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Weekend dress

Laura Wears... casual weekend style featuring J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Laura Wears... white straw fedora, navy dress, beige sandals

Laura Wears ... J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Laura Wears ... white straw fedora

Laura Wears... J.Crew navy dress and beige sandals

Laura Wears... J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Happy Saturday!
I stalked this J.Crew dress online for quite awhile. When it finally came on sale, I quickly snatched it up.  Not only has it been in heavy rotation as part of my work wardrobe, but it can easily be worn for more casual pursuits.  It’s one of those great flexible pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down.  Definitely a worthwhile purchase. 
In an effort to simply my wardrobe, I have recently been on the lookout for items that can pull double-duty.  I would love to hear about your favorite high-rotation purchases 🙂

Dress:  J.Crew Collection Draped Keyhole Dress {take 40% off the sale price with code SHOPMORE – ends July 13}
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglasses:  Aldo {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Jacob
Purse:  Banana Republic {an oldie but a goodie!}
Sandals:  J.Crew Back-Zip Sandals {take 40% off the sale price with code SHOPMORE – ends July 13}

Oh Canada!

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As someone who doesn’t particularly like wearing the color red (I think it makes my face look too flush), I am always perplexed about what to wear on Canada Day (July 1).  This year I opted for a white dress with a reddish purse & I am quite happy with the results 🙂 

Dress:  J.Crew eyelet shirtdress {on sale!}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {old – nearly identical here and here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted branch-like bangles {similar}
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Lauren Merkin Louise Raffia Clutch {Cdn link here}  {Also available at Amazon…on sale too!}
Shoes:  J.Crew metallic suede Cleo loafers {also on sale!}

Mid-Week Casual

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Sleeveless blouse: Banana Republic draped wrap top 
Pants:  Gap piped broken-in straight khakis  {Cdn link}
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa  {Cdn link} These are a much cheaper option compared to the Ray-Bans I am seeing everywhere – similar ASOS version
Bracelets:  Banana Republic knot bracelet; Gorjana leather wrap
Clutch:  Banana Republic {old – bought in 2011-ish}
Shoes:  Arturo Chaing Beatrixx Loafers  {similar here}

I have been gravitating to more casual looks recently.  I expect, in part, this is to the feeling of being unconstrained by the spring weather.  For me, winter evoked images of uninspiring dark clothing, and tightly bundled up layers, while spring has been the opposite – airy, relaxed looks, with considerably more color.

Lime green

gap luxlight lime neon green sweater

neon green sweater and black pants

j.crew pixie in leather tuxedo stripe

j.crew factory pendant trio fan necklace

Sweater:  Gap Luxlight V-neck sweater (Cdn link here)
Pants:  J.Crew Pixie pants in tuxedo stripe
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory (nearly identical version here)
Bracelet:  Banana Republic knot bracelet
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa green tint glasses (Cdn link here)
Clutch:  vintage
Shoes:  J.Crew Factory Classic ballet flats (take an extra 30% off with code SALE30 – ends May 14)

A casual look for a casual Friday 🙂  Hope you have a great weekend!