Take Me to the Tropics

I love the tropical leaf print that has been popping up everywhere. It’s two parts fabulous and one part older-man-Hawaiian-shirt and I think the combination of the two is awesome. I had been admiring this dress and decided to pull the trigger / bite the bullet / click the mouse when it went on sale a week or two ago.

We had a pretty casual Easter Sunday… mid-morning mass followed by brunch. Naturally, I ate myself into a coma and took a three hour nap when we got home.

Dress: J.Crew (similar) // Bow Flats: Me Too // Sunglasses: Prada // Bangle: Sequin NYC // Earrings: Accessorize c/o // Nails: Essie ‘Play Date’

Here are some other leafy loves:
J.Crew Fanfare Tunic, Peter Som Bamboo Dress, Peter Som Bamboo Blouse, TopShop Trousers, Vince Camuto Dress, Current/Elliott Floral Stiletto Jeans, Free People Floral Blazer, ASOS Floral Blazer

(Photos taken by mi madre)

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  1. 4.9.12

    LOVE it! This dress was on clearance at my local store & I tried it on…but it looks much cuter on you than it did on me! :)

    • 4.30.12
      Jessica commented:

      I waited and bought it on clearance too! The fit is kind of funky in the hip area for me, but I just couldn’t say no to the print.

  2. 4.9.12
    Kate commented:

    Love the dress! You may have had a casual day but su madre was b-u-s-y!

  3. 4.9.12

    Love the print on this dress! Even though it’s tropical, the black and white make it very chic. I like that you kept the accessories simple and just added a pop with the pretty polish!

    • 4.30.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Amber! The black and white makes the dress kind of classic, even though I’m sure the tropical trend will fade.

  4. 4.9.12
    smalltwnfashion commented:

    OMG. Not only does that dress rock, but you have the fabulous Prada sunglasses. Can you still get those? I have never owned a pair of expensive sunglasses, mostly because I couldn’t be bothered, but when I saw those, I was in love. What a fab outfit!

    • 4.30.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you!! Yep, they are still available through the link above!

  5. 4.9.12
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    This dress is cute on you.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

  6. 4.30.12
    lisa commented:

    where did you find this dress, i do not see it on the blog?

    • 4.30.12
      Jessica commented:

      The dress is from J.Crew, but I believe it is now sold out online. Check your local store!

  7. 5.6.12
    lisa commented:

    what size is this dress in the picture? it looks like it runs big?

    • 5.7.12
      Jessica commented:

      It’s at the dry cleaner, but I believe it’s a 2. Runs pretty true to size. The nature of the dress is a bit loose and boxy.