Belle’s Weekly Favorites–April 8, 2013

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1. Sunrise Silk Dress ($168) // 2. Rose Gold Link Bracelet ($125) // 3. Vince Camto Wrap Blouse ($79) // 4. Minkoff Stack Rings ($78)  // 5. Pink Mascara Tryst Bag ($34) // 6. VPL Blanket Wrap ($375) // 7. Estell Skirt ($158) // 8. Crystal & Lucite Earrings ($120) // 9. Kody Sandal ($90) // 10. BCBG Studded Waist Belt ($98) // 11. Madden Revolvir Pump ($149)

One. If you’re looking for a dress to wear to after-work events or religious services, this dress is a great choice.  I love the mix of black and white and the pleated detail on the skirt.  Love the idea of a black and white dress for parties but not the price?  Try this dress from Nordstrom with a honeycomb print on the bodice for under-$100.

Want a similar dress that you can wear to work?  I love this cap sleeve Calvin Klein with its modern, sleek cut.  I also found this sleeveless black and white sheath, and if you’re ready for spring color, try this one with a yellow accent panel. Plus size?  This Kay Unger dress is spectacular.  Petite?  Check out this cap sleeve shift.

Two. This link bracelet is Gucci-reminiscent at a much nicer price. I also love this $80 Bop Bijoux bracelet in yellow gold, and this inexpensive Topshop bracelet with a matte finish.  Prefer silver?  This Ralph Lauren d-ring bracelet is lovely.

Three. Wrap blouses look gorgeous under blazers because they perfectly complement the neckline.  I also like this same VC blouse in a black and white scatter print, and a similar blouse in a dark coral.

Four. Stack rings are great because you can wear them on one finger or divide them up as you see fit.  I love these stack rings with faceted stones, and this one with a mix of beachy blues.  And these mixed metal rings are a great buy for $16.

Five. This simple chain clutch is a good chic basic, but if you want the same mix of blush and black in an everyday bag, I found this impossibly chic tote for under-$100.

Six. I’m still searching for a sweater for those chilly spring evenings, and this black wrap caught my eye.  Athleta makes a similar sweater for $70.

Seven. I adore the sheer panel on this skirt.  Tuck in a simple silk tank or graphic tee and you have a sleek and chic look.  I also love the sheer insets on this phenomenal Elizabeth and James dress, and the sheer details on this inexpensive ASOS blouse.

Eight. These earrings are just the weirdest, coolest mix of metal, lucite and crystal.  They’re a really unique piece.

Nine. A friend of mine has a pair of black and tan sandals and she wears them everywhere, all summer.  So when I spotted these, I was immediately drawn in.  I also found these similar sandals from Report for $50, and a pair of criss-cross high heeled sandals with the same mix of colors.

Ten. I’ve had this studded belt on the blog once before, and I still love it.  It’s black, but it’s not boring, and it would add a real punch of texture to a basic dress.  I also fell hard for this Linea Pelle o-ring belt for $27, and this Topshop belt with a not-so-sweet bow.

Eleven. These heels are right on trend with a mix of colors and a dramatic ankle strap.  The closest thing I could find in a lower price point are the Aldo Heliette pumps that we’ve already seen in Two Ways.



  1. Sarah says:

    These are gorgeous, especially number one. Wow.

    April 8, 2013/Reply
  2. M says:

    Why couldn’t you wear number 1 to work?

    April 8, 2013/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I suppose you could in some offices, but the fabric/cut strike me as much more post-work than during work. At least that’s how I felt when I tried it on.

      April 8, 2013/Reply
  3. Melissa says:

    i had the same question as “m” and then when i went and looked at the dress on their website i understood belle’s answer better- it’s not nearly so pretty on the model as it looks by itself, much more drapey than structured, and it’s got the silly waist elastic gather that only belongs on grade school girls

    April 8, 2013/Reply