Favorite Things

The other day, I was in a clothing store with my mom, and she totally called me out. I picked up an off white – crew neck – pullover sweatshirt, and said, “oh, I neeeeeed this!” And she promptly responded, “Sadie, you have at least 10 of those already…”  Point taken, but she wasn’t 100% correct.

Some of them are white, and some of them are grey…

Long story short, I live for a crew neck white/off white/heather grey sweatshirt/sweater. I am not a fan of hoods on sweatshirts or jackets (I never use them and they get in the way). And I love a zipper for the right reasons, but not on my sweatshirt, thank you. So crew neck pullovers are the style for me.

So now let’s talk about all the sweatshirts I desperately need:

Let’s start with a basic at the Gap:

gap sweatshirt

I could probably wear this sweater from the Loft every day:

Loft sweater

JCrew also knows what’s up:

jcrew sweatshirt

A little more detail from Hive & Honey at Piperlime (for your dressier sweatshirt occasions):

hive sweatshirt

When I’m feeling sporty, there’s always the Athleta version that I’ve been eyeing for months because it’s a great fabric:

Athleta sweatshirtAnd finally, the only one I actually own among this group. This v-neck sweater is perfection from JCrew Factory:

Jcrew factory sweater
I am nothing, if not consistent.

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Converse Shopping

This blog is slowly turning into “stuff Sadie wants” but bear with me. I’ve had kind of a busy spring that has left little time for baking and other adventures, and I know Carrie has been busy getting the B&C ready to open for the summer. But I’m hoping for more diverse content this summer, so stay tuned!

On that note, I want new converse. Over the past probably five years or so, I’ve had personalized slip on Converse. The first pair was navy blue, and the second pair was grey. After a couple years of wear, they both eventually broke down and got a hole along one of the seams. So now I have my eye on a new customized pair.

This is what I’m thinking:

Converse

A mint color, gold eyestays, and a pink stripe on the back where my name goes. I think they’re fresh and fun, but still neutral enough to wear with most weekend outfits.

 

What do you think?

 

Shopping for Summer Dresses

I know it’s only starting to feel like spring but I’ve already got summer on the brain. I have a few weddings to attend this summer, and my new hobby is dress shopping. I’m having trouble making final decisions though, so I need some help.

Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Probably printed or floral, because I’ve overdone the lace overlay trend, and I don’t want to look like a bridesmaid in a plain dress.
  • Somewhat structured, at least in the bodice. I dream of a big flowy maxi dress, but if it’s not cut well for me, I know it will look like a huge tent. So I need to be strategic.
  • Budget friendly, but not a cheap throw away dress. I have limited occasions for a non-work dress, so I don’t want to break the bank.

Here are some of the top contenders:

Anthrogreen

This maxi from Anthropologie seems interesting and summery even though it’s a darker green. It’s pricy at $198, so I’m wondering if it’s worth it.

anthrotier

Another one from Anthro. It’s a little less structured, but there’s a chance that the tier on top is flattering. I think it’s really pretty and priced pretty well at $128.

nordstromfloral

This one from Nordstrom seems like a perfect spring/summer luncheon/event dress. I love a sheath dress, and it’s a decent price at $118. I think I could even pull a day to night look with it if I had an event to go to right after work.

 

NordstromdressAnother Nordstrom dress by the same designer as the one above: Adrianna Papell. I like this because it’s a twist on the standard sheath with an interesting geometric print and different neckline. Also decent price at $118.

Nordstromdress2If I were to go a lace direction, I think this option is a nice spin to the standard lace overlay. I know it looks a little blobby in this picture, but I think up close, and in person it would look a little better. It’s another Nordstrom find at $138.

 

So the question is, what do I chose? What dresses or spring/summer trends are you gravitating towards this year?