Spring Sandals: Early picks

It’s supposed to snow tonight apparently. And here I am thinking about sandals. I actually prefer sneakers and flats in the spring and summer over sandals, but sandals definitely have their place. Lace-up and wrap sandals have come back in full force over the past year or so. The last time lace-up sandals were trending was about 11 or 12 years ago? I owned a pair of lace-up wedges. They were so hot…but definitely not made for walking. Those ties around the legs were not only made to keep the sandal on the foot, but also to cut off blood circulation. I’m not sure what might change this time around, but I’m willing to give them a try again, except this time as flats! Here’s a selection that I’ve been checking out in a range of prices:

My top three choices are the Madewell Boardwalk Sandal, Valia Gabriel Lia Sandal (which comes in nude, but I could only get the black to show), and the K.Jacques Zenobie Wrap Sandals which actually comes in dark brown and medium that I can see).

Please share your own spring sandal picks! I’d love to hear them!

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Rainwear Options

Spring is upon us (at least it should be). And spring means rain. I think when we see rain in the forecast many of us throw on a trench coat and call it a day. But I have been seeing some pretty cool rainwear options online as of late, and decided it would be worth a closer look to see what else was out there. I discovered a lot of great options, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites:

What do you wear when it’s pouring rain outside?

Spring update: Five pieces

New season, new stuff? I have been actively trying to cut down on my purchases each season. Sometimes I’m successful, most other times I’m not. But I asked myself, if I was only to pick five pieces to update my spring wardrobe this year, what would they be? Eventually, I came up with the following:

 

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY | 2015 Spring Update, Five Pieces

 

(1) Slipper/loafer flats such as the Vince Bogart. I’m always looking for a great casual shoe and this is pretty different from what I currently have in my shoe wardrobe. Review of the Bogart coming soon!
(2) Tunic-length white button down shirt like the J.Crew Endless Shirt. Perfect for layering and for creating unique silhouettes, which is something that I’ve been trying to do more of lately.
(3) Long or oversized moto jacket. The Banana Republic Drapey Moto Jacket is such a great color for the season, and I don’t have one of these yet!
(4) Culottes or cropped wide-leg pants like the Ann Taylor Crepe Cropped Pants. The pant of the moment. 
(5) Long vest or sleeveless trench coat such as the Zara Long Tailored Waistcoat that I wore in this post. I’m obsessed with these right now!


What are your spring must-haves?

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