Weekly Shopping Update

April 10, 2014

Ebbets Field Flannels® for J.Crew Montreal Royals Ball Cap | Jeweled-collar Shirt in Liberty Juno's Garden | Downing Tote

Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Extra 30% off Spring Sale and 50% off Final Sale items with code FRESHSALE.
Picks: Berry Tweed Skirt, Natasha Pumps, Gladiator Ballet Flats, Wool Houndstooth Scarf, Schoolboy Blazer in Italian Wool Flannel, Jeweled Fair Isle Stripe Sweater, Collection Quartz Jacquard Shirt, No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-serge Wool, and Lady Day Coat.
Pink Geo Shirtdress | Sophie Crossbody Bag | Cutler and Gross Sunglasses
Retailer: Club Monaco
Discount: 50% off Clearance Styles with code SPRING50.
Picks: Sybil Textured Sweater (reviewed here), Emmi Blocked Jacket, Candace Faux Leather Skirt, Renay Crop, Autumn Full Neoprene Dress, Nicola Blazer, and Betia Wool Cropped Pant (worn here).
Irina Striped Wool Coat
Retailer: Forever 21
Picks: Lots of new arrivals: Classic Striped Fit & Flare Dress (own and love), Striped Woven Sailor Shorts, Draped Surplice Top, Finest Hour Lace Skirt, Standout Layered Necklace, Favorite Embroidered Dress, Dreamy Floral Bustier Dress, Paisley Fit & Flare Dress, Embroidered Organza Skirt, Sleek Fit & Flare Dress, Ethereal Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, Ruched Knit Skirt, Tonal Striped Skater Dress, Pleated Sash Skirt, Cutout Printed Maxi Dress, and Zippered Sheath Dress.
Set Sail Fit & Flare Dress
Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: $50 off dresses, no code needed.
Picks: Scalloped Button Down Shirt, Lucille Floral Pencil Skirt, Baroque Lace Pencil Skirt, Embroidered Placket Blouse, Jacquard Sheath Dress, Pindot Lace Dress, Crossover Belted Sheath Dress, Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt, Bijou Stripe Pencil Skirt, and Geo Print Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse.
Notes: I find Ann Taylor's Spring new arrivals to be one of its more exciting collections in recent memory and stopped by the store to try a few styles in person. While the fit of the
Embroidered Shirt was unflattering on me, I fell in love with the Bluebird Tweed Skirt and will be waiting patiently for it to go on sale. The piped faux leather trim at the waistband and at pockets take away some of the matronly qualities typically associated with tweed and the colors of the tweed are versatile and vibrant. The fit is a little looser than what you'd expect from a pencil skirt so size down if you are between sizes.

Embroidered Shirt in Size 00P
Bluebird Tweed Skirt in 00P
I was perhaps most excited to try the Textured Stripe Sheath Dress but thought it might fit best in a size down from what one would normally wear. The material and the coterie of stripes are both better-than-expected in person.
Textured Stripe Sheath Dress in 00P
I really loved the Draped Cowl Neck Top and it happened to be my lone purchase on this trip. I will discuss the fit in more detail later on but wanted to share these fitting room pictures before the style sells out online (reviews online are mostly positive). Those with bigger busts should size up in this style.

I wanted to like the Faux Leather Flounce Skirt but the fit was below par on me. I also found the style wholly inconsistent fit-wise. There is a two-inch difference between two skirts in the same size so I would recommend trying this one in person. 
Draped Cowl Neck Top in XXSP | Faux Leather Flounce Skirt in 00P
Retailer: Gap
Discount: 25% off regular price items with code STYLESAVE.
Floral Sateen Dress | Tencel Denim Dress | Floral Chambray Dress | Stripe Dobby Dress
Retailer: LOFT
Discount: 40% off everything with code TREAT.
Picks: Linen Cotton Canvas Jacket, Mini Chevron Print Vintage Crepe Open Jacket, Tile Print Tab Sleeve Henley Blouse, Paisley Print Walking Shorts in Julie Fit, Colorblock Empire Waist Cami, and Striped Linen Skirt.
Crochet Trim Pleated Blouse | Beaded Linen Shorts | Ankle Strap Gladiator Sandals
Happy shopping!

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