Here are two new pieces I loved so much that I didn't even bother to do a keep or return! Both of these came about when I bought pieces that weren't 100% right and decided to keep looking--I'm glad I did because I feel like they're perfect for me!

Initially I found a DVF wrap dress that was on my bucket list ( but it ended up not fitting quite right and was going to be a lot of Fuss Factor (to use Claire's term) to prevent indecent exposure. So back it went. Diana suggested I try a faux wrap style instead. And I was looking for Rae's MMK agate dress ( but they didn't have my size, and the DVF faux wrap dress was too voluminous up top (the eBay seller agreed to take it back minus shipping and 10% restocking fee, thankfully!) So I searched for a Michael Michael Kors faux wrap dress and found one in exactly the same tile blue color, but with a fun mod print:
I like the bolder print, prefer V neck over the cowl neck, and it's my size! It fits like a dream, the faux wrap is perfect for my apple tummy, and it's so comfy--I felt like I was wearing pajamas all day. The most fuss-free dress ever!

DH did not like the yellow Fossil satchel--he said it was too slouchy, too blingy and too casual looking. I also decided to return the black Fossil in favor of the more structured Ralph Lauren doctor bag from TJ Maxx.
So I kept looking and found this Dooney & Burke Dillen side pocket satchel in sunflower yellow:
It's perfect--structured, classic, streamlined, rich looking, soft leather, in my perfect shade of mustard yellow. I had seen a yellow Kate Spade Melinda satchel on yesterday's sample sale (, but I didn't like the ostrich dots (it made it look like the bag had chicken pox), and it didn't have a shoulder strap. So I went with this one and am super happy with it! By the way, DH guessed the price of this DB satchel within 10 dollars (dang, he's good!) but thought the Fossil was $40 cheaper than it was, if that means anything. I'm just glad he told me to get this DB one (it's his Mother's Day gift to me)--as much of a Fossil fan as I am, I like this one much better than the Fossil. I think it will be much more work appropriate, but still fun for casual outfits.

Both of these were full price, but it's not worth getting the sale item if you're not 100% happy with it, right? I think these two are just perfect for me and totally fit my style--I'll get a lot of use out of them!

And then I was in matchy matchy heaven pairing the dress with this Emilio Pucci scarf that MaryK and I found when we went to Loehmann's last fall. It matches the dress almost exactly! I'm not much of a scarf person, but I thought it would be fun to wear it as a headband, and leave the ends long. I felt like I was channeling a 60's mod girl or 70's groovy girl (is this look more 60's or 70's? I can't tell!).

What do you think? Comments and suggestions appreciated!

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