I bought this dress in a recent raid of the Target online clearance section. I wasn't necessarily expecting much from a 7$ dress, except being comfy and work-appropriate, but this turns out to be one of the most flatteringly-cut dress I own. The kimono sleeve is surprisingly flattering and the waist actually hits at just the right place for an empire-style. That's not something that happens very often when you are tall and somewhat busty. Also, just FYI, a huge amount of Target's plus-sized women's clothes are sold online only (which makes so much sense right, I mean, the average women's size in America is 16, so you clearly can't afford to keep them in stock in all your stores when they are a niche market...of half of all women..shut up, that's why), so if you never find anything interesting in the stores, check online. I decided to add red accessories and makeup for Red and Black week (and because I like the look of red accents with a black outfit.
You'll have to excuse the somewhat bedraggled expression. I thought I was running late because I somehow didn't pay attention to the hour on my clock and rushed to get ready only to show up an hour early for work (which is not good if you are an hourly rather than salaried employee). I'm still not 100% sure what happened there. Anyway...
My earrings and necklace are both from the Art of Adornment Sanguine collection, a great source for all your red and black needs. The bead in the earrings looks dark here, but when it catches the light it is a deep, pure red
For my eye makeup I used Geek Chic's Blood Bond, a semi-matte brick red, in the crease and Shiro Cosmetics' Ganondorf, an iridescent, almost black red along the line and under the lid, with my trusty black creme eyeliner from Sephora, of course.