to shop / {sale alert} polka dots and stripes at uniqlo

Confession: I placed a huge Uniqlo order at the beginning of the month. It was so large that they had to ship it in two huge boxes. I was extremely unmotivated to open them until this weekend.

Lots on sale at Uniqlo lately. Here are my sale picks which all happen to be $19.90 and are polka dot or stripe strong. Three of the four pieces below are from the Ines de la Fressange collection that I previously wrote about. Really really love this collection!

Images from Uniqlo

  • The striped top is cut to accommodate non-ruler figures. I love it. I highly recommend it and the dress version. Note: this is a thicker cotton so will not be suitable for a typical hot summer day.
  • Lightweight parka comes in various colors.
  • This hoodie is from a collection with Yayoi Kusama and was from the guys’ side. If you really like it, Moma has it in stock.
  • Usually silk blouses are too high maintenance for me. This IDLF one is cut well and can be machine washed!

As for the non-pictured John Robshaw collection. I am not a fan of the tees, but the linen dresses are cut well.

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to shop / a look at old navy spring 2015

I love Old Navy‘s spring collection. It reminds me that bare legs and warmer weather isn’t too far away, and it is super affordable*. They tend to use breathable fabrics like cotton and rayon for warm weather styles, unlike some other lower cost brands that go heavy on polyester (*cough* F21). The quality isn’t amazing but it’s good enough — I have yet to see anything fall apart under multi-season use. Many items come in petite and tall sizing and are lined, which makes it work appropriate. My favorites so far are the dresses in the first row and the chambray shirt and sweater in the third row.

*There was a 40% off promotion last week for cardholders. The current promotion is 35% off for Old Navy and Gap with code DAYLIGHT through Monday, March 9, 11:59 ET. I’m a big Gap Inc. fan — the Gap credit card is totally worth it.

Ponte-knit tank dress (also in black), Eyelet dress in white, Maxi cami dress, Striped linen-blend dress (also in red) 

Eyelet shirtdress (also in navy), Belted shirtdress (also in dot print), Ponte knit sheath dressEyelet dress in blue (also in white)

Sleeveless eyelet shirt, Mesh-knit sweaterChambray boyfriend shirt (oversized, inky blue), Gauze eyelet top

Ankle strap sandals in black, white, neon yellow (not pictured)

Image source: Old Navy


to shop / {high & low} striped dress, d’orsay pump, bow flats

Ann Taylor Rian D’Orsay “Sweet Biscotti” Nude Patent Leather Kitten Heels ($118) vs. J.Crew Valentina Patent Pumps ($238)

Tinley Road Black and Camel Striped Ponte Fit and Flare Dress ($79) vs. Kate Spade Carolina Black and Cream Stripe Fit and Flare Dress ($478)

J.Crew Nora Bow Ballet Flats in Black ($168) vs. Loft Madalyn Bow Ballet Flats in Black ($59.50)

to shop / {big & mini} striped top with exaggerated collar

The COS in Paris’ Marais district on 4 Rue des Rosiers is quite large. There are 3 levels and they carry men’s, women’s, and children. I always sneak a peek at the children’s wear… especially if they have accessories worth stealing.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sonia striped cashmere sweater ($295) vs. COS pleated collar t-shirt (€25)

(Image source: net-a-porter and COS)