Going Out: J.Crew Scatter Dot Dress

Last Saturday, I wore this outfit to a concert at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis.  I was striving for a retro chic look with the dots and pearls.  To counter the “sweetness” of the outfit, a snakeskin clutch and belt, and python print wedges were added.

I purchased the J.Crew dress to wear to the wedding of a hip friend in a few months.  I’ve got cool plans to jazz it up.  Polka dots are always fun to play with, right?  The dress screams versatility, so you’ll probably see it featured here many times before the wedding.

Dress—J.Crew scatter dot dress

Belt—Banana Republic Factory Store (similar BR belt)

Shoes—Ellen Tracy via Marshalls (similar)

Bag—Philip Lawrence via Imperfect Concepts 

Pearls—Overstock

Faux Pearls—Forever 21 knotted pearlescent necklace

Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)

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32 Comments

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:01 pm

      That's wonderful! Thanks for letting me know. We can inspire each other.

  1. July 16, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    Oh how I love polka dots! Great dress, lovely styling.

  2. July 16, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    I can see you rocking this so many different ways! It looks fab on you!

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:02 pm

      Definitely! It's such an easy dress to work with because of the silhouette and simplicity.

  3. July 16, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Retro Chic! I love it, regardless of how you try to spin it. You personal style image comes shining through. Relaxed and Refined.

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      Relaxed and refined. I like that! And, you are the expert stylist. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. smackerman
    July 16, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    Stumbled upon your blog last week… You are beyond inspiring!
    I feel like we have a similar style, but you have helped me to kick mine up a few notches. This look (like everyone I have seen) is fabulous. So glad to have found this blog – my new favorite!

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:05 pm

      I'm so glad you found the blog! And, I always love finding folks with a similar style. I hope you stick around. Thanks for your kind words!

  5. July 16, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    GORGEOUS DRESS–I almost pulled the trigger on getting this–you're making me more tempted. 🙂 you look fantastic!

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:06 pm

      Girl…I held out after trying it on the first time, but the additional discount was just the nudge I needed. No regrets since getting it.

  6. July 16, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    It's a beautiful dress! And I love how you've worn your hair.

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks, Terri! It was so hot and humid that evening that I had to pull the hair back because I didn't know what it would do once hit with the elements. Ha.

  7. DRLENE
    July 16, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    You look so First Lady- Mrs. Obama in your dress! Nice look.

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:08 pm

      Yes, this kind of classic and polished look is very Michelle O. She is certainly a style icon of mine. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. July 17, 2012 / 1:09 am

    I wouldn't have been able to save this dress for the wedding either. Love the long strand of pearls with it – cant wait to see you change it up for a big event 🙂

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:10 pm

      Right! And, I don't like to have items in my closet that I'm not wearing regularly. I'm really excited to style this dress right through the winter 🙂

  9. July 17, 2012 / 3:18 am

    The dress looks so great on you 🙂

  10. July 17, 2012 / 6:50 am

    gorgeous dress!! you look soo chic and I could definitely rock this look to work!

    • July 27, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks! You are so right. You can definitely rock this dress to work. I love pieces that work for all occasions.

  11. July 17, 2012 / 10:48 am

    That dress is awesome! I love polka dots. Love the pattern mix with the heels!!!

  12. July 17, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Very lovely dress, love the polka dots and pearls.

  13. July 18, 2012 / 7:23 am

    I adore polka dots …. and this dress is absolutely awesome. Love the pop of colour with the yellow belt … tres chique

  14. Krista
    April 8, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    Just received this dress on poshmark and it's completely see through! Even when I wear nude undergarments. Did you wear a slip or something? Thanks so much!

    • April 8, 2014 / 7:37 pm

      I just wore nude undergarments, Krista. Even though the dress is lined, it is indeed a tad sheer, but I never wore a slip.