This look combines a little bit of everything that I love right now. A tailored pencil silhouette against soft ruffles and a cascading trench. A ladylike satchel paired with an edgier cat eye. I don't think I've gotten so many kind compliments on an outfit in some time, just while walking down the street! And the best part is, almost everything here is on sale right now! Be sure to check the bottom of my post for all the sale details and coupon codes.
This is the simple but elegant Ann Taylor knit top that I wrote about last week! It's stretchy and comfortable, and I especially like the higher mock neckline for a lengthening look. If you're not into pink, I think the black or white color in this would look crisp and chic. I also wanted to share quick reviews below of both my sunglasses and handbag (which also comes in classic black or brown).
I mentioned recently I've been trying on lots of sunglasses, as they can really either change up or complete a look. One brand that I was impressed by for the price point was Sonix (apparently they make some of the cutest cell phone cases, too!), which I've seen sold at Anthropologie or Nordstrom. They have really chic sunglasses in almost every shape and style, and the pairs I tried on felt comparable to designer quality from the frames to the lenses, down to any metal rims. The slightly retro Dafni style I'm wearing sits higher up on my nose and doesn't slide down. The "milk tortoise" color is a mix of marble-y gray and black spotting with thin gold rimming along the bottom edge; the same style also comes in black!
I picked out this top-handle satchel for a recent Talbots campaign and have been carrying it almost non-stop, as you guys may have seen on Instagram! The handbag shape is classic and slightly Hermes Kelly-inspired. I do want to note that this bag, like many other satchels, would benefit from a base shaper (either plastic ones sold online or ones that you DIY cut out of cardboard) to prevent the leather bottom from sagging. The grained leather is thick and soft, and the inside (fabric-lined) is quite roomy.
Here are some of the aforementioned sales, along with new arrivals which caught my eye!
Ann Taylor - 40% off your purchase with code FRIENDS40, ends March 7th. The pintucked flutter sleeve blouse looks very similar to a popular one from last year (see in this outfit), which sold out rather quickly!
Express - 40% off your purchase of $200 or more with code 4965, ends March 3rd.
Talbots - 25% off site-wide (prices as marked in red), ends March 5th. Speaking of sunglasses, I also loved the fit of the below pair (in a neutral khaki-pink that is very versatile for pairing) and have shown them a lot on Instagram!