This style dress looks great on me, and I love pairing cardigans with dresses. I cannot wear that biscuit/beige color, though, because I look like a corpse. No to the height of the heels, but yes to the color.
The fuchsia and black together remind me of my favorite outfit from the Black mini skirt, black shell and fuchsia jacket. Topped off with a silver/gold carousel horse pin. This would be a great way to recreate that for today's fashion.