ONE. Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Five Times Guilded Necklace — This necklace from Emily Elizabeth is simple in design, yet the delicately linked circles definitely catch your eye. What I love most about this necklace is that it moves with me as I wear it, so the circles hang differently throughout my day. The Five Times Guilded Necklace is versatile enough to be worn to work and to happy hour right after. I like pairing it with a simple white tank so it really pops when I’m out to dinner or drinks.
TWO. Magnes Sisters Mr. Big Bag — I first discovered Magnes Sisters about a year ago, thanks to a post on TDO. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with this brand and its ever expanding collection of handbags (all made in NYC!). My latest obsession is the Mr. Big in Indigo. It can be worn over your shoulder using the attached strap, with the bag folded over, or carried in hand using the sturdy handles. I love that it’s roomy enough to hold my everyday essentials and the patent leather really dresses up my outfit of the day. The deep blue Indigo leather is so gorgeous and offset with brown leather trim. The bag itself is so unique looking and I always get compliments. You can find Magnes Sisters at Verve Accessories at 353 Bleecker St.
THREE. Converse All Star Slips — These cute Converse slips have quickly become my everyday shoes. I think Chuck Taylors are a bit too hipster for me, but this laceless version is just the right blend of cute and casual. They’re super comfortable and slip right on and off your feet. They look cute with jeans, with or without socks, and I’ve been wearing them as I shop for groceries or go to the movies. For me, they’re perfect as a transition to wearing flip-flops all the time again once the weather allows. I ordered them from Zappos for only $50 and they came the very next day! There are a ton of colors available, though I chose navy. I do have a sizing tip for you though – I found these to run a full size larger than marked, so do keep that in mind if you have to exchange them.
FOUR. Puella Smocked High Waist Skirt — I’ve been trying to wear prints more to change up my wardrobe a bit, so this skirt from Puella was perfect. The bright colors are just right for the spring and summer seasons, and the print itself is so pretty. The skirt is really soft and comfy and can easily be dressed up or down with the right top. I also love that it has pockets that don’t add any bulk to the shape of the skirt. I just can’t wait till the weather warms up so I can start wearing it more.
FIVE. Porridge Strapless Dress — This dress from Porridge by Laura Stang is my ideal for the spring and summer. I love the pretty blue, orange, and white print, and the detail of the rope tie at the waist. Another plus is that all Porridge pieces are made right here in the USA and are great quality. During the one 70 degree day that we had in Chicago 2 weeks ago, I was able to break this one out. I tossed on a white wrap that I picked up from Gap, slipped into some wedges, and grabbed my sunglasses for a lovely time enjoying some drinks on the balcony with some friends. I can’t wait for the summer and to wear this with some flip-flops or flat sandals for a cute, casual look!