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Spring Utility Jacket + Shopbop Sale

Two things for today! First, an outfit, and second the Shopbop Sale! This is the big one friends! No minimum purchase - 20% off any order under $500. If you're really splurging, 25% off any order over $500 using promo code EVENT19 at Shopbop. There are some exclusions, and I know some of you wanted Millers sandals in the last sale but they were excluded (ahem hey Lisa!). So if you are wondering about those...YES, Tory Burch Miller Sandals are included in the sale! It's great time to get a pair for Spring or Summer! I'll share what I'm getting from the sale plus some Save. vs. Splurge outfits below, but first, an outfit with some Spring color!

I spent the winter wearing all of my favorite neutrals, but Spring has me adding a little color back into my wardrobe. When I got this cream utility jacket  this winter I was thinking it would be fun to pair it with a bright colored top for Spring looks...but then I had no such bright colors in my wardrobe! So I ordered this Caslon t-shirt from Nordstrom thinking it would be a good color on me. Plus it's been a blogger favorite for years so I was curious about it in general. My verdict? I like it! I'm especially happy with the color and otherwise satisfied the fit and feel of the tee.

I find the sizing of the t-shirt true to size, and it fits almost exactly like the Whisper Cotton Tee by Madewell that's another favorite of mine. (You can see how I've worn that one in my Favorite White V-Neck tees post.) It has the same small pocket on the bust as the Madewell tee (hidden by my jacket, of course). I would say this one is a bit longer in the torso, so it might be a better option for tall ladies. It looks like sizes are starting to sell out in this color, so if you don't see your size you can check out this option at Express in a very similar color with more sizes (for now!).

This Military Cargo jacket is a repeat piece last seen in this post. It is true to size, but it comes in numeric sizing. I'm wearing a 2 and I would say it runs similar to a 2 in Express jackets, but it's a bit larger than an XS in Express or Old Navy jackets. I hope that helps some with size selection, but at least it has Prime Shipping/Free Returns if you need to order a couple of sizes to get the right fit.

These sandals are true to size and while they are pretty comfortable for their height, I honestly wish they had a strap that went around the back of the ankle. I'm always afraid they aren't going to stay on! I don't wear them if I have a lot of walking to do, e.g. anything more than a trip to Target would constitute "a lot!" If I could find a similar style that was a bit more secure I'd be all over it, but since I already have these I'll just keep using them when I can since I do still like the look.

That covers the details for today's outfit, so let's move on and talk about The Shopbop Sale!

This sale is the best time to save on popular brands (or some of my favorites!) that don't go on sale as often like Madewell, Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff. If those items are still too much of a splurge during the sale, no worries, I've got a few Save options for you today!

ONE: Shop: Karen Walker
TWO: Shop: See by Chloe 
THREE: Shop: Sam Edelman Shoes 
FOURBudget Option ($10)
FIVEBudget Option ($50)
SIXBudget Option ($30)

In general my favorite categories to shop for during this sale are handbags and shoes. For me, those are the pieces that tend to last longer in my closet and get the most use to make it worth spending a bit more. I know I'm not alone in that! Since I'm more likely to repeat the same pair of shoes or bag day after day than I am to repeat wearing the same top a few days in a row, it easily brings down the cost per wear.
ONE: Shop All Accessories (LeSpecs Matriach pictured)
TWO: Shop All Shoes (Sam Edelman Leah pictured)
THREE: Shop All Backpacks or All Handbags  (Rebecca Minkoff Always On MAB pictured)

Right now I'm shopping the backpack selections and sunglasses for my upcoming Spring Break activities. I was originally planning on Quay Sunglasses but now I'm leaning toward Le Specs since this shape looks closer to my favorite prescription sunglasses that I always wear in photos. Both lines are more reasonably priced (under $100) than Karen Walker or higher end options like Gucci, etc. I've also been eyeing those Sam Edelman cap toe pumps for awhile! I like the lower heel height and this is the perfect season to wear them. My blogger friends Rachelle and Noelle have the Chanel version and love those, but I think the Sam Edelman version will suit me just fine. Rachelle said they "make any outfit classier" (I'm sold!) and they "go well with black and tan and white"...which is 80% of my wardrobe so I'm jumping on these first thing for the sale!

Can't wait to see what everyone else is eyeing and buying in this sale! See you back on Friday!

*This post was created in partnership with Shopbop. Thank you for supporting me in working with a small number of brands that I genuinely love!

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  1. I have yet to shop the Shop Bop sale, each year I say I'll save up so I can get a splurge worthy item and I never do! I love what you have selected - I think the cap toe pumps are such a classic you'll wear them forever!

  2. This is such a great Spring look. So crisp and bright! I love the white jacket and your shoes are amazing!


  3. Caslon has been a favorite brand of mine for years! They are the best. I love the pop of color with the white utility jacket. I am going to be trying to find some new jeans at the Shopbop sale. I have been struggling to find new jeans that I like. Enjoy shopping the sale.

    Daily Style Finds

  4. Such a cute bright tee! I haven't bought anything on Feb so I'm trying to avoid the shopbop sale, haha! See how long I can do a no-shop for!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is going well so far :)

    Away From The Blue

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  6. Caslon tees are the best! I love your bright pink tee with the cream utility jacket! Also loving your sale picks! That Chloe bag is gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. I love the idea of a cream utility jacket! Cute look!

  8. I think I'd be afraid to wear a cream jacket...DIRT! HA! The coral tee looks great under it and I'm sure it is so very versatile. I check Shopbob yesterday for the Millers in makeup they only had 6 sizes...smaller/larger. I just hopped over again hoping they'd restock for the sale, but nope. What the heck???

  9. I love your utility jacket- what a great spring piece! I'm also starting to work some bright pops of color back into the wardrobe; winter is always a mostly-black, neutral situation for me, too!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Oh that white cargo top is sooooo fun!! And thanks for the heads up on the sale. Checking out the sunnies that is one thing I will not spend a lot of money as I lose or break them

    Allie of

  11. Yes, I think you will love those shoes Gina! They are so chic and look great with a variety of outfits. I have my eye on a madewell bag but I hesitate because I ordered one during the Nordstrom sale last year and I was disappointed so I’m still going to think on it! The shopbop sales are always very tempting though, hard to resist since they don’t run too often. I love seeing your picks though and living vicariously if I don’t shop myself!

  12. I am in complete agreement with you-if I am going to splurge it's going to be on shoes or a great handbag! I tend to splurge on sunglasses, too but since they are prescription and covered by insurance I don't really count those! Love your picks! They are classic styles that look good now and years to come!

  13. happy you got the cap toe pump, love mine can't wait to see how it works for you.


  14. I love that tee I think you got a great color--so perfect for spring! I have a couple of Caslon tees from Nordstrom and I really like that brand.

  15. This jacket is a great spring piece, and I am loving these wedges too!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!




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