Today's Everyday Fashion: Similar Styles

When JJ saw this new dress he said "do you already have something like that?" He's got a good memory because it's similar to this silk beige top from last Christmas. He inspired me to put the shirt into a spring look to help decide if I want to keep the dress (which one would I reach for first? are they different enough?). Shirt dresses are pretty awesome, but I don't want too many similar things in my closet, either! In your opinion, how similar is too similar? Do you buy multiples or mostly "new" styles?   

Dress: Express, $47
Belt: Gap, $10 (similar)
Shoes: Steve Madden/Macy's, $59 (same)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $111
Hat: Francesca's, $10 (similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3
Approx. dates: Belt is 5 years ago. Purse, hat and shoes are last season. Dress is new.

Top: Banana Republic, $32 (similarsimilar, similar)
Shorts: Forever 21, old (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nine West c/o Macy's (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $111
Hat: Francesca's, $10 (similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3
Approx. dates: Shorts are 6 years ago. Shoes are 2 years ago. Hat, purse, top are last season.

H&M  /  Gap  /  Wallis  /  Limited
Jones New York  /  Express  /  MissGuided  /  Mango
MissGuided  /  Forever 21  /  Sanctuary  /  River Island  

Today's Everyday Fashion: Ross Bargain Hunters

Inspiration: Ferragamo via Harper's Bazaar

Inspiration: Ferragamo via Harper's Bazaar

Jacket: LOFT, $43 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Top: Banana Republic, $35 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: Limited, $30 (similar)
Shoes: Ross c/o $39 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Vince Camuto c/o HSN (same)
Approx. dates: Top is 5 years ago. Jacket and shoes are 2 years ago. Skirt is 1 year ago. Purse is recent.

There are two things I love about this kind of work look: mixing brown and gray (one of my favorite color combos) and adding a trendy shoe to an otherwise traditional outfit. These shoes in particular are one of my favorite pairs in my closet. I found them at Ross two years ago after admiring them at a department store for triple the price. I love the style of the shoe, but I also can't help but love them extra because finding them cheap was so satisfying! 

Which leads me to an exciting announcement. I am partnering with Ross for a year-long Secrets of a Bargain Hunter campaign with 7 other bloggers. I can't wait to start shopping and sharing my best finds and tips for bargain hunting. Starting with these nuggets: did you know that Ross is the nation’s largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain? (More stores means more buying power so they get the best stuff.)  As for how their prices stay so low, Ross is purposely no frills. You won't find any mannequins, window displays or decor because that means even bigger savings for you (makes total sense, but I never really thought about it that way). 

Right now Ross is hosting a "Step into Spring" promotion on their social media channels. Each week they highlight shoe finds and give away a $200 Ross gift card. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to participate. For now... some of my favorite Ross inspiration below. Let the bargain hunting begin!

Today's post is brought to you by Ross. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own.

Today's Everyday Fashion: Fringe Benefits

I'm having a moment over tassel details; I can't get enough of them! From the little fringe on my top, to the plethora of options in my shopping picks below. Fringe felt like the perfect finishing touch for these new printed shorts. I featured them on the blog awhile back and loved them even more in person (they look more blue in person, online I think they look more black). Are you a fan of tassel details?

Top: J.Crew, $30
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $30
Shoes: Dolce Vita c/o NM Last Call, $63 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $111
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2
Approx. dates: Shoes are 2 years ago. Top and purse are last season. Shorts are new.

Neiman Marcus  /  ModCloth  /  ASOS  /  Forever 21 
Romwe  /  Sam Edelman  /  BaubleBar  /  Forever 21  
Mango  /  Forever 21  /  Michael Kors  /  Sam Edelman