matta nemi dress from calypso, $69 from $195.
one of my favorite shades of coral. it'll arrive just in time for labor day barbecues and will layer well with a cardigan and jeans later on.
so apparently the buttons go down the back of the dress, but when i tried it on, it didn't seem to matter which way. so i'm going to take the label off and wear the buttons in front. also, the fabric is pretty thin and somewhat sheer. i need to have it taken in on the sides (a small would have fit better), and also shortened. it goes just past the knees, and i'd rather have it 3-4 inches above the knees so that it looks better with jeans and leggings. overall, though, it's a pretty dress with lots of nice details. the fabric and color do not disappoint.