date night dress

One of our own needs a dress for her anniversary, but she’s stuck…

“Can I get some of that classic CoJ community help finding a spring dress?” Amy messaged over Instagram. “My first wedding anniversary is next month, and my husband and I are heading from Minnesota to NYC for the weekend! We’re having dinner at a cute Italian spot in the West Village, and I’m hoping to find a special dress. I’m not into the smocked style that’s big this season, although as a lifelong fan of Anne of Green Gables, I’m loving the puffed sleeves trend. My budget is $150. I like midi or short dresses. (I’m 5’1” so maxi dresses rarely work on me.) And I love florals!”

Yes, yes, yes! I love a challenge, and I love parameters. Here are some ideas:

Thoughts? What would you suggest? What do you wear on date nights? I’d wear this lipstick, too!

P.S. More reader shopping questions, and 11 wedding dos and don’ts.

(Top photo/dress by H&M.)