A few weeks ago the gals at Tipsy Society put up a spread of several dresses. Norma Kamali designed and awfully cute and available at…wait for it… WALMART.
Several of us in the comment section were all, “Uh, man… I don’t know… WALMART?!”
There was one in particular that I really, really loved. But again… Wal-mart?! Here it is:
I hemmed and hawed and man-I-don’t-knowed… and then I saw the price.
EIGHTEEN DOLLARS. EIGHTEEN.
I mean COME ON! How could I NOT try it out?! For, I don’t know, posterity. Or fashion. Or maybe one day perhaps it will be spring here again and OMG DID YOU SEE HOW CUTE IT IS?!
So I ordered it. (I found out you have to order the Norma Kamali line. It is sadly not available in stores.) And as I ordered it I prayed to the gods of Tailoring and Fit that they might actually send this to me and it would look acceptable. (I figured asking for amazing might be a big greedy, ‘cause, you know, WAL-MART.)
It arrived over the weekend. And here it is.
IT FITS PERFECTLY. IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE AN $18 DOLLAR DRESS. AND YES I BELIEVE THIS DISCOVERY DESERVES ALL CAPS.
I ordered the 4-6 size and I will tell you it is closer to the 4 than the 6. It isn’t lined but it doesn’t need to be. The material is lightweight cotton and it seems like it will hold up to some moderate use. I wouldn’t plan on cleaning/washing it over and over and over again because I’m not so sure how the seams will handle that, but for a luncheon or meeting or work and just twirling in your living room? An awesome find.
It is very twirly. I checked.
I have chosen to accessorize this baby with some rockin’ green pumps (Spring!) and the new ring I purchased at etsy. An added bonus is the linen animal print purse I’ve been dying to haul out.
Admit it. You totally want one now. Go get it!