J.Jill Sleeveless Mock-Neck Dress in Black Retro Paisley

August 13, 2017

I totally have a style crush on paisley prints lately.  It seems like the perfect blend of funky and classic, and even a nice transition from summer to fall.

style over 40, style over 50

J.Jill sent me this dress to review. All opinions are all my own only.

The Dress

This cute little mock-neck swing dress is a perfect little transitional summer to fall dress.  Like all J.Jill pieces, it’s high quality, with a blend of classic wearability and trendy styling.  Of course, it’s versatile as well … won’t it be adorable for the dress-over-pants trend?  And for sure I’ll be wearing it with tights, boots, and a cardigan when the weather cools.

The Sizing

So, I decided to try the tall sizing from J.Jill for a change, and I think that’s it’s actually a bit big on me.  I don’t think I’m as tall as I think I am!  Hee!  (I’m 5’7″ by the way). Usually I wear the XS Misses size, and this is a ST (Small Tall, no XS in Tall sizes). Remember that J.Jill runs big, so be sure to size down when you order!


summer to fall transitional dressing over 40

midlife style

cute sleeves knit swing dress



Dress – J.Jill Sleeveless Mock-Neck Dress in Black Retro Paisley

Shoes – (c/o) – Donald J. Pliner Ellis in Patent Croc (on sale!)

Earrings – (c/o) – Kendra Scott Lacy

How is your fall wardrobe transition coming along?  Be sure to check out Lynn Ritchie for fall, as well as Karina Dresses’ new Harvest Floral print, and this other pretty J.Jill dress!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Patti August 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you for your very kind remarks on my blog post! this dress is wonderful and versatile, and you look so relaxed and chic. xo


    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Aww thanks, Patti!

  • Reply Inge August 13, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    such a lovely dress! I love how you combine this style. very gorgeous and look fabs <3


    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks, Inge!

  • Reply Anna August 13, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Lovely dress and shoes

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Anna!

  • Reply Nancy Baten August 14, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Fabulous shoes too!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Nancy!

  • Reply Nina August 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Lovely photo and styling! I have the same dress and found it very versitile–it can be changed up for work and casual. I have been enjoying your blog and style.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Nina!

  • Reply Angelie August 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Your dress is super pretty!

    Angelie // The Ruins of Baclayon Church

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm


  • Reply Adi August 14, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Flawless look! That dress is cute!!
    Adi xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Adi!

  • Reply Kris August 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I love this outfit!!!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks, Kris!

  • Reply Hadas August 15, 2017 at 2:35 am

    gorgeous look!

    Hadas | The Fashion Matters- Luxury travel and fashion blog

  • Reply jess jannenga August 20, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Love the style and pattern Dawn! I can totally see this with knee high boots and a cardi for fall.
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

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