Two More J Crew Dresses

I totally bit on the 25% off promo from J Crew hard I think I committed a sin. And I thought I was safe after last night when I “thought” the promo ended. Not only do I wake up to new arrivals but an “extended day” of the promo. I am a mess.

I did start to receive some of my orders today. (Yes ordersssss…plural…I think I need to go to confession.) I was really excited about this order because it contained the gorgeous Blythe Shirtdress in Bright Dahlia. I was never a “pink” kind of girl growing up but once I found this shade that is not quite fuchsia/bright pink and not quite purple I became a “pink” lady. I have the dress in Blue and once this promo hit I had to at least see the dress IRL.

Well, it is just as gorgeous in person. If you are a fan of bright colors then this is a great dress. I would add a navy, gray or black cardigan to tone down the color if I wanted. I’ll switch out the belt as well. As far as shoes are concerned, I would rock these Steve Madden Madee Black Patent Loafers as well as the Madee Glitter Loafers. I also have Navy, Black, Peacock, Snakeprint and Leopard Loafers that will work with this dress too. I’m wearing a size 8 here. If you don’t have shoulders and arms issues like I do then take your normal size.

Next up is the Blouson Dress in Royal Paisley. Unfortunately I can’t link to either dress because they are gone from the website. **Total confession here…I bought this dress twice. First when it was on promo last week. Then, I hadn’t even received it yet and the 25% off promo happened and the dress was still on promo so I ordered it again for an additional % off the $89.50.

Now, this dress is, I think, even prettier than the skirt. I think it’s the silk fabric. I am wearing a size 6 here.

Slightly styled with my Bright Dahlia Cashmere Cardigan. This dress really has so many colors to pick from that you can wear any color cardigan or sweater with it.

Now I also have this print in the pencil skirt. I am torn between keeping the skirt or returning it. Since the skirt is cotton, I consider it an all-year skirt, at least in my climate. But I am pretty sure I’ll wear the dress more, especially during the summer without a cardigan. I’ll sleep on it though before heading to the B&M tomorrow.

Then, I’ll have to start thinking about Christmas presents…yikes!

Have a Great Evening!


  1. November 11, 2011 / 1:14 am

    Oh I love both dresses, and the Blythe looks so great on you! I might regret this but I think I am going to return the paisley skirt and keep the paisley dress. Like you, I think I will wear the dress more. I really can not justify keeping both. Thanks for the reviews!

  2. November 12, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    I love that bright cardi with the royal paisley dress. It looks great on you!

  3. November 14, 2011 / 1:11 am

    Love the paisley dress with the cashmere sweater.