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easy colorblocking

The easiest way to jump on the ‘color blocking’ trend bandwagon is to buy a dress that’s pre-color blocked. haha! I think I’m so clever, don’t I? I really like this dress. It’s bright and very comfortable.

Well, I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, but I went into a JC Penney (or is it called JCP now?) store to return something I had bought online and… GASP….I found SO MANY CUTE THINGS. I literally had no bought anything at JCP since the late 90s. I ran into this dress on a clearance rack, and the rest was history.

Outfit details:
Dress: Allen B colorblock (turquoise, pink, orange) midi dress, JCP clearance $14 in store ($18 online)
Shoes: Nickel t-strap sandals, thrifted $4.59
Jewelry: Necklace, local store for $13.50 + bangles, thrifted $2-3 each + spiked bracelet, consignment store $5.99
Clutch: Talbots black patent clutch, thrifted $4
Belt: pink skinny belt from Charlotte Russe, old
Jacket: Vivienne Tam blazer, Ideeli clearance from a while ago, about $18

What do you think about the color blocking trend? Are you a fan?


PS. I really wanted to say something about the recent tragic events in Boston and Texas but I don’t really know what to say. When these types of events take place, it seems that words just fall flat. Humans are suffering all over the globe and it’s my sincere wish that one day, we won’t hurt each other any more. Peace, <3, and baby goldfish.


ispy: sole society daria look alike

Another post about shoes? Hello, my name is Nout, and I’m a shoe-a-holic.

I recently started browsing JC Penney’s online shoe selection and came upon these cute red peep toe bow pumps…

Olsenboye Cupcake Pump
Olsenboye Cupcake Pump

If you’re a Sole Society fan, these Cupcake pumps should look familiar…

Sole Society Marco Santi Daria
Sole Society Marco Santi Daria

Uncanny resemblance. The Olsenboye Cupcake from JC Penney is $40 right now (if you like them, get on the jcpenney.com email list, they’ll send you coupons!). $40 for this Sole Society look-alike which is normally $50? Not too bad!

What do you think of these sole sisters?

A (Kate) Dress for Less!

kate spade summer 2011 outfit, image courtesy of KateSpadelookbook.com
kate spade summer 2011 outfit – Fleur Dress, image courtesy of KateSpadelookbook.com

As you know, I am obsessed with floral dresses and more recently, with Kate Spade. I spied this gorgeous dress, flats, and bangles outfit on her lookbook site. It’s truly fabulous–the color, the print, the cut of the dress, and the shiny patent leather shoes. I just love love love color!

But, alas, I can’t afford the $715 (holy crap, more sartorial debauchery, I see) for this beautiful, sophisticated Kate Spade outfit. But then I remembered a pretty dress I saw over at JC Penney and I was inspired to assemble an affordable ensemble (tongue twister, huh?). Although this affordable outfit isn’t quite as cute as its Kate Spade counterpart, it’s easy on the wallet and easy on the eyes. Don’t you just love that leafy green color? Very springy/summery and kind of reminds me of the 50s a little bit.

And here’s my dress for less version of the Kate Spade ensemble (with 2 different dress options):

Dress for Less outfit
My Dress for Less outfit; images courtesy of their respective sites

[ Scoopneck Dress | Halter Dress | Red Flats| Bracelet ]

Jones Wear® Scoop Neck Floral Print Dress option from JC Penney= $59.99

OR Jessica Howard Floral-Print Halter dress option from Dillard’s=$80.00

Mossimo Odelina Bow Flats in  Red Patent from Target= $17.99

Color Pop Bangles from Forever21 = $9.80

TOTAL outfit cost = between $87.78 and $107.79, with a savings of at least $600… WHOA

iSpy: more floral dresses

New Direction Floral Print Dress
New Direction Floral Print Dress


I saw this New Directions floral dress in a Belk circular recently and I really wanted it. Surprise surprise, me, loving a floral dress at a good price? But I just tried finding the dress on Belk’s website but could only locate the plus size version, which is still excellent, but unfortunately not for me as size 14W tends to run too big in the bust for me.

Here’s hoping that that either Belk has this gorgeous dress in stores or that they restock straight sizes (and petites would be nice:)) online. But honestly, I don’t need another floral dress, I just want another floral dress. Teehee. I did find a similar-looking dress at Macy’s but at a higher price.

Jones New York Floral Dress
Jones New York Floral Dress

Here’s another floral dress I spied at Macy’s: the Jones New York Sleeveless Floral A-line Dress. As beautiful as the New Directions floral dress but I think I prefer the floral fabric that gradually fades into a solid color. But at $128, this Jones New York floral dress is more expensive than the New Directions floral dress.

And to complete the department store floral dress trifecta, JC Penney also has many cute dresses that are perfect for spring and summer. Here’s one that caught my eye in particular: the Liz Claiborne Border Print Dress. This dress has the floral pattern that fades into solid white and super cute cap sleeve dress reminiscent of 1950s style dresses. It’s super cute!

Liz Claiborne Border Print Dress
Liz Claiborne Border Print Dress


Can you tell I’m obsessed with flirty, retro inspired, vintage-y dresses? Yes, I’m definitely obsessed! I like floral dresses because they’re feminine, springy, and great for day-to-evening transitions! Wear to work with a cardigan or blazer and flats and transition to evening with some chunky jewelry, heels, and a dark colored bolero. Can you say sexy?!