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?