Today's Everyday Fashion: The Blank Slate

Inspiration:  Style Cassentials

Inspiration: Style Cassentials

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This white dress is the ultimate blank slate - I'm already dreaming of wearing it with a black leather jacket this fall. Today I'm paring it with a cobalt blazer, inspired by Cassandra. I got to know Cassandra through her comments here, and started following her blog. I love her version of this look, and it gave me an idea to wear this dress with a cobalt fan necklace. Speaking of fan necklaces, Ily Couture has extended their coupon through Tuesday. Use code JFRINGE to get all 10 colors for $16 each (original price $42). Shop here. And check out my fitting room pics from yesterday below!

Blazer: Forever 21, $30 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Dress: Banana Republic, $24 (similar, similar, similar, similar, similar)
Necklace: Ily Couture c/o ($16 with code JFRINGE)
Pink shoes: Limited, $25
Nude shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, old (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similar)

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Pic 1:  AE jacket  /  AE top  /  AE jeans
Pic 2:  AE top  /  AE pants
Pic 3:  Gap jacket
Between 40% off at American Eagle, and a 50% off coupon for Banana Republic, a quick stop at the mall yesterday was in order. Here's what I found! 

Pic 1: I absolutely love this letter jacket but I feel silly in it. Like I'm in high school again. ;-) Jeans fit true to AE sizing, I'm wearing a 4.
Pic 2:  I want this t-shirt in every color; the pants run really short. 
Pic 3: Love this camo jacket, it cinches at the waist. I'm waiting for a sale; wearing XS.

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Pic 1:  BR jacket  /  BR top  /  BR skirt (similar)
Pic 2:  BR dress
Pic 3:  BR top  /  BR skirt
Pic 1: Love all three pieces! The skirt fits a little snug - I'm wearing my usual BR size 2.
Pic 2: Love the print on this dress. My coupon didn't apply to the Issa collection though. I'm wearing a 0.
Pic 3: Two sale items I tried on. Interesting fit on the bodycon skirt - showed my shape but was oddly loose and too big at the same time. It flared out along the bottom, very different than the model online. Wearing a 2.

Verdict: I bought this shirt and this sweater at BR with my 50% off coupon. Prices were still on the high side though, so we'll see if they make the final cut for my monthly budget. (I find it's better to buy while you have the coupon, instead of regretting it later!) What were your best finds this weekend?