Recently when shopping, I’ve been on the hunt for something specific. And during that very-specific-shopping, I tend to find a piece or two that is very much not the specific item I really need. How much longer can I use the “this is a Christmas present to myself” excuse?
However I must say that I have found a few really lovely pieces that are sure to be favorites this year. While I tend to avoid Forever 21 due to a bit of a mishap during an attempted return, sometimes I can’t resist taking a peek at their flowy tops. J.Crew is always a favorite – especially when they have as much as they do on sale! Shop my finds:
Forever 21 Contemporary Cape-Sleeve Blouse $23
I’m generally an XS/S, but Forever 21 often runs small! The medium is a perfect fit.
I really love the cape look – whether it’s a wool coat version or a pretty addition to a dress. That must be why I was so drawn to this top. I love the baby blue color (I barely have any of the color in my closet!), and it’s flowing yet flattering. The low back is the cherry on top.
J.Crew Ava Ballet Flats
$125 $36 | code SHOPNOW
My normal shoe size goes between 8.5 and 9, but reviews said to size up if in doubt.
J.Crew’s ballet flats are unmistakably the best shoes. I tend to buy a pair and wear them absolutely ragged! While the leather on these isn’t quite as soft as I’m accustomed to from the brand, the shoes are instantly comfortable and required no break-in time. A steal for this price!
Eric got me an iPad Air 2 for Christmas (❤️❤️❤️) and I was immediately ready to rush out and buy any case to protect it! However after a little shopping around, I realized there were a ton of options. The Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Case was a bit more than I was hoping to spend, so I was grateful to find that the Speck line is sturdy yet gorgeous. I love the subtle champagne shimmer of this pick!
J.Crew New Uptown Tote
$178 $106 | code SHOPNOW
Every so often, I get obsessed with the prospect of a new bag. I’ve been eyeing up the classic J.Crew totes for so long, also swooning over the pretty leather Madewell pieces. I love everything about this Uptown Tote, including how the leather is sturdy to keep the bag standing. I went for the Natural Vachetta color, which will work perfectly through spring and summer!
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