I love this simple jersey shift dress from H&M and the price is even better: $12.95! 

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Swimsuit coverups can be stupid expensive, so try one of my favorite tricks: Buy a cheap dress from Forever 21 and use it as a coverup instead. They’re perfect for keeping the sun off your shoulders and going to/from the beach or pool. They’re not as sheer as most cover-ups, so you can throw on some sandals to grab a quick lunch or drink mid-day too. 

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I get questions every now and then from petite women about maxi dresses and this new one from ASOS’ petite line is just $37. The style is great for a shorter woman (it gives the illusion of really long torso/legs) and you may not need to hem it since it’s designed for women 5’3” and under. 

I get questions every now and then from petite women about maxi dresses and this new one from ASOS’ petite line is just $37. The style is great for a shorter woman (it gives the illusion of really long torso/legs) and you may not need to hem it since it’s designed for women 5’3” and under. 

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Two nice basic tee options from Nordstrom: Left is on sale for $25 (from $38) and is available in 3 colors. The right (tunic length!) is $28 and available in 7 colors. 

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I like the drawstring (STRETCHY) waistband/lounge pant trend. The LOFT Lou & Grey pair at left ($59.50) are a great length for wearing with sandals. The Aerie pair at right ($35, take 40% off with code GETHOPPY) look a little more loungey, but would be cute with a simple white tank and sandals for summer errand running. 

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I like the lighter wash on these Old Navy shorts ($25). It’s the last day to take 30% off at Old Navy on checkout (or 35% if you use a Gap/ON/Banana card). I have this same shorts style in a different wash and really like them. 
We got Iz a few things this weekend for spring/summer, including this peplum top ($14) and this button-front dress in green ($17). Really cute. 

I like the lighter wash on these Old Navy shorts ($25). It’s the last day to take 30% off at Old Navy on checkout (or 35% if you use a Gap/ON/Banana card). I have this same shorts style in a different wash and really like them. 

We got Iz a few things this weekend for spring/summer, including this peplum top ($14) and this button-front dress in green ($17). Really cute. 

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I love the mini wedge on these Franco Sarto gladiator sandals ($79). Take 25% off today with code FRIENDS. They’re also available in nude and pewter. 

I love the mini wedge on these Franco Sarto gladiator sandals ($79). Take 25% off today with code FRIENDS. They’re also available in nude and pewter

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Inspiring me lately:
I’ve had a pair of leopard loafers for a few years now and worn them on and off, but I love them paired with the oversized sweater and cuffed denim above. Get a pair of loafers from Forever 21 for just under $20 or on sale from Nine West for about $50. This sweater ($51) is perfect. These Gap boyfriend jeans (on sale for $28) look similar too. 
Sneakers in shades of gray are more fun than black or white but are less flashy/athletic than silver. These ($84) from New Balance are nice. I like these from Diadora too ($109). These Nikes are similar ($121). 
D’Orsay flats can be tricky to wear for long periods of walking (my feet are pretty narrow and they can sometimes start to slip). That’s why I’m on the lookout for a pair with an ankle strap. Forever 21 has a budget-friendly pair for just $23. The ones above, from Madewell, are $85. This nude pair from Saks is on sale for $60 (from $125). I love Dolce Vita’s version too and I’ve had great luck with their shoes in the past ($51 from $129).
I’ve loved wearing my white jeans so much this past month. The newer pairs I got from Old Navy (this pair for $25, this pair for about $32) are great. I think white jeans with a gray top is one of the best possible outfits. Rag & Bone’s boyfriend tee on sale for $56 (from $80) looks like it will work perfectly. I got a FANTASTIC slouchy gray tee from Target recently too. The scoop tee in gray ($12) is darker than the gray in the photo, but for $12? Good enough. 
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Inspiring me lately:

  • I’ve had a pair of leopard loafers for a few years now and worn them on and off, but I love them paired with the oversized sweater and cuffed denim above. Get a pair of loafers from Forever 21 for just under $20 or on sale from Nine West for about $50. This sweater ($51) is perfect. These Gap boyfriend jeans (on sale for $28) look similar too. 
  • Sneakers in shades of gray are more fun than black or white but are less flashy/athletic than silver. These ($84) from New Balance are nice. I like these from Diadora too ($109). These Nikes are similar ($121). 
  • D’Orsay flats can be tricky to wear for long periods of walking (my feet are pretty narrow and they can sometimes start to slip). That’s why I’m on the lookout for a pair with an ankle strap. Forever 21 has a budget-friendly pair for just $23. The ones above, from Madewell, are $85. This nude pair from Saks is on sale for $60 (from $125). I love Dolce Vita’s version too and I’ve had great luck with their shoes in the past ($51 from $129).
  • I’ve loved wearing my white jeans so much this past month. The newer pairs I got from Old Navy (this pair for $25, this pair for about $32) are great. I think white jeans with a gray top is one of the best possible outfits. Rag & Bone’s boyfriend tee on sale for $56 (from $80) looks like it will work perfectly. I got a FANTASTIC slouchy gray tee from Target recently too. The scoop tee in gray ($12) is darker than the gray in the photo, but for $12? Good enough. 

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Hi Jaclyn, I'm a long time follower and always appreciate your responses to your reader's questions. I'm wondering if you could do a post about bras. I've been loving all of the summer dress and tank options you've been posting lately, particularly those with delicate straps and/or low backs, but for many of these, regular bras, strapless bras, or even racer back bras just aren't going to work. It's rare that I see someone looking cute with visible bra straps. What are people wearing??

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I got a few questions similar to this yesterday (probably sparked from posting this dress). This is such a tricky topic to make recommendations for because bras are so dependent on personal preferences and bust size. I did this post last year about the style of bra that might work with various tops/dresses and it might be a good place for you to start. 

Here are a few additional tips:

I hope this helps! I know it’s annoying. I usually end up wearing sports or bandeau bras with open back or low back jersey tops or dresses. I’ve used adhesive bras before and they worked well for me, but I have a small bust and don’t need a lot of support. I have a few of the newer longline/corset style bras and wore them with a low back tank recently and liked the look. Try and a few different things and see what works for you and what doesn’t. Most stores have good return policies for bras so take advantage of it! :) 

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J.Crew Factory has a 50% off everything sale going on today. There’s not a ton that caught my eye, but these double-serge cotton pencil skirts ($37.50 from $75) are perfect for summer work wardrobes. They’re also available in black and red.

P.S. This weekend tote with gold stripes is adorable too. It’s $34 from $68. 

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