380 / ootd: saddle up

If you follow me on Tumblr, you may have heard about my love of saddle shoes. Ever since Jeremy Scott sent down his rendition of them with a super chunky pink heel, I have been needing to get my hand on a pair. So a week or so ago during a late-night texting session with Brittney, she linked me to these AMAZING Jeffrey Campbells which were everything I loved. I immediately purchased them and have been resisting the urge to wear them with everything. I even purchased the more practical version from Payless for those random trips to the store where 6 inch heels may be too much. The blazer is one I picked up from SimplyBe a long time ago and it had been sitting in my closet ever since. I had nothing to wear it with but now it goes perfectly with my new shoes!

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Even though Spring collections are just starting to be rolled out in stores, I can say that I haven’t been terribly impressed by any of the offerings. It seems like my usual critique (too many florals and pastels) of Spring fashions is holding true. However, that won’t stop my shopping habit! Since I was a huge fan of both the Prada and Jil Sander S/S11 collections, I picked up a couple items from ASOS clearly inspired by them. That banana crop top is pretty much the best thing ever and I plan to wear it with a short, full skirt I got from Jibri. The blazer from SimplyBe is the perfect spicy brown color but I’m not sure what I’m wearing it with yet, same with the Evans chinos.

Since I’ve decided that this season is all about crop tops and sheer shirts and I’m not seeing exactly what I want from plus size retailers, I’ve turned my attention to eBay and Etsy. It also comes in handy when you want to participate in a trend but don’t want to spent a lot of money on it. For instance, I’m loving the midi length pleated skirts that ASOS has in stock but I’m not paying $70 for it, so I went on ebay and found both a red and a black one for $5 and $8 respectively. Talk about a deal! So what is at the top of your Spring shopping list?

ps. Don’t forget to enter the Damn You Alexis giveaway!