I’m sharing this designer imposter because J. Crew’s prices are absolutely criminal and the Old Navy version is perfection.
Old Navy started stocking this stretch jersey skirt last year and I’ve bought it in pretty much every color and pattern they’ve offered. It’s that good. (I’m not bluffing.)
Thick, stretchy material, that is super flattering on everyone? Yes, please! I’ve worn one to my company Christmas party, client meetings, and on the weekends with flip flops and a t-shirt. I’m hoping Old Navy never stops making it.
I might cry if they do.
J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt $118
Old Navy Striped Jersey Pencil Skirts $17.50
A little tip: I’m 5’8″ and I like the tall version, which hits right at my knee.
Isn’t that cute? Real Simple’s bathing suit recommendations for large busts include bandeau tops and shoestrings.
Listen. If you are the proud owner of boobs that need support, you need to think about buying a swimsuit the same way you would buy a bra. Lift and separate. Firm cups. Band and strap support. Lyrca, ladies. LYCRA.
As someone who received her first under-wire bra in 6th grade and surpassed a D-cup a long time ago, here are my recommendations for swimsuits that really are made for women with boobs.
I used to be the girl strutting through campus in four inch heels during a snow storm. Now, I only wear heels if someone dies or gets married (and truth be told, I wore flats to my own wedding). In fact, I much prefer to wear sneakers (or sneaks, as we call them in my house). I have started to accumulate quite a collection of casual summer sneakers, but there’s always room for more, right? Here are some of my favorites…
Are you a fan of sneaks?
1. Superga 2750 Cotu Classic $65
2. Bensimon Coral Elly $42
3. Camper Imar $160
4. Puma Glyde Lo Sneaker $62
5. Kate Spade for Keds $75
6. Keds Champion $40
7. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star $50
8. Vans Authentic Lo $45
9. Superga 2750 LAMEW $80
I cannot get enough of floral everything and I’m totally cool with looking a little like Mrs. Roper. And in true Mrs. Roper fashion, I chose two of everything because I can’t decide which I like better.
It’s all just so pretty and everything else you’re wearing can be so basic and you’ll still look like you put some thought into your outfit. So really, this all boils down to pretty and lazy.
So, florals FTW, right?!
1. Rifle Paper Co. Spanish Rose iPhone Case $34.95
Rifle Paper Co. Botanical Rose iPhone Case $34.95
2. Mossimo Wayfarer Sunglasses $16.99
Xhilaration Floral Sunglasses $12.99
3. Lands’ End Seaside Gardens Bandeau $99
Lands’ End Seaside Gardens Balconette Bikini $74
4. Cottage Flower Scarf $24
Liberty Floral Scarf $150
5. Kate Spade Grove Court Floral $318
Brahmin Sara Rose Satchel $415
6. Dorothy Perkins Orange Floral Maxi $49
Asos Vintage Floral Maxi $79.80
7. Floral Skirt (approx) $36
Floral Skater Skirt $30
8. Keds Champion Floral $45
Forever21 Floral Oxfords $21.80
Dresses (and skirts) are my jam. I don’t wear shorts (unless given no other choice) so when Texas turns into a sauna (which should be any time now), I reach for any dress I can throw on with a pair of sandals and call it a day.
Here are eight spring dresses that I have my eye on. Do you have any favorites? Where do you shop for easy spring and summer dresses?
ModCloth Flamingo Dress $74.99
Old Navy Fit & Flare Dress $25
ASOS Spot & Dot Dress $58.19
TopShop (for Nordstrom) Florence Dress $90
Mossimo Colorblock V-Neck $21
American Rag Striped A-Line $69
Juicy Couture Hothouse Floral Print Dress $198
Merona Tulip Wrap Dress $19