Month: August 2016

Suede lace up block heel Pumps

Here it is the last day of August and I’m not ready for the end of summer or the end of wearing sandals and dare I say it, flip flops too! I know there will still be plenty of warm weather to go but it never ceases to get to me when I’m dressed for one season but the stores have all things out for the next season.  In this case it’s these pumps by Aquazzura.  I wasn’t exactly feeling the block heel trend initially and then I hurt my knee jogging and higher heels had to be put on the back burner for awhile 😦

I tried these on at the store and fell in love with them but besides the price ($725.00) I can’t purchase anything fall/winter when I’m still running the air conditioner because it’s so hot and humid outside.  Maybe around October if I save my pennies I might get them.

 

Until next time ♥

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OPI Washington, DC Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

By Kerry Washington from you know what show – Scandal.  It was treat myself to a day at the spa and instead of keeping with my chipper bright colors of summer I tried out one of her new colors.  I will say that two of the colors – Pale to the Chief (which I picked) and Never a Dulles Moment – can be worn year round.  But hey! You wear what you want when you want but these are slightly darker colors but great ones.  I can definitely see me wearing some of these colors this fall and winter.

The only colors I didn’t like were the green shades.  They reminded me of green smoothies and wet grass; not feeling them but you may love.  Check out the color line here

Until next time ♥

 

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Tunic Top and Distressed White Jeans

It’s still hot out there and for a lunch date I wanted to wear something cool and comfortable.  I purchased this tunic top from J.Crew a couple years ago and it works just great over these white distressed Banana Republic jeans.  The little clutch bag/wristlet was a great buy from the Fossil Outlet.  This bag is one of three that you can switch out merely by taking the wrist strap off and putting it on another bag.  If you wish, you can just use the bag without the strap or put one of the bags in say a larger tote.  Flexibility rules!

Until next time ♥

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Tunic top J.Crew very similar and on sale now here

White jeans Banana Republic here

Sandals old pair of mine try here and here

Fossil wristlet from factory outlet

A Steal in Silver – Loafers

We’ve all had shoe lust! Don’t deny it, you know you have, and sometimes we’re fortunate enough to be able to satisfy that lust while other times… sigh.  Budgetary restraints take charge.  But now and then there are those moments when we hit the jackpot and find that ‘similar’ shoe at a bargain price that makes you do your happy dance like nobody is watching.  In my case, I struck silver at DSW with this look alike of a Rebecca Minkoff loafer.

Yeah yeah sure sure they aren’t exactly alike but close enough and unlike the original price of $195-$225 (depending on what store you’re at) I got these Steve Madden loafers at DSW from the clearance section at 50% off their list price plus I had a $10 off coupon for belonging to their rewards program which gave me the final price of – wait for it – $32.22!  BOOM!  It pays to prowl those clearance racks for great finds.  By the way – if you are into Converse sneakers they have some great summer ones in the clearance section now.  You can thank me later.

Until next time ♥

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Tassel Block Heel Loafer here and here

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My Steve Madden Makkerr  Loafer find from DSW Clearance

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Striped Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are or should be a staple in every woman’s closet.  I purchased this dress from Banana Republic a few years ago and I love it!  It’s a nice knit material that takes being rolled up and packed like a champ.  The empire waistline is both classic and flattering as are the sleeves and the dress floats over your figure giving you the ideal silhouette.  An interesting thing about this dress is that while it has a high low hem, instead of being the usual high in back low in front it’s longer in the front and back and comes up at the sides.

Floating is the word I’d use to describe how it looks when I walk in it and I’ve gotten compliments on the dress whenever I wear it.  I came very close to wearing a floral headband for the photos since this dress has a bit of a 70’s vibe and all – I was even barefoot in the photos – which seems to be trending but I just couldn’t go there.

Until next time ♥

 

Try these maxi dresses here, here and here

 

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When I win the lottery…

I would love to have this purse! Yes! It is priced as much as a pre-owned car at $5595 but oh how it called out to the photographer me.  The shutter button opens the purse – how cool!  My real Canon camera gave me the side eye so I only took pictures of it and with it.  But when I win the lottery it is on!

Until next time ♥

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Judith Leiber Camera Cluth Bag only at Neiman Marcus here