It's no secret that we love us some 'crew ... J.Crew, that is! Their pieces are great for the 9 to 5 life, weekend adventures, after work cocktails. More bang for your buck. Especially when they're running a sale. A few months ago, during one of J.Crew's monumental 50% off sales, we took the opportunity to stock up on wardrobe basics. But because we're no wall flowers, we threw in a few fun items that made us happy. Because we're all about that compromise.
This sleeveless smocked top was one of those fun items. With its "ditsy floral" print (that's the legit name), this blouse stole our hearts. It's reminiscent of our (and everyone's) favorite designer, Ulla Johnson, but it's waaaay less expensive! The cinched waist is figure-flattering, the ruffles are feminine, the smocked neck is Victorian-chic. And while some may not consider it a neutral piece, I beg to differ. There are tons of ways to style this top -- including these two options here -- during cooler and warmer months.
If navy isn't your thing, you're in luck. J.Crew recognizes a good thing ... so they've created this top in a solid as well as a splatter floral print. Personally, I'd wait for J.Crew to run a sale because let's be real, we know one is on the horizon. But I would definitely scoop this blouse up (in any or all patterns) once that 40% email rolls into your box ... like me, it will quickly become your work-to-weekend-go-to!
xo, Natalie & Ashley