the stripes are alright

j.crew factory navy striped dress navy-stripes2
navy summer stripes
dress: J.Crew Factory // sweater: Target // flats: Steve Madden via DSW (similar 1similar 2)

I love this dress y'all. I mean, probably no one is surprised by that. Navy and white? Check. Stripes? Check. Fit and flare action? Check. Pockets? Check! I also like that it's both linen and lined, which is basically a necessity in the sweaty Texas summer. I love dresses that you can throw on and go and feel put together, but that also lend themselves to being styled. I've actually already worn this dress a couple of times, and I wore it differently both times. So many options!

As I was hanging up my clothes on Sunday, I realized I had a handful of similar dresses on hangers. I walked out into the kitchen where Dago was and asked him "do you think I like blue dresses?" Apparently I have a thing for blue dresses right now, because I have like five all of a sudden. Blue isn't a color I've ever been particularly drawn to (save maybe 2nd grade when it was my favorite color for a week), but I can't say I'm mad about this recent turn of colors in my closet. Blue goes with pretty much everything and it plays nicely with other colors. It's so funny to see how one's person style evolves, especially as their shopping habits change.

Do you ever notice unintentional trends in what you add to your closet?

14 comments

  1. That dress is super cute on you! And I love it paired with that color cardi.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, I'm in love with this dress!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super cute dress! I'm suddenly adding a lot of black and white dresses to my closet, when I've historically gravitated towards bright color. I think it's the influence of working in a conservative industry (politics)...but I'm finding interesting patterns, at least!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am loving seeing your new purchases. You are seriously glowing wearing them. Lined in the summer is a necessity! Blue is one of those colors that I seem to have grown into. It works with brown, black, white, and about a zillion other neutrals.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a pretty dress! I especially love the colors in this outfit - navy, mustard, and camel.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is like the most perfect blue and white striped dress ever. You look great! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. You look so cute and comfy! Great look!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I definitely seem to gravitate towards certain colors at a time. Last summer I think it was blue for me. There was a point in high school when it was red (I actually don't think I have a single red shirt now somehow?) and last year for a while I seemed to be taking home a lot of oranges and coral (Gap Outlet had a lot in those hues). Black and white I'm always drawn toward.


    Love this outfit! It looks darling and comfortable and suitable for so many occasions. My favorite kind of outfit!


    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. You look adorable! There's a lot of blue in my closet too :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. The dress is supa cute, don't get me wrong ... but I'm all about that cardigan. I love that colour, it's such a perfect accent! And you know how I feel about blue ;)
    It's always been my fave colour, but I noticed a while ago that I was buying a lot of blue things ... and they were really easy to accessorize! Blue goes with everything, and if you have a lot of the same shades, you never end up with closet orphans.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This post has so many of my favorite things- stripes, that sweater, great hair....and of course you! I used to never wear dresses but suddenly my closet is full of them! I didn't even realize that I took two teal dresses with me. Actually.... until bringing them here I didn't even realize that I had two teal dresses.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is one of my favorite looks of yours! Seeing it instantly made me happy :)

    About a year ago, I felt constantly drawn toward short-sleeved black dresses, even though I love color. Now I'm going through a more colorful phase again.

    ~Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi

    ReplyDelete
  13. POCKETS!! That's an instant win there! Throw on a go, is a key criteria for my wardrobe, especially when I'm half asleep and getting ready for work. For some reason stripy things tend to work well for this. I must invest in more stripy dresses. I think I go through colour phases, at the moment it's a minty green. I bought some bit on my holiday back home and there was a pile of mint green... but I like it :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. 100 points to fit and flare dresses!!! They're my absolute favorites as well! I'm glad you have been finding so many dresses that make you feel amazing...because you look it! And...I'm so happy you've been drawn to blue as well...it looks so pretty with your blonde hair!

    ReplyDelete

Latest Instagrams

© writes like a girl | austin style blog | body positive fashion blogger. Design by Fearne.