Shopbop’s spring sale has begun and here are some of my favorites. I love the rainbow brightness of the A&O skirt and the Rag & Bone booties in perforated cognac leather are just gorgeous. I’d be a really happy corporate girl in the Tory Burch yellow tweed skirt – how pretty with just a plain raspberry silk top??
Kotur Margot Minaudiere – $280 (was $350) // Alice & Olivia Belted Rainbow Skirt – $316 (was $395) // Rag & Bone Newbury Booties in Tan – $385 (was$550) //DVF Valencia Scarf – $137 (was $195) // Rebecca Minkoff Ellie High Heeled Sandal – $236 (was $295) //Tory Burch Uma Skirt – $200 (was $250)
Other sales going on include Nordstroms Half Yearly Sale (I’ve had my eye on this adorable cut out Milly and this perfect floral number). Intermix has 30% off of sale pieces (loving this peplum top and this cutie bikini)
One of PP’s best friends submitted a request for Maxi dresses that she can wear while tearing around Chicago as a real estate agent. Her profession creates unique wardrobe challenges: she needs to look polished, on trend, but the clothes need to be utilitarian as she runs from car to showing in the summer heat. Maxi dresses have proved perfect for this but I also think some shorter shift style dresses can work, so long as the fabric is heavy (read: no flashing people while getting out of the car). Here are some options…
Orange is the new neutral for spring so this hue is perfectly on point.
By Malene Birger
Okay so I kind of wanted an excuse to post this dress because I am obsessed with it, but I think its insanely versatile – I coveted this for my law school graduation, but a good friend pointed out that it is also a great work dress. (Justified). Because it skims the body and hits at the knee, I would be willing to bet it would not put you at risk of flashing anyone while exiting a vehicle – plus it is super polished and professional!
This dress hits at a midi length and because its body-con I think the silhouette will be super flattering.
This dress is a perfect basic. I love the length.
Classic & perfect.
Michael Kors (& here)
I have a variation on this dress and its the most easy going perfect solo piece for a day out and about.
I love this hemline + this dress would look great belted.
Emi-Jay hair ties are my absolute favorite. They are soft, never break my hair and barely leave a mark after wrapping my ponytails for hours on end. A new collaboration with celeb hairstylist Chris McMillan lead them to a girly take on their classic ties. I love that these bows are attached to the hair ties making them the perfect way to finish a braid on a bad hair day or add to a tiny side pony when you’re feeling cutesy. I just think they are super cute. Another idea to try? Pin this onto your tote for a pretty way to dress up your day bag.
Emi-Jay Bows – $20
This spring, there are a lot of designer collaborations that I am verrrrry into. Peter Som is a designer I’ve always loved for his feminine eccentricity and great prints in girly colors. The only issue is that I’ve never been able to afford his pretty pieces. So I thank you, Anthropologie for collaborating with Peter Som for some amazing summer pieces. I am loving the zebra print (how perfect is this dress) and I can’t even imagine how cute someone would be in the Genevieve dress. Love love love!!!
Top Row: Elizabeth Zebra Dress - $168 // Genevieve Postcard Dress – $228 // Elizabeth Postcard Dress – $268
Bottom Row: Arabella Poppy Dress - $368 // Kelly Poppy Pants – $138 // Luisa Poppy Dress – $248
I have loved this Rebecca Taylor Hawaii print for a while whether it be on a dress, pants, in white…it’s just really pretty. I think it’s awesome how she incorporated the summery dark floral print with hints of black dressing up the blazer (and making it SO easy to pair with your lbds and black skinnies!). But the price was always a big pill to swallow. In comes Asos with a blazer consisting of an equally chic print and cut. At $100, this is a lot more affordable and doesn’t sacrifice anything!
Splurge: Rebecca Taylor Hawaii Zip Jacket – $495 (on sale for $300)
Steal: Asos A Wear Digital Floral Blazer – $101
Available in other colors: black, blue, yellow
One-piece swimwear has always had a place in my beachwear collection. For as long as I can remember, I have kept a one-piece suit in my circulation for poolside wear. I think they are super chic, and on the days when you just want to have an extra daiquiri or two, they help cover up the guilt. The Miu Miu one in particular has really caught my eye – that with a big brimmed sunhat would be perfection this summer. Now to tone those arms…
I can’t tell yet if making these lust lists is damaging to my credit card or not. On one hand, it’s gathering things I want and I haven’t yet bought. On the other hand, when I am in a shopping mood, it’s pretty easy to just click on the below and buy something for myself without thinking. I’m on the hunt for a strappy sandal that can take me from day to night and also won’t make my feet feel like I murdered them (stay tuned for future posts) so these Vince Camutos are pretty great. I also can’t even handle how sweet the sailboat sweater is. I also tip my hat to the folks at C Wonder because the idea of pearls within their native clams ON MY EARS is pretty much genius. Also, who doesn’t want a little yellow bikini that channels our inner Sandra Dee?
Miu Miu Scalloped Bikini – $245 // Tildon Drape Front Blazer – $78 // CWonder Seashell Pearl Earrings – $38 // Boy. By Band of Outsiders Sailboat Intarsia Sweater – $345 //Vince Camuto Eliana Sandal - $110 // Club Monaco Mary Scalloped Shorts – $78 // CWonder Starfish Ring Set – $38 // Clare Vivier Studded Flat Clutch – $200 // Shoshanna Selma Shift Dress – $375
I must apologize to our NYC reader base as I’ve been away in Asia and have not been diligent in posting the sample sales currently going on (it is May, after all). Last week was Rebecca Minkoff, Jimmy Choo AND Manolo and I’m sorry but I saved you all some casheesh. Just one I wanted to share because I’m hoping one of you will go for me and buy me every pair of strappy flat sandals to make my summer complete. Loeffler Randall’s spring sale details are below but get there early on Thursday and you’ll thank me. Always great buys for one of Pretty Polished’s favorite brands. Things like the above Starla sandal are $75 (were $175).
Loeffler Randall Sample Sale - Thurs May 16 and Fri May 17. 10am—8pm. 525 Broadway at Spring St; 4th floor
Things are relatively quiet on the Pretty Polished front today – Whitney’s currently in Hong Kong working/getting lizard bags made for her and everyone wish Lauren good luck on her last final!!!! We hope you all have fun weekends and buy yourself something fun for summer!