work v playTwo weekends ago, during my blog date with Kerrie, we popped into J.Crew. Of course, I headed towards the sale racks. As I rifled through the sale items, I was drawn to this colorful Paris-inspired button down. I held it up against me, while ranting and raving to Kerrie how adorbs I thought the top was; I needed to make it mine. Looking relieved she tells me that she too had previously purchased the top and was unsure of whether or not to keep it! Obvi, I convinced her she HAD to keep it. Right then, we had a light bulb moment: a collaboration post spotlighting this top styled two ways. So here it is, our take on work (a day in the office) v. play (weekend getaway)!


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My Outfit Details:

French Print Popover: J.Crew, $69.99 (sale): paid $41.99. We hit some crazy sale that day, where I saved 25% and then an additional 20%. Use code SHOPNOW at checkout and save 30% (valid online only) thru 4/6.

Bow Necklace: Agatha Paris (French brand), $ bday gift from my Parisienne friend. For something similar check out Kate Spade: Skinny Mini Necklace, $78 or Etsy: LittleThingsbyTCY, Simple Bow Necklace, $12.

Initial Charm Bracelet: This was a gift from one of my closest friends. She gifted each bridesmaid the same bracelet with our initials. I found out from the bride that she ordered it through a company called Jo Jo Loves You. The bracelet is on sale for $40 (silver only).

Rings: (1) Mini-Bow Ring: Madewell, $12.50 (sale w/ free shipping) and (2) Crown midi rings picked up at Pretty Reckless, a local South Boston boutique, for $8 (set of 2)! For something similar, I'm loving the midi rings from Bauble Bar.

LBD: Banana Republic, $45. Pulled from the archives, as it was purchased last winter. And yes, it's a dress turned jumper by simply layering it over the top! For something similar, take a look at these: (1) Banana Republic: Sloan Piped Sheath, $130. Even though it's not black, I think the holly berry and peppy navy would go great with the top and (2) Zara: Shift Dress, $69.90.

Gold Braided Belt: H&M. I don't even remember how long I have owned this belt. However, Banana Republic has a great gold braided skinny belt in stock, $45.

Opaque Tights: The Limited, $10. No longer available online, but visit Lord & Taylor for a pair that's on sale at $13.50/pair. Use code SPRING and save an additional 15%.

Patent Studded Pumps: Ivanka Trump (galyn) from Lord&Taylor, paid $54.99. Sadly, they are now sold out at L&T. However, after a quick Google search, I located them on, $81.99, which is still less than the original price of $150.

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