Belle’s Weekly Favorites: April 3, 2014


1. Topshop Bonded Peplum Jacket ($110) // 2. Yosi Samra Campbelle Sandal ($130) and Club Monaco Eve Sandal ($140) // 3. Wallis Printed Shift ($78) // 4. Tai Stone Stud Earrings ($40) // 5. Bahailiu Top Handle ($225) // 6. J.Crew Flutter Sleeve Top ($70)

One. How sweet is this jacket?  I love the structured peplum and the color palette.  It would look great over a sleek black sheath or with skinny, distressed denim.

This silvery-grey Philosophy jacket has a similar look for under-$75.  I also found this really cool dress from WHBM with peplum, printed top and a pencil skirt bottom.  It’s perfect for the office, and just $80.

Two. One day of nice weather and I am ready for flat sandals.  They’re my second favorite shoe, next to tall boots.  This pair from Yosi Samra would look great with a black cotton dress, and the Club Monaco pair would look good with anything.

Need cheaper sandal options?  Bloomingdale’s has some great pairs in the $50-$100 range, like these Ivanka Trump sandals in a mix of tan and gold.  Nordstrom also has some cute choices for under-$100, including these Steve Madden’s, which would be great for casual Friday.

Three. This dress has a throwback style with a top that makes the dress look like it’s two pieces, but isn’t.  It would be great for work or dinners out. They also make a similar style in navy blue lace, perfect for summer weddings. Wallis has some lovely dresses for sale right now, but like with all UK e-tailers, make sure to read the return and shipping info carefully.

Four. If you need to bring a little color into your wardrobe, bright or pastel earrings are a good choice.  I think having the color next to your face makes more of an impact than wearing it on your fingers or wrists.  In the under-$25 category, I found these fuchsia Edelman studs and these mint, cluster studs from Betsey Johnson.

Five. A pale pink purse would be a great bag for summer if you’re not feeling a bolder color like red or cobalt.  In the under-$100 range, this Olivia and Joy satchel really caught my eye.  Prefer your pink less pale?  This Relic satchel comes in a hue somewhere between shell and coral.

Six. Cap sleeves are a good choice for warmer weather because they offer a bit of coverage and style.  I like these flutter sleeves because they bring some lightness to the look.  This Ann Taylor top offers a similar look in pale grey or navy print (also in petites).  This embroidered top from Express also has a great look to it and comes in white and black.  Plus-size? Try this Land’s End top with a fluttery sleeve.



  1. K says:

    You are killing it this week, Belle!

    April 3, 2014/Reply
  2. Joules says:

    Great post! I love all the colors you picked. The satchel and the peplum jacket are my favs.

    Style by Joules

    April 3, 2014/Reply
  3. Rachel says:

    FYI – I’ve seen that same exact Wallis dress with a different brand slapped on it at Nordstrom Rack for around $40.

    April 3, 2014/Reply
  4. THB says:

    Buying those black and light pink sandals!

    April 4, 2014/Reply