Sequins and Sea Breezes: Stripes and Shifts

Stripes and Shifts

5/21/2014


One of my coworkers Skyped me about the J.Crew Factory 30% off sale one afternoon and just for the fun of it I started surfing the site to see what they had. I found a few things I really liked but most were out of stock in my size so I kept perusing and found myself in the  "Girls" section of the site. Eventually I ended up finding this dress and I absolutely fell in love with it. The colors, the nautical aspect of it and it has POCKETS! Everything about it screamed that it needed to be in my closet immediately but it was a girls dress in sizes I am SO not familiar with so what now? I decided to bring up the adult and kids sizing chart and try comparing the sizes and go from there. Then after much deliberation and going back and forth with said coworker I finally just decided to take the plunge and get it. I mean an adorable J.Crew dress for only $25, how can you pass that up? Of course the dress came in the mail while I was out of town visiting my friend in Ft. Myers so the second I got home I immediately tried it on and was thrilled that I could actually get it over my head (I have a rather large head people, the fear it wouldn't go over my melon sized noggin was real). I wasn't AS worried about it being too short since I am basically the size of a 14 year old any way, and yes I did Google this to confirm it before ordering, but I was a bit concerned. Needless to say I was super excited when it fit and wasn't completely inappropriate! I did feel a bit uncomfortable wearing it with heels or wedges so it's definitely going to be a flats only dress but I'm still totally in love with it!  

dress: j. crew factory / sandals: tory burch / necklace: h&m / bag: michael kors / sunglasses: tory burch / watch: michael kors / bracelets: alex & ani {initial, monkey, starfish, and collegiate

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48 comments

  1. How cute! I love the balance of the different sized stripe at the bottom. No one would ever guess that this came from the kids section - I may need to do some stealthy shopping there too!

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  2. Such a pretty dress and look great on you.
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  3. Great shift dress!! I definitely wore my first ever shift dress on Saturday and was obsessed with how comfortable it is!! The one you bought - LOVE IT!!

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  4. Shift dresses are my favorite thing ever they are perfect for the summer!

    Abby
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  5. I love that this dress was in the little girls section....I mean shoot it's way cheaper right? My forever 21 has a little girls section and I kept on finding random pieces on the rack that was like girls large and I so wanted to try on a few pieces but had some nightmare visions of getting stuck again in the dressing room...... That dress looks perfect on you!!! I love all things nautical and stripped that is for sure!!

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  6. Great find! I would never have guessed it was from the girls section.

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  7. this is the cutest thing ever. probably also feel this way bc i live in j.crew. ha. oh also pockets make everything better.

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  8. Hi Pamela!!!! I like very much this dress....perfect for this season!!!! Kisses,
    Eni

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  9. Ho, love your dress! xx Eszter

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  10. Wow I love this dress so much! And a great price!

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  11. Such a cute dress! Scoring from the kids area is always awesome! Gorgeous as always darling!

    xo Kylie
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  12. This is the perfect little dress for summer! Love it! xo

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  13. I need to find a J Crew factory store asap! I love the colors and style of this dress! So beachy but classic! I'm on the short side as well so maybe I need to check out some of the girls clothing.

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  14. Love a good shift dress and this one is so cute! Love the navy and mint! Shopping in the girls section is the best haha!

    <3 Shannon
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  15. I love this dress! I had no idea it was a girls size until I started reading. You're lucky you can pull that off!

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  16. Love this look! You definitely pull this off. So cute!

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    Ellie
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  17. How great is a dress with pockets? The little things that please us :) The dress is fantastic!

    Anna
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  18. Love this chic nautical dress, looks superb!

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  19. What a GREAT find, love this dress. So bright and cute!

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  20. SO cute! Love anything that has pockets and such a good idea to shop the girls section - I'm short so I can usually get away with it!

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  21. I love this outfit!!!! I am too tall for the girls section but I so wish they made this beauty in women's sizes!!!

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  22. love love love that dress! i totally buy stuff in the girls' section! no shame!

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  23. this is so freaking cute! i wish i could shop in the girls section, womp womp.

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  25. Oh my gosh I love this dress!! I like how the bottom makes it just a little bit more different than a typical striped dress. SO cute!
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  26. This dress is beyond cute! Love LOVE LOVE it!

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  27. This dress is adorable! And that scenery, WOW!
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  28. such a cute dress!!
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  30. What a great find! Love the mint with the navy and stripes combo! You look so cute :)
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  31. Oh, HI, cutest dress I've seen all season! Love, love this whole look. Per use :)

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  32. Great outfit! I love it!

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  33. Great post! Also would you like to follow each other on GFC ? If so just let us know <3

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  34. Shift dresses are awesome! This one looks so good on you <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

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  35. Omg! I love this dress! Adorable! I love stripes and for that price, I need to start shopping at Crew Cuts!

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  36. great dress. love your accessories, need that necklace. woooo

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  37. Love the color and the style of this dress.
    You look so pretty.
    Great post
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  38. love that dress!

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  39. hahahah I LOVE that you ordered a girls dress!! I would have never thought to do that and it seriously looks amazing!!

    Maggie
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  40. That is crazy you fit in a girls dress! It worked out perfectly and looks stunning I might add!

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  41. Umm perfection!! When I saw this on IG I couldn't wait to see the whole look :) A shift dress looks ahmazing on you--you have the perfect shape for it skinny mini ha! Glad you took the plunge and tried it out!

    Tori
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  42. Such a cute dress! Can't believe it's from the girls' department! Lucky you :) So adorable.

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  43. What an adorable dress! I love finding cute stuff in the girls' department! I've found a few of my favourite items in with the kids' clothes!
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