Let me explain. Ahem.
As it often happens with my favorite style finds, I saw a friend at book club last week - hi, friend! - wearing an absolutely darling dress, which looked for all the world like it from one of those preppish designers I can rarely afford. You know, the ones that usually end in -illy for whatever reason.
I demanded to know where she found such a gem - after getting through the perfunctory "Hellos" and other social niceties - and was shocked that it was from that very Webster at Target collection I'd recently reviewed. What had only looked so-so on the hanger was positively Pretty in person, just the sort of lightweight, casual summer dress I like to transition from daywear to night with a quick change of accessories. Cheap enough for my toddler chasing reality, expensive looking enough to suit Ms. Champagne Tastes here = done.
After an entirely unnecessary Target trip
blazer / dress (note: size down if you're between sizes) / ring / earrings / sunglasses / clutch / wedges (size UP) / watch
|Note: I can't find that Kendra Scott "Poppy" ring online in the same color, but see the same design (on sale!) here|
Obviously there was a shoe switcheroo . . . which leads me to the Copy-Kate portion of the program *jazz hands*. Over the weekend - after my mom's night out, naturally - those gorgeous LK Bennett "Maddox" wedges arrived, the same ones our High Priestess of Prep wore after her wedding to Prince You-Were-Cuter-at-18. After hemming and hawing and trying less expensive alternatives over the past year - I'm nothing if not decisive - I finally splurged on these summer-y classics.
A note to anyone interested in this Copy-Kate: these run CAPS LOCK TEENY TINY and narrow, so I'd advise ordering at least one size up; I exchanged mine for 1.5 sizes up. Budget friendly alternatives include this Payless one (on sale!) and that JC Penney one (with thanks to Sarah and Hopsy respectively for those tips); I tried this in-the-ballpark Stuart Wetizman version, which was a bit less expensive but not quite the timeless, demure look I was after.
A few more Copy-Kates up my sleeve for you soon . . . happy post-holiday weekend to you in the meantime.