Recent Finds, 5/17

Navy Ric Rac Dress: Finally! Another navy ric rac dress that’s fully in stock!

I wasn’t able to get last week’s Recent Finds post up on account of our trip, so I’m putting up this week’s shopping goodness a day early. :)

Before I get to it, though, I’m changing things up with the “Recent Finds” column. In every post, I’m now going to share the most popular products featured on Kelly in the City that week along with some commentary on ’em. I’m not the best with technology, but I recently learned how easy it is to track this, and I thought it would be fun to share with you guys. If anything, it’s pretty interesting!

So here we go:

Recent Finds, 5/17 - Kelly in the City

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Quilted Trench Coat: You’re probably tired of hearing about this trench, but it’s REALLY that great. ;) It has a quilted liner, making it much, much warmer than other trench coats… and I love that it can be worn open without looking weird. The model looks a little puffy in it, but it doesn’t look like that in real life at all. Here’s me wearing it, and here’s the double-breasted version! (Oh, and I should probably mention that I wrote an entire review on the thing. Check it out, haha.)

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Bell-Sleeve Gingham Dress: This will certainly be a go-to dress for me this summer! It’s a t-shirt material, which makes it super comfy and casual, but I love the gingham bell sleeves, which are a crinkly material. I always get so many compliments from strangers! The sign of a winner, for sure. :)

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Bow Mules ON SALE!: Probably the most popular shoe of the last couple of years for Kelly in the City readers, and they’re on sale today! And it’s back in tons of different colors and patterns–namely a gingham and floral. My fave is still the blush pink pair, but I wear my white ones even more during the spring and summer. They run totally TTS and they feel like you’re walking on clouds.

Also, if you’ve never worn mules before, they aren’t as hard to keep on your feet as you’d think! I’d compare the difficulty level to keeping flip flops on your feet. ;) The one thing I’ll say is that chasing a miniature dachshund down the street with a toddler on your hip while wearing these shoes is HARD. Don’t do it.

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Ralph Lauren Quilted Jacket: I actually don’t own this particular jacket, but I have a very similar one, which you see above! Ralph Lauren quilted jackets are the best. Absolutely timeless, and mine is something I throw on for morning walks when it’s still a little chilly! I also love the navy trench coat.

Woven Tote: This will definitely sell out in the natural color by the time I post this, but I LOVE the navy version, too. If you’re looking for alternative woven totes, I’m a fan of this one and this one, and Mar Y Sol has SO many on sale right now!


Ruffle Neck Pullover Sweater: In case it sells out at Nordstrom, it’s also available at J.Crew. But it’s my FAVE. I kind of can’t believe I haven’t featured it on the blog yet since I wear it every week. The gray color is the best, and be sure to size up. I normally wear an XS in J.Crew, and I took this sweater in a medium. Look at that ruffled color! (Again, so much cuter in the gray.)

Dress / Sandals

Lace Midi Dress: Exciting! The ever-popular lace dress is back in a ton of colors. I love the navy and the blush, and the light blue color is stunning. Size up.

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Regatta Sailboat Skirt: Yay! I was THRILLED when I found this skirt, so it was fun to see how much you guys loved it, too. (I wore it in this post.) Sizing: go with your normal size or go down one size. I’m wearing an XS here, and due to the elastic waistband, it’s somewhat roomy. (I love that, though. Very comfy.)

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Leather Sandals: Insanely comfortable and they go with everything! I include them below, too. I also just ordered this pair, which is similar. And this cork pair, because #DYING. ;)

Gingham Laptop Sleeve: A fun story. I’ve been using a laptop sleeve from college because in the last decade, I haven’t found one I’ve loved. But LO! It is here. Look no further. This is the most perfect laptop case in the history of the world, and here are all the matching accessories. Love, your Psychopath Blogger Friend.

Onward to this week’s Recent Finds:


I found the PERFECT striped maxi dress from J.Crew Factory this year, but it sadly sold out in a matter of days. I stumbled upon this one the other day, though, and it’s really similar! :)

GAH! I feel like every year, there’s an “It” woven bag, and this HAS to be this year’s.

Stop it.

I’m obsessed with my Mark and Graham bamboo handle bag, and now my eye’s on the navy one. ;)

Oh my goodness.

Is this not the cutest?! Gingham AND ruffles.

I also adore this one.

Fine. And this one. Can’t stop won’t stop.

My sandals! I know there a teensy bit edgy, but they’re super comfy and I thought I’d highlight them again, since they go with nearly all spring and summer looks.

Love those sleeves!

White paper bag pants for the spring.

L.L.Bean, is that you?!

The bees! Paired with a black tee? I love it.

A twist on the classic pearl necklace.

I do NOT need another striped skirt. I do not need another striped skirt. I do not need another striped skirt…

I’m way too old for this, or maybe the model just has SUPER long legs. But if you can pull this off, DO IT! Those buttons!

Hello, dream bathing suit. With any hope, ordering a size up will work with my freakishly long torso. :(

Perfect for dressier events this season!

Just ordered these to compare to my other brown sandals. My hopes are high as they’re a bit more classic, yet have a two-inch heel. (Comfy!)


Another woven bag I’m obsessed with this season. Love the turnlock and the monogram!

Cutest clutch. The striped detailing and the tassel!

Okay. I will admit that I’m a little bit of a sandal-buying spree. But I need to fit the perfect pair for the next sixth months! (If Chicago weather cooperates…)

Obsessed with this top.