My most recent cheap-chic find has been a James Dean inspired t-shirt dress by Allen B. at JcPenney. I love that it mixes the feel of a great boyfriend tee with the beautiful lavender color of spring. It's made of a great drapey jersey fabric so that it is lightweight and irresistibly comfortable.
I was recently asked how to wear the t shirt dress: It all depends on the shape. The Allen B. dress, for instance, would have to be belted to keep from having a "tented" look. Pair with some stacked bracelets and a neutral shoe for a casual look. If you desire a more dressed up appeal, pick a silk or satin dress in a mid-thigh length. Pair it with layered necklaces, a cocktail ring or two, and a great cut out sandal, and voila!
Allen B. James Dean Dress, JcPenney $10 (clearance, in select stores only), Mossimo Virginia Pump in Taupe