Red, White, and Wu

It’s been 4 months since standing in line outside Target just to purchase a Jason Wu for Target navy poplin dress.  And, guess what?  I still think it was worth it for such a classic, well-fitted, and low-priced dress.

For today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward, I wanted to wear the dress in a new way.  So, I layered lightly with my favorite chambray shirt.

Dress—Jason Wu for Target
Shirt—c/o jcpenney (similar)
Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains (similar, similar)
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton tote via Macy’s

Looking Back:  Past looks with the Jason Wu for Target dress

  1. Wear Now: Jason Wu for Target Poplin Dress
  2. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  3. Patriotic in Poplin

How I’ve worn the Jason Wu dress in the past

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Polka dots are a classic print and they are especially au moment this spring.   So, today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward spotlights the playful dots.

My current favorite polka dot piece is the Loft crosshatch dot print shell.  It’s described as a slinky shell with a graphic dot print.  This shell is versatile and so easy to wear, instantly adding interest to any outfit.  You’ve already seen me wear it in Travel Chic and Easygoing Chic.

Today, the dot print shell is paired with a basic cardigan and skirt for a fresh spring look.

Tank—Loft ‘crosshatch dot print shell


Skirt—Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls (similar here and here)

Shoes—Preview International via Nordstrom Rack
Watch—Coach ‘Andee Jelly Strap‘ via Nordstrom Rack
Earrings—Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’

Want to see more dots?  Check out Fashion Thesaurus:  Polka Dot Dress.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Crisp White Shirt

A crisp white shirt is included on most must-have wardrobe lists.  It’s no surprise either because a wonderfully-fitting white shirt is classic, chic, and versatile.

Today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward, then, spotlights the crisp white shirt, a wardrobe basic that weathers trends and even seasons.

A look at the accessories

SkirtCynthia Rowley via TJ Maxx
Shoes—Anthropologie Sweetbriar Skimmers
Earrings—Kendra Scott Morgan studs via Zappos
Necklace—Amrita Singh ‘Heidi’ via Hautelook

Shop the look:

Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, The Limited, LOFT

Mid-length Skirts


Looking Back, Looking Forward: Spring Scarves

Lightweight scarves make spring essentials lists every year.  From floral print scarves to stripe scarves, they are the perfect complements to our warm weather wear.

Added bonus:  If you have sensitive skin like I do and allergies prevent you from sporting all the trendy baubles around your neck, scarves provide a chic and safe alternative.  I turned to scarves many years ago and my collection, let’s just say,  has grown out of control.

My growing collection of scarves has clearly outgrown this storage method.  I’m currently working on an alternative method of storing them.

One of my current favorite spring scarves is this turquoise and white stripe scarf from The Limited.  You saw recently how this lightweight scarf helped me remix a few basic pieces from my wardrobe in the following looks.

Details on look 1, Details on look 2

By the way, my stripes on stripes look (on the right above) was featured in The New York Times ‘Street Style: Spring Scarves’ this week.

My Top 5 Places to Shop for Scarves:

  1. TJ Maxx
  2. Marshalls
  3. Nordstrom Rack
  4. The Limited (sale racks)
  5. Gap (sale rack)

Shop Lightweight Scarves Online:

The Limited, Gap

Scarves & Wraps by The Limited
Maternity Clothes by Gap


Will you be sporting scarves this spring?

Looking Back, Looking Forward

I got up early in the morning, drove to Target, stood in a line, and then did a mad dash through the store at opening just to buy the Jason Wu for Target Poplin dress.  It was so worth it too.

Now that it’s officially spring, I’m excited to sport my poplin dress without tights and sweaters.  So, today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward spotlights the classic and chic Jason Wu for Target poplin dress as I’m wearing it today and as I’ve worn it before.

Belt—Banana Republic, Shoes—Tahari via Upper Bid

Poplin dress worn on colder days:

For details on above two looks:

Missed the chance to own the navy poplin dress?  Check out these Asos alternatives.


Cocktail Dresses by Asos
Dresses by Asos