Shopping with Elle (Kate Spade)

While breezing through SouthPark Mall in search of a birthday gift for my daughter's 10th birthday, I came across the new Kate Spade store and immediately fell in love with her designs.  The layout of the store itself is a whimsical wonderland of colorful hues, modern tones, and retail regalia.




In passing, I came across this fushia dress perfectly named Roset (item NJMU3269 - $448) that is a fit and flare design with pockets and a bow detail on the back.  The color is listed as boganvilea (673) and is one of the most fanciful shades of pink that I've seen to date.  It's a perfect look for a spring/summer wedding . . . . too bad I don't have one to attend.

  



The dress is actually one size too large and the upper portion of the dress will require tailoring for a perfect fit, but the silhouette is amazing!


These shoes sent me into a frenzy!  Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous.  The floral print is absolutely perfect - not too bold, and the perfect complimenting shades for the selected dress. 

Kate Spade: Lilia Pump - $328



Remember these key points when shopping:  Always, always, always wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  You'll be changing multiple times and the easier it is to get out of your clothing (and put it back on) the more apt you'll be to enjoy the experience and try on more.  Secondly, my rule of thumb is to wear a pair of heels so that you can see the potential of the look when trying options.  Lastly, and as a former boutique owner, the store's will LOVE you for this, wear little to no makeup (I wear only a light gloss or lip balm when shopping).  Let's not stain or dirty the garments before we get them home, or even for the person after you should it not make the final cut. 




8 comments

  1. I love your blog! I love Kate Spade and happy to find out its a store in South Park!!!!

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    1. Thanks Jamaica, the SouthPark store is absolutely AMAZING . . . I saw soooo many pieces that I'd love to add to my collection!

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  2. that pink dress is so pretty on you! i've never been to kate spade before. perhaps i will have to go and check it out!

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    1. You should definitely visit them, I promise you'll love EVERYTHING.

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  3. I am loving that jewelry! I haven't been to a mall in so long!! :(

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  4. That dress looks great on you! (And I have a daughter who recently turned 10 too :) )

    So happy to meet you through the SITS Spring Fling!

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