My Want List this week has some real gems on it as I start thinking of updating my spring wardrobe. And I have a birthday coming up soon, so methinks I will be treating myself very soon!
Creature of habit that I am, I want another pencil skirt. Shocking, I know. But I can’t help it. Pencil skirts are a staple in my wardrobe because they simply work for me. They are super flattering and really elongate my petite frame. And anything that gives the illusion of length is a-OK in my book. I like the stripes on this skirt – the mix of horizontal and vertical stripes is really appealing, especially since the vertical stripes are right around the hip area – where I need to give the illusion of length rather than bulk! And I think the almost neutral color of this skirt will give me a lot of options for pairing with bright colors from my color wheel.
I love polka dots. And this dress will get a lot of use because I can wear it both at work and at play. For work, I would wear this dress with a bright-colored belt and heels. When out and about on the weekends, I would pair this dress with a pair of sandals.
I will admit that I run as far away as I can from any celebrity fashion lines, celebrity-endorsed fashion lines, and celebrity beauty products. Once, I bought a pair of cute dusty rose ballet flats from DSW, and wore them several times before I realized that they were by Jessica Simpson. I never wore them again. And I have no problem with Jessica Simpson, but there is just something about wearing something with a celebrity’s name on it that rubs me the wrong way. Probably because of how much they want you to pay for their “fashion,” which, in my opinion, usually leaves a lot to be desired. And a lot of times,bother stuff is junk.
So, you’ll most likely never see me wearing the K family’s line of krap, Yeezys, House of Dereon, L.A.M.B., etc. Which is why I am quite surprised that I am really digging Draper James – Reese Witherspoon’s line. But it is what it is. She has a lot of really cute stuff. Pricey, but super cute. And I’m guessing that since she is a petite woman herself, her clothing will work for petites.
This skirt is so pretty – perfect for the Spring. Yes, it’s a mini skirt, but mini skirts are a good look for petites. And I love the details – the scallops on the bottom hem are super cute, and the print is colorful and appropriately sized for petites. The color combinations I could put together with this skirt are endless. It IS pricey, though.
The hubs and I are taking the kids to a beach vacation for Spring Break next month, and I really need to get my butt in gear in terms of updating my beach vacation wardrobe. I really love the chevron print on these shorts and the color is pretty. These shorts will look nice with a tank or with a button down shirt.
These shorts will also be great for my beach vacation next month, as well as a staple for my summer wardrobe. I like that they are pull-on shorts with an elastic waistband (call me a granny, but that just seems comfy!) And I think that they can be dressed up or down depending on my mood, so owning these will be like a twofer. Or so I tell myself.
This shirt was actually paired with the Boardwalk Pull-On Shorts above on J.Crew Factory’s outfit obsessions, and I really liked the look. This shirt is a relatively plain striped shirt, and I probably wouldn’t have been interested at all had it not been paired with the shorts. But mixing the floral print on the shorts with the like-color stripes on this shirt, I was intrigued and gave this shirt a second look. It’s definitely something I could get a lot of use out of, so the next time there is a huge percentage off (i.e. 40% off or more), I will totally buy this shirt.