Now and Later // JCrew Audrey Dress



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During my short but sweltering walks to my car from work, I can’t help daydreaming about Fall.  The brisk air, smell of clean, and thoughts of layering make me so happy!  I LOVE Fall and Winter… and even Spring!  Sorry Summer, but you’re so brutal in Texas!  Even if I’m eager for the season to change, I have some fun new summer dresses from the JCrew ‘final clearance’ sale that I want to wear now AND later{If you follow me on facebook, twitter, or instagram, then you may have seen my ramblings about the sale!}

DRESS: JCrew / NECKLACE: old Anthropologie {similar} / BRACELETS: thrifted {similar here, here, and here} / NOW // WEDGES: Coach / WORK // CARDIGAN: CAbi / BELT: WHBM {tiger print version!} / FLATS: Repetto / BAG: Coach / LATER // BLAZER: thrifted Ralph Lauren {love the trim on this and this} / BELT: H&M {similar} / BOOTS: See by Chloe {similar from See by Chloe}
Isn’t it great when you can transition your Summer items for Fall?!  What do you think?  And do you do the same?  Hope this was as much fun for you to read as it was for me to create!  Happy Monday y’all!

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And I got the JCrew Audrey dress for $47.99 so you may want to check in stores!

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
{I choose happiness.}

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  1. steph says:

    I really like the print of this dress – and blue on white prints are so on trend Sam! Love it style both ways :)

  2. Stacey says:

    Such a cute dress! I love how you styled it for fall!!


  3. looks amazing in all three looks! :)


    Fashion Fractions

  4. i LOVE that dress! it definitely is great for a now and later wear!!

  5. Mica says:

    Beautiful dress! I am glad you blogged this outfit, I really like the dress with the purple cardi and I can’t wait to see you wear that outfit and other variations when the weather is cooler! :)

  6. What a great dress! Really love the fall ensemble!

  7. kimberlyloc says:

    that dress is so sweet, sam! love the way you showed the different looks you can have with it…and i am RIGHT THERE WITH YOU about fall needing to hurry up. it’s no better here in kansas city.

  8. Danielle says:

    I really love the dress! I also love how you styled it for fall. I live in Canada but Fall is my favourite season too!

  9. Lisa says:

    Lovely dress. It’s wonderfully versatile.

    I’m with you; I can’t wait for fall!!!!

  10. Rachel Lynne says:

    Such a gorgeous dress and love the way you style it for work! But let’s be real… the way you styled it for fall is PERFECTION! Gosh I can’t wait for fall either and those boots just made me really excited ;) :)

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  11. I love it with the blazer and boots!

  12. says:

    i need to start thinking more like you when i shop! ;)great dress for summer fun, work, AND fall!

  13. What a great find! I love all of the ways you styled the dress too. When I purchase something, I always try to make sure that I can wear it for at least two out of the four seasons.

  14. Cat Arenzana says:

    Cute, cute, cute! I love how you transitioned it into fall with the boots!

  15. love the dress..the prints are lovely!

  16. Annie says:

    That dress looks gorgeous on you! Such a classic pattern and colors :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  17. Cara says:

    What a cute post, I love your fall styling, probably because I also cannot wait for cooler temperatures!

  18. Love the fall styling with the tall boots and blazer!:)

  19. JustPatience says:

    I love the structure and print of the dress. Can be styled in so many ways. You styled it fabulously.

  20. Joëlle Regh says:

    wow you are so beautiful!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i’d love if you’d come take a look and follow, if you like!


    ps: if you follow, let me know by commenting on my most recent post. then i’ll skip over to your blog and follow you back! :]]

  21. I love how you style the dress. I wouldn’t think it would be so versatile but you’ve proved me wrong. Such beautiful combinations.

  22. i loved when you showed that dress on instagram! you can wear it so many ways Sam. looks exquisite on you.

  23. That’s the thing about J.Crew. Their pieces are so classic that you can wear them time and time again. One of my favorite stores!


  24. Sayaka says:

    I love this dress!! It’s so cute yet so versatile. And it looks super flattering on you!!

  25. Mary Ann says:

    Love the different stylings! Sidenote: what is that script font? I want to do some glass etchings for a friend and would love to try that out! ;-)

    • Samantha says:

      Hi Mary Ann! The font is called ‘Learning Curve Pro’ – I’m pretty sure I got it for free, but I can’t remember where. Hope that helps and good luck on the glass etching – sounds cool! :)

  26. it’s very versatile dress….looks great on you!!

  27. Melody says:

    I like the prints on this dress! It’s so versatile too. ;p

  28. Kimberlee says:

    So you did post about this fabulous dress ;) I tried to control myself during the J.Crew sale but of course gave in :x Got some neon flats, a necklace and anchor shorts… because we all need anchor shorts haha

    Can’t believe I need to start thinking about fall…

  29. Mary says:

    OH MY GOSH I love how you did this post!!!!! So cute how you laid the look out and then added the sweater!! That dress is beyond cute on you! Styled to perfection (whats new)!!! :) I need to raid your jewelry cabinet

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