Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

Pouncing on tiny prints

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March

Polka dots are my poison.

On skirts, on shirts, on dresses and bags -- if it's spotty, I want it. The look is a classic reminder of who we were and always will be.

That said, I'm thankful for an update.

Stores are brimming with vibrant tops featuring rows of tiny prints -- anchors, ladybugs, flamingos, kitties and teacups, to name a few -- this spring. You can find them in work-ready button-downs and bar-ready blouses.

I find them entirely adorable and (unfortunately?) irresistible.

I don't usually shop at Gap, but the store lured me in the other day with a sale and an impressive collection of printed button-downs. See? I couldn't help myself. The white button-down with navy (for my purposes, coffee) cups encapsulated all for which I stand. I styled it with an oxblood cardigan and fancy necklace for work, as demo'ed in professional Instagram selfie.

In a continuing whim of crazy, I also got one with a variety of hot pink cats. At first I thought the shirt featured dogs and cats playing with one another in harmony, which was a big selling point. But no, it's just cats. I'm just crazy.

Now without the sale, those shirts would have stayed at Gap. The good news is our favorite stores are down with micro-prints, so you can find one without bending your bank account. There's birds at Modcloth, neon flamingos (Welcome to Florida!) and anchors at Forever 21, and shaggy dots at H&M.

What do you think? Did I make wise investments or succumb to my inner child?

Deal Diva Katie

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:01pm]

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