www.jcrew.com; retail $198
I made the absolutely ridiculous mistake of trying this dress on when I was out last week. Why such a mistake, you ask? Because I knew exactly what it would look like. I knew that the color would bring out my eyes and the shape would be insanely flattering on just about anyone. So when I tried it on, I had absolutely zero choice but to fall in love. I adore the gorgeous beaded silk bodice -- can you say stunning? -- with the tiny pocket. And the wool skirt is fantastic. I adore this for a holiday cocktail party, and the black-and-charcoal version would be equally fab for work. Seriously, can J.Crew do no wrong?
Oh, Patterson J. Kincaid. After trying on this dress the last time I was home and shopping at one of my favorite boutiques, I began a full-on love affair with the brand. It's just genius -- easy, pretty pieces with details that are nothing short of stunning. Whether it's a beaded trim, a subtle print, or perfectly-crafted spiderweb of lace, there's just something that makes Patterson J. Kincaid pieces special and very, very ladylike.
Patterson J. Kincaid Maryln Tank
www.shopbop.com; retail $98
Do slinky tops get much more perfect than this one? The shape is simple and the neckline is flattering. I adore the tiers -- nothing makes me happier than layering chiffon and sequins, and this feels so fresh to me. Paired with skinny jeans and a pair of ridiculously tall heels or tucked into a bandage skirt with tights and booties, this top is utterly gorgeous.
Patterson J. Kincaid Egyptian Top (also featured here by my pal Kristin!)
www.nordstrom.com; retail $98
I'm loving sheer, floaty blouses for tucking into dark jeans and skirts right now, and how fantastic is this one? I love the pintucked placket and the color is absolutely gorgeous. Although I'd love it with a black or deep brown pencil skirt right now, I'd be a big fan of it paired with white shorts come summer (I know; I'm thinking about it already).
Patterson J. Kincaid Maybell Dress
www.shopbop.com; retail $148
Speaking of easy shapes, how fab is this dress? I'm loving frocks that can be totally transformed by the simple addition of a belt -- and how great is it when you change out the belt and it looks like a completely different dress? I also adore the pretty leopard-print trim and racerback on this dress -- just more Patterson J. Kincaid details that add to perfection.
www.nordstrom.com; sale (now) $51.90
I'm not going to lie, the fact that this is on sale is seriously tempting me to buy it. I'm obsessed with the supersexy lace back, but strangely, it feels incredibly ladylike. The front is almost as great, though. So simple -- the softest plain white cotton with a slouchy lace pocket. How cute would this be with jeans and a cardigan for day? And just slip out of the sweater for night -- does it get any easier?
What are YOU obsessed with right now?