Friday, May 8, 2009

favorite things time

Well, it's time for my weekly post. This week's post is once again brought to you by the one, the only, Lilly Pulitzer, since I have been spending quite a bit of time obsessing over her site, the sample sale, and figuring out if I can go to the warehouse sale.
As some of y'all who read this blog regularly know, I have a love affair with pretty summer dresses. Lilly gives me another outlet for it. Here are my current favorites:

Nadja Printed dress, $268. This dress combines some of my favorite things, a bow, a v neck, and the color palette. The fact that it is not loudly Lilly (i.e. not hot pink and neon green) means that I can wear it out in New York City without soliciting a lot of dirty looks.

As I've said on here before, one of my biggest gripes is my chest. (And before y'all start telling me how lucky I am and how blessed I am- have you ever tried to shop for a bra or swimsuit top in size 32F? Not easy or fun.) I absolutely cannot wear anything that is strapless without looking like a $5 hooker. (Hence the love of V neck dresses.) Please tell me why Lilly just couldn't make this dress with straps? I heart it so much and it would be in my closet 5 minutes ago if only it had straps.

Bowen Dress Sewn Patch Braid, $248. This dress is adorable and falls under the category of things that another blogger needs to buy so that I can live vicariously through her.

Another cute one:



Tori Dress, $268.

Moving away from dresses and on to shoes. I had a really cute pair of pale metallic gold J. Crew flat sandals that got very worn. I was going to replace them with a pair of Platinum Jack Rogers, but when I went to try them on, I was shocked at how uncomfortable they were. Since then, I have been on quest to find the perfect pair of flat pale metallic gold sandals. That color goes with everything. These two are my frontrunners:







McKim Sandal, $168.


Jackie Sandal, $158.

Here's hoping one of these two is more comfortable than the Jack Rogers one was.

Now on to tops...

Bidi Tank colorblock, $58. Cute, basic, fairly inexpensive and can be dressed either up or down.


A cute unboring basic. Percy Top, $88.

Proof that I'm a creature of habit- the same top in two different colors/styles:




Meri Top Printed, $158



and Embroidered, $168.

I love both tops, but am way in love with the coloring and detail of the embroidered one. It would look so great with dark jeans or a denim skirt with the above sandals, and, of course, pearls.

12 comments:

  1. I love them all. I also have the same problem with my chest. I can't wear anything I hate it. It is so hard to find a swimsuit have been looking for a month.

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  2. When I put the Nadja on I said this is the most comfortable thing I have ever put on! This is exatly what I want to wear when its 5,000 degrees in the city!

    It runs big too, which is always an appreciated ego boost :)

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  3. Love the Jackie sandals and the Tori dress. If only I could go shopping :(

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  4. I love, love, love the first dress!

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  5. Love the Meri embroidered top and the McKim sandals! So cute!

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  6. I love those tops, they are adorable.

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  7. YOu are so cute Miss MRM, and we love your picks! But we also concur, at least in theory, about the straps issue. We have almost the exact opposite problem; ever been in a Vicki's Secret and been advised, "Oh dear, we really don't carry anything in your size."

    Seriously.

    tp

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  8. Love them all, you have great taste!
    xxxxx

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  9. Love the jackie sandal- simple and chic.

    great picks!

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  10. I have and love the Jackies!

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