Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category
Today, for cheap and chic of the week, I bring you sneakers that are $100 and under, because even though it is far from sneaker weather outside, who isn’t game for a new set of kicks and the promise of milder weather? I never especially thought I’d go for lemon-yellow shoes of any kind, but this Adidas option is just so incredibly fun.
A really good raspberry-red pair of Stan Smiths.
I like how understated this grey pair is.
I have never seen navy Tretorns before, and think they’re pretty cool.
So in love with these Vans in delightful pale pink.
And a pair of Pumas in a nice peachy tone.
I love a striped button-down, and I love shirts from Xirena—they just get it so right—and this one is so good: really lightweight, and cut nicely roomy, but not boxy.
As I mentioned recently, I’ve been wanting to wear dresses lately, and I surprised myself by buying this rather bare (for me) little number, which I plan to wear with tights and boots and a cardigan now, and all on its own with these platform clog sandals once summer hits.
This pearl chain choker would look be such a fine addition to my necklace menagerie, and I like the idea of mixing in some silver with all of my gold.
The clean, minimal look of this bag is so appealing, and it appears as though it could hold everything—click through to check out the photo with the model to get a sense of its dimensions.
And finally, this looks kind of like a femmed-up version of a men’s Carhartt jacket, which is pretty cool in my book.
A very nearly perfect army jacket that doesn’t cost a ton.
Here are a few new arrivals from Madewell, all for under $100, and starting with this Mexican embroidered blouse, which I think is stinking cute.
This midi column dress is nice and slouchy but not too boxy (click through to see how it fits the model) and would be perfect for weekends.
I always like canvas and leather combined, so this tote is right up my alley.
It’s just such a rich neutral, and elevates whatever you wear it with. I’ve only got one grey bag—the Clare V Gosee clutch I’ve posted below—and when it’s in rotation I wear it to death. So much so that it’s looking pretty worn-out, so I’ve been looking for a suitable replacement. Which may just be another Clare V Gosee clutch—or may be one of the others below.
I never get too excited about totes, but this is such an excellent pale, pale grey.
Here is the aforementioned Gosee clutch—I especially like grey suede, and this bag has a nice hit of it.
A nice, slouchy hobo at a super-good price.
I adore a duffel, and the shape of this one is just so good.
I seriously want this bag and have for a while: it’s big enough to fit a laptop, but is anything but workaday.
I like the contrast of the black handle here.
This can be a backpack or a handbag, which is nifty.
I’m so damn tired of wearing jeans, but it’s what the season—and my lifestyle—dictates. Soon enough, though, I’ll be getting myself back into dresses, and I’ve been looking around at a lot them. And while I do like a nice print or color, the ones I get the most wear out of are black, and so that’s what I tend to go back to. All of the following have grown-up hemlines—natch—but I have thrown in a few that are sleeveless, something I don’t usually do for you guys. Just think about pairing those with a nice light cashmere cardigan. This Vince shirtdress has excellent long sleeves, though, and looks like the soul of comfort.
This is one seriously flattering silhouette, and I love the neckline—so feminine.
A cute, well-priced ribbed jersey dress that’d be good for kicking around in.
The ruching this shirtdress is great, and I like that the buttons are off to the side.
The puff sleeves here are a nice touch, and I like the low back, too.
From plus-size brand Universal Standard: this is one very versatile-looking shirtdress.
This seems like a really good option for travel: it’s nice and simple and looks quite comfortable.
And I believe that this dress is both classic and stealthily quite sexy.
A little bit frillier than I usually go, but just so pretty.
Another super-easy option.
I like the uneven hemline on this cocoon dress.