J.Crew Geo Brushstroke Dress

When it comes to stocking my closet with fairly frugal pieces that maintain a high level of quality, I turn to J.Crew. They offer chic options both for current trend looks and classic pieces.

This summer I’ve been drawn to this geo brushstroke print. This eye-catching painterly print comes from an Italian mill. They’ve made the print into a dress, shirt, and shorts. Two great things about this print:

1. It is on sale! Each of the pieces is currently on sale and available in most if not all sizes.

2. It will transition great into fall. I can see pairing my dress with booties and a denim jacket. I would pair the shirt with these skinny cargo pants.

Shop My Look

J.Crew dress (here) | Valentino rockstud sandals (older; similar version on sale for ~$50 here) | Valentino bracelet (older; similar here) | Sensi studio clutch (sold out; Sensi tote here, similar clutch here) | Miu Miu sunglasses (here) | Nars heat wave lipstick (here)

Pick up one of these painterly pieces for less than $100 while you can! Heck – check out the entire J.Crew sale section while you’re at it. They are currently offering an extra 30% of sale prices with code “COOLSALE”


Photos taken at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs by my friend Rosie Clayton


  1. Nina says:

    I swear when I saw this dress at J.Crew I thought “that’s a colorful Carrie dress!” You look awesome, per usual! xo N

    1. Carrie says:

      Too funny! Thanks, friend. Hope you’re having a great summer.

  2. Laura says:

    I love this entire look but that clutch is to die for!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Laura! It’s been a really fun one to take on trips this summer.

  3. Carolyn says:

    gorgeous print! and you always find the most fun walls!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Carolyn! It’s a bit of an obsession. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Kathy says:

    I agree with you that JCrew is great in quality and lets you keep up with the trends without doing too much damage to your wallet. Love the dress and once again love the photos. That background is great. Love the purse as well!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Kathy! Totally agree – you can test the water with trendy pieces without having to over commit…

  5. Vanessa says:

    Your style and pics are always so happy, Carrie! I just love that!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Wednesday is as marvelous as you are!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for that, Vanessa! I really appreciate it.

  6. oh wow, this Looks is really amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ the Patterns are so fashionable ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Carrie–where do you find all these colorful walls?! They always make me smile when I check out your Insta page! Love your site as well–hope to see you in NYC for NYFW.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Tillie! Combining fashion and art is definitely a passion of mine. Hunting for the walls has become a bit of an obsession. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Your dress is so cool! I love the print

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Laura! And it’s such a steal on sale!

  9. Hailey says:

    Absolutely darling! I love the dress (and great backdrop choice!)


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Hailey! I really appreciate that.

  10. Iren says:

    Awesome printed dress and great location ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Iren! Hope you’re having a great day.

  11. Bella B says:

    This dress looks so comfortable! I love the bright, fun print…totally you.

    1. Carrie says:

      Comfy is right! Thanks, girl.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Sabina! I appreciate you stopping by.

  12. Avanti says:

    Love the bright colours! Lovely.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Avanti! Have a great day.

  13. Hello, nice pics!!!
    Follow me from Colombia- Argentina

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much! I would love to visit your country sometime.

  14. Pam says:

    I almost got that dress but they didnยดt have my size in the store! it looks beautiful on you and I love how you paired it with the rockstud sandals.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Pam! Yeah, it sold out one time, but then I got it on sale. So it all worked out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch!

  15. Sheri says:

    HI Carrie,
    That’s a great dress.

    I am on an online shopping hiatus however for a bit. I had two unsuccessful romper orders recently (one for Sophie, one for me). In one case they shipped the wrong item, and in the second the romper just fit horribly. It gets a bit frustrating.

    However, I did find luck with the Laura Mercier products you featured awhile back — thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care,

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh shopping breaks are no fun! Hmmm… I’m sorry for your bad luck. I’ve been thinking of doing a post with online shopping tips.

  16. Very ethnic choices : great !!
    J. Crew just opened a boutique in Paris : I will pay a visit as soon as I get back to work …
    Nice day …

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh cool! I’d love to hear how the JCrew boutique is in Paris.

  17. I love this outfit! And the setting you chose couldn’t be more perfect! Very editorial, I love it!

    xx, Ashleigh | Fashion in Flight

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thanks a bunch, Ashleigh! Have a great day.

  18. Merritt says:

    I love this print so much! I was so tempted to buy the shorts version!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Merritt! I was late to the game on buying it, but that worked out well since it ended up on sale.

  19. Claire says:

    Love your dress & you have the prettiest pictures! I’m obsessed with your IG feed!

    God bless,

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Claire! That’s so sweet of you to say. Hugs –

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