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What’s On Our Spring Shopping Lists

Here's what we're eyeing from the seasonal Shopbop sale.
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Springtime is one of the most enjoyable seasons to dress for (flouncy skirts, off-shoulder tops, swingy dresses), but it's also one of the trickiest. If you live on the east coast, you've likely experienced a perfectly sunny, 70° day, followed shortly by a snowstorm, and even if you live somewhere like Los Angeles, what can start off as a beautiful, bright day can turn into an overcast and chilly evening. But for the time being, we've decided to embrace spring dressing—and all of the confusion that comes with it—in honor of Shopbop's annual springtime sale. This year, they're offering 20% off your entire purchase if you spend less than $500 , and 25% of everything when you spend more $500. Here are some of our favorite spring picks. Happy springtime shopping! 

emily spring shopbop sale picks

1.Elizabeth and James Compass Rose Stud Earrings ($195): These topaz-studded earrings remind me of the sparkle emoji—there's something just intrinsically playful and bright about them. 

2. MONROW Kiss Sweatshirt ($146): I'd be surprised if I'm the only mom to admit that there are several pieces of clothing my daughter wears that I wish came in my size. There's one top in particular that Sloan owns that has an embroidered berry on it and I always loved the fun little detail. The sweet kiss embellishment on this MONROW sweatshirt feels like the grownup version.

3. Rachel Comey Dispatch Jumpsuit ($224, on sale): I already own another one of Rachel Comey's jumpsuits, but I love the casual vibe of this denim option. It also doesn't hurt that it's at an unbeatable price (her pieces usually hover above $400).

4. Haerfest Jo Cross Body Bag ($365): There's something about a cross-body bag that feels so springtimey. Maybe it's the effortlessness of it, or the fact that there's less of a need to lug things around in warmer weather—all I need is some sunblock, chapstick, my wallet, and phone and I'm covered. I especially love the pink hue of this bag, which would add a fun but subtle focal point to a simple outfit. Go quickly though—there were only a few left last time I checked!

5. TKEES Alex Pom Pom Slides ($90): If you've read this blog for long enough, you may remember the embellished sandal DIY I did with strawberries a few years back. These pom pom slides remind me of a slightly more sophisticated version, that would still look playful with a pair of raw-hem denim.

6. Joie Harriette Skirt ($248): Skirts always immediately make me think of springtime, and the playfulness and floral details on this pleated skirt make me want to have a picnic in a park, immediately.

7. Matthew Williamson Round Aviator Sunglasses ($248): I have one round pair of glasses that I love, but at the end of the day, I rarely use them because they're such a tricky look to pull off, that I almost always end up grabbing my favorite pair of aviators. These are somewhere in-between—they're round, but not in a full-on John Lennon way. I also love the gradient in the lenses, which reminds me of a sunset.

leslie spring shopbop sale picks

1. Yumi Kim Pretty Woman Dress ($248): I already look young for my age so whenever I wear pink, let alone a pink dress, I immediately feel like a fourth grader. But the youthfulness of this dress is part of its charm—and as soon as I came across it, I could immediately see myself in it, heading out to lunch on Sunday with a straw bag.

2. Quay Every Little Thing Sunglasses ($55): I'm not a huge sunglasses person—I've sat on and destroyed pairs more often than I've worn them—but the pink hue on this retro-feeling pair inspired me to take another chance.

3. CHRLDR Banana Leaf One Piece ($84): I've been looking for a cute one-piece since, well, last summer. Everything I came across was either too old-fashioned or expensive (I've had my heart broken more than once at this point by a $300 swimsuit). I love the playful print on this piece, which I'd happily wear to the beach with just a pair of cut-offs so I can show it off as much as possible.

4. Lovers + Friends Skye Top ($138): Just because it's springtime doesn't mean it's necessarily warm. I wanted a sweater I could wear out with jeans, without necessarily looking like I was bundled up for a storm. This option is the perfect in-between—the off-shoulder silhouette couldn't be more springy, but the ribbed sweater knit is just cozy enough for cool evenings.

5. Pintrill Pineapple Pin ($12): I bought my Madewell denim jacket years ago, and hardly a week has gone by without me using it since then. Needless to say, it's adopted a "loved" look—there are a couple of holes now and the distressed edges are not intentional, but it's still my go-to. I love the idea of dressing it up a little with a fun pin or patches, like this pineapple pin.

6. MOTHER Quickie Trainer Pants ($198): To me, spring fashion is equitable with throwing something on that's light and easy so I can get out the door and enjoy the sunshine even quicker (plus, when it's warm, the last thing I want to do is sweat through uncomfortable clothes). These pants are so easy and something I'd throw on with a bright white crop top on the weekend.

7. Loeffler Randall Cross Body Pouch ($295): Loeffler Randall is one of those brands that I add to my Shopbop cart and then stalk while I wait for it to go on sale. This time, I'm taking advantage of the 20% off to buy this bag, which has the most adorable strap (see it styled here to see the strap in all its glory). It's pretty much the only thing I'll be using for the next several months. If the color's too much for you, they also have one available in metallic!