Top: Old Navy (exact)
Skirt: J. Crew (exact in current color options, similar color)
Sandals: Michael Kors via ebay (similar)
Bag: vintage Coach via ebay (similar)
Earrings: rose gold stud balls via Groupon (similar)
Sunglasses: Forever 21 (exact)
Watch: Timex via ebay (similar)
There are a few stores that have been really nailing it for me lately - Old Navy, Forever 21, and even Charlotte Russe. I had some credit card rewards to redeem, so I made a foray to Old Navy - I found so much to try on, and so many things I liked! This is completely not sponsored, but I just thought I'd share some of my finds, in case you're shopping for spring or summer right now (it's so rare I can link exact outfit items, so I'll take advantage of it!). This top, for example, a really lightweight but quality-feeling linen and cotton blend fabric. I was pleasantly surprised! Today was the first day I got to wear it. I can't wait to pair it with my white shorts next time. And my ivory pencil skirt. And my white denim crops.....
Here are some other items I purchased or tried on (plus one item I didn't see but want to check out!), with a brief description/review of each:
2. Eyelet trim midi dress. Mine is a beautiful orangey-red shade, and truly on the lower-calf midi length for me (the online photos show it as practically knee length in certain views). I purchased it in L, a size bigger than I could probably fit, but I wanted it to fit loosely and not at all fitted, plus I wanted to leave room in case it shrinks with washing (can't report on that, since I haven't washed it yet). The dress is fully lined in cotton, and I like how the inner lining goes to the knee, which is important to me (rather than a mid-thigh length). This cotton fabric is also very nice, very lightweight yet "fine" feeling.
3. Linear gauze scarf. I wore this here, and know I'll get lots of use this summer for this ivory/taupe lightweight cotton scarf. I've been looking for some lighter colors in scarves, and some lighter weights, to make them more versatile.
4. Neon jacquard scarf. This was on such a fabulous sale, plus I just adore the color and pattern. I know many fashion sites are saying neon is dead, and perhaps it is, but I find this color quite reasonably soft, but yet bright enough to set off summer clothing (and a bit of a tan). It feels much better made and looks more expensive than it was - always a good thing!
5. Faux leather tassel saddle purse in pale pink. As I have been mentioning lately, I'm rather obsessed with pale colors, especially pale pink. While I didn't end up purchasing this item (mostly because it didn't fit into my travel plans for the next few weeks), I did make sure to see it in person in the store to check out the quality. I'm not a huge fan of faux leather in general, but this did have a decent look to it, and would look perfectly fine as a trendy bag for the season. Especially since light bags don't stay clean forever, purchasing a lower price point may make some sense.
6. Cropped button-back tank (and matching shorts). I've been seeing this outfit on (sponsored) blogs everywhere, and wanted to check it out while I was in the store. I tried on a medium top and size 10 shorts. They fit correctly, I don't think I'd wear a different size in either top (although I might try a small top to see if the v-neck was a little higher). But, it wasn't really a flattering look for me, with the swing top and flared shorts, so I didn't purchase it. Very cute, though!!
7. Printed swing-tank. I didn't personally try this on, but my friend just wore it today, and it looked very nice in person. She's built very similarly to me, with a generous bust, and it was very flattering on her. I think she wore a camisole underneath, due to the V-neck, but that's normal for those built like us. I loved the summery orange color, too. Very versatile for summer - with navy, white, denim, chambray.
8. Embroidered peplum top. I tried this on in medium, and didn't end up buying it, but I really liked it. Had I not needed to buy a few things for Gavin, I probably would have bought this top also. It is lightweight, but not completely sheer, I don't think a camisole is needed if you wear a smooth nude-colored bra. Very cute!
9. Chambray peplum top. I didn't see this top in store (probably a good thing!), but it's definitely on my wish list for the future. I'm guessing it runs similarly in sizing to the embroidered peplum top, so I would plan on trying a medium. Since I'm addicted to chambray tops, this sleeveless version would be perfect to swap in for summer looks.