What I Wore: Crisp Coral

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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!

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  1. April 15, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    A, you look like a doll. This dress fits you so well… Impeccable.

  2. April 11, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    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!

  3. PDXMomma
    April 10, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    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!

  4. Happinessatmidlife
    April 9, 2015 / 12:35 am

    This dress is stunning on you. I love it paired with the nude heels and that fun clutch!



    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  5. Pam
    April 9, 2015 / 12:35 am

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

  6. Aimee
    April 7, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    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.

  7. kaijsa
    April 7, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    This is a great look on you! I love the color, and that bag is extra great.

  8. Ginger
    April 7, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    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.

  9. laniza
    April 7, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    It’s good to see you in some color again. This reminds me of vintage Alison 🙂

  10. April 7, 2015 / 9:36 am

    OMG…this color is amazing on you!!! It’s very sophisticated with the gold belt! I think you should wear the other belt and let us decide how it looks….because you need to wear this over & over!!! love it! jodie
    ps…also love it with that pink coat!

  11. April 7, 2015 / 7:43 am

    So pretty! Chic and simple and Springy, and completely ready for any office. Love it. xo

  12. April 7, 2015 / 6:21 am

    You look awesome! Great colour, lovely fit, cute bag… knockout!

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