Hi all. Happy Monday to you! I, along with my friend and photographer Maritere Rice, have been enjoying a few days in the Florida Keys at the Gates Hotel in Key West. We will have many more photos and recommendations for you from Key West, but for now I wanted to share a sneak peek of the island featuring one of my favorite fashion finds lately : the J.Crew candy stripe collection…

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J.Crew Candy Stripe Collection

You all know that, as far as I am concerned, color is always in style! But thankfully, these days the rest of the world is on the same color-loving page as us here at Wear + Where + Well. Did you see the Gucci Resort 2017 collection shown in London at Westminster Abbey last week? Wow! It was a cacophony of color and print. These rainbow striped platform metallic sneakers stole the show.

While this Gucci collection isn’t yet available and it may be a bit too loud and impractical for some of us, never fear… J.Crew has delivered us some wonderfully colorful options for summer! I’ve fallen in love with their current candy stripe offerings. The colors are certainly bright and cheery, but not too intense nor jarring. In fact, I find the pieces have almost a serene sense to them. Plus, the lovely linens and comfortable cottons are perfect for summer.

Check out all the summer-ready options in this pattern. The popover, the tunic, the cardigan, and the scarf are favorite options of mine. If you have a little girl, how can you resist the option for some mommy and me twinning with the girls-sized tiered dress, ruched top, or pull-on shorts?

(Keep scrolling to the end for exact details on my full look…)

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A few notes on sizing for the tunic: I’m wearing the size 4 tall. I first tried the popover top on in-store, but found the regular to be a bit short on my 5’10” frame. So, I was thankful to find the tall option online. I probably could have worn the 2 tall, but opted to stick with my regular size 4, given that I wanted that loose, easy-going fit for casual summer looks. If you prefer a more fitted look, size down one size from your normal J.Crew size.

Don’t you just love these summer stripes? I know this tunic will be in heavy rotation in my everyday summer wardrobe, plus I might need to snag a few more pieces before they sell out. Act fast – this is a popular collection!

Thanks as always for stopping by. Leave a comment, say hi, let me know your thoughts. Have a great day!

Photos by Maritere Rice in Key West, Florida

Details of My Look


  1. Jenn says:

    Absolutely love these colors! And can we talk about the location?! What a fun photo shoot!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Jenn! Is this not the happiest bar ever?! 😀

  2. These pictures are so amazing guys! Carrie, I never see you in this laid back kind of look and I am so in love. You look amazing in your dresses, but this really shows off your quirky (goofy) personality that people never get to see!! Hope to see you soon!

    xoxo A
    The Miller Affect, a Fashion Blog by Amanda Miller

    1. Carrie says:

      Me? Quirky and goofy?! Gasp. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

      Hahahaha. Thanks, friend! Xo

  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful photographs … Stripes nicely done! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    1. Carrie says:

      Many thanks, Mia! Xo

  4. Lili says:

    Another favorite post!

    1. Carrie says:

      So nice of you to say, Lili! Thanks, friend.

  5. Lauren says:

    What a fun look and beautiful backdrop! I hope you’re enjoying your time in Florida! xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Lauren. Xo

  6. I sometimes have that strange feeling you are always on vacation …???. Nice outfit, as always.

    1. Carrie says:

      Ha. Well travel is a big part of my job now. Thanks for the nice words. 🙂

  7. Bella B says:

    Well how cute is this!!! Im glad your having such a great trip carrie!!! You should send me a list of great places to go in New York I’m leaving in a week and I cant wait!


    1. Carrie says:

      Text me, girl! Happy to help.

  8. ashley says:

    That top is so perfect on you! And these shots came out absolutely amazing!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Well thanks a bunch, Ashley! Mari does a fabulous job of scouting locations.

  9. I am obsessed with the candy stripe collection. I saw it in stores a few weeks ago and haven’t been able to get it out of my head! I just love J.Crew everything… I featured them on my blog today as well, and I think their fabrics, colors and patterns are all top notch. Beautiful post!

    xo Bryn

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it such a fresh collection? Love the happy take on stripes.

  10. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    What a fun look for you. And yes, I agree with Amanda — nice to see another side of your personality 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      That’s so nice to hear. Thank you. 🙂

  11. Jennifer says:

    OMG! These photos are everything! Amazing and fitting setting for this adorable collection! I love seeing this playful more casual side of you! Have a wonderful rest of your stay in The Keys!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      That’s so nice. Thank you, Jennifer.

  12. Elena says:

    Those photos are absolutely amazing! The location is just perfect for your gorgeous colourful look!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Elena! Have a great day.

  13. LOVE this candy striped top! Too cute. xo Valerie

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, sweet girl!

  14. Merritt Beck says:

    You always have the most colorful backgrounds! Love these pics!

    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks girl! We are having fun finding color everywhere we go. 🙂

  15. Falasha says:

    Such a fun collection! You look amazing and the colors in the photos are great, awesome post.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin’ ll Join the Secret Guide

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much!

  16. Isabella says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I like the colored strips on tunic. Nice sandals!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Isabella! Aren’t they fun?

  17. molly says:

    How cute are these photos?! Love them.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Molly!

  18. Sienna says:

    I’m obsessed, this top is paired perfectly with the scenery!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thank you so very much!!!

  19. Dominique says:

    SO grateful for your honest review. I’m 5’11 and was on the fence about this top based on all the up-and-down reviews on the JCrew site but I’m back on board. Cheers!

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh good! I’m glad that was helpful, Dominque.

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