10 things in my abercrombie cart right now

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if you would have told my 14-year-old self that 19 years later i’d still be shopping at abercrombe & fitch, i would have laughed at the thought. but here i am, filling my closet with the same brand that outfitted me for most of my youth. every month, it seems, my affections for abercrombie grow deeper as they continue to offer adorable and affordable basics that make me feel both comfortable and chic. they recently released even more cute styles perfect for the warmer weather headed our way. here are the ten things idling in my online cart right now and how i’d plan to style them should one (or four) items end up on our doorstep:

short-sleeve eyelet blouse || to me, eyelet is synonymous with summer. gimme a breathable fabric and i’m a happy gal. i love the neckline of this one in particular since it shows off the decolletage. with the slight peplum hemline, i’d pair it with something high-waisted like my black skinny jeans or wide-leg crops. i’m partial to the white, but it also comes in navy and a sunny yellow shade.

button-up cami || admittedly i spotted these cute camis with the button-front detail in the store when i went to return something two weeks ago but had kind of ruled them out for what i assumed was too cropped of a fit. but then i saw natalie wearing them in a recent styling video and in seeing how cute they looked on her, i immediately reconsidered. at 5’4″, she’s more petite than me, but she noted that they still might work on my longer torso as long as i paired them with something higher-waisted. easy enough since most everything in my wardrobe boasts a higher-rise these days ;). though we haven’t experience the real summer heat quite yet, i know it’s coming. once the temperatures hover just below triple digits, i know i’ll living in all things sleeveless. i think these camis would be so versatile -perfect for pairing with jeans, shorts, as well as skirts. i’m ready to hit ‘purchase’ on the white and tan striped versions.

v-neck ribbed cami || the older i get (and the more casual my style becomes), the more i’ve begun to appreciate simpler, classic silhouettes. while i’ll always love an adorned sleeve, i realize that wardrobe basics like a great tee or cami usually get the most wear. this v-neck ribbed cami looks like the perfect tank to pair with a good-fitting pair of denim and heels for a sleek date night outfit or as a layering piece under a long cardigan come fall.

high-neck bodysuit || being so long-waisted, i have yet to jump on the bodysuit trend. but i love the flattering shape they offer on ladies of all shapes, sizes, and bust lines. the fact that this one has a thong bottom makes me feel as though it might actually be comfortable (as opposed to having a full-bottom that may ride up after time), not to mention the beautiful high neckline and the subtle sexiness of the criss-cross back. i’d definitely bring the black and white versions to our upcoming desert getaway to wear under denim shorts during the day and under a midi skirt at night.

tie-back side slit midi dress || speaking of things with a midi-length, i can’t get enough of the longer hemline for spring/summer. a dress like this one is perfect for warmer weather since all it needs are a pair of sandals and minimal accessories. the black floral print gives me all the retro vibes and the slit and criss-cross back make it sexier than your average summer dress.

lace maxi dress || another gorgeous dress perfect for spring/summer. similar to an LBD, i’d venture to say an LWD (a little white dress) is just as versatile for any women’s wardrobe, especially during the warmer months. this maxi would look beautiful gracing sun-kissed skin and paired with a giant straw hat.

side slit midi dress || confession: i love lauren conrad. i love her hair, her drive (she has built an empire!), and above all else, her style. this abercrombie dress looks VERY similar to a dress she wore to celebrate her son’s 1st birthday. i’m not saying that’s the only reason i’d consider trying this frock, but it definitely is a big factor, hehe. besides the LC factor, i actually think this dress could be super flattering, creating an hourglass shape and accentuating the best parts of a women’s body. the reviews say it might run a little small, but could be best suited for smaller chests. as a lady with a bitty bra size, it might be perfect for me. the striped version is definitely top on my wish list!

button-front maxi skirt || when i worked full-time, midi skirts were my JAM. i had quite a few that i’d rotate weekly, not only during the summer, but paired with tights and boots in the cooler months, too. now that i’m in workout clothes most days, when i do get dressed up, i tend to choose denim over everything else. similar to the camis, natalie has also inspired me to reconnect with my beloved midi skirt as she has recently embraced the longer silhouette. as i mentioned above, skirts like these are great for throwing over a fitted cami or bodysuit. they’re as effortless as a pair of jeans or shorts but feel a bit more refined and feminine. i love the bold blue and white floral print of this one and the button-details (obsessed with buttons these days). this skirt would be adorable with a red cami and white sneakers for a flirty fourth of july ensemble.

knot slide sandals || i have a pretty wide foot so it can prove difficult to find a well-fitting pair of slide sandals. i have a very similar pair of these bow-adorned slides in a blush color from american eagle that i wear almost daily when the weather allows, so i’d be interested to see if this cute striped version fits similarly. i’d pair them with everything from the aforementioned white maxi dress to this bodysuit paired with these shorts.

wooden crossbody bag || i love a good dupe, don’t you?! this wooden crossbody bag looks eerily similar to this bag with a cult following amongst style bloggers –but for a fraction of the price. i’m not sure i need two straw bags since i hardly switch my purses, but if i was looking for a cute summer tote, this one is a great option!

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