I spied this dress at Nordstrom a few weekends ago but can't seem to find it on the Nordies website, so I linked to the dress from the Liefsdottir website instead. Anthropologie was selling the skirt version of this dress, which is seemingly sold out online but I'm pretty sure is still available in stores. I typically have a hard time fitting into fitted dresses like this one, so I sized up and it worked! The dress hugged my hips but surprisingly wasn't too loose at the bust either, despite sizing up. The material is a bit thin, making it a really great summer weight dress. The color, pattern, and pleating all covers up any VPL that may occur. Boyfriend really liked it (though you wouldn't be able to tell with his languid expressions in the mirror) but I'm not willing to drop $300 for this, especially since I only see it working in the spring/summer. And especially because, you know, it costs $300 for a sun dress.
Ann Taylor lace dress (in stores only?), $198:
no cardigan on hand to test how it'd look with one, so a knotted shirt will have to do
En route to J.Crew, I passed by Ann Taylor and immediately saw this dress on a mannequin in the window. I'm a little confused because the dress is clearly featured on the website but there's no product page for it. I'm not sure if this is because it's not yet available online or if it's an in-store only item, but either way, I've attached a shot of the product tag for those who are interested. I took this in my usual size 4 and it fit really well. It's not clingy, and the lace is ever-so-slightly two-toned, which I adore. The details are lovely! With the Friends & Family 30% off event going on right now, I might just swing by and pick it up! Maybe.
Ann Taylor lace skirt (in stores only?), $148:
This is the matching skirt for the above lace dress. It has the same lovely detailing as the dress, but I think I prefer the dress to the skirt. I tried this on in my usual size 6 for bottoms and it fit well. Again, not too clingy and with room to tuck a shirt in and move around comfortably.