Summer Neutrals: Lace and Organza (plus review of Stella & Dot Avalon Tote)

*Flash Sale alert: Ann Taylor – 30% off 1 item, 40% off 2 items, 50% off 3 items with code GETMORE (ends tomorrow). My picks are: striped organza skirt, polka dot maxi, navy pique jacket, notched tweed jacket, rayleigh leather ankle strap sandals, polka dot camp shirt, embroidered dot sleeveless top, polka dot pleat front dress*
Ann Taylor striped organza skirt + SD Avalon tote-2
Shirt: Banana Republic x Madmen {old} – size XXSP (similar here and here)
Skirt: Ann Taylor – size 00P (buy here)
Necklace: Ann Taylor (similar here and here)
Tote:c/o Stella & Dot (buy here)
Shoes: Kate Spade {on sale}- size 5 (buy here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
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Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today I’m pairing lace and organza with my Stella & Dot avalon tote. I’m all for adding color into your wardrobe but still love wearing  neutrals. 
Ann Taylor striped organza skirt + SD Avalon tote-3
This organza skirt is just too cute! You can read my fitting room review here. The waist is loose on me (13″ across) but I can wear it on my lower hip. I’ll eventually take in the waist later. 

Ann Taylor striped organza skirt + SD Avalon tote
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Let’s talk about this tote! If you are looking for a neutral color bag for Summer, this is a great option! It works good for an everyday bag, the beach, flower shopping or even traveling. The color is called blush but it’s more of a light beige.
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This Stella & Dot tote is very similar to Kate Spade’s version. See below for comparison.
Left: Stella & Dot                        Right: Kate Spade
Measurements: height 13″, length 15.5″, depth 5.75″, strap drop 10″
A couple of interesting facts about this tote – Stella & Dot is one of only two companies that have a custom perforated design. All other designers use a generic pattern. Also, Stella & Dot is hand pressed while the other company uses machine laser. The quality is very nice. The material is a mix of perforated synthetic and leather blend. 
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It also comes with an interior linen pouch that you can store your essentials in. (measurements – 8.5 x10.8) 

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Bag: Kate Spade (buy here)
Ann Taylor striped organza skirt + SD Avalon tote-8
To make this outfit work appropriate, I switched the tote out for this Kate Spade purse.Peach and Navy OOTD
Top: H&M {see review here} – size 2 (buy here)
Skirt: Asos {last seen here} – size 00P (buy here)
Purse: Kate Spade (buy here)
Shoes: Halogen (buy here)

On another note, these suede bow pumps (3 colors) is marked down to only $49.95! That is an amazing deal! I have both the navy and red and love them! Buy it HERE.

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P.S – I’ll be giving away this adorable yellow clutch later on this week so stay tuned! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day! 🙂

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