Seaside Spring Drama

Earlier this month I managed to convince my mother to drive me and a friend to New Jersey for the Ashley Stewart sample sale, (3 items for $10? I couldn’t pass that up!)  and I am so glad I did, as not only were my “partners-in-crime” able to get a full bag of clothes and shoes, but my mother found me this great spring top amidst the massive maze that made up the sale. From the lace up front and crochet detailing to the ruffle cuff bell sleeves, it really brings the drama as it’s product name implies. IMG-20160417-WA0014My favorite thing about this new addition to my wardrobe is its versatility, due to the fact that it is made of gauze fabric so it can easily transition into summer even with the long sleeves. Considering the fact that it is meant to be an airy top, you may want to size down if you prefer a more fitted look, though I sized up for a laid-back and relaxed feel.  I paired it with my cuffed boyfriend jeans, rolled up to capri length, and red print flats which I rediscovered recently during my annual spring closet sweep last week.

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~Get the look~

Drama Sleeve Peasant Blouse (Size 18) | Ashley Stewart
Lee’s Relax Fit Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans | JcPenney (similar here and here)
Red Print Flats | Fabco (similar here)

Note: Sample sales usually come around every quarter (depending on the brand) and are truly the best way to find some major closet upgrades at great prices. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and like the blog  Facebook page as I will be sharing updates on sample sales in the NYC area as soon as I hear about them.  

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