Tuesday, April 15, 2014

closet staple: the little blue dress

dress: J. Crew via eBay (old, similar, similar, similar) // cardigan: Forever 21 (old, similar)
necklace: J. Crew Factory (old, similar, similar) // shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
belt: H+M (taken off a skirt, similar) // watch: Michael Kors // earrings: J. Crew Factory

LEFT - blazer: H+M (old, similar)
MIDDLE - detailed above
RIGHT - cardigan: J. Crew Factory (last seen here) // belt: Forever 21 (old, similar)

This J. Crew shift dress is probably one of the most worn items in my closet. Originally purchased on clearance in orange (last seen here), I searched high and low on eBay until I found the blue version in my size as well!

A lightweight wool fabric, this dress can be worn year round. I often wear layered over an oxford shirt, alone with heels and a belt in the warmer summer months, layered over a turtleneck and tights in the winter, and under a cardigan or blazer as you see in these photos today.

One dress and literally dozens of different looks...the perfect closet staple!

P.S. J. Crew Factory made a version of this dress in a cotton/linen fabric this season too...fully lined in a great turquoise color!



  1. I love how you styled this dress three different ways! Genius! I can't decide which look I like best. They're all perfect in my opinion :)


    1. Thanks Kate...this post was the result of not knowing what to wear this morning!

  2. Loving the mix, especially the polka dots :)

    Cobalt is such a flattering color on you!