31 Jan Saturday Shopping
Lately, I’ve been drawn to simple tiered and ruffled dresses for spring. These can be paired with a white sneaker for walking around the city. Do + Be is one of my favorite boutique brands. I was excited to find it online at Nordstrom Rack. I ordered these dresses: puff sleeve v-neck dress, satin belted puff sleeve dress, and ruffle romper. I can’t wait for them to come in! I’ll post a try-on haul on TikTok or Instagram stories, @dariarosesmith. I’ve been eyeing this dress for a long time. I can’t get over the bow detail.
The ease of purchasing and returning while online shopping is very important to me. That’s why I love ordering with Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. If something doesn’t work, both sites offer free shipping and return shipping. If you’re like me, I am in between sizes and end up ordering both to see which works best. While I’ve never lived closed to a Nordstrom, I always shop with them. Hands down, my favorite department store.
I love a good Amazon find. While I’m not a fan of SheIn and cheap clothing, I will give Amazon finds a chance. Amazon reviewers tell it like it is. I treat a 4.5-5 star rating like a recommendation from a close friend. Amazon Prime and many Amazon sellers have quick, free shipping and return shipping. This dress is the same style as one of my favorite boutique dresses. I’ve been eyeing this dress since fall, simple and classic. To my surprise, Amazon has a lot of great fashion finds. I believe in saving money where you can and investing in quality pieces. This is the best way to build your wardrobe.
Nordstrom has a ton of Madewell on sale right now. I find that items on Madewell’s site often sell out, but they’ll stay on Nordstrom for a while. You’ll find a ton of Madewell on Nordstrom Rack. If you don’t have a black blazer, you need this. Madewell makes the best blazers. I order a size up for an oversized look. I purchased a houndstooth blazer in fall and this herringbone one is similar. I own this v-neck sweater in forest green, and this style in burnished smoke and heather mahogany. I sized up for an oversized look.
Do + Be has some great tops on Nordstrom Rack: here, here, here. Great basic top in black and white with a tiered skirt or for work. A basic top with fun sleeves. I don’t need a third Barbour coat, but I love this one with the removable fur.
Kitsch has the best masks. I’ve seen them at Ulta, Madewell, and Paper Source. I have seen this $12 Amazon initial necklace in boutiques for $50. Lately, I’ve been on a kick with champagne earrings. Here’s a $40 option from Beth Ladd or a cheaper version. I worry that these earrings may be too big for my face, so I am also looking at this pair from Kate Spade. Sometimes you need to treat yourself. Sometimes you buy a $50 Kate Spade cocktail shaker. It’s not me today, but maybe it’s you. I don’t need new kitchen utensils, but I want this neutral 24-piece set. I switched to a new dry shampoo, and I am loving this from Batiste!
If you’re on the fence about which white sneakers to get, here’s your sign to purchase Vejas. I purchased white Vejas in November and they’re my most worn shoe. I wear them with dresses, skirts, jeans, you name it. I love the sneaker trend and like Golden Goose’s. But, I don’t make that kind of money. I bought these to hop on the trend. I also wear them when I’m worried about getting my Vejas dirty. I got a pair of the On Cloudswift for Christmas. While I wouldn’t run in the Cloudswift, they’re a great gym shoe and for running errands. On’s look great with Lulu Lemon, where my Vejas wouldn’t meet the mark.
Anthropologie Home Spring New Arrivals
Anthropologie released spring items in their home line. I am over here drooling. Can we take a moment for this gorgeous cocktail shelf? These initial hooks are so fun! If my cabinets weren’t overflowing, I’d be purchasing a set of matte latte bowls, You can’t go wrong with Anthropologie’s candles or barware. I want to carry the anecdote candles in my future lifestyle store, one day. Charleston-based Candlefish candles are the best. I don’t own a house, but when I do…I am getting a door knocker. 2021 is your year to send snail mail.
West Elm Barware
I do not need anymore glassware, but an Instagram ad for these perfect whiskey glasses had me looking. Let’s be honest, everything at West Elm is a dream.
If you didn’t notice, I really just love shopping. For anyone. What other retailers should I online shop at? Make a request and I’ll churn out a curated list of my top picks. Please hide my wallet beforehand.