Last year, I traveled to the Caribbean a couple times. On both trips, the J. Crew sanur dress emerged as a favorite clothing item. This lightweight jersey dress is so versatile, easily converting from a midlength strapless dress to a short strapless dress and also a skirt. I wore it everywhere from an outdoor music festival to the beach bars (FYI: if you like to bar hop, the Huffington Post named my home island-St, Kitts-one of the best islands in the Caribbean for bar hoppers).
I have owned two sanur dresses, one in navy blue (confiscated by a family member who liked it as much as I did…ha!) and the other in grey. I purchased the navy dress last year in a J. Crew factory store ($29) and the grey one on eBay ($29). I believe the dress retails for $68 when in the main store.
Check out how the sanur dress holds up when I am off island.
Dress—J.Crew via eBay
Belt—Banana Republic Factory Store
Jacket—Loft (Crinkle Stripe Jacket)
Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains
Bag—Philip Lawrence via Imperfect Concepts Boutique
Another hit! This is my favorite cut dress hands down.
I LOVE! everything about this outfit! Great buy in that dress; too bad you had to let go of the navy one!
omg you r beautiful..love it
Love this dress on you and I am so excited that you are from St. Kitts! My great grandmother was from St. Kitts and I plan to go there to find if I have any relatives still there. Way cool!
Thanks @Sing. This is a favorite silhouette of mine too. I am my heaviest on the bottom, so an A-line cut is my friend.
Thanks @Taylor. I can't even keep track of all the things I've lost to family members that "shop" my closet 🙂
Thanks @Liliana Reyes!
No way @Minister of Style!! You know I'm gonna have to reach out to you to find our who your people are.
I've been following your blog for a while now, and I love your style. It was only tonight that I saw the "St Kitts" label on your sidebar. I'm from Antigua! How cool is that 🙂