Happy Thursday! I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday celebrations and had some quality time with family and friends. As you may have seen, I was luckily able to fly back to Pennsylvania for a few days and fit some major puppy snuggles in.
Over this past weekend, we finally began to experience some nice weather. Other than beach bod preparation, a change in temperature always makes me think of going shopping. Before heading back to Rhode Island, I drove over to the mall next to the house I grew up in to check out what is really trending now.
With a small carry on bag, I could not do much shopping (which is probably a good thing), however, I was able to purchase a couple of great pieces which you will see in future posts! Before seeing the full outfits, check out the trends below including: Updated Florals, Intricate Embroidery, Playful Stripes, Statement Sleeves, and Alluring Off-the-Shoulders. I also used five of my favorite stores that had a great variety of items to help exemplify the trends.
Updated Florals (Banana Republic):
- Ryan-Fit Floral Sateen Pant– On Sale! A shiny slim leg pant that looks great with a bright colored pump. They are available in navy with large red flowers. $65.99.
- Flounce Floral Maxi Skirt– Mermaid-like! I absolutely fell in love with this skirt in the store, but they only had one size left so I bought this print in a dress instead. I love that it is black with different color blue flowers and also has a great asymmetrical ruffle for added detail. $101.99.
- Pleated Floral Midi Skirt– Sassy! It is hard to tell in the photo, but this pleated skirt is made of a great lace. It offers colorful flowers against a black contrast which calls for lots of excitement and mystery. $88.99.
- Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top– Brand New! This item is not yet in stores, but is already selling quickly online. Nothing says spring quite like a bright red floral printed top with bow sleeves. A fun unique top for a steal! $54.00.
- Floral Crop Jumpsuit– Cropped! This item also is not yet available in stores, but it is very on trend. You need something tropical to get ready for the summer, and this playful jumpsuit is just that. $158.00.
Intricate Embroidery (J. Crew):
- Gallabia Embroidered Tunic– Rare Find! This piece was hand-embroidered in Tel Aviv and only a few items from this brand are available in the United States. The price reflects the quality of this statement piece, but talk about standing out among the crowd! $250.00.
- Lightweight Embroidered Tunic– Beach Ready! This loose fitting tunic is lightweight and perfect for throwing over a bathing suit. It is beautiful enough to be worn all throughout the best spots on your vacation. Also super affordable! $54.99
- Ankle Wrap Slingback Heels– Cute and Comfortable! The best part of these sling back heels are that they are great to walk in aside from being super on-trend. They are made in Italy of silk, cotton, and leather. The wrap heel is a great touch making these shoes a very unique addition to your closet. Colorful embroidery allows you to wear these shoes with all of your favorite outfits. $225.
- Bright Tie Front Tunic– Florescent! Like the lightweight tunic, this one is ready to take you to the water! It is made of a semi see-through white fabric with orange embroidery making it beach appropriate with your favorite suit. $44.99.
- Embroidered Crystal Earrings– Great Detail! These bright earrings will bring life and excitement to whatever you are wearing. Colors of bright red, blue, and white make them perfect for the upcoming months. The price reflects the quality of the earrings since they are made of 8 different textiles! $78.00
Playful Stripes (Madewell):
- Striped Bell Sleeve Shirt– Updated! This top consists of a classic blue stripe and button down silhouette. To make it more trendy, the shirt also has bell sleeves. Also, can we say super sale?! $29.99.
- Cold Shoulder Stripe Top– Fun! This red striped shirt is festival ready. It shows off your shoulders and has great tie sleeves to keep things interesting. $72.00.
- Metallic Stripe Spaghetti Strap Top– Sexy! The combination of black and gold stripes make this cami appropriate for all seasons. It has lots of shine and the adjustable tie straps call for a playful night out. $29.99.
- Tie Front Stripe Shirt– Carefree! This black and white striped shirt is the ideal match for high waisted pants. The tie-front makes the top look effortlessly chic. $79.50.
- Lakeside Stripe Peplum Top– Transitional! This button-down top is perfect for work or a day off. Since the peplum is not too prominent, the shirt should work with all body types. $72.00.
Statement Sleeves (White House Black Market):
- Drama Sleeve Jumpsuit– Dramatic! This off-the-shoulder jumpsuit makes a great statement. The black color creates wearability while also making this updated look feel more classic. The flowing sleeves are tied for added detail. $89.99.
- Fitted Bell Sleeve Top– Shape Showing! This top has the perfect at the shoulder neckline. It has a fitted silhouette that shows off your figure and layered bell sleeves to stay trendy. $21.99.
- Lace Bell Sleeve Blouse– Flirty! This black top makes it great for any occasion. The lace details and keyhole back make it appropriate for a night out or even for the office. $88.00
- Bell Sleeve Poplin Shirt– Classy! As soon as I saw this shirt, I had to have it! It has the perfect length, fabric, and fit! This top perfect for a long day from the office to a night out. $88.00.
- Shift Bell Sleeve Dress– Pretty in Pink! Aside from the great sleeves, the bright pink color of this dress is sure to make you pop. $74.99.
Alluring Off-the-Shoulders (Ann Taylor) :
- Tie Sleeve OTS Top– Ease! This lightweight pastel top makes it great for a warm day. It just simply sits against the body making it so easy to wear. $79.50.
- OTS Stripe Ruffle Sweater– Comfort! When I saw this comfy knit top online, I had no idea it was a sweater! This is why it is so important to read the details. In store, I instantly fell in love with the large stripes and ruffle neckline. $89.50.
- Stripe OTS Sheath Dress– Office Appropriate! The small black and white stripes and sheath silhouette call for a great updated office look. Since it is an off the shoulder, make sure you don’t show any straps! $129.00
- Colorful Stripe OTS Dress– Playful! The vertical stripes create an illusion to make you appear longer. The 3/4 length tie sleeves make this dress great for chilly mornings and warmer days. $79.99.
- Chambray OTS Blouse– Party in the back! This top is soft and classic in the front with a fun ruffle neckline. In the back, there is a full button down placket. $79.50.
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