Spring swing: Open shoulder dress + floral scarf

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Boohoo swing dress sz US4/UK8 (3 colors), WHBM heels (sold out; similar w/ lower heel)
YSL wallet on chain (smaller version in same "light rose"), H&M scarf

I love the forgiving cut of an easy swing dress, and how it can easily be dressed up or down. I’ve worn this one with a statement necklace and my minimalistic heels for going out, with a denim jacket and flat sandals for walking around, and also like it with a lightweight scarf and platform shoes as shown here. It’s not in petite sizing so the sleeves are a little long on me, but I like where the overall length hits.
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I have another swing dress from the same brand in petite sizing and found it to be very short (see on me), so I personally prefer the regular sizing. Below are a few other swingy options, with varying sleeve lengths as well as shoulder coverage:
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Casual classics in Hong Kong

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J.Brand distressed crop jeans sz 24, Madewell pocket tee xs, Thierry Lasry sunglasses
Soludos espadrilles sz 5, Goyard St Louis PM tote, H&M denim jacket
Baublebar mother of pearl necklace (sold out; very similar)

Hello from Hong Kong! Nick and I are here for a few short days visiting family, snapping our way around the city as we explore. This is one of my super casual tourist outfits for strolling around, comprised of simple yet classic pieces. The denim jacket around the waist not only serves as a backup layer for places with chilly AC blasting, but also adds interest to the outfit, and bonus - protects the bottom of white jeans from getting dirty when you sit down!
j brand white jeans outfit thierry lasry lively tortoise sunglasses Since white jeans have proven to be so versatile in my wardrobe year-round, I wanted another pair (my basic white skinnies have been these Article of Society ones) but with distressing. I love a thicker white denim, skinny fit and with minimal sheerness. I probably tried on no less than a dozen options, and found two styles at Nordstrom that were good quality and fit the bill. As a bonus, they are both ankle or cropped styles so no hemming even needed!
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Black and White

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ASOS ruffle top sz 0 (also in black), J.Brand Maria jeans (on sale! hemmed) sz 24
Thierry Lasry "Lively" sunglassesZara shoes sz 5, Celine nano bag, Sheinside coat (old)

Off-shoulder styles are everywhere this year and I’m not complaining…I love highlighting the shoulder and neckline area as an elegant alternative to showing skin elsewhere. Whenever I’m in an outfit slump and want to wear comfy jeans for a night out, tops like this are usually the answer for dressing up basic bottoms. I wore my white off-shoulder sweater so much over winter, I knew I wanted a similar top updated for warmer seasons. I tried on both this ASOS one as well as a simpler alternative (see photos below), both of which fit well.
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Yes I’m back in my favorite jeans again, and they are currently on sale for 30% off at Saks under their Friends & Family event! This is a step up from the usual F&F promos of 20 - 25%. I’ve mentioned before how much I love the high-waisted style of these (holds the tummy in comfortably), and here’s yet another example of how that style comes in handy. For tops like this that are a little cropped, high-waisted bottoms are perfect for maximum lengthening of the leg line, and more importantly to avoid letting your midriff hang out. I did have to get these hemmed but it's a small price to pay for jeans at the perfect length.

Ann Taylor Spring Arrivals - 50% off and free ship!

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J.Crew mustard top (very similar on sale), Modcloth cardigan sz S, Chicwish trench
Ann Taylor skirt c/o (same print, new color) & tote, Manolo heels, Baublebar necklace

This is another way I've styled this floral skirt, last blogged about here - I love the hints of mustard and gray within the print so brought them out using other pieces. The color I'm wearing is sold out but it comes in another color in the same textured fabric (FYI, I got mine taken in but my friend has the same one and was able to shrink it down ~1 size in the machine dryer). Right now Ann Taylor is having an amazing sale with 50% off site-wide and free shipping on everything! Use code CYBER50 through Monday night, online only. I've done a big sale round-up below on some items in my wardrobe that are still available, as well as my top suggestions from recent fitting room try-ons!
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Their latest collection is full of navy, cream, and yellow in prints like big gingham and pineapple - all colors and patterns after my own heart. I noticed in the fitting room that all the pieces easily mix and match due to the simplified color scheme of mainly three colors.
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