Ruffles, Dots, and Stripes

Last weekend, I organized my closet and selected a few items I would be donating this week.  I initially put the ruffle, polka dot top I’m wearing in today’s post in my donation pile, but decided to give it a second chance in my wardrobe.  Ruffles, particularly bold ruffles, are on trend this season after all.

What’s a great way to see if a top is a keeper?  Style it and wear it!  So, here’s my old, ruffle top as worn to a blogger meet-up at Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis last night.

A close-up of the jewelry, two recent TJ Maxx finds, seen before on my Instagram.
Vince Camuto link collar necklace, $29 (orig. 108)
Kate Spade ‘all wrapped up’ pave bow stud earrings, $29.99 (orig. 58)

Top—Loft
Jacket—c/o Ross Dress for Less | similar
Pants—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls | similar
Shoes—Ivanka Trump
Bag—Kate Spade | option
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar
Earrings—Kate Spade via TJ Maxx | similarsimilar
Necklace—Vince Camuto via TJ Maxx | similar, similar

What are your thoughts on the spring 2013 ruffle trend?

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9 Comments

    • May 9, 2013 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks, Kelsey! It was great seeing you. I love your maxi dress too btw.

  1. May 9, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    I love the top! I'm so glad you're giving it a second chance.

    And all I can say is Wow! on the great TJ Maxx finds! I never imagined you could find those brands there.

    • May 9, 2013 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl. Yes, TJ Maxx carries an amazing assortment of brands. Lately, I've spotted lots of Kate Spade stuff, from the jewelry/accessories to the dresses.

  2. May 10, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    Are you kidding? You found those at T.J. Maxx?? Amazing. And I love that pop of color! Maybe I should stop buying all neutrals… Ha!

    Best,
    Julia, http://www.ohjuliaann.com

    • May 10, 2013 / 3:40 pm

      Yes. Yes. Julua. TJ Maxx! You would totally rock bold colors btw.

  3. Anonymous
    May 10, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    I live in St. Louis too. Which T.J Maxx are you shopping at? Love everything about your look. BIG fan of your hair!

    • May 10, 2013 / 3:43 pm

      Hey fellow St. Louisan! These finds are from the TJ Maxx store in Kirkwood (1046 S Kirkwood Rd). My favorite Local one, though, is the Runway TJ Maxx in Des Peres (12129 Manchester Rd). The designer finds available in that Runway store are amazing and they often make it to markdowns.

  4. May 21, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Love the look and the great jewelry from T.J. Maxx!