Don-ning a Dress

by Jessica Sturdy on April 12, 2013

I’m blaming my recent craving for lady-like sheath dresses on Mad Men. The classic silhouettes, longer hemlines, and neutral color palettes have been luring me in. Anything to win the heart of Don Draper, really. When I saw this black and beige linen sheath dress on a rack at Marshalls, I scurried over to investigate! The last one. By one of my favorite designers. In my size. In one of my favorite color combinations. I didn’t even look at the price tag. (Which is one of my worst habits, but I tell myself it’s okay to do at Marshalls since everything is such a score. #shopaholic #overit)

Nor did I let this dress out of my give-me-it-it’s-mine-grip. Do you know what I mean? That feeling when you have just won the fashion-bargain-lottery? You’re terrified that if you let your little gem out of your hands that someone else will scoop it up and crush your every dream. I couldn’t get to the check out fast enough! Just go ahead and check me into S.A

I wore this dress to the office earlier this week, but I’m also envisioning it accompanying me to brunch, on weekend getaways, and maybe even to a bridal shower or two!


If you need even more of a reason to hit Marshalls this weekend, check out my other posts featuring my fabulous finds: one / two / three

outfit details: everything from Marshalls

photos: Hallie Wilson

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Marshalls via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Marshalls.

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Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins April 12, 2013 at 7:12 am

Cutest dress! This cut and color are so flattering on you :D

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Kimberly April 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

You look absolutely gorgeous – so ladylike & sophisticated! This dress fits you like a glove :)

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Lauren April 12, 2013 at 8:05 am

Love everything about this! Dress, shoes, nail color…perfect!

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Amber - Real Girl Glam April 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

This dress is so cute & lady like but I have to admit my eye went right to those shoes!

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Rachelle April 12, 2013 at 8:47 am

that dress is os cute, love the bow details. You look adorable.

xo
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jamie @makeuplifelove April 12, 2013 at 8:53 am

Everything about this look is AMAZING! you look phenomenal, the color is great and LOVE the shoes!!!

Xx-Jamie@Makeuplifelove .com

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Lauren April 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

This dress is a knock-out. I wouldn’t have let it out of my grip either! I adore the belt and shoes too.

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Lara April 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

You look stunning! Those shoes are amazing. I’m actually going to Marshall’s today, lol!

xox Lara http://www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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Katy @ Sugar and Chiffon April 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

This dress is adorable! I especially love the contrast piping on the neckline. Such a versatile piece!

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Lili April 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

Love this dress!! Marshall’s is the best.
xoLili

http://www.satinandscotch.com

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Nikki April 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

Love this dress and the shoes are fantastic!! Mad Men makes me want to dress super lady like too. On Mondays, I always want to wear a dress with heels and my pearls!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

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AJ April 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

The dress is cute but I’m drooling over the belt and heels! The accessories totally make this look!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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Kodi April 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

I mean, come on. This dress is perfect. It’s perfect on a hanger and then even more perfect with how it fits you. And then there’s a belt with a bow. And basically, I’m in love.
-Kodi
grey et al

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Becky April 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

I love this dress!! You look great!!

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Kayla April 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

Love that dress! Totally perfect for work! And how cute is the bow?!

Kayla
http://www.lovelucygirl.com

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Agi April 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

The dress is so pretty. I totally agree i’m loving all the “mad men” inspired fashion!!! Don’t forget to link up to my show me your favorite spring trend link up and enter my giveaway for a $300 gift card to Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic.

Agi:)

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Sgravalli Jewellery April 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

Thar is one elegant dress! Love the shoes too.
BR, Olja

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anngelik April 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I like how this outfit is very lady-like! You look beautiful and you always have the best shoes!

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.com

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Patricia April 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

crying for those shoes. nice score.

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Meg April 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm

The neutral are so pretty.
I heart marshall’s. :)
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Chelsea April 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

How cute is this pretty structured dress?! I love the bow belt and two-toned shoes as well. So happy Mad Men is back!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

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Jacqueline April 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Ah! This would be perfect to include in my work wardrobe…looks like i’ll be making a trip to Marshalls this weekend! thanks girlie!

xo
Jacqueline
http://www.purelypeanut.com

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Sofia April 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Gorgeous look with the neutral and black tones. Very classy look!

If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. I would love to read your feedback.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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Jessica Sturdy April 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Love that shot of your shoes on the yellow line! So cool!

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Leanne April 14, 2013 at 2:10 am

Stunning dress! You look beautiful.

Love from South Africa

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Rebecca April 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

What a great find!

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Dee@delolovesdesign April 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Love the dress and shoes. Very tasteful!

Dee

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Anna Rice April 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

Obsessed with Marshalls, I literally buy half my clothes there :) they have the best shoes!

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Amber April 16, 2013 at 1:38 am

The whole outfit is adorable Jessica, can’t believe you found everything at Marshalls. I haven’t been in there in a while!…

<3,
Amber
classyeverafter.com

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Shanna Johnson April 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I’m in love with this whole outfit. Period. I want the whole thing. The dress is amazing, and will go with every occasion. The schools are to die for! Gah! I’ve got to get to Marshall’s STAT!
Shanna
http://www.flipflopshanna.com

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