Friday, February 19, 2010

gap chambray drop-waist dress

 

jcrew striped cardigan
humanoid pullover
saltwater sandals (i really want another pair in yellow, or maybe navy).
the dress is surprisingly nice, especially since i bought it on sale for $35. i went with the medium because the small was tight around the hips when i had both hands in the pockets. but really, i would say the dress fits true to size. 

it isn't much on its own, especially with the sleeves unrolled. it's definitely a good dress for layering, and my favorite look is with the humanoid pullover sweater. i was worried the no. 6 boots would look clunky without tights or jeans, but i think with a lighter color pair of socks, it'll be ok. and i cannot wait to wear sandals. after a soggy snowstorm on tuesday, the temperature has been in the low 40s. so nice!

lark has a similar dress by malene birger. i was thinking about a belt, too, and oxfords if i ever end up finding a pair.

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Damn, maybe I should go to the Gap!

Although the Humanoid sweater and the ankle boots are what makes it. So freaking cute, Erica!

rennes le ch√Ęteau said...

I just saw that dress at the gap last weekend but didn't try it on, now I'm thinking I need to go back and do that :) Looks so cute on you, as everything does!

Jocy said...

I think it works! There's this old picture in the Sartorialist of this girl in a chambray dress, on a bike, with a yellow cardi and/or yellow shoes. That image - chambray and bright yellow - sticks with me. I like it with the striped cardi and sandals and with the striped shirt underneath. But, then again, I am a warm weather gal.

Moya said...

I like it--but I think a lot of the credit goes to the way you've styled it. Regardless, you look great.

leanne said...

I'm not crazy about the dress itself, but the way that you styled it makes me like it. Side note - I have that j Crew cardigan in a yellow and white stripe, size medium. Would you want another one? I'll happily send it to you for free as I am trying to clean out my closet. have a feeling that my taste is going to change after the baby arrives.

And the humanoid sweater is perfect!

Deborah said...

Love it... r u petite?

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erica said...

deborah-
i'm 5'5".

If Jane said...

you look great-love the striped t-shirt underneath and the humanoid one is fab!
love that you have a humanoid sweater!!
...oh now i want to run to the gap...but such dresses always make me look pregnant...

Jennifer said...

I have a dress similar to this from Madewell. It is supercomfy, and I may look preggers wearing it, but I don't care! The way you have styled this dress, with the various layers, reminds me of the latest Totokaelo shoot.

melissa said...

i just tried on that dress, but didn't like how it looked on me in the shoulders/chest area, and i agree that the dress isn't much on its own. great buy for $35, though, and you've really styled it well. the humanoid look is my favorite, too.

erica said...

melissa-
i definitely think the dress is too baggy, ill-shaped, in the shoulders/chest area. hence the pullover ;)

P R I M O E Z A said...

i always wanted that humanoid sweater!

c said...

your glasses are awesome.

and yes, I agree with you on the sweater pairing.

jenny gordy said...

i think it looks really cute on you with the striped shirt and rolled up sleeves. but the outfit with the humanoid sweater definitely wins! you can never have too many chambray pieces for spring in my opinion.

Anna said...

The last look with the sweater is my favorite. So cute!
Anna

Kristien said...

I also love how this dress looks with the Humanoid sweater! Your clog boots are the best too--I've been scouring eBay to try to find some on sale. LL Bean is making a nice chambray dress now too:
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/66617