Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Buying Lately

May buying lately
Clockwise from top left: Geo print top: LOFT | Fringe Trim Dress: LOFTStriped shirt dress: Topshop | Stripe cabana dress: LOFT | Ankle tie gladiator sandal: American Eagle | Alligator clips: SephoraSoftened chambray: LOFT (sold out - other option here) | Ankle strap sandals: Jeffrey Campbell

I haven't done one of these "buying lately" posts in awhile, so I figured I was long overdue. And…. I was one outfit short this week, so. Let's get started!

Softened Shirts: Ever since I bought the softest chambray ever from LOFT (seen here), I've realized I needed another one. Or two. And it was like LOFT was in my head because all of a sudden they had a 50% off sale! So, I added the geo print top and darker chambray top to my cart very quickly! And I'm glad I did because the dark wash chambray is now sold out, but this option looks great!

Fringe trim and stripe cabana Dresses: I figured I would take further advantage of the LOFT sale by buying a couple of dresses…. even though I feel like I don't wear dresses as much as I should. So I'm not sure I will be keeping both of these, but for the price, they were worth the try. 

Striped shirt dress: I haven't shopped the Topshop section in Nordstrom lately, so I decided to take a gander one night. I fell in love with this striped shirt dress. I've actually ordered it three times now!! Topshop tends to run a bit small on me, so I sized up. But it was HUGE, so then I went two sizes down. But it still looked a bit big on me, so I sized down one more time. It should arrive this week, and if this doesn't work, then I'll just have to throw in the towel. Hopefully it's not a lost cause because… the stripes!! 

Ankle tie gladiator sandal: For the last two seasons, I've been wanting some gladiator sandals like nobody's business. But I know they're pretty trendy, and I don't know how I will feel about them one year from now. I love American Eagle's sandals (my new favorite is this pair seen here), so when I saw this pair of gladiators, I had to try them. And they're so comfortable! If you're in the market for some gladiators, but unsure of the trend, I definitely recommend these. The footbed is nice and cushy!

Alligator clips: Danielle posted a selfie on Instagram here wearing these alligator clips. She referred to a video by The Skinny Confidential about a sleep bun. Naturally, I was intrigued and had to track down the video, and subsequently buy these clips. I haven't quite mastered the sleep bun yet, but I do definitely like them while I'm doing my hair. I won't give up on the sleep bun yet though!

Nude Ankle strap sandals: So yes, these are the same sandals that I already have in red (seen here.) Jeffrey Campbell posted this pair on Instagram and I immediately started a conversation with Rachelle about how much I needed them! Sadly, they didn't have them in my size, but in my search for them, I discovered that my red sandals came in this nude color. And of course I couldn't stop thinking about them, so I ended up buying them. Oops.

And that's it! And it's plenty!!! What have you bought lately? Anything fun?



  1. I want everything, that Loft stripe dress is soooo cute.


  2. Love those nude ankle strap sandals! Perfect!
    Carrie and Stacy

  3. I'm def intrigued by those clips now and also check out that video.

    pumps and push-ups

  4. Ooh, why didn't you tell me about the dark wash chambray!! I love that and it verges on navy, which is something I'm trying to add to my wardrobe. Love seeing what you're buying...it should be a monthly feature at least!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  5. Loving those gladiator sandals! My latest purchase was a pair of Mayfair Ray-bans but I'm in desperate need of interview clothing so those will probably be my next purchases. LOFT is so dangerous for me, I'm loving all your purchases!


  6. Fun!! Those alligator clips are intriguing!! Keep us updated on those for sure. Um, yeah, I LOVE the LOFT so great buys there! I happened to stroll into their store when they were having the 50% off sale (unbeknownst to me)...I walked out with a new favorite maxi, yay!!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  7. You're welcome for making you buy the Chambray shirt, haha!

  8. I love these all! That striped chambray dress is so perfect and I am obsessed with those gladiators!

  9. Can't wait to learn about the Sleep bun! I love those type of alligator clips - they're invaluable when I'm curling my hair as I always section my hair - and these are the only ones where you can clip them and forget about them - it doesn't pull at your hair or tumble down randomly. Mine are red though - these pink ones are MUCH cuter!

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