Summer Dresses // Blue and white prints in Nantucket, MA

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Vince Camuto dress 0P, Ann Taylor sandals 5 (comfy for strolling around), Etsy bag
BR jacket c/o (old; similar in petite), kjp bracelet xs, Gucci sunglasses (look for less)

I can't get enough of blue and white prints lately - it's just a timeless yet fresh color combo that has me anticipating summer! I wore both of these looks during our recent trip to Nantucket, where it fit right in with the preppy style of the island. These dresses may appear similar in color scheme, but have two completely different personalities. The cotton midi dress above is more demure and appropriate for daytime, while the off-shoulder one below is a sassy little bodycon dress that hugs every curve. I've also worn the one above with a cropped cardigan (in either mustard or white) for a business casual setting.
ruffle off shoulder bodycon cocktail party dress celine nano
Soprano dress xs (2 colors), Steve Madden heels 5.5 (runs narrow), Celine bag (review)

I pulled this dress out for gala night at the Wine & Food festival with the Stella Artois team. As a Top Chef fangirl, I was thrilled to meet a few of my favorite contestants from over the years and try some of their food (felt like Tom and Padma walking up to the chef's stations)! One thing that was poorly planned on my part was wearing a bodycon dress to a culinary extravaganza. This piece isn't the most forgiving, so prepare to either suck in after a big meal, or just embrace the second trimester "food baby"!
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On Nick: Bonobos shark shirt, Express suit, Cole Haan shoes

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I wore this second look for a festival jazz brunch, where there were three stations of small plates paired with Stella Artois Cidre cocktails. Having spent a few years living in the south, I made a beeline for the shrimp and grits station, which was paired with a refreshing Cidre and cilantro drink (sounds odd but was actually quite tasty).
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stella artois cidre brunch shrimp grits
For dessert, the Nantucket juice shop was a must for homemade ice cream - the strawberry with dark chocolate chips is so good!
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I haven't tried on much apparel by Vince Camuto (mostly shoes!), but this dress was reminiscent of a gorgeous Kate Spade one that I was about to order. I ended up loving it – from the mixed blue prints down to the pockets, and thought quality was pretty nice for the price point. My favorite little details are the tile print waistband and shoulder straps, along with the hidden snap buttons to keep your bra straps secured!
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This dress in petites does run a little small for the label size, so a 0P fits closer to a 00P in other American brands like Ann Taylor or LOFT. It still haS some room on me across the top bust, but not so much that warranted alterations. I know small sizes in both of these dresses are running low, but I hope some of you were able to order after my initial Instagram posts last month!



33 comments:

  1. Blue and white always, always work so well together. I love your white jacket in the first outfit as well!

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  2. Adore your perfect summer looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  3. Love your bag!

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  4. I'm in love with the first dress! It's so pretty and flattering :)

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  5. Absolutely love the last look, so pretty!

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  6. Jean, you look absolutely stunning! Although the setting is in Nantucket you look like a Southern belle, especially in the first dress! Again with the food pics...I'm dying but in a good way =) You mentioned the dress not having much give after eating...I'd be mischievous and rub my belly and say "yes" I have a baby, a food baby!

    Thank you so much for posting info on Nick's outfit. I really appreciate you taking the time to address my earlier request!!


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  7. Love how you layered a denim jacket with your dress!

    Liv

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  8. Both of those dresses are just lovely! Looks like this would make for a great trip!

    Briana
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  9. Beautiful blue and white dresses. They're so cute!
    xx

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  10. Love that second look--bummed I missed out on those Gucci sunglasses! x

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  11. Beautiful dress
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  12. The Vince Camuto dress is perfect for the summer!

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  13. It's so cool that the mixed pattern dress has a hook for your bra strap!!

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  14. I absolutely love both of these dresses <3 The blue floral is my love!

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  15. Blue and white is such a classic combination, love these looks!
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  16. Your dresses are absolutely perfect Jean!

    I hope you have a good Tuesday,
    Michael
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  17. VINCE CAMUTO DRESS - omg I love it!! So gorgeous, I need it for my holidays asap!

    Rebecca
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  18. You look beautiful! It's such a pretty dress. X
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  19. These are pretty dresses, the first one was my favorite.

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  20. You are the cutest! Obsessing over both of those dresses. And girl... That ice cream cone though. Looks so yummy!

    xoxo
    Jessi
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  21. Blue and white are always a great pair. This dress is very Nantucket!

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  22. Yes dress and shoes are absolutely gorgeous! Simple, yet chic!

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  23. Loving these prints, girl!
    You look amazing <3

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  24. Both of these dresses look beautiful on you! Love the looks. So darn cute!!

    xoxo
    Rachel
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  25. These dresses are so feminine. I absolutely love both of them, although only one of them would be apt for the classroom :-)
    Lieske

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  26. Stunning as usual. I am in love with the first bodycon dress! But I seem to be bad at not having those food babies XD

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  27. Soooo pretty!! xx

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  28. Beautiful dresses! The off the shoulder dress is stunning!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Keri,
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  29. Love the second dress! It's SO gorgeous. :)
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  30. Love both dresses! Great style as always <3

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  31. Hi Jean! Can you write a post on finding cute ways to stay warm while wearing nice dresses? I always end up with my husband's sport coat, which isn't quite the look I'm going for :).

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