40 + Style Casual / Weekend Wear Summer

A Great Dress for Work and Play

I’ve been a big fan of J. Crew for years, but they went off on a weird tangent for a while and got away from their signature classic style. Items were cut weird, sizing was inconsistent, and quality was waning. Not every piece mind you… And I was certainly able to find things that I liked. (Where there is a will there is a way.) I just had to wade through a bunch of weirdness, inspect items, and try on a lot of stuff.

I’m happy to see that J. Crew is coming back around to its classic roots with their last few collections. I saw this dress in their last release and immediately knew that I had to give it a whirl. The cut is great. It has a forgiving waistline, a ladylike hem, and with the cap-sleeve it’s easy to layer. It’s so hard to find dresses that I can wear to the office these days. This one is a keeper.

Where did I wear this? I wore this to church. Somewhat dressy. Somewhat casual.

(Stay tuned for another look with this dress where I’ve styled it more dressy.)

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Wearing: Dress – J. Crew, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory (old, this one is similar), Loafers – M. Gemi, Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – Vintage, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old).


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PS – Here’s a link to save $25.00 off a pair of M.Gemi shoes. Yes, I’m still a HUGE fan. This is my 4th pair of Felize loafers.

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