Today's Everyday Fashion: eBay's Designer Collective

Elie Tahari Holly Dress
Elie Tahari Holly Dress on J's Everyday Fashion
J's Everyday Fashion

Elie Tahari dress c/o ShopStyle

After almost a decade of shopping on a budget, I've learned that sometimes investing in a designer brand really pays off. The quality is impeccable, and you will always get more out of a clothing item that you truly love, versus something you buy just because it's inexpensive. Thanks to eBay's new Designer Collective - you can now shop all your favorite designers in one place. Sort by brand, by occasion, or by sale items. Discover new brands to love, and find 20-70% off savings (that sweet spot of both buying what you really love, and saving money!). Items ship directly from the brands, new in-season items are added daily, and there's always free shipping and guaranteed returns.

There are so many amazing choices within the Designer Collective, but I choose this Elie Tahari dress at 40% off, and I was giddy when it arrived. The color and fabric is even prettier in person, and this is the kind of dress that I can wear absolutely anywhere. It will take me day to night: to a TV appearance, to meetings, to a night out. I added bright accessories today, but a nude shoe and minimal jewelry would work just as well. I put together some more Designer Collective favorites below. Which designer brands are your favorite to shop?

eBay's Designer Collective

Nicole Miller  /  Raoul  /  Elie Tahari  /  Calvin Klein
Nicole Miller / Badgley Mischka / Calvin Klein  / Calvin Klein Nicole Miller
Cynthia Vincent / Cynthia VincentCynthia Vincent / Cynthia Vincent / Elie Tahari

This post is sponsored by ShopStyle and eBay's Designer Collective. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own. Thanks for reading!

Today's Everyday Fashion: So Casual

Inspiration: LOFT

Inspiration: LOFT

Casual outfit with cobalt shorts

Inspired by a catalog photo, I put together an outfit using old pieces in my closet. I wanted just a touch of red to mimic the (adorable) clutch in the photo, so I added a second necklace. I'm showing it with and without so you can decide which one works better for you. Casual, comfy but still pulled together - this look is one way to beat the summer heat in style!

Top: MJR Sales c/o (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: Gap, $28 (similar, similar)
Sandals: Nine West/DSW, $60
Clutch: Gap, $12 (similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot One, Two
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Top and shoes are 3 years ago. Shorts and clutch are 2 years ago.

Cognac sandals under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: Say What

Inspiration: Alexa Chung via FabSugar

Inspiration: Alexa Chung via FabSugar

White button front shirt with wide stripe skirt

I love wearing a necklace over a buttoned-up collared shirt. It's like a girlie version of a bow tie and it's so much fun to wear. I like Alexa's plain black bottoms, but I've been missing this old favorite stripe skirt so I paired it with that instead! I'm wearing it a couple inches higher than usual, because the shirt has a big peplum seam through the middle and it looked funny with that showing. I also didn't realize that my bra was showing slightly until after I looked at the photos. When I wore it, I added this Kohl's seamless day bra (previously featured here) over my regular bra to eliminate that problem completely!

Top: Ann Taylor c/o (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: Boutique c/o (same?, similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: ShoeMint, $75 (sold out - samesimilarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors, $270
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse is 2 years ago. Skirt, top and shoes are 1 year ago.

Banana Factory shopping

Top  /  Dress  /  Top
Dress  /  Top  /  Top
Dress  /  Shorts  /  Top

Also - when did Banana Factory add online shopping?! I discovered it while searching for similar striped skirts for this post and almost fell off the couch. A lot of the sizes are already sold out, so I'm guessing it's been online for awhile now. I am all for shopping in the comfort of your own home and it looks like shipping is free in both directions, so let the shopping begin! I ordered the giraffe tank above, and this tank.