Fashion Thesaurus: J.Crew Stripe Button-Front Dress

Last week, I visited J. Crew to purchase the scatter dot dress.  I tried this dress on a month ago (see In the Field with Economy of Style).  I loved it then, but delayed purchasing in the hope of getting it at a lower price later.   So, when I heard that J.Crew extended its extra 30% off sale items to the stores, I ran to mine.

While in J.Crew on my mission to buy dots, I was also drawn to the stripe button-front dress, which had been marked down so low that it would have a final price of $25 (orig. $88).  Okay.  I didn’t plan to buy stripes and I may not need more stripes, but who couldn’t use more stripes?

To prove to you (and mostly to myself) that this additional stripe dress deserved a spot in my wardrobe, I consulted the Fashion Thesaurus.

Three looks with the stripe dress:

1.  Casual.  On Saturday, I wore the dress as shown below to run a few errands.

Dress—J.Crew, Belt—Banana Republic Factory Store,
Shoes—Michael Kors via Marshalls (jelly version)
Bag—Vintage via Borough Vintage, Earrings—Anthropologie Golden Child Danglers



2.  Preppy Chic.  Tis the season for mixing and matching.  Plaid sure looks good with stripes.

Shirt—Old Navy, Dress—J.Crew, Bag—Marina Rinaldi via family,
Shoes—Michael Kors via Macy’s (similar), Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle

3.  Classic with a twist.  Red is reliable when paired with navy and white.  A leopard skinny belt adds an additional splash of interest.

Cardigan—Loft, Dress—J.Crew, Belt—Oscar de La Renta via Marshalls
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton tote via Macy’s, Shoes—Tahari via UpperBid
Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle, Sunglasses—DVF via Marshalls
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16 Comments

  1. June 25, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Nice looks and I like your hair.

    • June 27, 2012 / 5:29 am

      Thanks, Sing! I know you know how hot it is in these parts…I'll do anything that keeps the hair tamed. Ha.

  2. June 25, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    That's smart shopping….maximizing the use of your dress! I especially love the 'casual' look and the shoes in that picture and really pretty.

    • June 27, 2012 / 5:33 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Typhanie! I think a lot about maximizing the use of items in my wardrobe hence all the remixing 🙂

  3. June 25, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I like the yellow belt, and the bright red cardi! I love how you restyle your dresses.

    • June 27, 2012 / 5:35 am

      So, you like the classics…always winners 🙂 Thanks for your kind words as always.

    • June 27, 2012 / 5:37 am

      Hey Mica. Yes, I'm definitely happy with the purchase. I try to stay very focused on shopping trips these days. This post gives insight into how I justified this unplanned purchase when in the store. Lol.

    • June 27, 2012 / 5:38 am

      Yay for mixing and matching! I'm not sure if it's where I am on my fashion journey, the popularity of mixing and matching, or a combination of both; but, I feel so free to experiment with styling these days.

  4. June 26, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I love this dress and for $25 bucks and JCrew, I think you made out like a bandit…lol

    • June 27, 2012 / 5:39 am

      Tell it! You should've seen me…I was speed walking on the way out of J. Crew. Lol.