Stripes! They are everywhere right now! Well, actually, they’ve always been there because let’s face it, stripes are a classic, timeless staple, but this season monochrome stripes are the hottest trend there is which makes me – a total stripes addict – a very happy shopper. Look at this lovely Kate Spade dress for example! The stripe print is so elegant, nautical-inspired and the silhouette is incredibly feminine and especially flattering for the curvy girls among us. However, the retail price for this beautiful frock is a whopping $448 and even the sale price of $291.20 is still pretty hefty!

Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress in navy blue and white

Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dressls
($291.20, Nordstrom)

Bryce Dallas Howard Loves Kate Spade

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard has been spotted wearing the Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress on the red carpet.

Bryce Dallas Howard wearing a navy and white Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress

BB Dakota “Zamora” Striped Dress

When I first saw the Kate Spade dress above, I immediately thought of this just as lovely frock by BB Dakota which we have already featured in our “Style Battle: The Striped Dress“-post a while back. It’s very similar to the pricey Kate Spade number, but, luckily, is so much more affordable. To be honest, I think I might prefer BB Dakota’s version because it is more waisted, a little shorter and just looks a bit more youthful in general. Also, its’ price is soooo much nicer on the wallet. Only a few selected sizes are still available though, so you better hurry and order quickly if you’re still in need of a cute sundress for summer.

BB Dakota "Zamora" Striped Dress in black and white (Kate Spade Mariella look-a-like)

BB Dakota “Zamora” Striped Dressamazon
($56.43, Amazon)


April was such a busy month I completely forgot to show my monthly Shopbop wish list. Boohoo me! This month however I found so many gorgeous new things at Shopbopls – and all of them are white! I’m absolutely obsessed with this color right now! It’s the perfect color to show off a vacay tan. There’s something so hot and sexy about a crisp white shirt or skirt. Take a look at my picks below and let me know what you think.

My Shopbop Wish List for May 2013

Go Shopping:

  1. Theory Amena L Sweaterls, $335
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Bagls, $195
  3. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeansls, $158
  4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Valeria Ruffle Hem Skirtls, $188
  5. Sigerson Morrison Keiko High Heels with Studsls, $332.50
  6. Alice + Olivia Kidman Box Jacketils, $495
  7. Adia Kibur Link Braceletls, $30
  8. Michael Kors Sport Watchls, $275
  9. Adia Kibur Cluster Necklacels, $65
  10. Torn by Ronny Kobo Luciana Lasso Stripes Dressls, $238
  11. Super Sunglasses Basic Sunglassesls, $130

Image source(s): Shopbop


Update: This post has been updated on May 6, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stella McCartney obviously was inspired by citrus fruits for her S/S 2011 collection because several of the pieces from the collection had this distinctive lemons/oranges/lime print. I admit it kind of reminded me of my Grandma’s kitchen curtains at first, but with the right accessories (waist belt & wooden bangles!) and attitude (I-so-don’t-care-what-you-think-of-my-outfit!) I think this dress could be rocked & rocked well. However, I don’t quite see myself shelling out more than $800 for such a difficult dress; plus, let’s just say the shape of this dress is… improvable.

Stella McCartney Citrus Fruit Print Shirt Dress in green, yellow and orange

Stella McCartney Citrus Fruit Print Shirt Dressls
($800, Net-A-Porter)

Necessary Clothing Meyer Fruit Dress

Update (05/06/2013): Found another Stella McCartney inspired fruit-print dress. This fruity little number by Necessary Clothing is super budget-friendly at $19.99. Steal deal alert!

Necessary Clothing Meyer Fruit Dress in blue and yellow (Stella McCartney Citrus look-a-like)

Necessary Clothing “Meyer” Fruit Dress
($19.99, Necessary Clothing)

Limited Edition White Lemon Print Dress

So this summer dress by Limited Edition might not be a dupe for the Stella McCartney dress because it has a different shape and a slightly different fruit print, but the inspiration behind this dress is clearly visible I think. And shhhht, but in this case I prefer the steal dress because a) it’s so much more affordable and b) because the shape is much more flattering to a woman’s body. Dorothy Perkins ships worldwide btw (shipping to the US is £7.50 only).

Limited Edition White Lemon Print Dress (Stella McCartney knockoff)

Limited Edition White Lemon Print Dress
(£25, Dorothy Perkins)


“Spring Breakers” star Vanessa Hudgens made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in late March looking stunning in a yellow beaded pencil dress by Alice + Olivia. The actress completed her outfit with gold Jerome C. Rousseau high heels and matching gold jewelry. I just love this bright fitted dress on Vanessa! It really suits her caramel skin tone, don’t you agree? Yellow is such a great color for Vanessa, she definitely should wear it more often!

Vanessa Hudgens wearing a yellow Alice + Olivia Taryn Beaded Fitted Dress

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who? Vanessa Hudgens
Where? The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
When? March 20, 2013
What? Alice + Olivia Taryn Beaded Fitted Dress ($495), Jerome C. Rousseau sandals, Cartier Love Bracelet, DeMarco ring, Dove earrings

Alice + Olivia Taryn Beaded Fitted Dress

Alice + Olivia Taryn Beaded Fitted Dress in yellow

Alice + Olivia Taryn Beaded Fitted Dressls
($495, CUSP)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Farfetchls, Farfetch (US)ls & Saksls.


I think I gushed quite a few times about Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook already. Her style blog is one of my absolute favorites and I just love how she always comes up with creative new ways to pair things together and still manages too look classy and elegant. But while Wendy can afford a wardrobe full of lustworthy designer items, most of us can’t, so I decided to recreate one of her lovely outfits on a more budget-friendly level. Do you like this style blogger look 4 less? Let me know in the comments.

Wendy’s Striped Trench Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Sherlock :: Striped Trench & Rouge Details @ Wendy's Lookbook

Outfit Picture via Wendy’s Lookbook

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Wendy’s Lookbook, ASOS, YOOX, BagInc, NORDSTROM, Shopbop


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