crop swap

i love the unexpected styling of this black aritzia wrap top with a pair of cropped navy pants, but the look got even sweeter when i found a $20 dupe for the shirt at h&m! the sexiness of an open back pairs perfectly against slightly tomboyish chinos, for a Gwen Stefani sort of vibe. Try it two ways, dressed up or down…

1– h&m tie top    2– aritzia crop top    3– flared chinos

4– sunglasses    5– bucket bag    6– wedge sandals

7– superstar sneakers    8– gold bracelet    9– rainbow bracelet

hope you have a good week CPs!! Xx

going gaga

while it may still be thirty degrees out, i have spring fashion and bare legs as my current top priorities (PLSZZZ GOD at least this weekend!!!)

thankfully, zara just dropped some amazingggg bargain buys right now, including this button down dress which is comparable to this way more expensive tibi. i went a little gaga and did a huge order this week, with lots of fresh white tops for the weekend and easy dresses for work. i can’t wait to see what works! hilariously, almost every item (sans this bright headband, which i plan to wear pool side) that found its way into my cart was white or navy, so I guess that’s my official color palette this spring. did i mention that you, too, can go gaga since every item i bought was less than $70!

what i bought…

knit with it

as is usually true with fashion, everything eventually comes full circle. however, this micro trend takes me wayyy back to the 9th grade, when my daily school uniform was a pair of true religion flared jeans, clarks wallabees, a black north face jacket and one of my many many pastel colored lacoste slim cut polo shirts. i thought this ensemble qualified as the HEIGHT of fashion??! sick.

this spring, however, polos are very much baaaack. but in a fresh new fash-shun way, with a nod to the 70s, more knit fabric constructions, banded stripes, and bolder primary colors.

the vibe reminds me of this blue sandro set i wanted last April and waited too long to buy (#sad).

besides pulling out your old faithful lacoste from the closet, here are some newer options out there to try– a slim fit tory burch, a classic white fred perry, a ladylike reiss, this ribbed yellow or an open weave version, both from zara, a printed stella jean, an uber chic striped lacoste, and a clearance steal at sandro. as many of the CPs above did, i recommend tucking them into a sleek skirt for an athletic/ladylike mix.

spring wardrobe round up

TGIF chicpeas! sorry for the unexpected absence this week, between work and the snow it was a long one. i for one could not be happier it’s fridayyyyyyyy. thank you to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway. i will be emailing the winner later, so stay tuned!

today i’ve gathered up some of the latest wardrobe additions for spring, including pieces from some favorite designers and budget friendly dupes. time for another round of splurge vs. save. enjoy! Xx

splurges:blouse, mules, cropped pants, bikini, earrings, dress, heels, sunglasses, sweatshirt

saves: blouse, mules, cropped pants, bikini, earrings, dress, heels, sunglasses, sweatshirt