It's a person-dress rather than a hanger-dress. By this I mean that it looks better on you (or in this case, me!) than on the hanger. I'm sure you've already noted that it's a jersey dress...which makes it seem not very dressy for a "night out" dress. However, the deep dark purple color and the purple crystal detail in the back makes it dressier IRL. It's slinky, sexy and slighty saucy. What else could you ask for in a $49.99 dress for a bachelorette party? Hmm...maybe Sunshine won't approve of this dress. If you don't tell him, I won't!
Bonus 2: Today was the last day for Loehmann's "25% off all denim" sale. And boy did I luck out. I picked up a pair of Ernest Sewn jeans for my mom. They're mid-rise with a slight boot cut. I found them on clearance for $34.90 but after the 25% off denim discount and my 10% Insider Club Gold discount, they were only $23.61! I think I earned some brownie points with these jeans. ;)
Bonus: I ran across another purple dress but it's got me planning for a beach vacation. At $24.99, you can't afford not to buy this 2-in-1 beach cover-up/dress. It's comprised of two layers: an inner cotton slip and a gauzy outer silk/cotton dress. If you only wear the outer dress, you can use it as a beach/poolside coverup. When you wear the inner slip and the outer dress, you're ready for a stroll and a casual lunch!