Sans accessories, the entire outfit is J.Crew. I love this dress, cape, and block heels together. The combination of the tan tipped cape, black and white stripes, and calf hair leopard heels is a call back to the heyday of Jenna Lyons‘ J.Crew.
This is not the typical tee shirt dress. The fabric is not particularly soft like a tee shirt. It has no give; in fact I would call the fiber “static”. There is a back zipper. And the sizing is perplexing. I initially purchased this dress in a size six tall. It was too small and it went back to the store. I purchased it later in a size twelve tall, but while the hang tag said size twelve tall, the tag that was actually sewn in the clothes said size twelve petite. I only noticed this after I got stuck in the dress and nearly needed to take a pair of scissors and set myself free. Cut to my husband walking in on me looking like I was trying to escape a super chic striped straight jacket.
About a month after the incorrect sizing debacle, I reordered the dress. Yes, I had to wait a month later because the dress constantly sells out in tall. This time the size twelve tall actually did arrive. Thank sweet baby Jesus.
This dress runs small. Usually I wear a size six tall or eight tall (or medium tall) in dresses. Strangely, the sleeves are disproportionate to the length of the dress as they just are too short. Regardless, I am keeping the dress. Too easy not to throw on for casual Friday. (Shrugs shoulders.)
I bought these J.Crew shoes last fall when my pregnant feet swelled up so much that I could not slip on my cap toe block heels and my lucite block heels. I am not kidding; they looked like inflated balloons. C’est tragique!