The metallic Jardin sheath dress from jcrew is the inspiration for this look for less. I found this vintage brocade dress some time ago, but have not worn it. I like the way jcrew put casual pieces with their dress to make it work for day wear.
I have a cashmere sweater that I never wear, I think because it is a very pale fleshy pink and does not match anything. I plan to dye it, goldenrod. No surprise here, but at least it will match the rest of my fall wardrobe. I have done quite a bit of dying/over dying but never with something as nice as cashmere. I'll let you know.
This is really a lovely dress, I'll put the dress and matching jacket on my flickr if you want to see it as an ensemble.