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 | similar, option
Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls | option
Bag—Aldo | option
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar
Bracelets—Vince Camuto, Stella & Dot, J.Crew | option
Sunglasses—Cole Haan | similar
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!! 🙂
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!
Great way to wear the tee in a different way!
Aww thanks, Lisa!
ah, this top is so cute! i love basic little tees, i need more!
Right, Lindsey! I love a basic little tee too.