I saw this dress today and fell in lust with it. It certainly reminds me of Marilyn Monroe‘s iconic white dress. I think that sparkly gold would be fabulous for semi-formal events. But, since I don’t have any on my calendar I’m not sure it’s a worthwhile purchase. I tried to think of some ways to dress it down and make it appropriate for teaching– but the only idea I came up with while walking around the store was a black cardigan and black tights. But, I questioned whether or not it would work. I also thought about putting a shirt over the top, so that it would be like wearing a gold knife pleated skirt. However, this is an out of the box look for me and I’m not sure. So, I ask you dear readers, should I or shouldn’t I purchase this dress? It is currently on sale for $39.99– originally $60.