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Belle’s Weekly Favorites: March 11, 2013

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1. Mary Katrantzou Babalona Dress ($4,070) // 2. Sigerson Morrison Coline Sandal ($425) // 3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Muscle Tee ($195) // 4. Helmut Lang Overlap Top ($335) // 5. Astley Clarke Labradorite Ring ($193) // 6. Thea Croc Clutch Bag ($85) // 7. Sigerson Morrison Ariel Sandal ($295)

One.  If you were in the mood to spend two month’s pay on a dress, this gorgeous, printed Jacquard party dress would be an excellent choice.  I love the mix of pastels and the shimmering, but not too shiny, look.  Jacquard has made a comeback for spring, and if you’d like a printed dress that won’t have the landlord knocking on your door, this pastel floral number has a cool, structured shape.  I also like this bold teal dress and this chevron-printed, full-skirted dress, both under-$100.

Two and Seven.  Sigerson Morrison shoes this spring.  The Coline sandal is on my lust have list (not a typo) and the flat strappy Ariel sandal isn’t too bad either.  I also like these flat ankle strap sandals, these laser-cut ballet flats and these metallic braided sandals.

Three.  A clean cut basic like this unfortunately named “muscle” tee has a lot of uses.  I wear mine with a cardi and jeans and tucked into a printed pencil skirt.  Want a similar look for under-$100?  I like this bright lime shirt, this soft mauve one and this dark teal one.

Four.  I adore the asymmetric drape on this tank.  I also like this sleek spaghetti strap halter Helmut Lang made this season.  It would look great under a slouchy, open neck sweater.  I also found this drape silk tank and this asymmetric top for under-$50.

Five. I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with labradorite.   I love the deepness of the gray stone with flecks of teal, navy, mauve and gold.  I found a similar ring for $75, and this chunky faceted ring for $63.  I also adore this labradorite station necklace, these chain drop earrings and these sleek studs.

Six.  Dark teal was a hot color for fall, but I think it could easily carry over to spring and summer.  This croc-embossed clutch would look lovely with a cocktail dress for a summer wedding.  I also love this dark teal one shoulder dress and the dramatic neckline on this sequin dress.  But if you want your teal crush contained to a handbag, this under-$150 tote is pretty chic, as is this domed Dooney & Bourke satchel.



  1. Lloyd and Wolf says:

    Definitely want #5 & #7. Nude shoes are a spring must. I love how they can blend in with skin-tones and create longer lines.

    March 11, 2013/Reply
  2. Valerie says:

    I also loved the Sigerson Morrison laser-cut flats, but they were out of my price range. Thankfully Forever 21 has a similar style (in black and coral) for only $25.

    March 11, 2013/Reply