So lesson learned on Friday...when you're in Polyvore and click on Blogger, it will post the set right to your blog as a new post. Hmmm....this could take laziness to new levels for me. Click, click, click...
And it's just taken me this long to get to the regular post. The usual weekend stuff....
J Crew Maritime Dress (#37228, $78). I had been curious about this dress ever since seeing it in the catalog and a few weeks ago my fave PS, Jill, emailed to tell me it was in, so she held it for me. I asked for an M, but she said she'd hold an S & M as it was running large.
Oh yes, it most definitely was running large. I know I've lost weight since last summer, but... Anyway, the M was huge on me. To my fave petite JCA girls, I hope the XXS works on you - but considering how much room there with the S on me, I don't know. Definitely worth a try-on IRL or getting measurements from CS before ordering.
Wide-shouldered gals, like myself, guess what? Plenty of room in the shoulders. Maybe because it's knit? But no pulling or tightness. Yay! The knit on this is nice & substantial - esp important when there are wide white stripes. And did you notice the cute zippers on each side at the bottom? What a fun detail!
As you can tell from the previous post, the PV set, I wore this on Friday. A gorgeous early spring day. Nice & warm, sunny, just perfect. I paired it with black leggings and my black TOMS. The TOMS themselves merit a post of their own which I promise I'll get to. I'll just say this - love love love. Then a pair of gold hoops and a ponytail to show off the hoops and the nicely wide neckline, and I was good to go.
I thought the dress worked really well with the leggings. If you're nervous about the length, they are a perfect solution. And they kept my legs warm - it was nice outside, but not that nice, and you all know I always run cold. Without the leggings, yes, it's a short dress. No, I won't be belting it like in the online pic because (1) I don't wear belts, and (2) that would likely make it too short. When it's warmer, I'll be wearing it with anything flat shoe-wise - sandals, Converse, TOMS, espadrilles, navy flats, yellow flats.
Definitely a fun dress for spring!!