Spring Shopping!

So I’m not sure about where you live, but winter didn’t really happen in DC this year. I’m glad I didn’t go overboard on the sweater shopping…

I’m itching to start shopping for spring and first on my list a transitional shoe for the weekends that can go from spring through fall. I have my eye on a tan shoe with a decent chunky heel in the bootie/slide/wedge realm. I want something that can work with jeans but not too out of place with shorts.

Which ones should I get?

Sadie Dishes- Spring Shopping

This is by 1.State and goes for $138. I like the perforated texture, the heel is perfect at 3 inches. I’m not sure if the color is too blush rather than tan. Would that limit it’s versatility?

Sadie Dishes- Spring Shopping

This one by Steve Madden is another solid option at $109. The heel is 3.5 inches which is good but borderline high for a casual weekend heel. I’m also not sure how the peep toe and the open back will work for early spring and late fall. That said, I think it will work really will for summer styles.

Sadie Dishes- Spring Shopping

I really like this shoe by Vince Camuto at $149. I think the style is really cool, and it’s a great color. The cons are that the heel is on the higher side at 4 inches, which, again, is do-able but high for a casual shoe. Also the price tag is one the higher end in comparison to the other options.

Sadie Dishes- Spring Shopping

These Sam Edelman’s are really cute on sale at $77. I think they’re really cool, but I wonder if the mule style will be as transitional as some of the other styles, and I don’t know if the color is perfect.

Sadie Dishes- Spring Shopping

This Dolce Vita slide goes for $129. I really like the style, but, again, I’m not sure if it’s three seasons. I like the color and the perforated texture though.

So the question is- which will be my Goldilocks option? What do you think?

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Hits and Misses

I haven’t done too much clothes shopping in the last couple months because I’ve been distracted with other activities, but right around my birthday my shopping habits picked up some steam again… Let’s face it, Fall requires new clothes.

Hits

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

FYI- this dress by Leith reads a little lighter in color in the photo than it is in real life. It’s more of an rich olive green in real life. I think it’s the ultimate early Fall dress for weekend activities. It’s a casual tee shirt material which makes it really comfy and the cut is quite flattering. I was worried that the low price of $59 at Nordstrom meant that it was a cheaper juniors dress, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. PS- I’m not sure why they paired it with white heels in this picture. It needs booties!

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

I’ve been overdue for some new work shoes. I typically have a few basic neutrals that I wear to death and then replace with something comparable. I love these because they are neutral but statement at the same time, and they’re a good height for me (I’ve decided my optimal heel height is 3.5 inches). They’re by Marc Fisher on sale for $71 at Nordstrom!

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I mean, come on. How cute are these shoes from Anthro? I needed a fall bootie that would be a little different from my two basics: brown and black. Mission accomplished! I’m so excited to wear these this fall!

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

These make me very happy. They’re high wasted Spanx faux leather leggings. Those are all of my favorite things in one product- high waisted, faux leather, leggings. I love it. I’m actively looking for occasions to wear them now.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I love a white cable sweater, but sometimes they can be too bulky and make me look like a marshmallow. This one has the perfect drape and structure for me! It doesn’t hurt that it’s from the Gap so it’s affordable at $49 and machine washable. I’m wearing it with the high waisted faux leather leggings fo-sho!

Misses

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I took advantage of a 40% off sale at Ann Taylor and ordered the above blouse. I think the last couple times I’ve gotten a blouse from Ann Taylor they’ve fit a little loose so I decided to size down. Wrong move. I put on this top and felt like a fat guy in a little coat. Too small. I’m not sure if I’m just between sizes or Ann Taylor’s sizing is inconsistent. Either way, it’s a return. It could be a great basic so maybe I’ll try sizing up.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I was really excited about this dress from Banana. It’s perfect for work, and I love a dress with sleeves because I could get away with no cardigan or blazer if I don’t feel like it. Again, this was a fit issue. I got my normal size and the dress was baggy in the wrong places. I would try sizing down, but I’m sure the smaller size would be too small in the wrong places. Oh well.

Ok, Mr. Wallet gets put away for a few months now.

President’s Day Weekend Sales

Retailers love a three day weekend to offer good deals. Here’s what I’ve seen so far.

Gap is 20%-40% off depending on how many items you buy, with the code PRESDAY. Is it too early to stock up on shorts?

JCrew Factory is up to 60% off, prices as marked, and an extra 10% off if you buy 3 items, and 20% off if you buy 6, code ExtraExtra. Speaking of shorts

Banana Republic is 40% off with the code BRFIT, I’ve been eyeing this blazer.

Athleta is an extra 20% off sale items with the code Extra20. One on my faves.

Ann Taylor is 30% off new styles and an extra 50% off sale, code: Love. I need this.

Loft is 40% off “wear now” styles and an extra 50% off sale, no code. Some good basics on sale.

Anthropologie is an extra 40% off items in the sale section with the code: Extra40. You might not be able to live without this.

JCrew is up to an extra 40% off sale items with the code ShopSale. Love this.

Pottery Barn is 20% off everything with the code: Friends. How about this?

Crate and Barrel is 20% all things bed related. My style.

West Elm has assorted offers going on. Love.

Nine West is 30% off “Spring faves” and 20% off clearance. Just my luck, these aren’t on sale but I love them a lot.

Nordstrom’s winter clearance starts today!

Sadie Dishes- President's Weekend Sales

These Nine West flats are a need not a want.