Day four of the Wear No Black Week challenge hosted by Urban Darling.
I've been dying to wear this dress for quite a while. And by "quite a while" I mean, since I bought it... over two years ago! I got it at Gottschalk's in Auburn before the chain went under. Come to think of it, I did wear it one time but the arms were so uncomfortable that I walked around like a Tyrannosaurus Rex for the whole day in fear that I would rip the sleeves off if I made any grand gestures with my arms (such as reaching for a door handle, pencil or simply brushing the hair out of my face).
Two years later I got out the scissors and cut the band of the sleeve off. I think it freaked the boyfriend out just a little when I walked in to the bedroom at 11pm with a sharp set of sheers and an intense look on my face. He probably breathed a sigh of relief as I passed him and went straight toward the closet, took hold of the cuff on one of the sleeves of this dress and started cutting like a crazy lady. He still looked a little puzzled until I explained that I could never wear this dress until I took the cuffs off. Boyfriend actually had to help me take it off the one time I wore it (get your mind out of the gutter) when I literally couldn't get the darned thing off because the cuffs were stuck on my upper arm. Only slightly embarrassing.
Last night while I was in a project sort of mood, I grabbed this dress and finally finished it off! I thought this bright and cheery color would be great for a week in which I could wear no black! Often when I'm wearing a monochromatic outfit, I feel like there are more liberties to grab the crazier or more colorful accessories... so these shoes seemed like a great match up!
Dress: Susan Lawrence via Gottschalk's (long gone)
Floral Peep Toe Heals: Madden Girl via TJ Maxx
Silver Sparkly Disc Necklace: Cookie Lee