I picked this silk Neiman Marcus dress up at an estate sale about 6 months ago and have been looking forward to spring to be able to wear it. When I am thrifting, I always look for natural fibers, especially silk. I try hard to stay away from polyester and I usually stay away from knits, but only because they wear easily and something 20 years old is probably more worn than I want. New silk is expensive. Worth every penny, but expensive. Vintage and thrifted silk is much, much cheaper. As is vintage wool, another expensive fabric if bought new. This dress was by no means a steal, I paid about 20 dollars for it and then almost 30 to have it taken in, but, in my opinion, still a bargain. It is well made, a pretty color, and I will get a lot of use out of it, so worth every penny.
I paired my silk dress with one of my favorite blazers. Since there is a lot of color going on, I kept everything else simple. Yes, I could have piled on the bracelets and added a colored shoe, but I think there is already a lot going on. I thought simpler would be better.
Neiman Marcus dress, Forever 21 blazer, and Nine West shoes.