I have once again grown discontent with my bag collection and recently purchased the Kate Spade Capri Espadrille Maise bag (among others, I promise to discuss each one in painstaking detail). And it is a purchase I would recommend to those who already have a collection of versatile handbags but are looking to advance beyond the remits and safety of “classically” shaped bags.
Retailer: Kate Spade
Discount: 20% off full price and sale items when you subscribe to Kate Spade emails through Gilt. A unique code will be emailed to you within 10 minutes of sign up.
Picks: Capri Espadrille Lila Wristlet Pouch, Dorothy Coat, Kaslow Coat, 2 Park Avenue Medium Beau Pouch, Primrose Hill Little Kaelin (reviewed here), Via Limoni Clara, Gabe Flats, Hattie Dress, and Claremont Drive Marcella (here in yellow).
Retailer: J. Crew
Discount:30% off select styles and up to 50% off select sale styles with code HISUMMER.
Picks: Oversize Boy Shirt, Gilded Brocade Short, Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe, Cove Floral Dress, Paneled Flare Dress, Pleated Flare Dress, Collection Pink Tweed Dress, and Eyelet Stripe Dress.
Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: 50% off jewelry, shorts, and crops, no code needed. Use BDAY30 for $30 off $60+ and free shipping.
Picks: Striped Cotton Linen Shorts, Textured Shorts, Dot Bow Straw Hat, Variegated Stripe Tassel Scarf, and Pom Pom Crinkle Scarf.
A few recent Ann Taylor purchases; most of which did not work out but I want to share pictures with those of you who are around my size. I found the Diamond Cross Border Shift Dress to be quite oversized (order 1-2 sizes down from your normal size) and the shape somewhat unflattering on those with even a hint of boobs (even me, who is average busted at best).
I purchased the Lemon Drop Sundress to wear to an outdoor wedding this summer but am not convinced of the design. The print and fabric are both very summery but the drop waist looks a little awkward on my long-torsoed body.
And I overestimated my ability to metamorphose into the size of garments because I did not order the right size in this Tweed Short Sleeve Dress at all. Fabric and quality are just so-so.
Retailer: Forever 21
Picks: Scalloped Crochet Shorts (bought!), Classic Cuffed Shorts (great value!), Classic Twill Chino Shorts, Structured Skater Skirt, Embroidered Mesh Tank Top, Lace-Edged Cami Romper, Neon Fluted Skirt, Cap Sleeve Shift Dress, Embroidered Self-Tie Blouse, and Sleek Collared Woven Top.
Discount: 40% off everything with code ONBOARD.
Picks: Striped Sailor Pencil Skirt (ordered!), Seersucker Bustier Dress, Floral Bustier Romper, Striped Shirtdress, Textured Pleated Skirt Dress, Floral Print Spaghetti Strap Romper, Coated Twill Jacket, and Floral Mosaic Linen Sleeveless Tee.
Retailer: Banana Republic
Discount: 40% off with code BRYAY40.
Picks: Striped Linen-Blend Shift, Ponte Fit-and-Flare Skirt, Perforated Dress, Sloan-Fit Pencil Skirt, and Sleeveless Faux-Wrap Knit Dress.