This Dress

Ok, this dress is totally worth adding to your summer wardrobe.

Full price at Tar-zhay is only $19.99, but through one of their many sales, I was able to score it for half price last weekend.

Trust me, even without a discount, this is a summer staple worth buying.

The fit is generous and overall forgiving, the fabric is soft, and the arm straps are perfectly suited to wearing an actual bra. 

After MGM (9) was born in 2007, I bought a similar version of this LBD during a bleary-eyed Target run where Size 1 diapers were my primary mission.

I don’t recall the price back then, but I got my money’s worth out of that dress.

I dressed it up and I dressed it down; it suited my post-baby bod until I was pregnant with Baby #2.

Eventually it was too faded to deem acceptable outside of my abode, and it was donated. Sniff.

Regrets followed, but setting it free was necessary.

And now I have this crisp, deeply dyed new version to start off my summer with style.

Check this out at your local Target. 

 

 

J. Crew May Edit

Pieces I will not buy. Repeat: will not buy. 

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This bright tee is so up my alley!

So is this floral print scarf, which comes in two styles, square silk and a gauzy rectangle:

This floral pattern was everywhere, but I like the skirt for spring:

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A modern shirt, also with a bow tied element:

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Of course, a statement necklace:

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And this retro sundress isn’t exactly my style, but it’s breaking the internet on other blogs:

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What do you like from J. Crew this month?

 

 

 

D’Orsay Oxfords by Fortress of Inca

While browsing Amour Vert over the weekend, I found these interesting D’Orsay oxfords by Austin, TX, brand Fortress of Inca:

 

The colors are definitely on trend for spring and these shoes seem to partially solve the question of whether mules are appropriate for work. These get the breezy feeling of mules right but keep the heels covered, which is still the point that makes me pause about wearing mules in the office.

Amour Vert is selling these shoes for $210, which is reasonable since they are handmade.

 

Dagne Dover Spring 2017 Collection

Dagne Dover is a brand that’s done some savvy social media marketing.

They show up everywhere on blogs I read, sites I visit and in my Inbox.

Their primary schtick is offering smart, versatile work totes, so they basically had me at Hello.

While I haven’t bitten yet, their Spring 2017 collection is showing this gorgeous blue color in all of their designs.

This vertical Charlie Tote is my absolute favorite item in their store:

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Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive: $495.

The Legend Tote is Dagne Dover’s signature bag, and it also comes in this gorgeous hue:

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At $265, it’s about half the cost of the Charlie Tote.

Here’s the item I’ll probably order, the Lola pouch:

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The Lola seems so much better than a typical makeup bag, since it has pockets and elastic straps for holding things like lipsticks. The small size is $75 and seems more than adequate.

While this robin’s egg blue (officially called “Jasmine” by Dagne Dover) will always hold the top spot in my heart, I am also completely loving this gorgeous blush color that’s prominently featured for Spring 2017, too.

And even though the last thing I need is another weekender/gym tote, I just want this one:

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The Landon Carryall in Quartz is stunning. Want.

Dagne Dover really hit it out of the park with their Spring collection.