WIW 4/20: L148 Aquarium dress

I went to Nordstrom to try on DVF wrap dresses (see my K/R post) and many dresses were not great for my apple belly, but I ended up coming home with the blue leaf print dress and this Lafayette 148 aquarium print sheath that the SA recommended. I am still not sure yet if I will keep the blue DVF dress, but I did end up wearing the aquarium print dress and got lots of compliments. It's an apple-friendly sheath, a print in my favorite turquoise color, with a splash of citron. Winner in my book! Paired it with my cream eyelet Kate Spade purse and Ugg cream snake lace-up ballet flats (I liked the black pair so much I bought them in blue and cream as well!). It was already on sale when I bought it, but the best part is because it was in my YLF Finds, I got a notification that there was a price drop and I was able to get another $80 off via a price adjustment by bringing the receipt to the store! Yay YLF!

Lafayette 148 aquarium print sheath dress
Tommy Bahama turquoise cardigan (for the chilly Bay Area morning)
Ugg Izabel cream snake lace up pointy ballet flat
Kate Spade cream eyelet purse
Burberry watch
Banana Republic Trina Turk bracelet (with the same exact color scheme as the dress!)

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  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Killer Beautiful outfit sans the cardi. You are ROCKING those ankle strap flats. 

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Oh, yes. Glad that the YLF Finds notification helped you get that gorgeous dress on sale. 

    Really missed you around here. Very fun to see you post again. 

  • Karin L H replied 5 years ago

    Such a great dress! Wonderful colours and it suits you so nice. And those shoes look fab!

  • UmmLila replied 5 years ago

    I love that dress!

  • replied 5 years ago

    This dress looks fantastic on you! I saw your post about the DVF dresses and loved the color of the blue on you. You expressed concern about highlighting your midsection and on re-examination I thought there was something about the pattern placement combined with the tie that wasn't ideal.
    But this dress is amazing! Since we now know you can have great colors, interesting print. and a totally flattering fit in a dress like this maybe we should keep the bar high?

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Angie, Karin, UmmLila and Isabel!
    Isabel, I think you are right that the L148 is more flattering on me than the DVF. And the funny thing is that I'm a size 8 in the DVF dresses, but only a 4 in the L148 with room to spare! Yay for vanity sizing! ;)

  • Staysfit replied 5 years ago

    The Aquarium dress is beautiful on you. I love the print, the colors are so cheerful and lively! Your DS looks like he is having fun by the way, he looks so sweet!

  • E replied 5 years ago

    Yay for such a gorgeous dress! It looks great on you. :)

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    It's beautiful and wonderfully you! And you are wonderfully it!

    Btw: DS is a very handsome escort. A gentleman, I see :)

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Amazing dress!

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    That is a seriously beautiful dress. It really looks good on you too.

  • milehighstyle (Linda) replied 5 years ago

    That dress is so great on you and your son is adorable!

  • frannieb replied 5 years ago

    The dress looks wonderful and LF148 is such a wonderful brand. I love the feel and fit of their clothes. The purse and sandals are fab.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Such a pretty dress! Gorgeous colors.

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  • retailgirl replied 5 years ago

    Great dress! I agree with Frannieb...I love Lafayette, the styling and quality is top notch. I like this dress better than the wraps in your other post.

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  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Oh yeah, this is gorgeous on you Natalie. And good to see you posting again.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    The colors in that dress are beautiful together.  I love your ankle strap flats and your little guy is such a cutie!

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