i am wearing the altuzarra for jcrew patricia dress. when i saw this in the catalog i couldnt dial the phone number to my personal shopper fast enough to order it. i was mesmerized, sucked into the vortex of the catalog's pages, little swirlies took over my eyes.... i loved the varying widths of the stripes. also, other details on the dress you may not be able to see in the pics add some visual interest and depth to the dress too. the smaller stripes are actually pieces of a different material, sewn on top of the other fabric. they are at the shoulders and the end of the sleeves. this material is a little whiter than the body of the dress which is more of an ivory/ecru color. the patches are also sewn on with red thread. a nice touch. the fit is nice and its super comfy too. it can be worn by itself but i prefer it belted. i think it gives it a little more definition. the only negative is how long the sleeves are. my arms are pretty long and i usually run into the opposite problem so its strange when they are long on me. i just rolled them up and am fine with it but someone with shorter arms might run into a problem. no complaints here, just sayin'. i added the scarf and next the trench coat to show some more styling ideas.
altuzarra for jcrew patricia dress (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/knit/PRDOVR~93039/99102762994/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~altuzarra/93039.jsp)
jcrew italian leather belt in english saddle
jcrew scarf (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/scarvesglovesandhats/PRDOVR~81100/81100.jsp)
toms espadrille wedges in red stripe
jcrew factory classic trench (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_factory_category/Exclusives/PRDOVR~21674/99102646514/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~205+17+4294966716~15~~~~~~~/21674.jsp)
*no kitties were harmed in the taking of these pictures.
well, hope to see you back soon. you can see more craziness...i bought purple jeans ***GASP***