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So my lovely cousin told me she’s tired of seeing $100 dresses on here.  I don’t know what she’s talking about but this post is right on time.  Today’s the last day of the $39.50 Dress Sale at Ann Taylor Loft.  The Loft always has really cute dresses and great sales so don’t sleep on them.  Anyway, this Empire Halter Dress is adorable and can be dressed up or down. 

I’m feeling these shoes to go with it.  And Barbara, these Dori Gladiators are only $50 and there’s a Friends And Family Sale going on at Lord and Taylor so rejoice, booboo!  Use code FRIENDS and get an extra 25% off nearly everything on their site (and there’s an in store coupon if you wanna see stuff in person).  Air kisses!

Oh you can accessorize with those cute Nason earrings from yesterday’s post.  That’s an under $100 outfit.  You’re welcome!

Tell me you don’t remember the “Have A Coke And A Smile” hand game?  You probably don’t remember all of the lyrics but neither do I so it’s okay.  We can still enjoy this tshirt by Chaser LA, especially now that we have the knockers we were wishing for whilst playing said hand game.

I would love to right now but it’s not in the cards.  Maybe I can just buy this dress and twirl around in it for awhile?  Anthropologie, of course.

I said, Tracy Reese is on sale at GILT!  Who has time for fancy post names?  Tracy Reese is like the queen of dresses.  You should all be members of Gilt by now, but if not… forth!  Anyway, here are my favorites.  Sizes going fast.  BTW, I didn’t buy.  I feel guilty because I just ended my fast.  The one I’m most tempted on though, my size is gone.  God knows his children…LOL.

One of my favorite designers, Tracy Reese has these cuties on sale currently at Rue La La.  Click if you need an invite.  These prices are crazy!  Why must I be tempted so?   Sale lasts for the next hour…so think fast.  ALL OF THESE DRESSES ARE $79 so it shouldn’t be hard to decide.

So Diane von Furstenberg is having the online 70% of sample sale again and here are my two favorites.  Ignore the weird styling and get rid of everything and find your own cute black heels, and this Haytan Dress in Bubble Moons is perfect.  This is something that you really don’t need to accessorize much- maybe a silver bangle or two.  Thin, of course.  The styling on the Gallina Dress in Ombre Ferns Green is great.  I love those sandals!  I’d just switch out that bracelet for an all gold one.

Well around my way, Spring is in full force…in all of its incarnations.  You never know what the next day will bring this time of year.  One day, you can be out in tank tops and a light sweater and the next day you’re cursing yourself for putting away your warm jacket.  Currently, in my hood we are being regailed with everyone’s favorite…Spring Showers and cool weather to boot.  But I love it.  Spring is my favorite season because all of my clothes can come out to play.  

This post is inspired by yesterday’s ho-hum outfit.  I don’t always check the weather when I’m getting dressed and very frequently what I have planned in my head just doesn’t work out when I step outside.  So I just grab a scarf which can very easily and prettily cover up the clavicle that I’ve been hiding all winter and dying to let free. 

I’ve been pretty loyal to a boring black scarf of mine that I took off for this pic but I know I can use an upgrade to something way more pretty and way more Spring-like.  That outfit above* is dying for a way  more punchy scarf.  Oh and I had to go home at lunch and put on some hose…it was freezing out! 

Back to scarves….Anthropologie to the rescue, of course!  I would love to pull the trigger on all of these scarves.  They would brighten up pretty much any winter-worn wardrobe and make even your winter coat and all black outfits sing a new tune. 

Please note that all of these come in a variety of colors, these are just my absolute favorite.  The scarves are – Moments Pause, Shadowed Vine, and Catch And Release, respectively.  Someone must buy one, because I spent all of my money on pillows.  Anyway, I could have definitely used this  Catch and Release in Steel Grey yesterday.  

*I know my background leads much to be desired but I was rushing, I’ll be more prepared next time.  I think the trash can adds to the tone of the picture…lol.

Well we all know how Target does with the Designer Collections by now and we all know that many items are pretty hit or miss.  I’ve had more success just rolling with Target staple company- Merona.  Anyway, none of us can resist trying to get designer goods for Target prices so of course we all scamper around trying to scoop up these deals.  Maybe I can save some of you a trip to the store here with some reviews of the hats by Eugenia Kim and the shoes by Cynthia Vincent. 

First, let’s look at the display for the Cynthia Vincent shoes.  It’s simply just an endcap…that’s it.  I really don’t appreciate that at all as a consumer because obviously Target is trying to create shortages and frenzy right from the gate.   We all know how quickly these items sell out online and add to that the fact that you barely have a chance to grab something in person…awesome…NOT! 

The shoes that I was most interested in were the kente cloth wedges.  They’d been in a bunch of fashion magazine spreads and looked awesome in all of them.  I was also intrigued by the yellow wedges but I won’t even taunt you because they are no longer available online and were never available in the store.  The cognac ones look cool too but only available in stores.  Good luck with that one!

So, here they are and let me say that they photograph very well but in person for me they just look flat and lackluster so I left them in the store.  It was easy to do because although the store locator on the site said they were at the store in my size, they weren’t.  I read the online reviews though and took heed to some reviewers’ suggestions to try the shoe in a whole size down from your normal size.  Great suggestion, and it was pretty true.  If the velcro at the top front of the shoe actually opened, it would have been perfect a whole size down.  So you could size anywhere from a half size to a full size down depending on your foot.  Rejoice in that!  Another thing to rejoice about is the fact that the shoes were VERY comfortable which a great feet considering that heel height.  For me though, I just cannot see me wearing these shoes that much and I was really disappointed in the hue…I was expecting something much richer. 

On to some good stuff, the Eugenia Kim hats!  At first, I thought I was going to be disappointed again when I tried on the Straw Green Trim Hat and the material was shredding all over my clothes and hair.  Ugh.  But I pushed through and tried on a few hats and pictured below are my favorites. 

I left with the first one- the Plaid Straw Fedora and though I have absolutely nothing to go with the second one- Straw Fedora With Black/White Trim…I’m thinking about going back to get it.  The fit on the first hat was a little tight but the fit on the second was pretty loose and relaxed.  For the record, my dome is kind of big…lol.  The third cap- Striped Equestrian Hat was pretty cute too but I was way more into the fedoras.  So after a fun trip to Target to review the new collections…definitely head straight for the Eugenia Kim hats and then if you have some free time…try for the Cynthia Vincent shoes.

I love Cynthia Steffe.  Her styles are structured and classic but definitely girly.  Anyway, here’s the Dress of The Day- the Stella Sheath Dress.  It’s $99 on Gilt.  If you’re not a member, click for an invite.  I’m not a fan of these shoes or those dark hose but it’s Spring so we don’t have to worry about all that!