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Trend Alert: Kate Spade Wearable Phrases

31 Aug

Kate Spade is so hot right now! So hot in fact, the brand has expanded into home goods, activewear and even partnering with Magnolia cupcakes. The brand is traditionally known for more ladylike handbags that are structured and well made at a price point that is attainable to the masses.

But they are kicking it up a notch and down-aging by adding fun phrases to handbag, accessories, and home goods. I’m really loving this! It’s a fun way to add some personality to your outfit.

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What do you think about this trend?

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Dash for the last pair of Sandals!

24 Sep

Buying off season is possibly the best wardrobe strategy you could ever use.

I always buy clothes and shoes at the end of the season to get the best deals since everything is on deep discount, then put them away until next year where I already have a few new pieces to start that season’s wardrobe.

I found these Via Spiga chocolate brown leather strappy wedges on sale at Marshall’s for $18! Via Spiga is a contemporary brand that sells shoes starting at $175-$195 and going up from there. I got these brand new sandals for next to nothing.

 

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And even though fall just arrived, we still have a few fleeting summer moments where I can wear them a few times before they get switched out for boots.

Do you shop off season? Find any good deals?

Stoop Sale Find- Accessorizing for under $5

10 Sep

I love that walking through my neighborhood in Brooklyn can take me anywhere. I stumbled upon this stoop sale where I found this gem of a vintage inspired beaded necklace. Upon closer inspection you can see how crafted it is with the striations in the beads and holding it reveals how heavy it was. When looking at costume jewelry, weight usually equals quality. Got away with it for $3 and it goes perfectly with my chambray pleated top and camel blazer just in time for the beginning of the fall chill!

 

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Find anything good at a stoop sale or garage sale lately?

 

 

 

Summer’s Trendiest Flat Found at Beacon’s Closet

27 Aug

I love these flats! I’m sure you’ve seen them in various colors and materials at all different price points and have been wanting these since they broke the market. But who wants to spend a lot of money for a shoe that could be out of style next year. I got lucky and found these for $15 at Beacon’s Closet barely used. They’re selling at DSW now for $40.

A very in style girl made sure to catch my attention to pay me a compliment on these and ask me where I got them. Resale store! I was very flattered. The takeaway, you can stay in style and trendy without blowing your budget.

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Pre Winter Steal: Cole Haan Boots 45% Off

30 Jul

I get made fun of all the time for buying boots in July, which I usually do every year. But with athletic calves and the desire to buy boots that aren’t tried on a million times by random strangers, I shop the moment the first round of boots hit the shelves. In July.

What this usually means is discounted boots that didn’t sell last year reappear early or older styles that missed its shipment to department stores last year are finally showing up in the discount stores, again early. This always means a good deal for you and your pick of the litter.

I got these beautiful Cole Haan Suede Boots with a wood stacked heel and Nike Air comfort in the sole. They’re classic and will go perfectly with my dresses and skinny jeans. Cole Haan boots sell anywhere from $350-$550 and DSW was selling these for $210. With my $10 coupon, I got these for $200. To get boots this cheap at Cole Haan, you’d have to wait until after Thanksgiving to have the opportunity to find them on sale and then cross your fingers they’re not in terrible shape and in your size.

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Can’t wait to wear these in the fall! Have you begun your pre winter shopping?

Men’s Thrifting: Casual Friday Look for $9

8 Jul

While visiting some of my family in New Jersey, my boyfriend and I ended up going to a $20 fill a bag sale at a consignment store called Greene Street. They have locations in New Jersey, Philadelphia and a new location in New York city. It was the stuff of my thrifting dreams!

It was literally dozens of bins of the most tragic pieces of clothing known to man to dig through to unearth a few good gems. And we did find them! In the bin sale, he found a Banana Republic navy blue striped polo barely worn amongst other great things like a Missoni silk tie and brand new with tags bike jersey (which I have been informed are expensive…physical activity is not a hobby of mine so I had no idea how awesome that was) .

We filled the bag enough that each piece was a mere $1. What?! I know right?!

In the full price section of the store, he scored again grabbing a pair of olive green relaxed fit Rag and Bone chinosfor $8. Perfect for summer, he got this look  for a total of $9.

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Kate and Pippa Middleton: Get the Look

29 Jan

Get these Kate and Pippa Middleton winter looks on a non royal budget!

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GET THE LOOK:

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Knit black skirt- OLD NAVY: $22
Ribbed white long sleeve shirt- VICTORIA’S SECRET: $16
Grey  preppy blazer- TARGET: $24
Brown paisley scarf-TARGET: $15
Brown cap-RALPH LAUREN:$25
 
Total: $102
 
 
 

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GET THE LOOK:

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Burgundy sweater dress- TOPSHOP: $80
Faux leather jacket- Mossimo-TARGET:$27
Faux fur scarf- Simply Vera- KOHL’S:$20
Suede boots-Type Z Saloni-ZAPPOS: $129
Colorblock satchel- Call it Spring- JCPENNEY: $40

Total: $296