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Dress: Ellen Tracy | Belt: Steve Madden | Bag: c/o Novica (from several years ago but it's still available!) | Shoes: Nine West | Bracelet: gift (similar)

I wore this dress for Easter; after taking the pictures I wish I had also photographed it with the pink coat I wore over it (this one, you can see the combo here on Instagram). The dress comes with a black and gold belt; I originally planned to pair it with my skinny hot pink patent belt (seen here).  And while the color combo made me quite happy, the belt's hardware is silver while this dress has a large gold zipper with round gold zipper pull in back.  I tried my yellow croco skinny belt and it looked cartoonish with the mango-orange color.  The rest of my skinny colored belts have silver hardware and my leopard belt looked too wintry so I went with this chain belt, a recent purchase.

I don't know if Nordstrom recently started carrying Ellen Tracy or if the brand has updated their look, but when seeking out spring dresses at the department store this season it seemed almost every dress I gravitated towards was Ellen Tracy.  Available in regular, petite, and plus sizes and the dresses all hover around $100 for what I find to be stellar quality and flattering cuts that will stay stylish for a while, I have a new favorite dress brand!

More Dresses from Ellen Tracy:


A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. Wow, Allie! You look incredible in this dress – these saturated, bright hues look so gorgeous on your skin, and I love a good fit and flare style dress. I think the gold chain belt looks great with the outfit as well!

  2. Love it! Very flattering! The chain belt – simple but adds a little zing. And the bag – how fun!
    Following you for awhile now and really appreciate your blog!

  3. This dress is darling on you! It compliments your cute figure perfectly. Good choice! And you chose the perfect color for your shoes too.

  4. I just discovered Ellen Tracy, too. I got a cute black dress at Marshalls and then looked online at 6 pm Shoes and found some dresses there. I ordered a blue one a couple of days ago. If it fits as well as the black one, I have a new favorite dress brand as well.

  5. I like Ellen Tracy. I think they’re kind of a mass market DVF – feminine dresses, prints, easy care fabrics, cut for a woman who isn’t quite as model-thin as DVF.

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