Thoughts By Natalie

The Quincy Dress

sj-nb5Sonnet James dress, Natalie Borton necklace, J.Crew jacket (similar), Warby Parker sunglasses (similar), Michael Kors shoes, Madewell bag

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As a mom to a busy, messy little boy, I am completely in love with the idea of play dresses for playful moms, the motto that accompanies the Sonnet James brand. Ethically made in San Francisco from stretchy, machine-washable fabric, it’s like a dress made of yoga pants that makes you look like a million bucks.

I recently did a little giveaway with Whitney and snapped these photos as options for her to use on her Instagram feed. I admit, I was in a major hurry and feeling a little scattered when these were taken. It was 6:55pm (Jack’s bedtime is normally 7pm, ha!) and Brian had just gotten home from work. I knew they needed to be sent over before the end of the night and Brian took them all on his iPhone while holding Jack (who was wearing his pre-bath uniform of nothing but a diaper). It was a hilarious scene, and I couldn’t be more surprised at how well the photos turned out.

The dress in the photos is the Sonnet James Quincy Dress in grey, which I’d had my eye on for over a year and finally snatched up when it came back in stock. I paired it with the handmade Sadie Necklace from my shop, a laid-back denim jacket, ultra-tall-and-ultra-comfy wedges, and a crossbody to match. I definitely will be wearing this outfit again!

Outfit Details

Sonnet James dress, Natalie Borton necklace, J.Crew jacket (similar), Warby Parker sunglasses (similar), Michael Kors shoes, Madewell bag

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  • Jennifer Klee
    May 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Love love love this on you. Esp the grey + denim. Do you think that this dress (maybe if I sized up) would accommodate my third trimester belly?

    • Natalie Borton
      May 12, 2016 at 7:23 am

      The fabric is on the thicker side (sort of like really soft ponte), but it does have stretch to it and I think if you size up it’ll work! If you’re really worried, try one of the dresses with the thinner fabric like the Piper or Remi.

  • Charla
    May 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Love!!! Do you mind telling me how the sizing runs? I’ve never ordered from them but have been eyeing some dresses. (Typically a 2/4) Thanks!!

    • Natalie Borton
      May 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

      The sizing it pretty true to size but if you have hips (such as myself!), I’d size up on the this dress and the ones with thicker fabric for the best fit. My Sonnet James Piper dress is an XS and fits perfectly, but I got this one in a small and am happy I did!

  • Frédérique
    May 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Love these but they don’t look very breastfeeding friendly….too bad, then they would be PERFECT!

    • Natalie Borton
      May 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Some of them are! I know Piper and Remi are breastfeeding friendly for sure.

      • frédérique
        May 13, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        Good to know! Thanks!