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    1. A folding fan to keep on your person and dramatically whip out when you enter a room. Isn't it hot in here? Well it is now.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A bright flowy maxi that'll get you through all kinds of special events, vacations, or just a Wednesday packed full of work meetings you're sorta dreading.,

    Promising review: "I loved the colors. This dress is quite comfy, very easy to pack for international travel (doesn’t take up much space), playful, and fun, but easy to wear with tights for a warmer outfit. This was the perfect combination of fun and adventurous and was a great 'outing' dress to travel with." —Addyson Burke

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in 25 prints).

    3. Mesh socks to draw attention to those new shoes you've been dying to wear and now you can because the temps are finally in the 40s. Go ahead and do a tap dance upon entering a room to help drive home the point of LOOK AT MY FEET.


    Promising review: "I love these! I thought they'd be quite flimsy because of the sheer material, but they actually feel like real socks, and I've gotten SO many compliments on them! Haven't tried washing yet, but so far, LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 17 patterns).

    4. A similar dress with some serious pouf to serve as your wingwoman.


    Get it from Asos for $125 (available in sizes S-L).

    Psst, this is from one of my fave brands. Check out more Never Fully Dressed dresses (including several plus-size finds), but like with a lot of Asos finds, you have to move quick!!!

    5. A ruffle-sleeve bodysuit to wear tucked into skirts or your fave high-waisted jeans for a lil' ~DRAMA~. But if that drama turns into you dribbling Bloody Mary all over the front of it while cackling at brunch, it'll be fine. It will ALL be fine.,

    I have definitely not done this before.

    Promising review: "Love this bodysuit!! I wore it for my birthday brunch and felt boujee in all the right ways! I had a ton of girls ask me where I got it and they were shocked when I told them Amazon!" —Cassidy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    6. A four-pack of abstract earrings that'll look glam thrown on with a high pony for a lazy but chic look. Yep, I totally planned this and didn't hit the snooze 5x this morning instead of washing my hair.


    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. A ruffled masterpiece you can wear to brunch after the bottomless mimosa time limit has commenced like it's NBD. Even if you were stuck in a subway without working A/C for 30 minutes en route. "You look so fresh and glowy!" they'll say as they hand you a glass for each hand.


    Promising review: "Love this dress, modest enough to wear for work but cute enough to wear every day! I'm petite so I would say it runs a bit bigger than I'd prefer but it is still super cute! Also, this exact dress is being sold at other boutiques for three times the price!" —Emily Seils

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    8. Sandy Liang x Vans sneakers for anyone who isn't opposed to wearing jewelry on their shoes too. And why the heck not?!


    Get them from Vans for $85+ (available in women's sizes 5, 7-14.5, and five styles).

    And check out all of the Sandy Liang x Vans collection here.

    9. A raimbow cardigan in case you're feeling a jeans and T-shirt day but don't want to look it.


    Promising review: "I loved this sweater from the moment I put it on. It's much comfier than expected, and as a plus-size person, I appreciate that the XL gave me that huggable, cozy, loose fit I wanted in a sweater of this style. It's flattering enough to dress up with some fun accessories over a dress, but also snuggly enough to lounge around on lazy days with it over pajamas. The colors are vibrant and gorgeous, and I'm planning on ordering other colors as well. For the price, the quality is good. I'm pretty picky about acrylic fabrics and breathability, but this is a perfect weight, warm without being oppressive, and not itchy at all. This curvy, queer, nonbinary person is absolutely blown away by the deliciously roomy fit, the pride-tastic colors, pockets, and flattering drape. It definitely sparks joy whenever I put it on (in fact, I'm wearing it now!)." —nessiemonster

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    10. An extremely pretty dress with just enough twirling potential that, like, if you wear it to work it'll still be entirely office appropriate without ruffling too many feathers. Even walking into a meeting is a great op for making an entrance, eh?!


    Promising review: "I wear size 10 (or large) depending on manufacturers. Originally I ordered the XL in the black dress — based on my experiences. But it was like a blanket when put it on (huge and boxy). I loved the style and fabric. So, despite me being lazy, I returned the XL and reordered a medium. Now it is just right (roomy and a loose fit like the model in the photos). Very cute yet comfortable and breezy. I love love love the style. It will be nice just as it is in summer, great with a cardigan in the spring and fall." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.88+ (available in sizes S-XL and in brown and black).

    11. Rhinestone ballerina flats making the case that flashy shoes don't have to have a teetering heel... or any heel! Better for cutting a rug, IMO., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love them! Very comfortable — like airport-long-travel comfortable. I do not usually wear flats, even for traveling long distance, but I will now. They do have a smell when you first get them, but a little air will work. True to size." —JND

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 12 colors).

    12. A ruffled jumpsuit (made of recycled viscose!) – it start some rumors at your local coffee shop about how people have heard you started your own influential newsletter just for fun. Not even for the money that just happens to be rolling in thanks to it. Though that's purely speculation....


    I have a dress from this brand (sadly, now sold out!) and I get at least three comments on every time I wear it. My coworker even told me I looked like a goddess in it. Like, best compliment ever. This brand is great and features a ton of recycled materials in their clothing. Talk about a win-win.

    Get it from HappyxNature for $168 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

    13. A pair of Marc Fisher sandals for when you wanna keep it casual. Or, well, as casual as you get!!


    Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and five color combos).

    14. A holographic windbreaker to help you deal with all the unpredictable spring weather coming your way.


    Get it from Choosy for $45 (available in sizes 12-20).

    15. Leopard overalls I'm going to physically require to have on my body come springtime.

    http://@daily.dose.of.darcy / Via, Amazon

    And they have POCKETS!

    Promising review: "These fit as expected and the straps that tie make them comfortable to adjust to your liking. They are a jean material but not super thick, and they have pockets!!! I am 5'4" and 170lbs for reference, and I got a large. It was a perfect fit." —Hjp

    Get them from Amazon for $27.59 (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    16. Sparkly fishnet stockings that might make you look like a sparkly filter. There are worse things.


    Promising review: "These tights give the outfit an extra edge. I love how well they hug the legs so even if you’re petite, they will still fit nicely. The waist is kind of high, but you can easily tuck it underneath your pants and it won’t show. I highly recommend and would likely buy them again." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in one size and 10 styles and packs).

    17. A denim jacket to ~take out~ with you every time you leave the house.


    Get it from Valfre for $98 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    18. A pair of rhinestone cowboy boots (or two!) that'll announce that there's a new sheriff in town — and that sheriff has EXCELLENT footwear taste.

    Dolls Kill

    Get them from Dolls Kill: denim for $118 (sizes 5-11) and black for $180 (sizes 5-10)

    19. A ~wild~ mini skirt in a dozen different prints so you'll surely be able to find a few to throw into your going-out rotation., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this skirt. I was afraid it would be too small for me. I have hips, thighs, and butt however it ended up being perfect. I am 5'7 180 lbs." —Ash

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 12 patterns).

    20. Razzle dazzle earrings because "Knock knock." "Who's there." "Me and my door knockers."


    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in six colors).

    21. A split decision dress for when you can't decide what color you wanna wear but are also divided between a vest and a dress.


    Get it from Choosy for $45 (available in sizes XS-M).

    22. A yummy skater dress that'll get you all sorts of sweet compliments.,

    Promising review: "I'm typically a size 26 or 28 so I ordered the 5X. I love how the skirt falls on me, but there's a slight gap at the armpit; I probably could've ordered a 4X or 3X and it would've fit just fine. The material is super stretchy and will stretch to fit bigger sizes. The pattern is great and the material is thick enough to not be see-through. It has my full seal of approval. I'm convinced these dresses are made out of faith, trust, and pixie dust. So much so that I ordered another one as soon as I tried this on. The only negative thing I can say is that if you run hot like I do, this won't be a summer dress for you (but it would be perfect for spring or fall) because the fabric is kind of a mix between swimsuit and scuba material." —Shayracha

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-5XL and in 45 prints).

    23. A faux-leather top as catnip for questions like "Where did you get that top?," "Are you a model?," and "Can I come to your home and borrow some things from your closet?!"


    Get it from Missguided for $37 (available in sizes 12-20).

    I have a very similar faux-leather dress in the same color and people assume I spent lots and lots for it. I didn't!

    24. A ~wild~ cropped sweater you can tuck into your jeans, wear with a skirt, really whatever! These beasts will do the attention-grabbing work for ya'.


    Promising review: "This is such a unique and cute sweater! It looks just as pictured and is a thick, high-quality sweater material. It does run on the smaller side, so if you want it to look looser like on the model in the product photos, size up. Otherwise, it's cute with a skirt or high-waisted jeans." —McKenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    25. A comfy shorts set as the next best thing to your perfectly worn-in sweats from high school.


    Get them from Choosy: top for $32 and shorts for $39 (both available in sizes 0-12 and shorts also available in black)

    26. A sneaky romper you won't have to worry about in case your entrance is made much more dramatic thanks to a gust of wind.,

    Promising review: "I love this romper dress. I could wear it every day. I get so many compliments on it. I'm 5'10" and 180 pounds with big boobs. An extra large fit me and was actually big enough for my torso without giving me camel toe! My friends have all been begging for one of these dresses. It does come wrinkly, but you can just iron it and then enjoy feeling like a goddess!" —Catherine Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in eight prints).

    27. A midi dress out here doing the hard work proving that tie-dye looks fab on things other than a cotton T-shirt.


    "Yes, I am going to Burning Man. Hope to see you there!"

    Get it from Missguided for $51 (available in sizes 2-10).

    28. A metallic midi skirt you'll find yourself wearing soooo much more often than you'd think. As a proud owner of a similar gold one, I can say it always garners a ton of attention and it goes with lots and lots of stuff.,

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful skirt; it looks just like the product photos. The fabric actually feels very luxurious — not thin as you might expect for the price. It was a tremendous bargain and I absolutely love it!" —DoctorG

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 15 colors).

    29. A cheery, colorful skirt I'm just going to assume will make you wanna plan a picnic. Or maybe that's the way I'm feeling? I mean, I don't even like the outdoors!

    Dolls Kill

    Get it from Dolls Kill for $98 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    30. A high-neck dress you simply must post on your Insta. Sorry, this is not up for debate.


    Promising review: "YES!!! SO MANY TIMES YES!! Loved it. This dress was beyond — the color was amazing; the amount of heads I turned in the office was wow, and the compliments just kept on coming. I absolutely love this dress, and I didn't want to take it off at the end of the day. Comfortable, lightweight, easy, absolutely beautiful, and true to size." —Mushka

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in six prints).

    31. A sheer sheath dress – it might just make onlookers assume that you're some kind of black widow on the prowl for your next victim. Honestly it's a great look and I wouldn't be offended one bit to be described that way!


    Get it from Express for $24.95 (available in sizes XXS-XL and also cocoa).

    32. A glitzy dress made of recycled polyester that'll win ya' best-dressed of the night. Even if there was no contest, someone's going to scramble to make an impromptu award. It's *that* good.


    Get it from HappyxNature for $198 (available in sizes 00-20).

    33. A stunning kimono to have your back when you can't be bothered to put together a stunning ensemble. Ok, maybe a little bothered. But not a lot bothered.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $98 (available in one size and five color combos).

    34. A button-up shirt that'll technically fit in with your company's dress code with button-up shirts. IMO, you should just go for it. Casual Friday? Do. It.

    Dolls Kill

    Get it from Dolls Kill for $165 (available in unisex sizes M-XL).

    35. An EXTRA!!!! crop tee because you are all the news that's fit to print.

    Forever 21

    And you probably don't require any corrections either.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $17.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X; also in a bodysuit).

    36. And, because we can dream, a sparkly The Vampire's Wife dress I would wear at least twice a week if I owned it. Grocery store? Check. ATM stop? You betchya. Picking up my holds at the library? Of course.

    Get it from The Vampire's Wife for $3,252 (available in UK sizes 6-16, and gold, silver, and other colors).

    You letting everyone take in your gorgeous ensemble:


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