Thursday, May 3, 2012

J.Crew White-and-Navy Polka-Dot Dress





Photos: Katie Derus | Trench: H&M (similar at ModCloth) | Dress: J.Crew | Sunglasses: Karen Walker Perfect Day | Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here) | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Bracelets: F21, J.Crew, Nordstrom

This dress became a spring must-have as soon as I saw it at J.Crew. Although I think it's supposed to be just to the knee or even a little higher on the model, I like that it's tea-length on me. Note: I didn't make any alterations to this dress--it just fit nicely off the rack.

Here I'm wearing it with a new Katniss-inspired (from The Hunger Games) hairstyle I've been trying. After these photos, I ended up keeping the braid for most of the day, and it stayed pretty well. It's a cute way to make a side bun, which gives you the perfect opportunity to add some whimsical flowers and bows (like the pink gingham rosette I wore here) to your hair.

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28 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable! Love the dress and necklace pairing :-)

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  2. I so covet this dress! It looks gorgeous on you!

    Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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  3. Such a cute dress! I want everything in this outfit! The hair style, the bag, the shoes! Great pic :)

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    www.glamoroushustle.com

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  4. Love the Hunger Games inspired hairstyle...you look so pretty!
    XO - Marion

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  5. This outfit is so perfect. I love the hair too! Can you do a tutorial on how to do it?

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    1. You've outdone yourself again =). I was torn as to whether I should do this post in just black and white because the BW versions look so cool. Maybe I'll have to do an aggregate black and white photo post.

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    2. I KNOW! I loved them both. life is hard when you have soo many good choices :)

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  7. You look so elegant in this dress! I love the length on you.

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  8. You look so lovey in this dress. The dress was mention for you.

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  9. Love the hairstyle :) Super cute and that polka dress is beautiful :)

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  10. Gorgeous outfit, Tam! One of my new favorites for sure. The dress is lovely and I have been so into polka dots lately. You paired it perfectly with that trench...seriously brilliant combination!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  11. It looks great on you...so cute!

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  12. I'm in love with this dress! And it looks beautiful on you! Your hair also looks amazing, I've been sporting a Katniss braid lately too, but I love that you turned it into a bun!

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  13. Love this Audrey Hepburn inspired look! Great styling.

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  14. This is a beautiful dress. I love polka dots! Do you feel short when you wear it? I have to stay away from a lot of J Crew, Hilfiger and Lauren dresses because they hit tea length and my mother gave me these fat calves.

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    1. Kathleen, I think the key to making sure the tea length isn't overwhelming is to wear nude-colored heels. It lenghens your calves and makes sure the dress isn't too close to the ground. As long as I have some lengthening heels on, I don't feel too short in this dress (relatively speaking, of course).

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    2. Tam, Great point. I will wear nude heels the next time I hit the mall looking for dresses.

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  15. i love this! love love love this dress on you. lovelovelove. LOVE!! i got the big shot skirt on the last sale, and i can't wait to wear it (it's finally going to be sunny this weekend and next week!)

    did i mention that i love this outfit? you look beautiful! :)

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  16. This is such a gorgeous and chic outfit, I love it ! Everything looks so pulled together in that graceful 60s way.

    xx,
    Iqra

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  17. I love the hair style! And what a fun dress!

    Helen @ dietingfashions.com

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  18. Tam you look darling hon. Your style is very classy and always sleek. Love it! This polka dot dress is a true classic and you look great it in!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and the links! The earrings are my favorite and are going on my wishlist!

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  19. I love the hair style! And what a fun dress!

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  20. This is such a perfect look. Everything about it is amazing...the colors, the print, the fit, the accessories; I love it!

    www.petiteonapenny.com

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  21. Love this dress, you look sooo classy :)


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  22. Que guapa!

    No conocia tu blog...pero me veras por aqui!

    Un besote

    www.12nasdesuenos.blogspot.com

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  23. Are you selling the dress by any chance?

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