Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stripes and Silver

It's been years since I shopped at Express but I popped over to the website a few weeks back during their 50% off dress sale and was drawn towards several of their newer designs.  I was a bit skeptical about the fit and quality but when the package arrived, I was pleasantly surprised.  This dress is fitted, comfortable, and made of a thick ponte knit.  The affordable price tag (and frequent sales) makes this a perfect casual summer dress.

Finding a dress to fit me off the rack is often challenging.  Petite sizing usually fits in the chest, waist, and hips, but measuring at just over 5 feet 4 inches, petite items are often too short and shrunken on me.  I was so happy with my dress purchases that I snatched up a few more goodies during the Easter weekend sale.  Specifically, I ordered the pleated ponte skirt and a couple pairs of Columnist pants in 00.  Unfortunately, these items were inconsistent in fit and quality and were subsequently returned -- the waist on the skirt fit well but the pleats laid awkwardly and the material felt cheap and the pants were way too big in the waist and hips.  Despite this, I am happy to have rediscovered the brand and will be adding it to my queue for online browsing.

On another note, my obsession with all things Rebecca Minkoff continues.  I just got these mirrored silver sandals and I know that I will be wearing them all summer long.
(***Update*** Rebecca Minkoff is having her Friends and Family Sale.  The entire site is 30% off with code FRIENDS30!)

Black and white striped dress: Express. Silver sandals: Rebecca Minkoff 'Bettina' (similar here and here). Necklace: David Yurman
Silver bead bracelet: Tiffany's. Studded mint satchel: Rebecca Minkoff 'Blake'.


  1. Very cute! I recently popped my head into Express again too after seeing Jean from Extra Petite post about the sale and that ponte skirt. (I had the same verdict - cute in theory, but the material was funny and the pleats didn't look good.) I'm curious which other dresses you picked up during the sale.

    We're just about the same height so I know what you mean about petite sizes being just a tad too short. I don't mind it with skirts and dresses but finding nice pants is problematic. I may have to try those Gap cropped pants from your previous post though!

  2. PS - did you see the striped Asos dress Jean posted on Instagram? Also a super cute striped number!

    1. Work pants are impossible to find! I've been wearing the Gap cropped pants to death since they're the only ones that fit reasonably well. And yes, love both striped dresses that Jean posted on Instagram!

  3. wow, i haven't shopped at express in forever! that dress is soo cute!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  4. the dress fits perfectly on you! love that it's ponte. cute bag and shoes!


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