Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Awakening

I'm convinced that upstate NY is one of the most beautiful places in the spring - maybe that's largely because, after enduring such a long & hard winter, we feel like we've truly "earned" some good weather.  It's funny because there was a time when I thought I would never stop missing Oregon (where I grew up) & I couldn't imagine feeling settled here...but, after 6  years, New York now feels more like home than any of the places we've lived.  I'm so happy that it's been warm enough lately so I can finally pull out all the sleeveless blouses & pretty dresses that I've been itching to wear.

This pretty ruffled top is one of my new favorites because it's so versatile - I've already worn it with cotton shorts & wedges for the weekend, but you could also pair it with crop trousers & heels for the office.  I love that it has built-in lining, so you don't need to wear a cami underneath. You may remember me talking about these jeggings here before & there's a reason why they get such great reviews - they have just the right amount of stretch & are insanely flattering (they also come in petite, long or short).  If you're looking for a new pair of jeans for the season, I definitely recommend trying them out!

What I'm wearing:
c/o a.n.a Lace Peplum Top (also in lilac, olive & navy; tall version here), 
c/o a.n.a Jeggings (wearing size 2), c/o Style Charles Heels, c/o Olivia Miller Bag
c/o Mixit Earrings, c/o a.n.a Bracelets

I've been so impressed with all the new arrivals at JCPenney - they are really knocking it out of the park this season! A few other items I ordered online & ended up keeping include this striped dress (see me wearing it here), this white crochet-trim tee (under $10!) and this bikini, which is hands-down the most flattering swimsuit I've ever tried on. If you're a mom, they have a great selection of spring & summer styles for kids too - I bought this sleeveless top & these denim shorts for my daughter and also stocked up on short sleeve button-down shirts for my son (here & here) - these are so great for church & he likes them because the fabric isn't scratchy like other brands we've tried.

This fit & flare dress was a pleasant surprise - at 5'8", I'm far from being considered petite...but this style fit like a glove!  It hits at just the right spot on my waist & is the perfect length.  I also love that the fabric doesn't wrinkle easily - I didn't even have to steam it after pulling it out of the package when it arrived!  More cold shoulder options to try are this stunning red dress (just ordered!) or this lace sheath.  Right now, JCPenney is having an amazing sale, but it only lasts through the end of the day - get an extra 30% off your online purchase with code 33GOSHOP and, if you're a JCP rewards member, you'll earn a $10 bonus reward when you spend $50 or more!

What I'm wearing:
c/o Alyx Cold-Shoulder Dress (wearing size 2P; also in black), c/o a.n.a Heels
c/o Liz Claiborne Bag (also in mint), c/o a.n.a Earrings


Thank you to JCPenney for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by me.


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