Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Forward: Dreamy Dresses


After a week of freezing cold temps, this past Saturday was one of those early spring days that make me remember why I love New York. It was 55 and sunny! I made it out to the park for a much-needed jog and spent the rest of the day basking in the belief that spring had finally sprung. But then on Sunday, it rained.

Which allowed me to pass the time doing one of my favorite rainy weekend activities - online dress browsing. I really love dresses. Like, looove them. Inspired by the beautiful Saturday weather and after such a long and icky winter, I am particularly in love with this spring’s floaty, floral sundresses. They add that perfect dose of color and happiness that we’re all craving!

Pair them with boots or booties and a leather jacket or cardigan and add a few bangles for the perfect transition-into-spring look. It’s such a comfy and chic weekend ensemble, and you’ll look and feel great. Some of my favorite places to shop for the flirty sundress are (on the high end) Saks, Bergdorf, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Piperlime.com, Shopbop.com, and Intermix. My favorite brands there are Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore, Shoshanna, Theory, Alice & Olivia, Thread, occasionally Milly, and my newest find, Amanda Uprichard. This floral Rebecca Taylor, this coral Rebecca Taylor and this ruffled Amanda Urichard in particular make me swoon. On the (slightly) slower end: J.Crew, Gap, Banana Republic, Club Monaco, Urban Outfitters all have lovely choices this year (like this silk Urban Outfitters dress or this tiered J.Crew number in spiced wine, bright coral or matisse blue). And a few hidden gems can be found at Kohl’s (the LC by Lauren Conrad Collection, ELLE and Very Vera by Vera Wang) and H&M (like this LC ruffled frock, this Elle fluttery number or this satin LC dress).

Let the countdown to REAL spring begin! And until then… Happy Shopping!

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