Casual Friday: J.Crew Bar-stripe Tee

Last month, when my J.Crew style guide arrived, I was immediately attracted to two items featured in this latest issue—the half-placket dress and the bar-stripe tee.  The half-placket dress didn’t quite work on me (see me try it on in In the Fitting Room: Dress Shopping).  The bar-stripe tee, though, was perfect.  It’s heather grey with navy stripes.  Perfect combination, right?

The tee is moderately priced for J.Crew at $39.50.  But, $39.50 for a t-shirt?  Not moderate enough for me. This week, though, J.Crew launched a couple sales on full-price items.  First up was 30% off knits and tees. This discount was just the encouragement I needed to snag one of the bar-stripe tees.

In today’s post, I’m wearing the tee untucked with a knit pencil skirt.  I was trying to create the silhouette of a shift dress.  Snakeskin wedges and a pair of Kendra Scott ‘Nyla’ earrings add pops of orange.  A beaded clutch with orange, blues, and yellow pulls the look together.

Tower Grove Park at the corner of Magnolia Ave and Kingshighway Blvd, Saint Louis, MO

For size reference, I’m wearing the tee in an XS for a sleek fit.

By the way, all full-price knits, tees, and shorts are 30% off through August 11 at J.Crew.  If you’re in St. Louis, the J.Crew store in Plaza Frontenac is your best bet for finding sizes still available.  The bar-stripe tee has been popular!

Skirt—Michael Kors via Marshalls | similaroption
Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls | option
Bag—Aldo | option
Earrings—Kendra Scott
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar
Bracelets—Vince CamutoStella & Dot, J.Crew | option
Sunglasses—Cole Haan | similar


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  1. August 9, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    I love that tee, but I agree $39.50 is steep. The good thing about J. Crew is that they run pretty good sales. I love how you paired the skirt and tee; I honestly thought it was a shift dress at first because they are so complementary.

    This is my first trip to your blog and I love your style!! 🙂

    • August 15, 2013 / 1:57 pm

      So true, Casey, J.Crew does know how to run a good sale. It's often worthwhile to wait to purchase many items. That's so cool that you thought this looks like a shift dress! Yay! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. August 10, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    ah, this top is so cute! i love basic little tees, i need more!

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