Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Favourite

It has been an anxious couple of months in my neck of the woods. This year brings different challenges to my life - some welcome, others not so. The juggling act can get quite tiring frankly and I admit that I sometimes struggle in the quest to quell my fears. 

An instant stress-reliever has been, quite predictably, retail therapy. While I am well aware this can not be a permanent solution, and to be honest, doesn't reconcile with my aggressive savings goals for the year, SHOPPING MAKES ME HAPPYYYYY!!

In spite of my style veering away from extreme-frilly-girliness, I find great joy in frocks - pretty, pretty frocks. So in taking advantage of the great promos in my favourite stores this past week, here is what I ordered:

The Scalloped Dress is a wonderful addition to my shift collection. I love the sweet scalloped edges and the red version was my choice over the citrus or navy since it works for both work (everything becomes a little more corporate with a crisp blazer, no?) and play. 

Polka dots are classic - says the gal with plenty of them in her wardrobe. Though none with glimmering silver circles, which is what I told myself when I purchased this dress. The weight of the Sparkle Dot Dress may veer on being too substantial for the high heat of summer but would make a great transition piece for the coming months. 

These following dresses are just why I will never stop shopping at Anthro. I mean, I need another striped dress like a hole in the head but those three bows kill me. I love the puff sleeves too and the price is a winner even without the promo. 

Conservative in the front, party at the back. I love the lovely twist to something as simple as a shirtdress. Also, the peach colour reminds me of watermelon (peach?) cocktails on the beach.  

The Lalina Dress is a bit of a splurge but easier to stomach due to the promo. Part of the Made in Kind - India collection, this silk dress was designed by Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja. I love how the simple fit and flare style lets the vivid South Asian pattern take precedence. I see this with nude pumps for a business casual day at work and then tan (or even sunshine yellow) sandals for brunch.  

Now that I have all these new things for Spring, I best be looking into less-expensive forms of therapy. I am thinking I should start reading again. Especially since I'm still stuck on book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones).
Have a wonderful rest of the week and hope you took advantage of these promos. And to those celebrating, have a blessed Good Friday and Happy Passover! 


  1. I recently ordered the scalloped dress too in navy. I was originally nervous because some gals were mentioning that it fits weird and runs large, but I received it yesterday and adore it! I wish it came in more colors (like a bold pink), though it's all sold out online now anyways!

    I can't wait to see how you style yours.

  2. The J.Crew dresses are gorgeous, I don't know which one I love more, but are so perfect for spring :)

  3. The J Dresses you got me totally turn heads in HK! Thanks for sending me some love from NY!!!!