Friday, March 25, 2011

OOTD 3.25.11: The J.Crew Provence Dress

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you're having a fabulous day so far! I haven't posted an actual Outfit of the Day in a very long time, so I thought I share one with you today. :)

3.25.11




The boys and I are spending most of the day at home today doing school lessons, household chores, and then a bit of *recess* outside. I decided to wear my Provence Dress (in *Stone Blue*) from J.Crew that I picked up with the last 30% off promo. I like that it is comfortable to wear for staying at home, yet completely *errand ready* if I happen to need to run out somewhere.


The description on the J.Crew website reads:

Romance defined in sweet cotton dobby—we've fallen in love with this dress. Our designers trimmed the bodice with a lovely ruffle and finished it with an adjustable tie front. Gentle shirring at the waist completes the picture. Interior boning for added support. Falls to knee. Import. Machine wash. Catalog/jcrew.com only.

Here's a close up shot so you can see the pretty detailing on the dress with the darker blue ribbon trim and slightly raised dots.



Here it is on me in size 2. The tie at the top of the dress is adjustable so you can tighten or loosen to get the perfect fit and prevent any *slippage* that tends to occur with strapless dresses. The length is good...I am 5'4" and it falls just above my knee.


The Details of my outfit:

*Merona® Boyfriend Style Silvertone Watch
*Real Collectibles *Faux* Diamond Bracelet by Adrienne Vittadini purchased several years ago. Similar here and here.
*ISAACMIZRAHILIVE!Hammered Crystal Accent Stretch Bracelet(in Silvertone)
*Charm and Luck Metallic Silver Handbag (purchased several years ago). Similar here and here(in Silver).


Have a wonderful day!

xoxo,

41 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love your OOTDs :) Jealous that your weather is nice enough for you to wear this!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love it on you! I picked this up as well during the 30% off and can't wait to wear it in Mexico (still 2 months away, sigh). Love your OOTD!

    ReplyDelete
  3. SO Pretty and cool! Love the color. I wish I felt comfortable in strapless dresses- I feel like I carry weight around my shoulders and look too heavy? I don't know....in any case, you look fantastic. Great accessories too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great outfit! I agree with AppGsl -wish my weather was like yours! Snow and cold here today. have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm with everyone else, bare shoulders are months away. You look lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Me encanta el vestido, con los accesorios en plata...Besos Marcela.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Another great OOTD! Bring on the warm weather!

    ReplyDelete
  8. So SO cute!!! I love looking at your Polyvore's and OOTD posts!! Love that dress!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pretty dress! I love the little details in the close up pic you showed! xo

    ReplyDelete
  10. Super duper cute! Love the way you incorporate metallics! I love metallics.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks so much for the review of this dress. It's so pretty and looks lovely on you. Love the way you've styled it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love it. Perfect combination of stylish and practical. I need more dresses like this for when the weather warms up

    ReplyDelete
  13. lovely! I wish I could be wearing the same! I think I need to move to Florida!

    ReplyDelete
  14. YOu look so put together in everything you wear! I am so super jealous it's warm enough to wear that...we're still cold out here in the west! Thanks for sharing your cute outfit today!

    ReplyDelete
  15. AppGal: Thanks! Yes, the weather is gorgeous now, but will absolutely be sweltering in another month or two. I'm trying to enjoy this time while I can! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. shopwithm: Thanks! This one will be perfect for Mexico, and I know it will look adorable on you, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Crew Cricket: Thank you! What about wearing a cardigan over a strapless dress? I do that when I'm going in to an air-conditioned building or some place else where I feel that I need to be more covered up. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you Elizabeth in MO! I can't believe you are still getting snow! I hope it starts to warm up for you soon! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Tabitha: Thank you! If your spring-like weather of today holds, then maybe bare shoulders will come sooner than you think...fingers crossed for you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gracias Marcela y gracias por venir, también! Tener un maravilloso fin de semana! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This outfit is so cute. Love the dress and silver bag!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is a great dress, I really like it on you. The silver accents are wonderful with the blue.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Across the Pond: Thanks! This would be a good one for your honeymoon trip! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Taj Acosta: Thank you! The details really make the dress. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. M.O.T.B.: Thank you! I love metallics, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. DaniBP: You're welcome! I hope you had the chance to see my review of the Lands' End Shirtdress...it would look lovely on you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Style Eyes: Thank you! This is definitely an easy *throw it on and go* dress for the warmer weather months. I hope it warms up for you soon, and that you get to feeling better, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Shana: Thanks! Florida is nice now, but like I mentioned to AppGal in my previous comment, in another month or two it will be sweltering. I don't think anyone really enjoys it much then. I do hope you see some warmer weather soon! :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you Jenni! I can't believe the weather you all have been having out there this past month! I hope it warms up for you soon, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. ValishaHoney: THANK YOU and thanks for stopping by to comment, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you Desert Flower! I really like the silver accessories with the dress, too. There are faint lines of white that run through the dress and the silver really helps enhance them.

    ReplyDelete
  32. VERY cute on you! Thanks for the OOtd. Please restore these. I miss them!

    ReplyDelete
  33. fidele: Thank you! I'm going to try to keep the IRLs posted on a regular basis again. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love, love love!
    It's adorable on you!
    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete