I felt so beautiful in this dress and it is under $40! Can you believe it? What a great snag. It reminds me of a dress from out of that movie The Notebook. There is something really refreshing about dressing in a retro 1940s style dress. I know maybe this dress would have been a bit longer back then, but I like to think of this as an updated 1940s look for 2016. This dress also has a very flattering fit. I paired it with this handmade and delicate butterfly bracelet which is under $30 and my 1940s inspired platform Gucci pumps. My favorite shoes at the moment are these pumps. I already have them in green, but I love them so much I bought them in this nude color as well. You can't go wrong with platform pumps. I added pearls to make the look even more ladylike.