Today was one of my last free days for the next few weeks, so my mom and I decided to make use of the sunny weather and go to lunch, the movies, and shopping. Knowing that I have to finalize my graduate project, prepare for conference, present research at work, and travel to Boston to prepare at said conferene–all within 16 days–has be weighing really heavily on me, so getting this little slice of perfection was just what I needed to prepare me for the amount of work I have coming my way. I originally was going to go out with dirty hair in a ponytail, but then I saw this green dress hanging in my closet begging to be worn.

The dress is from Talbots, the Marlo Halter Dress (although, it’s not a halter at all!), and I’m definitely in love with the color, shape, and feel of the dress. It has cute pockets, and it can be styled in so many different ways. I couldn’t find a cardigan or jacket that I really liked with the dress, so I defaulted to this old Ann Taylor Loft cardi that’s a little ill-fitting. Like every photo I seem to take, the dress looks longer than it actually is. It sits a couple inches higher than in the photo.

I kept the outfit simple with basic flats and a daisy ring I had bought from Forever21 years ago. Usually, I don’t care for wearing dresses when I’m going to the movies and sitting for long periods of time, but this dress has so much fabric to move around in that it was more comfortable than my typical jeans.

Talbots dress, Ann Taylor Loft cardigan, Old Navy flats, Forever21 ring

Shopping tip: If you’re interested in Talbots’ clothing, I recommend signing up for their emails. I think it took a couple weeks before I received a discount code big enough to afford the dress.

So on this perfect spring afternoon, I got to see The Hunger Games, chat with my mom about random things, and enjoying the sunny weather. I also ended up purchasing Jessica Simpson extensions. Kind of random, but I like them 🙂

What’s your favorite spring dress style? Have any of you tried extensions? If so, share some tips with me 🙂