Saturday, September 11, 2010

J.Crew: Honore Dress

I made an appointment with my regular PS at J.Crew yesterday to take advantage of the 20% off $150 deal.  I was by myself - which is rare - so I took advantage by trying on a ton of things (new and old), some I normally wouldn't, knowing I wouldn't actually be able to purchase many items yet, since I still have about 10 baby-pounds to loose.

Anyway, I purchased 3 items, 2 of them are new in-store arrivals!

Here is item #1:
(I don't see it online and the reciept reads: "Honore Dress Sold Chalk Cttn, BK0001", as such, I'm calling it the "Honore Dress" for now.)

UPDATE:  It is online, but in the sale section... duh!  See it {here}.

This is a size 4 and the color is black.  Dress is cotton and lined.

It's a little short, and not exactly typical J.Crew, but I definitely got 'the feeling' when I tried it on.  The dress is all one piece, but kind of looks like a skirt worn high with a cami tucked in. 

The elastic belt at the waist is very stretchy, but the actual dress waist itself is not ... so it's not as forgiving in the waist area as I had hoped by just glancing at it on the rack. Therefore, I had to go up a size to fit the post-prego waistline.

Chest detail.  Cute ruffles (of course!) with some beading.  This dress is super-flattering to my bustline - especially right now! (kind-of loving nursing for that reason!)

Not too poofy from the side.  Very flattering, I think. (and if you don't think so, I don't really care!  I love this dress!)
Sizing wise, I *might* be able to do a 2 once I loose the baby weight and I'm not nursing, but I don't think this will end up being too big, just a little looser.  Also, I think going up a size wouldn't hurt in the length department, either!  So, I'm thinking this runs a touch on the small side, but again, I'm not really too good at judging right now!

I wore this out for our anniversary Thursday night with hot pink patent heels.  LOVE IT!  This is going to make SUCH a cute party dress for the holidays!

Bottom Line:  Fits TTS to a little small.  You must be willing to show a little leg in this one honey, but you can also pair with tights and booties as it gets cooler!  A unique piece for sure - and I'll buy anything that gives me "the feeling" when I still have 10 pounds to loose!

Other 2 items will be reviewed soon!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i bought this dress too for a wedding tomorrow. wanted to send it to a friend but couldn't find a picture online. it looks great on you. :)

  2. Love that dress. I bought it when it was on sale. I wore it last night for Fashion Night Out, got tons of compliements, no one believed it was JCrew. Check out my blog and let me know what you think. I love yours!!
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  3. Love the dress on you - it looks great. I tried it but the fit was off - too short. So I opted for the Franny dress instead.

    I bet you were gorgeous in the dress and the pink patent heels - how fun!!


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