These shoes are apparently selling like hotcakes. If someone catches this color in-stock somewhere can you give me a heads-up? Today’s Inspiration: Wallis Aqua Blouse ($35.00), Roxy Skipper Shorts ($44.50), Gray Faux Leather Handbag ($34.90), Minnetonka ‘Kilty’ Suede Moccasin $39.95), RGB Nail Polish in retro pastel green ($16.00), Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Menthol & Eucalyptus Balm ($5.59), NARS Trio Eyeshadow ($45.00), Kate Spade Cooper Strap Watch ($195.00), Blue Hexi iPhone Case ($12.50).
While this season seems to be all about mixing different patterns and fabrics (see here and here) you can also get a great effect from mixing different variations of the same. I grabbed a simple lace top like this yesterday at Dry Goods and I feel like it’s going to get a lot of use this summer. Today’s Inspiration: Dorothy Perkins Gold Foil Lace Tee ($35.00), Dorothy Perkins Navy Floral Lace Skirt ($44.00), Dorothy Perkins Tan Plait Skinny Belt ($5.00), Vince Camuto Kim Large Tote ($250.00), Senso Karalay ($245.95), Butter London Polish in Slapper ($14.00), Bobbi Brown Lip Balm ($19.00).
I’m going to be honest, I recently got (back) into Mad Men. I had previously only seen the first season, but now I’m on to season three, so I’m really sorry if my love of Betty Draper is evident all over the blog in the near future. Today’s Inspiration: Dorothy Perkins Coral Damask Dress ($59.00), Coral and Goldtone Statement Necklace ($16.00), Coral Drop Earrings ($64.00), Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Bangle ($50.00), ALDO Hayth Heels ($80.00), Dune Coral ‘B’ Lassie Clutch ($104.00), Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Corail Legende ($30.00), Max Factor in Diva Coral ($4.80).
I have put this dress in my Dorothy Perkins shopping cart approximately 4 times but have yet to pull the trigger on purchasing it. Today it actually went on sale from $69 to $45 (as did all of these adorable dresses), that combined with Free Shipping on orders over $75 might mean that today is the day. (P.S. Pay attention to the US/European size conversion if you order—make sure to go by the measurements on the size chart). Today’s Inspiration: Dorothy Perkins Taupe Drape Side Dress ($45.00), Dorothy Perkins White Half Moon Clutch ($15.00), Dorothy Perkins Cream Patent Court Shoe ($45.00), Dorothy Perkins Fabric Oval Earrings ($14.00), Dorothy Perkins Textured Necklace ($17.00), Dorothy Perkins Sundial Ring ($11.00), Essie Polish in East Hampton ($8.00), Korres Lip Butter ($10.74).
Open windows. Clean sheets. Organized closets. Seafoam. All of these things make me think of spring. Today’s Inspiration: J. Crew Stripe Dolman-Sleeve Top ($39.50), Frill Hem Skirt ($25.00), Turquoise Pieces Cocktail Ring ($19.00), H & M Mint Clutch ($24.95), Isabella Strappy Gladiator ($12.99), Dior Polish ($23.00), Models Own Polish in Jade Stone ($8.00), OPI Polish in Windmillion ($7.30).
I’m trying to decide if this will finally be the year that I invest in a pair of cowgirl boots or booties. They’re cute with pants, shorts, skirts and dresses—-how many types of shoes can you really say that about? Today’s Inspiration: Delia*s Zoey Burnout Racerback Tank ($19.50), Delia*s Brooke Tissue Cardigan ($24.50), Levis Black Rinse Jegging ($99.95), Forever21 Striped Cross Body Bag ($14.80), ModCloth Stud-y Break Earrings ($9.99), Painted Feather Necklace ($6.80), Steve Madden Tesstify Bootie ($90.98), Lancôme Le Absolu Rouge Nu ($29.00), NARS Blush in Sex Appeal ($28.00).
Do yourself a favor and do not go through summer without two things: Buxom Gloss in Katie ($18.00) and Bare Escentuals Blush in Vintage Peach ($19.00) you’ll want both of them every time you throw on something lacy or floral. Today’s Inspiration: Lace Trim Fedora ($12.80), BB Dakota Sheer Tank ($27.50), Beachy Deep Coral Shorts ($49.50), Bruuns Bazaar Leather Sandal ($106.00), Epic Floral Scarf ($139.00), Rochas Leather Clutch (1,380.00).
As much as I am loving bold colors right now, I am also finding myself very inspired by all the different shades of ivory, nude, beige and pink. Today’s Inspiration: Miss Selfridge Sequin Collar Dress ($80.00), Therapy Clinton Belt ($15.00), Crystal & Flower Stud Earrings ($12.00), Asos Envelope Clutch ($32.23), Jessica Simpson Francesca Pump ($69.90), Pyramid Statement Ring ($15.00), Butter Londer Nail Polish in Frilly Knickers ($14.00).
Cropped tops have been making a comeback since last spring and it doesn’t appear that they’ll be leaving soon. I don’t own one yet, but if the right one comes my way I might just snatch it up. In other news, I have a crush on this skirt. Today’s inspiration: Motel Lolita Crop Top ($34.00), Ella Moss Maxi Skirt ($178.00), Wendy Mink Blue Layered Necklace ($245.00), Hermann Clutch ($129.00), J. Renee Spruce Thong Sandal ($40.00), Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti ($8.95), Essie Nail Polish in Brazilliant ($8.00).