Today's Everyday Fashion: Factory Shopping

Coral blazer outfit
Polka dot outfit

Today's polka dot shirt and shopping picks: I can't get enough of J.Crew Factory lately! Which is out of character because I've never really been a fan of shopping at the outlets. They are notoriously busy here in Orlando, and the quality is often low. I do appreciate stores like NM Last Call and Saks Off Fifth that sell brand names for less, and when it comes to J.Crew Factory - the quality may not be as good as the "real" thing, but the "real" thing isn't really within my budget so I love being able to get the look for less. Their adorable new arrivals online are hard to resist, and I placed an order during the 50% off promo going on this weekend. (Listed prices will go back up.) Check out my favorites below!

Blazer: Banana Republic, $69 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Top: J. Crew Factory, $40
Jeans: H&M, $32 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Limited, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $89
Approx. dates: Blazer is 2 years ago. Jeans, shoes, purse are 1 year ago. Shirt and necklace are recent.

Jcrew Factory shopping

Shorts  /  Top  /  Top
Shoes  /  Dress  /  Shoes
Sweater  /  Top  /  Tunic

Today's Everyday Fashion: Old is New

Inspiration: LOFT

Inspiration: LOFT

Floral skirt outfit
Blush shirt outfit

I normally consider this skirt to be a fall/winter item. But I was inspired by this old catalog photo to pair it with blush neutrals for spring. Even when florals have a dark base, they feel fun and flirty in the warmer weather when paired with nude accessories and a feminine top! 

Cardigan: LOFT, $20 (similar, similar, similar)
Top: J.Crew, $40
Skirt: Limited, $50
Shoes: Nine West c/o Macy's 
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Skirt is 6 years ago. Top and cardigan are 4 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Shoes are recent.

Blush tops under $100

H&M  /  LOFT  /  Amazon
H&M  /  J.Crew  /  LOFT
H&M  /  Urban Outfitters  /  Charlotte Russe

Floral skirts under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: Add Some Color

Inspiration: New York & Co.

Inspiration: New York & Co.

Nautical dress idea

I just love this dress - the shape, the length, the simple two-tone pattern. I wore it with boots and a navy coat last winter here, and this spring I was inspired to add some color. My inspiration has orange and electric blue tones that I'm loving, and my version is a more basic primary color palette. Try it with dresses you have at home or with any of the options below!

Update: I'm moved but everything is still in boxes. Thankfully I snapped a bunch of pictures earlier this week, so posts should be on schedule going forward. Thanks for your patience!

Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similar, similar, similar)
Dress; Spiegel c/o
Belt: Limited, $15 (similar, similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: Guess c/o Ross (similarsimilar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Macy's, $130 (similarsimilar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot$98 (sans pendant)
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 3 years ago. Belt, purse, shoes dress are 1 year ago.

Blue print dress shopping