Ultra Eyelet Shell, Sz 0, (buy here)
Ever since magazines have been heavily pushing the spring LV eyelet looks, I've been keeping my eye out for a more affordable option. This shell fits the bill as far as the eyelet goes but I didn't love the way it looked on me. The armholes are cut a little too deeply for my taste, as evidenced by the visible underarm-meets-fleshy-upper chest-area and the torso is boxy. Don't get me wrong, I don't want every garment to taper into the waist but if they're going for a loose torso, I want it to fit very well at the shoulders and chest as well as having a slightly longer hem to balance the look.
Maritime Anchor Dress, XS, (buy here)
I'm a nautical-aholic so I gravitate towards stripes / anchors / sailboats and etc. This dress looked so cute on the model but I felt like the large anchor looked out of proportion with my short (5'2") self. Sizing runs big - the chest / shoulder area was roomy. The torso is boxy but I expected that from the website. A cute detail that I should have photographed are the 2 bronze zippers on the side that start at thigh and go down to the hem (though would never be unzipped on me). The material is a thick knit - this added to the sleeves might make it too warm to wear on a summer day unless you plan to sit indoors under heavy air conditioning.
J. Crew Striped Dress, Sz 0 (looks like the Blouson but don't see this color combo)
I loved the navy / green / white stripes but this dress didn't do me any favors. I'm virtually waist-less and this particular style of dress seemed to emphasize my boxy shape. A belt could probably do wonders but the material was thin and kind of flimsy-feeling. It also had kind of a nubby feeling? It wasn't soft and smooth like I expect most knits to be.
See Gigi rock a navy / green dress from ON here as an alternative.
I left with a necklace but was glad that I wasn't missing out on anything big.