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J.CREW'S LOOKS WE LOVE


Yet another J.Crew love letter ;) I usually order online but my mom and I swung by their J.Crew Collection store on the Upper East Side a couple weeks ago and I'm so glad we did! I absolutely fell in love with this scalloped dress but sadly it was too big/long even in the smallest size (gotta love vanity sizing!). Thankfully one of the sales associates (and one of the chicest older women I've ever seen) was an expert tailor and suggested adding a seam just above the hem since I won't be wearing it in an office and prefer shorter hemlines on my 5'1" frame. I instagrammed the end result, a perfectly 60s-esque shift that I'll be living in all spring and summer. It's now sold out online but I highly recommend calling and trying to track one down... I'm obsessed!

P.S. Obviously snatched up the striped shorts as well. Both are killer with these navy pumps!

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26 comments:

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the striped shorts...I have the blue and white pair from last year! And I'm obsessing over the scalloped dress.

A Preppy State of Mind said...

I fell in love with the scalloped dress as well! I absolutely love scallops! It was perfect for my mom, though. She got it in Navy :)

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Jessie Springer said...

I bought that dress in the bright coral color a few weeks ago! I'm 5'9 so it was plenty short enough for me already! I love those striped shorts too!

Jessie

jessieholmesspringer.com

Chloe Moon said...

I'm recently falling in love with J.Crew and I have to see if I can grab that scalloped dress! It's beautiful yet simplistic! Oooo I wonder if they have it in more colors!

Ergo - Blog

Kelsey Odorczyk said...

Eek! There's nothing more challenging than being petite and fashionable....I'm 4'11 and nothing fits off the rack. Love that solution though. And that gorgeous dress obvvs

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

LOVE these outfits!

Kimberly Lewis said...

I tried on that exact dress and had the same exact problem! Vanity sizing drives me crazy, I am definitely not smaller than a 00!

Hanna said...

Such a great idea with that dress! I tried it on too and it was similarly big on me, much to my disappointment. You're so lucky to have found someone who could fix the problem without sacrificing the style of the dress!

Folle De Joie said...

I have the striped shorts too! I really want this scalloped dress, I've been seeing it everywhere! Of course J.Crew would do it again.

http://folledejoieblog.com

kodijo said...

That dress is absolutely going to be perfect to wear all summer long! So cute. I wish I lived closer to a J.Crew -- I have such a hard time buying things online without being able to try them on!

Kayla Gilbert said...

SO in love with that scalloped dress!!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Mariel said...

I have (and LOVE) that dress- I'm planning on wearing it to my university graduation next month. I had a similar problem, but my tailor was able to take it up in the shoulders so we didn't have to ruin the hem. It's such a gorgeous dress!

Kelly | Fabulous K said...

That scalloped dress is amazing; it will look great on you!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I'm only 5'1 too so I thought it would be too long on me! thanks for the hemming suggestion!

Ashley said...

I stopped in Jcrew over lunch and saw this dress- it's gorgeous in person and I love the material!

Rachel Black said...

I tried that dress on when it first came out in stores and fell in love with it. Normally a 2, I went with a size 0 and it fit perfectly, so I can only imagine that it was a little long on you!

michelle said...

i ordered it! i ordered the 00 and the 2 petite since i needed the 0 petite and it sold out too fast! neither fit perfectly so i'm on the wait list for the size i need. otherwise, i will be tailoring one!

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

J Crew has THE BEST customer service - such a great choice! :)

j whitney nic said...

I'm so upset it's sold out online and cannot find one anywhere. I'll take any color! Looks so cute.

emeree road said...

I love that dress! My favorite was the yellow, but that navy is gorgeous too!

Jessica
emereeroad.com

Leslie said...

Oh, crap! I need to go get this dress.

Sam (Savvy City Chic) said...

Oh vaniety sizing, it will be the death of me. I hate not being able to get things I want because of it.

Katie Ridgeway said...

I absolutely love this dress. I bought it in coral to wear to my bridal shower. Not wearing it now is very difficult!

Kate said...

I am in loooove with the scallop dress...this is one of my favorite looks for spring. Also loving the Kiel James Patrick scalloped oxford and the JCrew scalloped skirt (and the kate spade scalloped flats!)

Shelby Foster said...

I tried this dress on in the store last week and it fit me weird too! They were also out of 00 so that might have been the problem too. Good for you for getting it and taking it to be tailored! I can't think of a more "Mackenzie" dress.

Michelle Kalil said...

Hey! I love how the dress was tailored! I recently just bought the dress in bright poppy. I love it, but I am also on the short side (5' 3"), and am interested in getting it hemmed like yours! I go to school in new york, and i've been to the j crew on the upper east side. Did you get it hemmed at the store, or somewhere else? Do you mind telling me where!? Thanks!!