Sydney Fashions A Haute J.Crew Shift

In On Sydney on November, 18 2011

sydney late afternoon

J.Crew is a store where I can simply never go wrong.  Whether in need of a comfy cashmere sweater, a fun costume jewelry splurge, charming suede pumps, or even an Essie nail polish, there is always something that catches my eye.  I tend to shop J.Crew in smaller cities that have bigger stores such as Pittsburgh and Washington DC.

When I was in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago, I stopped into J.Crew in Georgetown while I was waiting for my table to be ready at Clydes.  Sometimes waiting for a table at a restaurant can be annoying, but this wait was destined for me.  I found an adorable dress known as the ‘Jules Dress In Wildcat‘, which is J.Crew’s must-have silhouette of the season.

I absolutely love the pattern as it is funky and abstract.  Plus, you can’t go wrong with a chic neutral color pallet.  The dress is finished with dart detailing at the bust and on-seam hidden pockets, which are thoughtfully placed for a flattering fit.  This shift is perfectly polished for work, but it can also be spiced up for the evening with sexy mary-jane platforms and tights with a seam down the back.

I wore this dress to my meeting at Nespresso yesterday, which took place late afternoon (although it looks pitch black outside!).  I paired my dress with black Wolford tights, black Via Spiga boots, my Aqua [faux] fur vest, my Rebecca Minkoff studded shoulder bag, and my oversized gold necklace, which I purchased at a local boutique in Southampton two summers ago.

This necklace was the perfect addition to my outfit as it gave my rather simple ensemble a funky, bold, and edgy edition.

What store can you never go wrong in?

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