I Probably Need These, Right?

I’m not trying to spend money on things I don’t need right now. But these are needs, right?

You know I love a white shirt. This is such a cool spin on it from JCrew. Waist ties are so in right now, and I could see wearing this to work with a high waisted pencil skirt or our to dinner with high rise jeans. So chic!

I live for jean shorts in the summer. These from Joe’s Jeans are really fun with the appliqué. They’re trendy but not too trendy. I think you could get a few years out of these without them looking dated. The only problem is that they are north of $100, and I’m not spending that on jean shorts.

 

Yes! I love a loafer, and a pointy toe. The color makes the above from Nine West a great feminine twist on a masculine style. They would be so great with a basic navy or black outfit at work. They come in other great colors too, and they are less than $100, so they won’t break the bank.

How classic is the above bag from Mark and Graham? My go-to weekend purse style is a hobo, I live for brown leather accessories because they go with everything, and I love a subtle monogram. I still have life in my current grey hobo though, so this almost $300 beauty will have to wait.

This might be redundant on the pink shoes above, but these Vince Camuto’s from Nordstrom are bomb. I go through black flats about every 6-12 months so I’m always on the lookout for my next pair. The right pair can be hard to find. These come in a couple other great colors, and I think I’m going to keep an eye on them in case they go on sale soon. Now I just need a classic but distinctive black pump…

I am obsessed with the idea of camo. I don’t have that much came right now, but I wish I did. This jacket from the Gap is such a perfect option. I wear a lot of neutrals on the weekends, so this jacket is a great way to add a little style to my tee shirt and jeans. Guess what. This one is in the mail, I can’t wait to get it!

What are you optimistically putting in your carts right now?

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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?

Hits and Misses

Tis the season to refresh the wardrobe! As usual, some items have worked out better than others. I’m getting really good at this returning thing because I refuse to keep anything that doesn’t fit and flatter. This is the boring work edition, but I’m sure there will be a few Hits and Misses posts in our future with workout and weekend clothes as well.

Hits

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I looooove white blouses. I’m always looking for a new style to add to the repertoire. This one from Ann Taylor definitely fit the bill. It looks great buttoned to the top or with one or two buttons undone. It’s great with my slacks and pencil skirts for work.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I’ve been a little hot and cold with Banana lately, but I’ve learned that their tailored sheath dresses usually work for me. The seaming detail add a little interest to a standard sheath, and the color is neutral but not black or navy. It is rather fitted, but it works and it looks good with a cardigan or blazer.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

Another sheath success story. This one is from Ann Taylor. I don’t have a lot of olive so I was excited to broaden the color spectrum in my closet. It’s a great layering piece for fall and winter. I layered an ivory bow tie blouse under it last week and I got several compliments. I think the split neckline will also look great with a turtleneck, collared shirt, or by itself with a cardigan.

Misses

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

While the tailored sheaths work well for me at Banana, I always seem to be between sizes in the knit dresses. I got my usually size and there was too much fabric. It definitely added bulk. Return.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

This skirt is very trendy and it was on sale so I was excited to try it on. Unfortunately the stiffness of the faux leather combined with the midi length (it was a little longer on me than it was on the model), it just looked awkward and stiff. Oh well, next time.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I tried this blouse on in the store because I decided I need a variety of blouses that can tuck in to pants and skirts, and ones that are built not to tuck in. I thought it would be a little blousey, hide a multitude of sins, but still be flattering. This one just made me look pregnant. Not the look I’m going for.