There are very few things that I'm willing to pay full retail price, and this dress was one of them. I picked it up from Anthropologie at the beginning of the summer and it's become a wardrobe staple - it works for the office, brunch, out to dinner, etc. It's simple enough to be styled with almost anything (including booties and a cream sweater for the fall) but also really well tailored and extremely comfortable. And it's now on sale!
I work it to dinner with my sister wearing red lipstick, simple jewelry, my favorite lace-up flats and my black Monserat DeLucca work tote (another great buy - it's huge and fits everything, has a cross-body strap and a giant zippered compartment inside, doesn't look anything like a Tumi but does the Monday - Thursday consulting travel circuit better than any other bag I've had).