Quick post about the J. Crew extra 30% off sale – most sale items are final sale so make sure you live chat with their customer support team if you have questions about fit/material/details before placing an order. Use SHOPNOW for 30% off sale merchandise (thank you JCA for the code!)

I am a big fan of the Ella dress and the myriad of prints that it is available in. Strapless dresses are not exactly known for their versatility but the issue is one that can be solved by adding a cardigan or a cropped blazer.

Ella Dress in Medallion Paisley | Pop Art Polka Dot | Petal Eyelet | Porcelain Paisley | Rambling Rose | Garden Floral

I ended up with two of these dresses (and the embroidered filigree dress – also strapless) during the 40% off sale a few weeks ago so there will be no strapless dresses for me in the foreseeable future. The 00 fits about a size smaller than the 00P in the bust area so if you are busty take a size up.

I was undecided about the Ella Dress in Garden Floral but Jean’s timely tweet about its in-store price ($24) convinced me to get it.

Ella Dress in Garden Floral

Ella Dress in Porcelain Paisley

 I also really liked the Embroidered Filigree dress – this fits similarly to the Ella Dress in Porcelain Paisley and is on sale for $80(? could be less) in stores (before additional discounts).

Filigree-embroidered strapless beach dress

The Icon Trench and the Matinee Trench are both fan favorites and the icon trench is still available in sizes 00 to size 14.

Matinee Trench | Icon Trench | Capelette Coat

And who can ever say no to J. Crew’s pencil skirts in as many color and in as many prints as your heart desires. The 00P will likely fit someone with a 25-in waist and 33/34-in hips best and add half or three-quarters of an inch to the base measurements for the next size up.

Pencil Skirts in Hologram Tweed | Printed Sequin | Neon Tweed | Basket-weave Tweed | Circle Eyelet | Feather Paisley | Pop Art Polka Dot | Garden Floral

One item I got and liked in the last round of sales is the Director dress in Bi-stretch wool. One thing that I didn’t like about this dress is that there is a lot of room in the belly area (I assume it’s to disguise food babies but who knows?) and so I’ve decided to sell it (or attempt to; if I can’t I’ll just keep it)

Happy shopping!