Sunday, May 3, 2009

Can anyone help me find this dress?

It's the J. Crew cotton interlock cross-back jumper item 92674 from Spring 2008. I love the color (coral? persimmon? orange? or whatever they were calling it that season?) but haven't been able to find it anywhere! Not on eBay, not on the J. Crew Aficionada Great (Weekly) Exchange, not on the J. Crew website, not anywhere....

I really appreciate your tips, leads, offers, suggestions!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

On my brain today

This is what I do when I've spent my weekly/monthly/quarterly clothing budget....Polyvore becomes my weapon of choice and I live out my outfit fantasies! It's a little bit of stuff I've got mixed with a little bit of stuff I wish I had...
The above and below sets feature the J. Crew Cotton Interlock cross-back jumper, which I'm pretty sure came out in Spring '08. I was lucky enough to snag the sour lemon (yellow) color on J. Crew's Final Sale back in March. The navy I tracked down on eBay :) What I love about the dress is that it's:
  • Perfect for spring and summertime in Florida.
  • Totally versatile. So far I've worn the navy to dinner at one of my fave restaurants. I also wore it this past week for a boat tour of Ft Lauderdale.
  • The x-back is pretty deep (think mid-back).
  • The fabric is a heavyweight cotton interlock (drapes beautifully).

Redundant much? I'm such a creature of habit :) Happy May Day everyone!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Need it, Love it, Want it, I'm GETTING it! (part 3)

This pink is killer!

Love. Love. LOVE.

Need it, Love it, Want it, I'm GETTING it! (part 2)

Sometimes blue feels golden...

This is the blue version of the Silence & Noise Ponte Cutout Back Dress and is probably exactly how I will wear it once I pick it up :)

Need it, Love it, Want it, I'm GETTING it!

This set features the Silence & Noise Ponte Cutout Back Dress from Urban Outfitters.

Where should I wear this outfit? Haha, more like where shouldn't I wear it.

I don't have any of these items....YET. But my birthday is right around the corner, so I just might be getting myself a few (small) presents. Anyway, I saw the dress online last night and was promptly converted into a raving, salivating, die-hard fan. I'm a complete and total softie for a unique (If those back cutouts don't classify it as unique, I don't know what does!), nicely cut Ponte Knit dress. The construction of the ponte fabric is often thicker and more polished, which makes it very complementary for girls with curves (definitely me)...less clingy on the hips than a jersey fabric, more support in the bust, and it better holds the shape of the garment, etc. And the best part? The dress comes in at least 2 other colors (blue and hot pink)!!! Yippeeeee!

Are there any fabrics/shapes/styles you're crazy about, can't live without, couldn't make it through life without?

I can also see myself wearing it with the dreaded Atomic Flower Necklace (dun dun dun....)

Dare me?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

from Rack to Real life (Express Zebra Print Dress)


(she's rockin it, I know!)

Real Life

It's wild, for sure! Something about it makes me feel rebellious, but not too crazy. The photo's a little blurry, but I'm sure you catch my drift....

How in the world do you make it wearable, though? I mean, who walks around in a strapless zebra print dress on a day to day basis (hehehe, me, I suppose?)

Let's say I wanted to be demure....

Do these work?

Let's say I wanted to be professional (slightly)...

Maybe on a workplace casual friday?

And finally.....

Let's say I'm meeting a friend for lunch...

Do I dare?
Would you?

Bottom line, if you see a tall girl parading around town in a strapless Zebra print dress and killer black heels at noon on a Tuesday, chances are she's me (but I'll have my jacket/cardigan/blazer of choice draped over my arm just in case) !

Monday, March 30, 2009

from Rack to Real life(the J. Crew slub cotton-silk Melody dress)

Hi everyone! This is my first time posting real life images (with myself as the model!) so I'm thrilled that you're taking a peek :)
What I'm modeling is the J. Crew slub cotton-silk Melody dress which is currently available for sale at and also via the J. Crew catalog. I'm in love with it and envision wearing it on numerous occasions to numerous events both real and imagined. In real life, I've worn it to class with a blazer (I'm a grad student for only 3 more weeks!).


Real Life

****The lighting in the real life pic doesn't do justice to the vibrancy of the dress's color. The color is more vivid and for the most part true to the rack image. However, the dress is somewhat shorter than I anticipated (the specs quote that it falls 20.5" from the waist), but still an appropriate length. I was expecting it to be knee length, but on my 5'9" frame, the length of this dress falls in the no-man's land between mid-thigh length and knee-length. Works for me! I paired it with some gold peep toe flats that are from the Isaac Mizrahi for Target summer 2008 collection, I believe. I'm totally feelin' the citron/gold combo. Are you? Lavender's next!****


Real Life

****This is probably my favorite of the 3 colors the dress comes in (citron, sweet lavender, light pewter (not pictured)). Lavender to me has always represented femininity and sweetness, and is an exquisite color for spring-time! On the rack, this dress appears to be more of a lavender with bluish undertones, but the color is actually more similar to that of in the real life image, with pinker undertones. I plan on wearing this dress to lunch with girlfriends, church services, and whenever else the mood strikes. However, I hope to wear it someday to all of the more vacation-oriented locales mentioned in this earlier post (just click !).****

Here's to hoping....


I hope you have an awesome day. I welcome your comments, suggestions, critiques, and more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Going once, going twice...

For those of you in search of the Target (Merona) Pearl cluster necklace, I scored big at a local store today and snagged a few for those of you who've been unsuccessful in your search. They are $25 each (Paypal please!) and as usual, first come first served! Reach me at

Ode to Melody

True to it's name, this dress makes my heart sing...
(J. Crew slub cotton-silk Melody dress)

When I first laid eyes on you a few weeks back in the February J. Crew catalog, I got chills. The kind of chills you get when you feel someone might be watching you or (gasp!) even be reading your mind else in the WORLD could a creation that's so me, the very essence of my personality, the ultimate expression of my style, exist? Kudos to the designer(s) who hit it out of the ballpark on the days they sketched, refined, and commissioned your exitence. I'll wear you in all your glory (in all 3 colors, mind you) until you're threadbare and ragged, after which point, I'll mend you myself and continue wearing you til the day I die!

Where would I wear it?

1) For afternoon tea at The Ritz in London :

2) For Sunday brunch at Grande Lux Cafe in Aventura (a Cheesecake Factory spin-off and one of my recent faves!) :

3) For a day spent exploring beautiful Savannah, Georgia :

IRL pics of the Melody slub-cotton silk dress to come soon...!

In the meantime, for those of you who have either tried on/stalked/seen/loathe/love/own the J. Crew Slub cotton-silk Melody dress, what do you think of it? Even better, where would you wear it?