Mango dress (similar here), Cole Haan shoes, Madewell bag
Over the past year I’ve had to restructure and reorganize my wardrobe, which has been both expensive and fun! It’s no surprise I love shopping (this couldn’t be a partially fashion blog without new clothing and accessories, right?) so I’ve welcomed the challenge of buying new pieces to rotate through in my closet. One of the places I’ve been shopping at the most is Mango (and Zara and the “Trend” section of Nordstrom) thanks to their fairly affordable prices and beautiful clothes. I only recently discovered Mango after seeing bloggers write about and wear their closet basics like denim jeans, white tees, and blazers, but I mostly go for their tops and dresses. I tried on a couple pairs of their denim jeans and skirts, but none of them fit me properly in the right places. Thankfully (so as not to worsen any body dysmorphia), the dresses and tops from Mango fit my body like a dream. I picked the flowy floral dress above and I like it more on than I did through the website. Off the body, the dress looks kind of loose and baggy like it wouldn’t be flattering on any person. However when I wear it, the buttons down the entire front don’t pull like most do at my boob area (all people with bigger chests understand this daily clothing struggle) and the back of the dress has ties that make my waist look small. I love how those ties create a nicer shape than the dress would have without any type of cinching and the slightly puffy sleeves are especially trendy this season (though we know trends don’t matter). I paired the Mango dress with my favorite navy suede mules from Cole Haan and my everyday saddle shoulder bag from Madewell!