Easter Egg-stravaganza

Hippity-hop-hop, hippity-hop-hop Easter’s on it’s way!  
 
This silk dress by Joie hits just the right casual yet springy mark for Easter get-together’s. In the first look, the dress is styled for lunch at the club or an Easter buffet.  The neutral sandal keeps the lines simple and airy.  While the Weitzman Nudist sandal has become de rigueur on the red carpet, I prefer the more walk-able heel height of the 65mm Naked. Pick the shade that most closely matches your skin tone and this will be the only summer dress sandal you will ever need!
Dress Detail

The second look shows the dress as you might wear it for more casual entertaining at home.  Whether loosely belted or worn as a sheath, the dress paired with a midnight or white legging, low-heeled bootie, infinity scarf and leather clutch the look is still chic but more practical for running after kids at an egg hunt.


 

The lightweight silk fabric makes this piece great for travel!  Visualize it paired with a thin leather thong and straw tote (or one of the clutches above) for a resort dinner.


Pencil Me In

Modern boatneck mini stripe tee
The  Brezza - M.GemiMarlo crossbody bag
Lusting after this Citizen’s of Humanity Karmen Pencil Skirt!  It’s a steep $188 but exactly what I’ve been searching for in  a denim skirt – a polished pencil cut, moderately dark wash and is getting good reviews.  Can think of so many ways to style this classic piece!  The spring look shown here pairs it with the Gap Modern Boatneck Mini-Stripe Tee (SALE $20), a Paisley Print Infinity Scarf from Etsy ($20), Raspberry Brezza Flats from M.Gemi ($248), the Everlane Swing Trench in Tan ($135) and the Marlo Cross-body Bag from J. Crew ($98).  Can see it for winter with black tights, booties and a chunky sweater; for summer with a white tee, white kicks and straw bag. Endless options!

Labels to Love: Everlane

This San Francisco based company is a minimalist’s dream!  Founded in 2010, Natty Gal got turned on to them about two years ago.  Using a business model of “radical transparency”, Everlane sources the best factories across the world – often the same ones producing designer labels.  They show their customers true, detailed costs for each item including the Everlane and traditional retail markups. Products are of a consistent, high-end quality at a great price.  
The Silk Round Collar  - EverlaneThe Silk Sleeveless - Everlane
 
My first personal purchase was a long-sleeve silk blouse ($78) – that I wear for both work and on the weekends.  For summer I’ll be stocking up on the sleeveless option ($65).
 
The Modern Ankle Boot - Everlane The Modern Loafer - Everlane The Knot Sandal - Everlane
 
Favorite boots and shoes (all crafted in Italy) include the versatile ankle boot, the modern loafer and the knot sandal.  Prices range from $120-$195.
 
The Petra Market - Everlane
 
Last but not least, The Petra Market Tote ($365)- is a favorite of fashion bloggers. Available in 8 colors – it’s roomy, soft and ages well.
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