love love love those wedges, so cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. Cute dress!

    Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com

  42. That dress looks amazing on you Shelbee!