Ulla Johnson Bettine Sweater

It's no secret that Ulla Johnson is my favorite designer and her bettine sweater with pom pom details and puff sleeves has my name written all over it. Pair it with slim boyfriend jeans and some slides for a casual and comfortable look. Sadly, this sweater sold out quickly.

Get the same look for less (but with longer sleeves) with this pom pom sweater.

Plaid Ruffles

This dreary weather is making me stir crazy so I'm dreaming of summer days. What better way to get your wardrobe ready for warmer weather than with plaid ruffles? This gorgeous Innika Choo top is on my wish list. It's perfect for spring and summer and has a fun and effortless feel to it with the puff sleeves. Check out some of my favorite similar styles including this top on sale for $13!

Innika Choo

Staud Satin Dress

Perfect for a special occasion or the holidays, this Staud satin dress is gorgeous. I absolutely love this green color (sold out on Shopbop, but still available here or on their website here). Tip: sign up for their newsletter to get 15% off.This blue color is also beautiful. I love the relaxed fit and the flared sleeves. This is definitely a classic dress you'll have for years.

$325

Speaking of satin, I also love this one by Mango that comes in black or red. Perfect if you want a similar look that's more subtle.

Mango $100

H&M Accessories: What I'm Buying

In the last year or so, I've become a frequent fan of H&M accessories and both the women's and children's clothing. The quality has improved and the price point allows you to try a trend without making a huge investment. Here's what I'm currently buying.This knot hairband in this gorgeous yellow and this classic ivory color. They also have a pretty red version and a black velvet here.

$10

This pretty pink suede makeup bag that reminds me of the more expensive Mansur Gavriel mini moon bag that retails for $295. It also comes in a darker pink, mustard yellow and  turquoise. It would be a great Christmas gift too.

$30

Last, these suede boots  that are lined and perfect for cooler weather. I love the side zip and the cognac brown color. They also come in black.

$70

Chunky Cardigans

L.A. based-brand Doen has released some gorgeous chunky cardigans that are perfect for fall. This women-owned brand is constantly rolling out new pieces that everyone wants to get their hands on. Some of my winter favorites include this Bernadette sweater or this Cardiff cardigan.

Doen $358

J.Crew also has some chunky cardigans as part of their Point Sur collection. Wait for one of their sales and you can scoop up this one like I did for around $50. I have both the green and caramel colors.

J.Crew $98

Another favorite is this wool-blend H&M cardigan - perfect over dresses or with jeans for cooler weather.

H&M $70

 

LoveShackFancy Vibes

LoveShackFancy has mastered the art of laid-back dressing with its feminine and boho vibe. Channel the same whimsical spirit with this plaid dress or this ruffle sweater. Once you've entered this enchanted world filled with vintage vibes, be sure to invest in a LoveShackFancy piece like this floral maxi or this gorgeous white dress (on sale!) that you'll want to wear every summer.

LoveShackFancy Angie Dress $525

Lenon $113 (on sale)

LoveShackFancy $325

H&M $35

Ganni Julliard Sweater

On the hunt for this Ganni Julliard sweater? This Copenhagen-based brand seems to sell out of this sweater every season in almost every color it offers. It's definitely a blogger favorite. The ivory in particular is beautiful and a great investment piece. Check out Madewell or Zara for two affordable options both under $100.

Ganni $405

Zara $50

Madewell $88

 

 

Like This? Get That: Figure Victoria Dress

Summer's in full swing and what better way to embrace it than a tunic style dress from the latest "it" brand Figue. Known for their bold prints and fun shoes, Figure has a bohemian aesthetic that's perfect for your summer travels.This Figure Victoria dress has beautiful details throughout including the pom pom neckline, tassels and embroidery. It can easily be dressed up or down, making it the perfect dress for your next beach vacation.Zara has a similar dress here on sale for only $23. Originally priced at $70, this tunic style dress has similar bold sleeves with embroidery, a cinched waist and tassel detailing. And who can beat the price? Grab it now before it's gone.

Figue Victoria Dress $495(on sale here for $300)

Zara $23 (on sale, originally $70)

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Budget-Friendly Buy: H&M Sandals to Scoop Up for Under $40

When it comes to the ideal summer sandal, comfort is key. I'm a fan of a neutral sandal that doesn't have any ties around the ankle. One of my favorite brands is Ancient Greek Sandals because they have so many pretty natural colors and styles. Unfortunately, they're not very budget-friendly.So when it comes to trying out bright colors and new trends, I love H&M sandals. They won't break the bank and are always on trend so you don't feel guilty for buying more than one pair.Check out the latest sandals I'm eyeing below - I just ordered the red bow ones - and start shopping before they're gone!

$18

$35

$18

$35

$18

(also in a pretty yellow here)

$35

$35

$15

(also in black here)

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Like This? Get That: Balenciaga Bazar Tote

Inspired by shopping bags, this Balenciaga Bazar Tote is a fun way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe. With several different color options, this bag gets its distinction from bright and bold stripes. It's large size makes it a perfect travel companion for your next summer getaway.Mango's striped tote is a great way to try this trend for only $100. It too has bright and bold stripes (albeit horizontal) and comes with a removable strap so you can wear it on your shoulder or crossbody.Check out some more color options below. What color is your favorite?

Balenciaga $1,645

Mango $100

Like This? Get That: Ulla Johnson Ariane Dress

When Lauren Conrad wore this Ulla Johnson Ariane dress to her recent baby shower, I instantly fell in love with it. I love the print and the flow of the dress. Plus, it's reversible! It was the perfect dress for a hot day spent outside by the pool. Ulla Johnson continues to make the prettiest dresses in gorgeous prints and unique styles setting her style apart from the rest. Get the same reversible look with this dress by Boohoo available on ASOS for only $53. It too is a pretty blue and white stripe, which will be perfect for those hot summer days and nights. 

Ulla Johnson Ariane Dress $345

Boohoo $53

 

Like This? Get That: Akris Anouk Geo Striped Bag

A bold print, this Akris Anouk Geo striped bag is sure to turn heads. With it's cool overlapping black and white stripes and silver hardware, this bag definitely makes a statement. The removable strap makes it versatile too so it can be worn as either a shoulder bag or clutch.Zara has a similar bag with bolds stripes that can be worn as a crossbody or held by the top strap. With a price point of only $40, you can try out this trend without making a huge investment.

Akris Anouk Geo Striped Bag $2,690

Zara $40

Like This? Get That: Mara Hoffman Lace Up Midi Dress

This Mara Hoffman lace up midi dress is lightweight and a classic cut that's perfect for summer. I love the lace up detailing and the loose skirt. So when I saw this similar dress at Zara for $50, I snatched it up. It's going to be perfect for hot weather with sandals or espadrilles. Plus, it has the same swingy shape and look, but for $300 less. 

Mara Hoffman $350

Zara $50

Zara $50

Like This? Get That: Alexandre Birman Clarita Sandals

One of the hottest shoe trends among celebrities has been these Alexandre Birman Clarita sandals with the signature bow embellishment. The bow near the toes adds a beautiful feminine touch. I love that you can tie another bow around your ankle or tie a simple knot.Ann Taylor has a similar style for $138 that comes in a range of colors from a pinkish nude or bright red to cobalt blue or elegant black. They're a great way to try this trendy shoe without breaking the bank.

Alexandre Birman $595

Ann Taylor $138

Fab Friday Find: Mango Crystal Loafers

As soon as I saw these Mango crystal loafers, I knew they were going to sell out. Picking up on the loafer trend, these hot pink loafers combine crystal embellishments with a fun floral print and an edgy lightening bolt. For $100, you can easily jump on the slip-on loafer trend with a pair that can easily taken from day to night.

Mango Crystal Loafers $100

 

Like This? Get That: Paul Andrew Rhea Flats

These Paul Andrew Rhea flats in pink are perfect for Valentine's Day. I love the silhouette and that they have the slightest heel to them, making them extra comfortable.Mango has a smiler pair here for $40. Their slingback ballerina comes in more of a fuchsia hue and looks equally as comfortable - but at a fraction of the cost. Zara also has a similar shoe in black here if you're looking for a more classic color.

Paul Andrew Rhea Flats $545

Mango $40

Zara $40