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REAL TALK! You guys know I like to keep it real on LRW, so I thought it would be fun / informative / hopefully helpful if I detailed the pieces I purchased this Spring. I didn’t approach this season with a budget in mind (just the promise of a good tax return!), or even a plan as to what I would buy, but as I was making the rounds at some of my favorite stores, a few pieces stuck out to me that now have a welcome place in my closet.

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1. Now more than ever I’ve become smitten with stripes – you all know I love a good tee, and stripes are such a fun way to feel a little fancy while dressing down. I saw this top by Iro and immediately fell in love with it’s subtle grunge, as well as its long sleeves to aid in the seasonal transition. It wasn’t cheap, but I justified the purchase by adhering to my wear it 3 way rule (and also the fact that I’ve been dying to try the brand!).

2. Chinti and Parker makes great basics, but I’ve never loved the way their pieces fit on me. I fell hard for this cheeky tee, and loved the semi boxy fit. Again, my first time wearing this brand.

3. LA based brand Anine Bing opened a store right around the block from my hair salon in the West Village, and I found myself poking around post color application last month. This oversized tee caught my eye and I’ve worn it constantly. The fit is perfection.

4. I trust Net A Porter’s buyers implicitly, and while I’m not a huge fan of Madewell’s line, the price tag on these denim shorts (no longer being carried by NAP) made me look twice. I was pleased with the fit as well and although I haven’t worn them yet, I look forward to putting them into the rotation when the weather warms up.

5. Try as I might, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to part with my love of black denim. I tried on a few pairs at Anine Bing, but the short, rough hem of these, along with the high waist and slits at the knees, sold me. Again, I’ve already worn these nearly everyday for the past month (you can see them here and here).

And that’s it for this season. I have everything I need (pants, shorts, long and shortsleeved tees), and look forward to wearing each of these pieces for years to come. Do you see the benefit in avoiding fast fashion and INVESTING? I just added SOLID contenders to my existing wardrobe, that will actually last (I’d be lying if I said I don’t think about handing these down to my niece or daughter one day).

What are looking to buy for this season?

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

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