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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Welcome

welcome1Welcome to my new blog, friends!

As you can tell, I decided to do a bit of re-branding. I had been thinking about doing this for a long while and finally decided it was time.

Truthfully, I really just wanted a new name as the blog evolved so much since I first started it, and when I first chose “AFD” I never imagined that anyone would ever read it so I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into it! I really wanted a new name that sounded more appropriate and well…cool. And as you can imagine, everyone had already thought up the really cool blog names, and “Dressed Accordingly” was the best one I could come up with while sounding relevant to its content. I chose it because it can have different meanings–dressed according to the circumstances, to my personal style, and to fit my body type (petite!). I hadn’t realized it until I was going back editing my posts for this new website, but I think I may have subconsciously named the blog  based on this quote I posted a few years ago by Epictetus:

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I had forgotten how much work it was designing a new website. It took me four full days to customize the theme even before I started importing the posts from AFD. Importing and formatting was a whole other adventure in itself. Furthermore, I am totally new to CSS. There was quite a bit of learning curve, but I think it still turned out OK! So please, stay awhile. The content is more or less the same, for now anyway. I am still working out the kinks and tweaking the website a bit here and there trying to decide what I like and don’t like.

I also encourage you to let me know if you come across something that doesn’t work properly or there is something that you would like to see (or not see). I am aware that some of what I call  the “stalker” buttons don’t work properly just yet, as I am waiting a few days for the full transition to be implemented before I change them.  Otherwise, everything should work as intended. All constructive criticism is appreciated.

Thank you for your patience! And please don’t forget to update your bookmarks!

For those of you that use Bloglovin’, in a few days it should automatically redirect, but if you can’t wait and you’d like to add the new website manually, you may click here –> Follow me on Bloglovin

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Favorite: The Laundress Stain Solution

I am a bit, dare I say, anal retentive when it comes to washing my clothes. Although I have no problem with throwing most things in the wash (in a mesh bag and cold water, of course), the majority of my clothes are hung to dry. For the most part, I use good old Tide or Woolite for Darks. For more delicate items such as silk or cashmere, I turn to The Laundress.

The Laundress Stain Solution has almost never failed me. I have watched stains dissolve before my eyes, even those stains that the dry cleaner could not remove. And if they are really stubborn, I let it sit over night, et voila! The stain is gone. If these products were not so pricey, I would wash everything with them (and really, my mom was actually washing everything with them because she saw how good they were until I told her how much the bottle costs). The bottles have lasted me quite a long time because a little goes a long way, but I certainly wouldn’t call them cheap either. They are however, eco-friendly, which is a great bonus if you care about that sort of thing.My favorite place to get the Laundress is on Amazon, but you can get select items on other websites such as J.Crew or on The Laundress website directly.  I haven’t tried all their products, but the ones I have tried, I have been extremely pleased with.

Just a few of The Laundress products that I think are worth checking out below:


Anyone have experience with The Laundress products? Please share in the comments below!