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June 26, 2014

Save or splurge: trapeze handbag

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Save or splurge: trapeze handbags |

The trapeze handbag has been spotted on the arms of A-listers such as Victoria’s Secret supermodel, Alessandra Ambrosio, and actresses Amanda Seyfried and Dakota Fanning. And, what’s not to love about this uniquely shaped handbag? With the detachable shoulder strap, it makes the perfect crossbody or it can be transformed into a carrier purse. The original design was introduced by Céline and is available in contrasting color hues and different materials, making this bag truly one-of-a-kind. Not quite ready to make that investment? How about trying out this style with a similar find from Neiman Marcus? Which one is your pick?


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June 5, 2014

Save or splurge: striped midi skirt

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Striped midi skirt @tibi @vincecamuto |

In keeping with the skirt theme, this week’s save or splurge is the striped midi skirt. Classic colors? Check. Striped? Check. Not too long, not too short? Check. Pencil skirt? Sold.

I am really loving the midi length this year. I hate that feeling when I wear a skirt and am having to constantly tug at it to ensure it doesn’t become ride up and become too short. These two skirts fit pretty much every criteria I have and would be great addition to my skirt collection.

Pair the version from Tibi with a crisp white button-down shirt and some cute bow sandals for a work outfit. Add a belt and necklace and instantly, to create an eye-catching outfit. Or, consider pairing this Vince Camuto version with a chambray shirt, some classic sneakers, and a baseball cap to create a laid back weekend look. Which one is your favorite?

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Tibi Racetrack Striped Pencil Skirt

Vince Camuto Marina Stripe Midi Tube Skirt

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May 22, 2014

Save or splurge: rhinestone open toe heels

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Wedding season is upon on and more often than not I’m always turning to my gray/silver heels. They add a bit of pizzazz to a dress but rather than upstaging the entire outfit, they compliment it well. I’ve found that I’ve had difficulty trying to find something that doesn’t go with them!

Rhinestone buckle open toe heel: Manolo Blahniks & Tevolio via @target #target |

Here are some options for you if you’re looking for some versatile heels. I love the rhinestone buckle and the little peep toe on these heels. A little shimmer and shine go a long way as evidenced by these pair from Manolo Blahnik. Perfect for the bride, bridesmaid, or guest! Designer shoe a little out of your budget? Try this very similar design from Target’s wedding line, Tevolio. What’s your go-to shoe?


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May 15, 2014

Save or splurge: lace espadrille flats

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You’ve seen the pictures of celebrities in their everyday wear sporting those espadrille flats. And probably for good reason: they’re so comfortable!

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I recently stumbled across these Valentino lace espadrille flats! What more could one ask for? Pink? Check. Lace? Check. Comfortable? Check, check, check! These are great for pairing with your favorite boyfriend jeans and white tee for a casual look but you could also dress it up by pairing with a fit and flare dress. Looking for a more budget friendly version? Check out these just-as-good flats from Jennifer Lopez’s fashion line. How would you pair these lace espadrille flats?

@valentino #valentino and Jennifer Lopez via @kohls #kohls lace espadrille flats |


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May 1, 2014

Save or splurge: ankle wrap sandal heels

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April showers bring May flowers – that’s how the saying goes, right? The floral print trend is definitely in full effect. This is evident with its prominence in everything from blazers to pants to skirts. Some of the floral patterns out there are bolder than others and I’ve found myself challenged with how to best style it without looking like a crazy person. If you’re new to this trend, perhaps you’d like to start with a smaller print and work it into your outfit.

Save or splurge: @givenchy #givenchy vs @stevemadden #stevemadden floral ankle-wrap pump heel |

I think these ankle wrap sandal heels are good solution for that. The print is colorful and girly and has multiple colors so you can match it to other color palettes to style a very vibrant and chic outfit. I’ve found two different styles from Givenchy and Steve Madden that can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe this season.

The classic rose design from Givenchy would work perfectly paired with a little black dress that you could wear to a shower. Consider pulling in the pink rose detailing by pairing the dress with a matching belt. To balance the outfit, I would recommend a neutral accessory palette for the earrings, bracelet, and clutch.

@givenchy #givenchy ankle wrap sandals | @topshop #topshop little black dress | @marcjacobs #marcjacobs earrings | @ralphlauren #ralphlauren pearl bracelet | @jcrew #jcrew straw clutch | @dsquared #dsquared belt |

These pretty and bright floral heels from Steve Madden are also another option if you’re not fully committed to the trend and are unsure if it’s for you. This pattern is very feminine, especially with the thin straps and stiletto heel. To play up the girly vibe, I would pair it with this season’s other “it” trend: the midi skirt. This white midi skirt is a great contrast to the vibrant colors of the heel and is complimented by a blush pink top. Again, I kept the earrings and cuff bracelet color-neutral, and offset the entire look with a mint quilted purse that has a gold chain to tie in the two color schemes.

@stevemadden #stevemadden ankle wrap heels | @madewell #madewell blush blouse | @topshop #topshop scuba midi skirt | earrings via @netaporter #netaporter | gold cuff via @bloomingdales #bloomingdales | mint quilted purse via @yoox #yoox |

Are you trying the floral trend this Spring? I’d love to hear what you’ve styled!

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