Super Style Wishlist: White House Black Market’s Sale Makes Me Swoon!

My favorite I’ve-died-and-gone-to-heaven store is & will always be White House Black Market. I love the elegant, classic styles, very reminiscent of Sex & the City‘s Charlotte York, & the quality of merchandise b/c whatever I own from them always seems to last a long time.  However, the prices aren’t always in my budget, which is why I often find myself even swooning over the sale items. If there’s really a very, very special upcoming occasion, then I’ll take the plunge & invest in a valuable new addition to my wardrobe, but that opportunity doesn’t come around very often.

In today’s post, I’d like to share some of my favorites from their sale selection, which are nothing short of ladylike perfection.  The geo-lace stripe pencil skirt ($79.99) is a figure-flattering must-have, & can be worn for all seasons if accessorized correctly.  I recommend pairing your favorite neons or brights with this, belt it, & if it’s cooler, add some opaque tights for texture.  Next is the very 50’s-inspired striped halter sundress ($79.99), ideal for a summer brunch, family event, or weekend at a vineyard.  I’m personally not a fan of halter dresses on me, but this modern take on a vintage look is really irresistible.

If we’re talking black & white, we gotta bring up this strapless dot dress ($49.99) which is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, date night, or cocktail party.  Add a splash of color or stick to patent neutrals to make this look timeless.  Since I’m a shoe-lover, I had to mention the shimmery canvas wedge ($59.99) which are the heavenly combination of dressy & summer-ready with the metallic details & bow over the peep toe.

Note: All of these prices are sale prices & have been marked down from much higher original prices, but if the occasion calls for it & you can swing it without any life-threatening buyer’s remorse, splurge away! Also, if you sign up with the store, they’ll send you coupons & you can get points for even better discounts in the future! Happy Styling!

The $100 Challenge: A True Style Darling Uniform!

Somehow or another, the circle of style keeps coming back my way, which makes me very happy.  I recently received word from a very fashionable college friend that the very chic & spirited retailer Mod Cloth features a dress that’s called none other than “Style Darling.”  So here we are on a very snowy blog day that requires a venture into some familiar territory, The $100 Challenge


While we’re in the middle of a week of gray skies, I wanted to show this dress, staying true to its sweetness, but also add some surprises.  Given the price of this dress, at a cool $61.99, wouldn’t it be something to make an entire stylish outfit with the remaining $38?  I love how the simplicity of this dress reminds me of something vintage with a touch of Charlotte York, but the bright tights have a little essence of Carrie Bradshaw.  A touch of polka dots makes for a playful collar, the cinched waist allows for a belt with a little gold- just enough metallic so as not to clash with classic silver bangles.  A simple foldover coin purse turns into a chic daytime clutch & you can’t forget about those cut-out shooties that are perfect for any time of year.  They’re just enough modern for this mod look!  This look can be switched up with knee boots & bright leather belt, or a sweet cardigan & cute ballet flats.  Thanks Michelle & Happy Styling!