How to Wear Spring’s Must-Have Denim Shirtdress

If you ever find yourself wondering what to wear this spring or summer, the answer is simple—a denim shirtdress. It’s breezy, polished, and versatile. Denim shirtdresses are also widely available in our favorite stores.

I’ve tried on a few and have narrowed my top selections down to two. The first one, the  ($98 before current 40% discount offer at BR), is featured today. A size small fit me perfectly. The second choice might surprise you; it’s the  ($29.99), which also fit me in a small. The Banana Republic dress has a slightly more luxe-looking finish, but both dresses have that super soft chambray that I enjoy wearing. The Banana Republic dress also has  a straighter cut than the Merona dress, so the Merona dress will better accommodate wider hips without sizing up.

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How to Transform Spring Showers into Style Opportunities

It’s officially spring and almost April, which means one thing—rain, rain, rain! And, rain can be such a pain. With chic rainy weather essentials, though, spring showers don’t have to dampen your style. An umbrella is certainly a must-have during the season. So, imagine the style opportunities if you choose a fashionable umbrella that accents your style.

I’m especially fond of the colorful geometric print on my . It’s the kind of print and color combination that’ll complement the colors and prints I wear all the time. Last weekend, with a looming possibility of rain, I made sure I had the umbrella with me. See how well it accented my mixed print outfit.

Tunic:  (on sale)

Pants: Alythea (, )

Shoes:  (sold out online | might be in-store | try )
Clutch: (on sale)

Bracelets: c/o
Watch: (in )
Lip: ,

I’m wearing the in a size small.

It’s also available in white and olive.

In my original outfit, the (on mega sale) added the additional print.

The took my print mixing to a new level.

If you’re still looking for the , ask a store associate to check store inventory. After being told that the flats were completely sold out by customer service, my local store associates at the St. Louis Galleria J.Crew store were able to track down this pair that I now own. If you still don’t find them, the are a great alternative.

Suede shoes are definitely not a good choice for splashing through puddles. I’ve been casually searching for spring-y rain boots. This pair of  in the color thundercloud, a hue that looks like a combination of mauve and lavender, would be perfect if I could find them available in a size 8.

Where to Find Stylish Umbrellas for Spring Showers

One of my least favorite things about spring weather is how unpredictable it can be. Last Sunday, for example, a bright sunny day quickly transformed into a rainy one. Good thing I had my umbrella with me to stay dry.

I’m currently using the  in a striking print called rosewood chips. I usually purchase new umbrellas in off-price stores, but when I couldn’t find one that I loved, I took my search online, which led me to this one. I was first drawn to the print and color combination on the Vera Bradley umbrella. It was the umbrella’s cool features, though, like push button opening and push button closing as well as the sizable 36″ diameter when open, that made it a must-have even at $34.

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Need an umbrella to stay dry this spring? I’ve rounded up the most stylish ones available online: 

Epic Sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call!

This post is sponsored by .

Last call for Last Call! You all know that I love finding an amazing deal at an off-price store. When off-price stores take their already reduced prices and make them even lower, though, that’s a reason to stop what you’re doing and get to shopping.

Today through tomorrow, March 28th to March 29th only, Last Call is offering an additional 25% off the entire store. The entire store! That timeless that’s already reduced by $130? It’s an additional 25% off. That hip  that’s already marked down by $150? It’s an additional 25% off. That luxe reduced by 40%? It’s an additional 25% off too. 

Since festival season is practically here, I’m shopping the Last Call sale for chic festival styles. I’m especially drawn to rompers and jumpsuits right now, and I’ve already added about 5 of them to my Last Call shopping cart. No worries, though, some of the items, like the Romeo & Juliet Couture romper featured below, is only $31.50 (orig. $168) during this limited time sale.

Last Call finds for festival season:

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I’m doing some more traveling this year, so I’m also shopping the Last Call sale for fly travel accessories. I think these colorful  will look great with my carry-on suitcase. And, if I get those, I might as well get this bright  to be coordinated, right?

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My Easter Sunday Dress

Happy Easter Weekend! I had so much fun writing an Easter style post——for  earlier this week. I simply turned to a few of my personal favorite style stars each with her own sophisticated feminine style.

My own Easter Sunday look seems to have been inspired by that post. The  (now 50% off) I’m wearing is quite similar to a Kerry Washington ensemble I included in the Mode post. I hadn’t shopped J.Crew Factory in months, but I immediately planned a trip to the store after seeing the dress online. I tried it on, and the rest is history.

Here’s how I’m wearing it this weekend.

Dress: (50% off right now)

Pumps: J.Crew (, )

Clutch: Kate Spade ()

Earrings: c/o

Bracelets: c/o

Watch: ()

Lip: ,

This is certainly the type of dress you can throw on and instantly look amazing. By the way, I’m wearing it in a size 4. Many of the online reviewers rightly recommended sizing down. I usually size up to a 6 to fit my bottom-heavy frame in a silhouette like this one, but I didn’t have to.

To allow the dress to take center stage, I kept my jewelry simple but chic. My new handmade pieces by , a St. Louis-based jewelry line, were the perfect choices. How adorable are my ? How in the world are these hand soldered earrings made with 14K rose gold filled wire only $30? If you’ve got stylish friends who have everything, I bet they would love a pair of these earrings.

Here’s a closer look at my by Simply Chic as well. I’m wearing a rose gold, gold, and silver cuff. And, get this? They each retail for only $18! They’re priced to stack, y’all!

I deliberated about the shoes I’d wear. I was torn between the Sophia Webster floral pumps I’m wearing and my tangy yellow. I decided on the floral pumps to have some fun mixing prints. Wouldn’t the new striped be perfect for creating a mixed-print combination with the dress as well?

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Dresses now 50% off at J.Crew Factory:

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