If you've ever shopped in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, then you probably already love Francesca's Collections for it's unique, treasure-trove approach to retail. The store is filled with charming jewelry, gifts, apparel and home accessories that seem handpicked from around the globe—all at affordable prices. I didn't even realize they had an online boutique (as well as multiple store locations nationwide!!) until reader Claudia tipped me off to this exciting fact. Definitely check this store out if you have one near you, and if not, browse their stellar online store. Here's a sampling of the great things you'll discover (click any image for more info):
Santa Monica Pier Wrap, $34. Nautical stripes make this the perfect lightweight cover-up for summer outings.
Let It Be Dress, $44. I'm still loving these two-in-one colorblock dresses made popular by designer brands like Theory. Just add cute sandals and a purse and you're all set.
Stone Butterfly Brooch, $24. A vintage-look brooch can be worn so many ways. Love the turquoise color.
First Kiss Tote, $44. An intricate woven lattice exterior lends interest and texture to this white tote.