Hi Everyone! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and Easter holiday!
I wanted to share with you all my shopping finds.
When I saw this Michael Kors Satchel, I immediately thought of the Prada Saffiano Double-Zip Tote and Tory Burch Robinson Double-Zip Tote. Although the MK satchel does not have the double zip compartment, the design and saffiano leather looks very similar to both higher end bags. MK bags usually have a lot of large hardware attached to them, but I'm glad he kept this bag clean, simple and classic. I think this is a great contender, plus the price is more wallet friendly compared to the latter 2 totes.
Bloomingdales carries the MK Satchel in: white, tan, palm, navy & black.
Neiman Marcus has a fun fuchsia pink color which is great for spring and summer.
This is definitely on my top list of things to purchase! Will be on the look out for a Friends & Family discount!
I've been very curious about the Tory Burch Laser-Cut Leather collection so I decided to go look, touch & try out this Kelsey Middy satchel. I really do like the cut out leather and the design of the bag, but overall I just wasn't wowed by it in person. Sometimes you pick up a bag and it's love at first sight, but for some reason this just didn't do it for me. Maybe I had a different idea of what the leather would look and feel like? In person the leather was very stiff / hard, and while I totally understand the need for a stronger leather to hold up it's shape, I just feel like it didn't work for this satchel. I also thought the size of the bag was too big and bulky for someone my size.
H&M Printed Blouse | Size 2 | $14.95
Normally I'm not a fan of busy prints, but I actually liked this green floral design! It's quite cute and would be a nice blouse to pair with neutral bottoms or a blazer. Unfortunately, the fit was not for me due to the large armholes and very low neckline. Darn!
I didn't have much of an issue with this dress' design or fit. I thought the olive color would look better on someone with a tan because I'm too pasty for this color. The dress is lined, which is a plus in my book, but the price is a little high for H&M...mb?
H&M Eyelet Peplum | Size 2 | $29.95
I think this top is super adorable and I love the eyelet material. It's a nice piece that can be paired with pencil skirts, shorts or skinny jeans!
3 issues: bust area loose for me, arm holes were big and the neckline was very small, making it very hard to put on or take off (or mb I just have a big head?)!
H&M Printed Blouse | Size 2 | $17.95
I love the ruffle arm holes which makes it quite different, don't you think? It comes in a green floral print, orange and a solid white color.
In terms of fit, the armholes were too big (seems like that is the issue with most of their blouses!).
It was also wide and ballooned out at the bottom, which is not ideal for neatly tucking into work pants and skirts.
H&M Lace Sheath Dress| White in Size 2 | Yellow in Size 4 (below) | $39.95
I have an affinity for items that are white and lace-y. Even though I've always been indifferent to having a big wedding or getting married, I've always loved wedding dresses. I'm a big fan of "Say Yes to the Dress" and have been watching the show for a number of years.
Anyway, when I saw this white lace sheath dress, I was super excited to try it. I tried on the size 2 in white and the bust and waist area was SUPER tight. I was able to zip up the dress, but if I ate or drank a drop of water I would be in deep trouble. I tried on the size 4 in yellow and definitely felt a lot more comfortable in it. I didn't need another sheath dress so decided to pass, but will definitely consider purchasing this dress if it goes on sale.