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J.Crew Off The Shoulder Silk Madras Plaid Dress

Happy Friday to you all! In lieu of our regular Friday Favorite Finds themed round-up, we have a fun summer weekend look for you. This J.Crew off the shoulder silk madras plaid dress epitomizes summer! Am I right?

From J.Crew’s elevated Collection line, this silk dress combines off-the-shoulder and fluted sleeve trends with the perennial summer classic madras plaid in shades of lime, green, dark blue, and a bit of brown. Note that the dress is cut for a loose fit. I followed the Net-a-Porter sizing advice and ordered one size down from my normal size. I was pleased with that decision, as it resulted in a slimmer fit.

When it came to styling this lovely frock, I wanted the end result to embody three adjectives: (1) summery, (2) trendy, and (3) classic all at once.

First, I kept the summery vibes going with these fabulous Chloe bandana espadrille wedges and this beautiful tasseled straw tote by Olive Design. Then, I tried a new-to-me seasonal trend by adding the Donni Charm bandana accent around the neck. Finally, this classic boater hat by Eugenia Kim combined with the synonymous-with-summer madras plaid kept the look from veering into “too trendy” territory.

***(Side note: Olive Design is a new brand of handmade custom straw totes designed by my friend Natasha. I’ve teamed up with her to bring you a special offer on this exact tote and others next week!)

This look was a little different for me, but I had fun playing around. In the end, I was really pleased with the result. I will definitely be repeating this look many times this summer! It’s just so easy.

Might you replicate this look? Or is there any aspect of it you’d like to try this summer? Go for it! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

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PS – how awesome is this wall? Maritere and I were so thrilled to stumble upon this new wall at Wynwood Walls during our most recent visit there a few weeks ago. You might remember us visiting Wynwood Walls earlier this year (see here, here, and here). It’s definitely a site to behold with blocks upon blocks of street art everywhere!

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Have a great weekend, my friends! See you back here on Monday.

Photos by Maritere Rice at Wynwood Walls in Miami 

Details of My Look


  1. Sydney says:

    You did a great job pulling all those aspects into your outfit! 10/10!! The wall is just so perfect for your outfit!! Great articles too! I would love to go to Vegas for the neon museum ! Have a wonderful weekend Carrie!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Sydney! You’d really love Vegas.

  2. Bella B says:

    You look so gorgeous Carrie, I love that dress its so perfect!!!! Im a sucked for off the shoulder dresses right now!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, chica! Same here.

  3. Absolutely loving how you pulled this look together! So incredibly chic, lady! Happy Friday!

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey – thanks so much, friend! Your trip looks fabulous. Xo

  4. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    Love the Chloe shoes. All of their things are so pretty.

    Enjoy the weekend,


    1. Carrie says:

      Right? I could live in a Chloe world. Until then, I’ll judiciously choose a piece here and there. 😉

      Thanks, Sheri! Have a great weekend.

  5. This is summer. Well, dream of summer as the weather is still awful here in Paris … Enjoy your week end.

    1. Carrie says:

      I’m sorry to hear you are still having bad weather! Maybe soon it will change…

  6. Jennifer says:

    Just darling, Carrie! Love how you styled this!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jennifer! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  7. Holly says:

    Love your new site design, and the reading list at the end is super cool, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Holly! Great to see your name pop up here. 🙂

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