I found a black dress! When I was visiting my parents in California earlier this week my mom and I stopped by Nordstrom where I tried on every black dress in my size. I ended up purchasing the very first one I tried on. It's nothing like what I was looking for... and yet it's oh-so-lovely.*
Pictures to follow after I try it on and have Husband take some.
*Shawna, please don't hate it! I don't want to have to start over. :)