If there’s one type of sale I love the most, it has to be a sale at an outlet store. When I found this dress at the Bloomingdale’s outlet for 60% off the outlet price (and I had a coupon), I was in Fashion Huntress heaven.As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t wear a ton of black and white, but occasionally there’s nothing I love more than a not so basic black dress, especially when it’s a full dress with a bow, lace, and pleats. And having found this not so basic black dress for the perfect price? Well, it was just meant to be.
Dress: Bloomingdale’s outlet ($21 marked down from $110)
Shrug: Ann Taylor via thrift ($4)
Sparkle tights: Kate Spade via Blooomingdale’s Outlet ($5 marked down from $30)
Shoes: Sofft at Nordstrom Rack (approx $40 marked down from approx $120)
Necklace: Anthropologie ($15 marked down from $60)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Many stores offer a discount when you first sign up for their emails. I like to save my email sign-up for when I plan to use the store (preferably during a sale), in order to ensure that I actually use the discount versus letting it expire. When are you looking at online sales, read through their email sign-up conditions (generally just 1-2 sentences), and then sign-up once you are ready to make a purchase. This may sound like common sense, but I’ve definitely missed the marked on this before and let perfectly good discounts go to waste!
2) This dress definitely seems like a summer/spring dress to me, given that it is sheer and sleeveless. As I tend to do with the majority of my summer dresses, I added tights and a shrug/cardigan to make the dress fall and winter ready. The next time I plan to wear this dress in winter, and will add a blazer and colored tights. Just imagining the possibilities is so exciting (fashion nerd alert, readers)!
Anyone else have tips for styling summer dresses? Love shrugs? Thanks so much for stopping by readers! I appreciate it so much! Happy almost Friday!
43 replies to “not so basic black”
I am jealous, this dress looks like something i would grab immediately. Good taste 🙂
Love this dress, especially the black lace in the back! You wear it well 🙂
I love the whole outfit, especially the dress! Great finds!
LOVE that dress on you!
Love the dress and the pearls amazing as always 🙂
Love that first shot — the dress looks fantastic in it! 🙂 hideorgochic.wordpress.com
Thanks! That’s my favorite too :)~!!
I love the pleats! Perfection.
STUNNING. And I love the tip about waiting to sign up for emails until a sale! Great idea!
Definitely a steal! What a find! Super cute details and effortlessly sweet
I love sales at outlet stores!! You look beautiful in this dress 🙂 x
Oh very nice dress! Pleats, lace, bow, and chiffon – all Chic Vic approved! I myself don’t wear a lot of black either, but I’m making that a part of my style challenge. You look so chic! I like how the wind caught the airy-ness of your dress in the first photo.
Agreed! I’m also trying to incorporate more black and white :)~!!
OMG me too! I’ve recently become appreciative of the minimalistic aesthetic, with plain black, white, and other neutrals. It’s quite refreshing, and I must say it makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier!
Dream dress right here! Great tips, I do the same with the welcome discounts!
cool fashion! 🙂
THE dress!! Beautiful!!! xxx
Nice! The lace detailing on the back is so fun! xo~ Lena
That is one beautiful pleated dress and looks fabulous on you…But seriously, you have mad balancing skills!!!!
hahaha I really don’t, but I got lucky with that shot! LOL!
Love the detail of this dress!! That a very good tip! Saving your e-mails for the discount never thought of that! Cute shrug! 🙂
Love the dress and it looks great on you!
Love the dress and love even more that it is such a score!
Wow!! This dress is to die for!!!
I love pleats and the lace gives it a feminine edge. Great look. http://voices-in-my-head.net/ 🙂
Beautiful dress!! You cant go wrong with a classic dress like that…and what a price! I usually pair a more summery dress with tights and a blazer or cardigan. You can even wear a long sleeved shirt under a dress to layer for warmth.
Great idea~! I’ll definitely add a shirt underneath for my next styling!
That is a lovely little black dress. The lace detailing on the back is so pretty.
Very chic dress!!!
Lovely dress, you look amazing!
60% at bloomingdale’s rack? um… yes please!! i didn’t even know bloomingdales had a rack — definitely not in minneapolis anyway. and, bonus – gorgeous dress! such a great find 🙂
Um gorgeous dress hun! I love the lace back detail!! And the shrug is a nice touch too 🙂
You look great!!
What a lovely dress! 😉 Love it! xo
Amazing dress! I adore the pleats! I recently went to the Saks Off Fifth and NM Last Call outlets and my mom and I found some amazing deals. I will have to share in a future post. I am also a huge Kate Spade fan. Have you looked at her “Saturday” line? Those prices are a tad more reasonable. Great look! ~ Lauren http://www.ginnysclosetblog.com
YES! I like that line too and definitely more affordable! I also saw her Gap line for kids and was wondering if I could squeeze into those skirts (that dream was not realized), but always fun to try! LOL
Kate Spade did a collaboration with Gap for kids? That is too adorable. I will have to check it out and maybe find some things to give my niece for the holidays. HAHA, yes I feel the same about the J.Crew minis collection-they have the best tulle skirts and glittery ensembles for little girls! I hope you have a great day!! Lauren
Yes! It’s super cool, though there are not a ton of pieces left! http://www.gap.com/products/kate-spade-gap-kids.jsp
I love the J Crew minis too!!
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:28 AM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Thanks for all the pleats love, readers! All of the Bloomie’s outlets are listed here:
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/ways-to-shop/bloomingdales-the-outlet-store/locations.jsp 🙂 XO
I love this dress! So pretty 🙂
Eye-catching dress but I also like how your feet are up on the hand rail.
Love the movement in this skirt! ❤