As the weather gets warmer (F.I.N.A.L.L.Y!), thoughts turn to sunny walks and happily running around town. My boots are mostly away at this point in time — but I feel like a fool in sandals. So this is the time of year that my “fun sneakers” get the most wear. I like the look of these muted gray Onitsuka Tigers, from Asics, but they have a zillion colors to choose from. Ladies, what are your favorite non-workout sneakers? The pictured shoes are $75 at Zappos. Onitsuka Tiger by Asics
As I mentioned on Monday’s round-up of professional-looking satchels, bucket bags are EVERYWHERE right now. This light pink one from Elizabeth and James looks perfect — not too big, not too small, crossbody strap, shorter handle… perfect. It’s $445 at Zappos. (If you like the style and the price, there are a zillion different iterations of it — color, size, etc. I also like this black and white palm print backpack sling at Neiman Marcus.) Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag
Happy weekend, guys! For several seasons now, Nordstrom has had this casual mixed-media tunic, and it always gets amazing reviews. I finally bit and like it (particularly at the sale price) — it’s soft, washes up easily enough, doesn’t pill or wrinkle too much, and comes in a zillion pretty colors. There are a ton of colors, including this one, now marked to $35 (originally $58). It also comes in plus sizes and petite sizes. Pleione Mixed Media Tunic
Psst: Happy Passover and Happy Easter to everyone celebrating this weekend!
Is it sandal weather yet? It’s totally sandal weather, right!? Maybe? Kinda? If, like me, you’re dreaming of pedicures and hot weekend sandals, these sexy, slightly gold sandals from Steven look great. (They also come in black.) They’re $108.95 at Nordstrom. Steven by Steve Madden’Vaale’ Cross Strap Sandal
This looks like a nice option that comes in narrow and wide widths as well.
I’ve been catching up on Elementary lately, and I often hear people talking about their love of Lucy Liu’s style. (I have a number of friends who’ve seen her in person, and all agree she is STUNNING in real life.) Anyhoo: her style always feels aggressively casual to me on the show, but it is definitely a really polished look for the weekend. This dress reminded me of her (although the colors are all off, of course — she dresses from the Olivia Pope moodboard of beigey grays and whites); throw on some beige booties and delicate jewelry and you’ve got a great weekend look. The dress is $118 at Nordstrom, available in regular and petites. Adrianna Papell Split Front Shirttail Shift Dress