I bought the dress on major sale during my shopping trip to South Coast Plaza with Sandy a while back. The fit on this wasn't perfect but with the extra 30% off sale price plus the 15% education discount, I decided the fit issues were acceptable for the price and not worth the extra alteration costs. Another selling point for me was the fact that this dress can be worn 3 seasons in California -- bare-legged for spring and with a blouse or turtleneck and tights for fall and winter.
I wore this to work a couple weeks back and swapped out flats for heels and my white coat for this white blazer for dinner with friends.
White blazer: Zara (old. Similar here and here). Tweed dress: J. Crew. Black pumps: Zara (old. Similar here).
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (old). Black caviar quilted shopper tote: Chanel.