Dress: J. Crew;
Jade bracelet: Finder's Keepers;
How I've worn the dress before: here.
This dress has been a challenge to style since I've had it because the pattern is very different from the rest of the color palette in my closet. If there's anything this Dress Project has been, it's offered up some fun challenges, so I could not say no. This dress would work really well in a casual setting, like the beach, but I wanted to try to style it for an office environment without having to just put a cardigan over it. I ended up liking this silhouette quite a bit. I actually got the idea for the striped top the last time I browsed J. Crew -- the sales associate had a sweater in the same pattern as my dress, and she was wearing a blue striped top underneath. Hooray for everyday style inspiration! How do you style tricky patterns in your closet?