Confession: I don’t think I’ve ever shopped at New York & Company before. But when I take the subway to work, I walk by the NY&Co windows between the subway stop and my office. When I saw this dress on the mannequin a few weeks ago, I stopped dead in my tracks. I instantly started reminiscing about this Red Valentino trench from last Spring that I was OBSESSED with. The amount of times that I tried that jacket on at Nordstrom on Michigan Ave. was a bit ridic. I OBVI couldn’t (and can’t) afford to spend $1200 on a trench, but I was head over heels for that drifting floral print. So spotting this dress in an almost identical print, yeah, I just about died!
The store wasn’t open yet, so naturally, I got on my phone to see if the dress was available online. Negative. I had to wait until after work and it was basically meant to be… one dress left, in my size (Well, it was a size bigger, but I made it work!), and everything in the store was 50% off. So yes, I got this beauty for a mere $35. I could hardly contain my excitement!
Which is probably why I was twirling through Madison Square Park when I first wore it… 😉
Photos: Hallie Wilson
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