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JCrew, I love you.  Actually, I secretly have a love/hate relation with JCrew as I LOVE their clothes, but HATE what happens to my wallet!  Don’t worry.  I’m not singling them out.  The same feelings apply to Zara and Last Call Neiman Marcus.
jcrew ella floral dress

jcrew ella floral dress
jcrew ella floral dress
jcrew ella floral dress
JCrew Ella Dress / JCrew linen cardigan / Dogeared 3 wishes necklace / old Temple St. Clair for Target earrings / Etsy Oui ring / gifted opal ring and purse from G-ma {modern Fendi version} / Corso Como pumps {similar from JCrew and ASOS}

The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “The earth laughs in flowers”, conveys my feelings about this dress so well.  I’ve worn it to work TWICE already.  The vivid colors and floral design make me feel happy and beautiful.  I want to sing the West Side Story ‘I feel pretty‘ song!  And getting it for less than $25… icing on the cake.  I’m pretty sure every gal needs a pretty floral dress her wardrobe.
My prescription for a great floral dress:
  • Look for colors that attract you.  Think of yourself as a bee looking for the perfect flower!   Will the colors go with other items i.e. cardigans, blazers, heels?
  • Try on different floral designs, whether it’s large or small print, monochromatic or multicolor.  
  • Consider the shape and material of the dress.  This is a strapless silk dress, but I can make it casual with a cardigan and flats or wear it to a dressier event with bare shoulders and heels.  Would you wear it for more than one occasion?  
  • Lastly, are you comfortable with the price?  Remember, cost-per-wear.
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Happy Wednesday y’all.  And these quotes are very applicable in my life lately – interesting coincidence.
When there’s a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.  – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
{At the top of some of the hardest climbs in life are the best views.}

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  1. steph says:

    hey sam, that’s such a beautiful and colourful dress, reminds me of spring! i have a love-hate relationship with plenty of brands, i know exactly how you feel!

  2. I am a huge J Crew fan too! You look great in that dress, Sam… such a pretty floral!

  3. Stacey says:

    Such a perfect floral dress, I just love the colour combination!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Mica says:

    Such a beautiful dress :) I like the colour and print :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

  5. Kimberlee says:

    haha I definitely hate what happens to my wallet as well. Thankfully I fit in some kid’s clothes so I can try to save a bit of money there :p

    Love the look!

  6. Lisa says:

    I enjoyed the way you posted this as an RX….great sense of irony!

    This outfit is so pretty; the cardigan makes it look so delicate and feminine. You always do inspiring things with your outfits.

  7. plauschinat says:

    I love Jcrew too…..and they love my credit card…

  8. Kay says:

    Love the look! Your grandmother must be very stylish – she’s passed on so many lovely pieces to you!

  9. Rachel Lynne says:

    I love this dress Sam! YOU look gorgeous :)

    xoxo,
    Rachel

  10. Lindsay K says:

    Cute outfit! Love the Corso Como shoes on you!!!

  11. Beautiful floral dress! Looks like watercolors!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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