I’m always on the hunt for the next best boutique to land some affordable favorites, and since working in Manhattan I didn’t have to travel far to find one. My new go-to spot for game-changing pieces is Shop Culture, they have several locations spread throughout the city, but I frequent the one on 36th and 7th in the heart of the garment district no less. With my crop top game strong this spring, I decided this black and white mixed print top wouldn’t hurt my ever-expanding collection. A piece like this is necessary, it’s an added piece of art to a spice up a simple (blush) trouser or sleek pencil skirt. And speaking of blush, these Mercer and Madison trousers (via Marshall’s) are hands down the most comfortable work pant I own. They have an elastic waist (shown in the back) with a sleek pleated front, I like to call them my mullet pants. Another trophy from my many Marshall’s victories–thank you very much. I have to admit, Marshall’s has become a danger-zone for me; I can’t seem to walk out with out spending some serious money. It’s not healthy, but I have to say while spring cleaning I found a handful of pieces that I plan to revamp and bring back to life. While spring is for new beginnings it doesn’t mean you have to break your bank for a whole new wardrobe, you’d be surprised with what you can find hanging in your closet.