pair of gingham bow sandals from J.Crew Factory

Gingham Bow Sandals

In today’s online shopping post, I’m giving away this beautiful pair of gingham bow sandals from J.Crew Factory! The brand sent them to me a few weeks ago, but they didn’t fit (I would recommend going up a half size!), so both parties agreed that giving them away to readers would be fun. :) Aren’t they adorable?! As a gingham- and bow-loving girl, I’m so in love and can’t wait to see them on one of you!

Interested in winning them? The shoes are a size 7.5, so if you think they’d fit you (or a friend), simply comment in the comment section below and leave your e-mail address in the following non-spammy format so the robots don’t get you: Kelly [at] gmail [dot] com. I will be shipping the sandals out to the winner in one week! (And by “I,” I mean Mitch. 😜 Hi, Mitch. Thanks!)

Speaking of J.Crew Factory, new arrivals came in yesterday. They’re so good; especially this striped bow skirt that I wore in this post from last year. (Btw: J.Crew has some great new arrivals, too.)

Anyway. What are you up to this weekend? The Larkins are:
  • Finishing up the master bedroom. If you caught this post, you know that we’re trying to make our master look a bit more “complete.” Thank you for all your suggestions and advice! We decide to move the dresser and get rid of the clothing rack… and turn that area into a mini sitting room. We also found bigger lamps and a neutral rug! Oh, and we’re hanging wallpaper over the bed. WISH US LUCK!
  • Going out to dinner with our friends Barbie and Jordan. We’re leaving all the kids with our babysitter, and having a lovely adults-only night. The kids are best friends so they’re thrilled about it; the parents are equally thrilled. ;)
  • Maybe getting brunch with Danielle and Conor. Danielle, if you’re reading, WE CAN DO THIS. (We’re constantly making plans and cancelling on each other. 😂 We’re the best.)

Okay! On to this week’s Recent Finds.

The iconic striped dress we saw all over the web last year is BACK. Stunningly gorgeous, isn’t it?

I adore this midi skirt and the look of a sweater tucked into it for chillier spring days.

THIS SKIRT. It’s not exactly “me,” but so drawn to it.

This might even be too preppy for me. ;)

STOP IT. There’s no way I could possibly fit into this dress this summer, but let me live vicariously through one of you.

LOVE! Known for comfort, these Cole Haans are sure to be easy on the feet. They come in brown, black and red, too.

I can’t believe my favorite Lilly sweater is still in stock. It’s so flattering! (But size down. Runs very big.) Here’s the Elba sweater in black, too!

My Chanel lookalikes are on sale! You can also find them on Amazon and

Finally ordered these after swooning over them for the better part of this year. I think they’ll be great for date night this spring and summer.

On my list. :) Obsessed with Cole Haan right now b/c every pair I have is so comfortable.

Navy sneaks are hard to find.

Ribbed tees, when tucked into pants and skirts, always look a bit more polished than regular tees. This is a fave!

My chambray bow-front pants are back!

A navy gingham swimsuit for those of us with long torsos.

I have long loved the brown hurache sandals, and was so pumped when J.Crew Factory sent me these! They’ll be a cute pop of color this spring and summer, for sure.

These are the shoes I’m giving away today! I have them in a 7.5, but simply click “shop” if you’re interested in buying.

Scalloped work pants to make us happy at work. ;)

The scalloped collar!

Clearly on a scallop kick. MOM, DO YOU NOT LOVE THIS?!

The classic scalloped Kate Spade black dress. I love dresses with sleeves because I’m always freezing. ;) This one is perfect!


This is the insta-famous camel coat, in case anyone lives in Chicago an is still looking for one.

Isn’t this one cute?! Love the houndstooth and the fluted skirt.

A great Old Navy find! It’s on sale.

Another Old Navy staple dress. Pair it with a jean jacket and you’re good to go!

LOVE Old Navy’s Pixie Pants, and these are the cutest yet.

Definitely looking for more button-down stuff since I’ll be nursing soon. Love this for the summer!


The Burberry “Stone” scarf is hard to find, but it’s back! Great for chilly spring days.

I haven’t been into jewelry lately, but this is on my wish list. Sigh. Reminds me of home and the Shore.

Another KJP item I’ve been lusting after for a long, long time! Might need for this spring/summer?

Everlane just came out with the new Day Loafer, and I’m desperate to try! They’re supposed to be unbelievably comfortable; shoes you can walk in all day without pain.

The gingham interior of this adorable bag!

Looking for some chinoiserie planters for our front stoop, and this one caught my eye!

M.Gemi, this is perfect.

I know I’ve featured this before, but it’s coming to the blog soon and I’m just SO EXCITED. :)