I love this dress - it's well made for something that cost less than a Blu Ray movie and the print (stripes and anchors, oh my!) is just darling. There's even teeny little pleats and buttons down the bodice of the dress that make it look decidedly less F21 and more luxe summer wear. But the length! Oh, the ridiculously short length! Readers, I am 5'2" and this barely covers my bum. I have to wonder just how short this would look on someone of more average height.
Luckily, I dug out an eyelet skirt that I've had tucked away in my closet and layered it under the dress to extend the hemline. It helps that the skirt is full, just like the skirt of the dress. This helps the two integrate better than if I were to simply stick a slip under it, methinks. If you're going to layer skirts under your dresses, stick to similar skirt cuts so it looks more uniform than "look at me, I'm wearing a skirt under my dress! I'm so craaaazy!"
sailor striped woven dress, f21 [x]
jenna's cardigan, j.crew [x]
skinny studded belt, j.crew
juliet pumps, j.crew
faceted glacon bracelet, j.crew [x]
For those who were wondering about how Jenna's cardigan from J.Crew fits/looks, I have to say that I really love it! The cropped cut is a great length for dresses and skirts because it's not too long nor overly cropped (this was a concern of mine). The way it's ribbed on the bottom and on the sleeves makes it look nicer too. The material is light, but some may find the merino wool a little itchy. I got used to it and now it feels fine, haha! I got it in a size small and it's very fitted, but I'd still say that it runs TTS. I hope that helps! Let me know if there are any more questions!
I had a rather restful weekend, but now it's back to the grindstone for work. And of course, catching up on blogs!