Okay.

(Takes deep breath).

If you come here for home decor I am going to disappoint you today.

I’m sorry in advance.

Truly.

Never, ever, EVER in my wildest dreams when I started this blog did I EVER think I’d be writing a post about places I shop for clothes.

I’m home decor blogger. Remember? I share things like:

And a zillion other decorating tips and room makeovers and DIY projects just like that.

And then?

I lost almost 90 pounds.

And my clothes didn’t fit anymore so I started shopping and I discovered a NEW WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES.

So in case you have a closet that needs some new clothes.

I’m here to help.

Here are my favorite places to shop for cute spring clothes (and a few cute spring clothes I found).

top Boden (last year’s style)/pants Talbots/shoes Target

Boden

Boden is my favoritist of favortist of favortist place to shop on the planet.

It’s definitely a splurge.

But I signed up for their e-mail list and they have amazing sales, so you can save money when you shop there.

This top is older Boden, but if you like polka dots you’ll love this dress and this dress and this bag.

sweater Boden/pants Chicos outlet/shoes Boden

This sweater jacket came from there and it’s on sale right now.

I love, love, LOVE their shoes.

These blue and white shoes were such a splurge, but I wear them all the time. They are like mocassins and are SO comfortable. Boden is a British company, so you have to figure out sizing.

Another Boden find.

Did y’all know lavender is the color of the season?

You can see this dress here.

dress Gibsonlook/shoes Azos

Gibsonlook

I love, love, LOVE Gibsonlook clothes. They are so comfortable and easy to wear and not that expensive (especially if you can find a coupon code).

This pink dress came from there. It’s part of Cassie from Hi Sugarplum’s collection. It has a belt that you can wear with it, or just leave it tiered.

I loved it so much I ordered it in the stripe and the palm leaf print.

One of my favorite spring sweaters (so soft and lightweight) is on sale right now.

I have it in the red and pink stripe.

And the leopard.

And the gray.

dress Belk/earrings Lisi Lerch

Belk

Have you seen the Crown and Ivy brand at Belk?

Super affordable (don’t let the prices deceive you—it’s always on sale) and cute and preppy.

They have the cutest dresses.

There are so many fun options for summer.

shirt/Ann Taylor/pants Talbots/shoes Amazon (similar comes in a zillion colors)/earrings Amazon

Ann Taylor

This is a recent find.

I’ve shopped at Loft for years and I’ve shopped at Ann Taylor factory before at our local outlet store, but I just started shopping at Ann Taylor.

They run 40% off sales all the time and the clothes are so unusual.

I LOVE this blue and white top with the beautiful raised embroidery.

I also ordered this yellow top with embroidery that so many of y’all asked about on Instagram stories.

And this lavender top is another version but in a slightly lower price point.

dress: Tuckernuck

Tuckernuck

Tuckernuck is a new brand for me, too.

Again—a total splurge, but I shopped their twice-yearly sale and they had some AMAZING finds.

Every single piece I’ve ordered from them is such an incredible quality piece and it just feels like something you will keep in your closet forever like this striped dress.

dress Walmart/shoes/shoes Amazon (similar comes in a zillion colors)/earrings Amazon

Walmart

You know I couldn’t leave Walmart off the list, right?

This flutter sleeve dress is eyelet and UNDER $16.

SERIOUSLY.

It also comes in blue and white stripe and blue and yellow stripe and this pretty orange and lavender pattern.

Let’s discuss these high-waisted pants.

bought them in almost every color. 

Yep.

Blue and black and white and khaki and pink.

They are SUPER FLATTERING on. My sister-in-law saw me wearing them and bought two pairs last night. They have the cutest frayed hem and they are wide-legged but have a fitted cut at the top so the legs don’t look awkward on someone that’s 5′ tall like me.

And the tie-dyed shirt is under $10 and comes in four different colors, too.

Here’s a board of fun fashion finds I discovered from Walmart (most of which are now hanging in my closet).

This blue floral dress.

This floral bag.

This white eyelet dress.

These khaki pants.

This blue and white striped shirt.

These white pants.

This blue and white striped dress.

These blue pants.

This straw bag.

Whew.

That was a LOT of clothes talk.

I hope it was a little helpful.

Let me know if you ever have any questions about any clothes on the blog and I’ll try my best to help.

We fashionistas have to stick together. 🙂

PS Back to our regularly scheduled home decor posts tomorrow.

PPS A giant thank you to Kenna Lynn Photography for most of the photos on this post.

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Comments

  1. Image for Kathy Keeley Kathy Keeley

    You look terrific! May I ask if you followed a specific diet for your weight loss. I apologize if you have discussed previously-I am not looking for a particular "brand" just a method. Thanks

    1. Image for Darlene Darlene

      I didn’t know you before your weight loss but, you look great now. I enjoy reading everything you share. Keep up the good work. Nice to know you!

  2. Image for Susie Susie

    Your weight loss is amazing. I have not seen how you have lost your weight. Please let us in your weight loss program.

    1. Image for Sloane Sloane

      There is a theory that she follows the renamed Medifast diet, now known as Optavia,cost about $400.00 per month. Way back when Oprah came on stage with her red wagon filled with "fat".it was the Medifast plant meal replacement, mostly,diet.

  3. Image for Julie Julie

    KariAnne, you're looking great! Congrats on the determination, discipline and sacrifice in your achievement. However, no more weight loss as we soon might not be able to see you......... =) ox

  4. Image for Renee Bayes Renee Bayes

    Wow!!! Congrats on your weight loss. And during a pandemic!!! You look so darn cute in anything that you wear. Your style is so “YOU”—- your smile lights up any day. Thanks for the fashion show. I will check out these stores. Have a blessed day. Renee

  5. Image for Lynn Lynn

    You look adorable! Your weight loss is so inspiring and with a fun perk of needing new clothes. I enjoy watching you find such cute things!

  6. Image for MJ Venesco MJ Venesco

    I love it! I think the fashion post is fabulous. Please keep them coming! I already have the Ann Taylor top in my bag lol. You look too cute in everything.

  7. Image for Sharon Brady Sharon Brady

    I love your posts! I too would appreciate knowing if you used a certain plan to lose all those pounds! It’s so hard to lose weight. I’m so happy for you and know that you must feel so good and healthy since you attained your goal weight.

  8. Image for Beth Minger Beth Minger

    I'm asking too - how did you lose all that weight - and by the way - where were you hiding it?!!! You never looked like you could be carrying around a small child!!! You look great!🥳👏

  9. Image for Calypso in the Country Calypso in the Country

    You look amazing in every photo and I love all your clothing finds. I think we're all excited about fashion this year...after spending most of 2020 in sweatpants! Time to shop! Shelley

  10. Image for Gerri Strathman Gerri Strathman

    Congratulations on the weight loss! You are a beautiful girl. I have always felt that decorating a home and having a sense of fashion go hand in hand. An eye for color, style and proportions translates easily from furniture to clothing.

  11. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    Well this was fun! You're looking beautiful in your new clothes! I ordered the floral bag and am ordering the lavender Boden dress - as soon as I can figure out what size to get. I love their clothes, but sometimes the fit isn't comfy. Think I need to go bigger maybe. I also ordered the navy gingham shoes you showed us a while back. So cute! (They run a little small, but I think they'll stretch a bit.) Thanks for the shopping spree!

  12. Image for Lydia Lydia

    I adore you and am so happy for your successful journey to your goal! But did I miss the entry where you told how you did it? I would love to hear your story. I need to lose about 90 pounds myself and have always viewed you as being contagiously inspiring! Please share!

  13. Image for Cindy Vojanec Cindy Vojanec

    I am so proud of your weight loss!! I have battled with my weight since high school and right now am at an all time high. It is so discouraging. Can you sometime share what you have done to accomplish this feat? Stay well and enjoy all those new clothes!!! How fun!!

  14. Image for JC JC

    Congratulations KariAnne on this major achievement and life change!! You are such an inspiration and look great!! Your smile tells it all. I didn't buy many clothes last year, so I'm in some real need this year! Some of these stores are new to me. I've always loved the classic Ann Taylor. That sapphire blue blouse is a gorgeous color! I'm looking forward to checking them out. Happy fashion day, friend!

  15. Image for Barb E Barb E

    KARIANNE, Congratulations on your weight loss! YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL! It’s so nice to hear you are having so much fun shopping for a new wardrobe. You are very special and inspiring to many!

  16. Image for Michelle L Michelle L

    Such cute clothes and congrats on the amazing weight loss. Like many others I must have missed the post on how you achieved such a remarkable weight loss. I need to drop some pounds and have found it incredibly difficult in this 40+ body. Do tell how you did it...spill ALL the secrets! You are such an inspiration to so many! 😁

  17. Image for Liz Shivel Liz Shivel

    Hi KariAnne, congratulations on 99 pounds! That’s an amazing accomplishment! You should be proud of yourself and you look great! Cute clothes looking cute on you! Way to go!! Salmon and broccoli, right?? 🌻

  18. Image for Deb Deb

    KariAnne, Girl, you look stunning!!!! Seriously, you do, and you are rocking every single one of those sweet summer outfits. Every. Single. One. ((Hugs)) :-)

  19. Image for Debbie Debbie

    You look amazing. Congratulations on your weight loss. I always thought you were beautiful. Your smile can light up any room. It must feel great buying new clothes. You deserve a new wardrobe.

  20. Image for Barbara Barbara

    You look AMAZING!! It is falling off of you girl! Great stick-to-it-tive-ness!!!!! I love Boden clothing too as a splurge- great post and I always love seeing your beautiful smile:)

  21. Image for Karins Kottage Karins Kottage

    LET’S GO!! I love your fashion post! Such great styling ideas! Of course you look fabulous and are rocking every outfit! Congratulations on your weight-loss journey my friend you are an inspiration! You ARE AMAZING! 😃 Hugs, Karin

  22. Image for lee lee

    i look at your LIGHT...your sparkly eyes.. and think I'm SO proud of you!. Loving yourself and practicing wellness and healthy eating.....Inspires me...& the clothes are Tres' CUTENESS.. TY for sharing Kari <3. xxx

  23. Image for Janet H. Janet H.

    Thanks for sharing these items. I really appreciate seeing styles on real people. I've already ordered many of what you suggested. Keep up the research on our behalf.

  24. Image for Susan Susan

    You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on taking control of your health! You look gorgeous - you're actually glowing! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Image for Elizabeth Tinsley Hayes Elizabeth Tinsley Hayes

    You look beautiful and are such an inspiration. I bet when you and your daughters go out, people think you are all sisters!. This post was great and now we know you have great taste, rather for your home or your clothing.

  26. Image for Bonnie Blinson Bonnie Blinson

    Thank you for sharing your spring closet. I love most of the items. Trying to keep my cost down but needed new knock around things. So I went for a couple of the Walmart items. Thank you again.

  27. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    You look wonderful, those clothes and shoes are perfect and look so good on you. Thanks and I love these posts about what you have found to wear.

  28. Image for Lyn Lyn

    You look fantastic - but most of all you have a wonderful personality, and you are full of positivity. I love Boden, Talbots, and Ann Taylor. In addition, I have just recently picked up a couple of items from Old Navy - a cute jumpsuit, jeans, and a couple pairs of black slacks to wear instead of jeans, and also I really like J. Crew. It sounds like you have discovered a whole new world of fashion.

  29. Image for jeannie dugan jeannie dugan

    Wow! You look great!! And such cute clothes! Who would have thought, Walmart? Although I have bought some nice activewear at Walmart. I’m 5 foot also! Ugh, it makes it so hard to find clothes. And a lot of petites still are too long. How did you get those pants to work on a 5ft frame? I’m another one who needs to lose weight. I’m interested in your secret to success! Maybe another non decorating post in the future? Totally love your decorating and your fashion sense!

  30. Image for Birty Birty

    Hello gorgeous never apologize for your gifts an creativity from God 😊that means u r just multi talented and for that we all r thankful 😊 Birty 😊

  31. Image for Kris Kris

    Hey Miss Gorgeous, this was fun. Can I suggest that you identify which brands offer a range of sizes? As someone who also lost a significant amount of weight (several years ago now) .... I think it's important for women to have clothing they love and feel good in no matter what size they are. Today you may not look the way you want to, size-wise, but you can always look pulled together!

  32. Image for Shirley Shirley

    You look amazing! Love all of the clothes and accessories. Have you been able to wear any old clothes that had previously been tight on you?

  33. Image for Ellen Ellen

    This post was GREAT!!! Your blog is home decor for sure, but then again decorators love all things pretty, including clothing! You look terrific in all your outfits!

  34. Image for Linda Linda

    I love the mauve dress you were wearing in the picture. I would love to know what weight loss program you followed as you are just glowing with happiness. I would really appreciate your help as I am presently where you were before the weight loss. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Image for Linda Linda

      I am just wondering if you have sent the post out on how you managed the fabulous weight loss as yet? If so, I did not receive it.

  35. Image for Betty in Arlington Betty in Arlington

    Karianne, You are my heroine and my inspiration! I, too, love Boden USA - the Amelie Jersey Dress is a keeper, and it comes in all colors and styles! Some are even on sale and they last forever (I often see Boden in thrift stores). They run true to size and are flattering for all bod types!

  36. Image for Debbie Debbie

    You look amazing and I just loved this post! You have a wonderful sense of style! Yes, it’s important that we beautify ourselves as we decorate, too! Thanks so much for your help!💜

  37. Image for Debbie Debbie

    You are such a joy to watch! Your smile and sweet demeanor are so refreshing. Thanks for the clothes recommendations. Have a wonderful day.

  38. Image for Pamela Griner Pamela Griner

    Ooh!!! Loved this post...but I love clothes as much as I love decorating. I am a "mini" person too...4'11" (99 lbs) and it is not always easy to the the right fit. These outfits are so cute...I feel a little shopping urge. Loft is my go to store (they have great sales). Looking forward to some new options. Thanks...and you look fabulous...but then...you always have!

  39. Image for Paula Paula

    You look fantastic! Congrats on your weight loss and thanks for the clothing finds. Everything is looking great on you!

  40. Image for Peg Peg

    You are such a CUTIE, and I am thrilled you are bringing fashion into your blog posts!! Please tell me where the top in the first and last pick is from?!! Love, love!!! xoxo

  41. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Sorry I'm late to the party. You are soooooooo adorable in all those outfits. And I'm so excited for you that you get to now have fun picking out and wearing (and modeling for us) some cute new clothes. I think it's wonderful! I know you feel better. Enjoy! 😁❤

  42. Image for Teresa Teresa

    Way back in the 70's when I was in college a professor in my tailoring class told us "you can dress from WalMart if you know how to put it together'. I have never forgotten that tip. Another fashion tip I got from a specialty dress shop from a dear friend who worked there was for my statue (I am 5'4") I should get rid of all the cropped pants I owned as they cut you off and make you look out of proportion. Guess what? I donated them all immediately and have never worn another pair. In regard to all the questions to KariAnne about weight loss I'd like to suggest to you ladies to check out plexus. It is a plant based healthy way to get a healthy gut which will get you on the path to being happy and healthy and dropping pounds. As I'm sure KeriAnne did with whatever plan she followed was she was/is committed. That is key! Suggestion you can begin today-drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. What a difference it will make! Might sound overwhelming but your body will crave water soon and you will see it was missing that H2O. Drinking cool, not cold makes it easier. KariAnne, you look FABULOUS, and love to know if drinking water was part of your plan.

  43. Image for Kim Waldorf Kim Waldorf

    You look so good KariAnne! What an inspiration you are. You look so cute in all these items. Thanks for sharing Boden. I have never heard of it. The clothes are so cute on that site. Congrats on your weight loss journey!

  44. Image for Pegg Pavlock Pegg Pavlock

    90 lbs.! Wowed by your accomplishment! Thanks for this post I too am a fan of Boden. I wait for a sale and they have darling children’s clothes also. I will check out some of these other brands. What I w oils have liked was I wear an 8 in this brand but size up in this brand. Keep being your positive self!

  45. Image for Lynn Lynn

    Your weight loss is remarkable and you look so adorable in your new frocks. One thing that is the same is your smile, it's very contagious! Congratulations on the new you Karianne.

  46. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Absolutely LOVED today’s blog on fashion!!! Please continue to do more of these. Congratulations on your weight loss. That is an amazing accomplishment!!

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