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What is it about that dress?

I remember seeing it for the first time on ASOS.com. It was just what I needed — a professional A-line dress that was fitted without being revealing, colorful but subtle. And cheap. Just about $100, and I knew I’d wear it a million times over.

I was about to release my first novel and I needed this dress for readings and book festivals. Dressing for readings can be difficult. You want to look stylish and smart, but it needs to appear effortless. Easy.

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