Monday, April 22, 2013

J.Crew's mini-medallion tie-neck dress: "Pretty dress!"


Mini medallion tie-neck dress (size 6): J.Crew, look for popbacks here
Burgundy pumps:  Seychelles
"Pretty dress!"  I must have heard it a dozen times today.  And while I adore this dress too, I couldn't help but contemplate what makes this dress stand apart from my other dresses.  I'm thinking because it's unique with the pleats, tie neck, and sweet demure shape, it drew more attention.  Whatever the reason, it really is a great dress.  I knew it was a winner when I removed it from the shipping box and wanted to put it on right away...that always means an item is an absolute keeper for me.  As far as fit goes, there are buttons in the front from the neck to the waist, and a side zip.  I would say it is TTS.  I can't wait to style it with a cardigan or jacket and belt, but today I just wanted to let it shine on its own.  I haven't seen this dress reviewed by anyone else so I was a little hesitant to order it during the last 30% off promo.  The size 6 kept popping back, I'd put it in my cart but then not buy it and it would disappear.  Finally I feared the 6 would stop popping back so I went ahead and bought it last week.  I'm so glad I did...it's a great work dress that I think I can make work for the  weekend too, and it was a decent price with the promo.

I don't know why I love a medallion print so much, but it gets me everytime.  It's like polka dots with attitude.  Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, it is SO pretty! I loved this one and the navy polka dot version from the fall. This is an odd color on me (red hair...) or else I would definitely have jumped on it. I hope they bring this silhouette back in other prints/colors, as I will definitely bite.

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I can understand your hesitation! Hopefully it will come in more colors!

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  2. The dress looks pretty on you, Jeannie. I saw it on a SA over the weekend. It's definitely very cute irl. Lookin' good :)

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    1. Thanks so much Gigi, and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Aloha! Wow, this looks absolutely stunning on you! I've been adding this dress to my shopping cart, then later removing it for fear that it's too short. I'm 5'9, and was hoping to see this on someone that's tall. I'm not comfortable with anything higher than 2 inches above the knee, so this looks perfect after all!

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  4. This is an old entry on the blog, but how has it washed up? Do you dry clean it? I just got the dressed (scored it NWT on thredUP) and I'm eyeing the same dress in the navy polkadot too. I watched a video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdaT_hsr66k&list=UUEnEnLT5wBVnK56QFRg_Iwg] and she washed all her dry clean silk in the washer! I'm wondering how those pleats get back to their shape.

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