max for the minimum

my friends and family know (and often laugh over) how much i love hunting for a good bargain– growing up in a small town, I could usually find more designer brands available at our local TJmaxx or at small consignment stores than at any high end store we had at the mall. i absolutely love the thrill of finding something unexpected at a great price, and even now with a plethora of shopping options at my doorstep, i still peruse TJ, H&M, forever21, eBay, etsy and thrift stores like Housing Works on the reg (last weekend over Easter I scored a Chanel-esque pair of woven slingbacks for $18).

so you can imagine just how happy I was to find this wedding guest-friendly dress, which is very reminiscent of a mixed print DVF one, at a very un-black tie price ($100)! wear it with sleek metallic accessories and a dark pout for a look that’s guaranteed to give the max for the minimum.

wear it with…

1– topshop maxi dress, $100

2– bajra silk shawl, $290 (20% off with code FF2018)

3– kenneth jay lane faux pearl drops, $60

4– schutz metallic sandals, $190

5– proenza schouler arizona scent, $100

6– chloe mini pixie bag, $990

 

and since i’ve gotten numerous requests for other spring event dresses, check out other floral picks by saloni, asos, rebecca taylor, vince camuto, alice & oliviatanya taylor, and reformation.

steal her style #4

i found this look while perusing the latest fashion week street snaps and loved how this girl nailed a transitional look. the color palette and oxford shoes scream “ready for fall” while a mini skirt shows off still tan from summer legs and the fringey bag has the vibe of coachella days gone by. get her look with my picks below…

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#1 the top. it was surprisingly difficult to find a delicate yet simple long sleeved top option. as a major sweater girl myself, im drawn to this cropped isabel marant knit, but the outfit would also look amazing with a see by chloe bell sleeved top, in either navy or cream (love the buttoned back!).

 

#2 the shoes. im willing to bet this lucky b is wearing a stella mccartney pair, but you can snag a near identical twin for much less thanks to our friends at h&m

 

#3 the skirt. i’m having a girl crush moment on tanya taylor right now (the outnet has a great selection currently) which explains why i die for this diagonal fringe mini, but banana has a cleaner pin stripe version on clearance here

 

#4 the bag. since my skirt has fringe on it, i went with a streamlined jcrew mini messenger in a contrasting color (only $100!) but her exact bag is by chloe. im also obsessed with this quilted maje style if you want black– i saw it in person at saks and the leather feels like buttah.

 

#5 the sunglasses. keep it classic in gold rimmed oliver peoples aviators, which add a slightly 70s vibe with gradient lenses.

 

thats all i’ve got today– hope this inspires you to dig through your closet and wear something you otherwise wouldn’t. have a great wednesday! im currently sick in bed so apologies for the delayed upload this morning.