This tapestry dress by Roulette (also a brand carried by Nordstrom) cost $5 at a local GoodWill. And is modest enough to wear to the office.
The Deets: Roulette dress (GoodWill); Miz Mooz Tillman pumps (Amazon); Bubbling with Fun necklace (Jada's Jewels)
(Please disregard the hair. Growing hair out is murderously difficult.)
Pam at Over50Feeling40 recently shared a great post about the amount of time it takes to dress well - or badly. Last week, I was so worn out by our hospital experience that I practically wore sweats and sneakers to work, without a lick o' makeup on. Not cute. Even though The Teen is still very sick and has not made it back to school yet, simply throwing on this bright, comfortable dress, and adding a swipe of lippy made a huge difference in my confidence level today. So Pam, point well taken. It really does take the same amount of time to put on a simple dress as it does to wear a mismatched lounge suit.