WIW 3/26: My new Nine West "magic dress"

MaryK posted a WIW recently with her Nine West "magic dress" from a couple seasons ago (so called because it magically looks good on anyone who wears it) and then posted that there was one available on eBay...it was in my size, so I snapped it up! It's a different print than the one that most people have on YLF. It just arrived and it happens to be a great dress for postpartum wear--easy access for nursing (though I have to wear a tank, otherwise it's way too cleavalicious!) and loose at the waist which is good for skimming over the postpartum tummy. I didn't post a K/R since it was an eBay purchase, but what do you think? I feel like it looked a little slimmer IRL than in these pics, but I'm happy with it anyways. Some of the moms at school were commenting on how put together I looked (which is funny because the dress and ballet flats are so easy to put on and wear!) Thanks MaryK for the tip! Now I'm a card-carrying member of the Magic Dress club!
Nine West "magic dress"
Forever 21 turquoise necklace
Gap maternity black tank
Stuart Weitzmann burgundy ballet flats
Kate Spade turquoise clutch
(bonus pics with my statement piece--he's definitely an attention getter!) ;)
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  • replied 7 years ago
    You really put the magic in the Magic Dress, Natalie!  So pretty! 

    And your little one is completely delicious!
  • O replied 7 years ago
    The dress is perfect.

    So is your bub.
  • replied 7 years ago
    I think it looks good -- extra bonus if it is easy for nursing!
  • anya replied 7 years ago
    Adorable. And so impressed you so easily found great accessories to go with a new dress!
    I feel people give me also a lot of credit when wearing a dress, even for me, it's easier than fiddling with a top and skirt/pants proportions  and colors, and textures, the designer did all that for me , and it looks cute!
  • cciele replied 7 years ago
    The dress is truly magical! And I love the color and pattern on you.

    It is funny with dresses -- like anya mentioned, people are impressed but it's so simple! 
  • Inge replied 7 years ago
    Oooh absolutely fantastic, Natalie!! The style and colours are amazing on you. Really gorgeous!! Love how you've accessorized too. And I agree 200% with the other moms: you do look polished, stylish and very put together, wow. A Mum on the go style icon if you ask me.

    P.S. Your baby boy is so so sweet!
  • catgirl replied 7 years ago
    Magically delicious!  Welcome to the club!
  • Thistle replied 7 years ago
    It simply radiates the arcane!  Terrific magic dress. You look amazing and so does the little one!
  • Liz A. replied 7 years ago
    I think it's the accessories that do it for the other moms.  The colors seem to go together so effortlessly.
  • MsMary replied 7 years ago
    Woo-hoo!  High five!!


    *happy sigh*

    I love it when a plan comes together!!  :)

  • lyn* replied 7 years ago
    I love the new Magic Dress (wow, you got it quick!) and it looks absolutely smashing with your brand new accessory :)

    I love how you mixed high and low pieces for this wonderfully aqua look! Nice to see you up and about :D
  • K. Period. replied 7 years ago
    Cleav-a-licious had me rolling!  

    The dress looks fantastic!  It is amazing, isn't it, how a dress reads "put together" even when it is the simplest thing? What a great win for figure flattery and nursing convenience. And statement piece? Well, he's priceless and stunningly gorgeous, isn't he? 
  • Tanya replied 7 years ago
    First of all, your statement piece s absolutely adorable!  Look at those cheeks!

    You look stunning in that dress.  I love the print and how you echoed the color of it in your accessories.
  • qfbrenda replied 7 years ago
    That dress is perfect for you!  And what you said about dresses is 100% why I'm firmly on Team Dress.  :)
  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago
    Thank you for sharing your accessory.  You are both adorable to the extreme.
  • Carole replied 7 years ago
    Perfect postpartum dress, such lovely colors! Your baby is soooo cute and cuddly! Enjoy every second!
  • replied 7 years ago
    That dress is pure perfection on you Natalie! I love how you hold your baby like an accessory, too. So cute! Okay, so you didn't just throw on a dress and flats. You have a gorgeous necklace and bag as well. And where did your tummy go? Must be magic!The only chub I see is in your adorable babe's cheeks. 
  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You become more stylish *by the day*, Natalie. You have a third child somewhere along your style journey and just get on with it. You are INCREDIBLE and rock my style world :)
  • Kari replied 7 years ago
    First of all, Natalie, CONGRATS on the little one!  I was MIA during the birth announcement.  Oh, so sweet!

    Love your new Nine West dress, and that is an EXCELLENT print.  Angie's right - through life and body changes, your style keeps evolving and moving forward.  You are so inspiring!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago
    WHOO HOO!!! Fabulous Natalie - and way to go MaryK! 

    *blowing kisses to that adorable baby*
  • ramya replied 7 years ago
    Your statement piece: Muah:) He is officially the cutest I have seen in long long time:)

    Now to dress... GP you need to start a tutorial on how you managed to put up a wardrobe that's magical. Nothing and I repeat nothing in their seems to be a maybe on you. They are all rocking 
  • rae replied 7 years ago
    The dress may have been the only one available, but it looks so you! You already had the perfect turquoise bag for it and everything. 

    Hehe, cleavalicious... are you sure you don't want to snap that up as your new YLF blog name before someone else does? ;)
  • Isis replied 7 years ago
    Wow!  Incredible outfit, the necklace and the bag take it to the moon!

    I adore your new baby!
  • harmonica replied 7 years ago
    Gorgeous! I love all your accessories - and the dress :-)
  • rachylou replied 7 years ago
    Oh definitely a magic dress. Amazing color coordination with the accessories there...
  • MsMary replied 7 years ago
    *secretly wishing I had snagged that dress for myself* ;)
  • Scarlet replied 7 years ago
    Even your camera matches! Of course they comment you look put together because they are asking themselves how does she do it, how does she do it? I am still figuring it out. For the first 6 weeks I was so completely on another planet I am not sure I even looked in the mirror to see how I was doing. You look as amazing as ever.
  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago
    Wow, Nathalie -congrats on your sweet  little babyboy!
    YLgorgeous as always, no wonder you're recieving tons of compliments!
    Great dress, magic one indeed!!:-)

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