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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?

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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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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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5 Shoes Every Man and Woman Needs

9 Apr

WOMEN

1. Flats

– Basic or fun, they are versatile and just plain comfortable

 

 

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2. Basic Pumps

– You will always find a need for a heel

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3. Boots

– Baby it’s cold outside and bare skin will cause frostbite. Cover those toes in the winter!

 

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4. Comfortable Cute Shoes for walking

– You’re human and you walk. You can’t always drive to where you need to go. Get some comfy shoes that aren’t meant for sports to wear

 

 

 

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5. Fashionable Rain Shoe or Boot

– It rains it pours it soaks your shoes and makes your feet wet. Super uncomfortable. Get something that’s waterproof.

 

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MEN

1. Boots

– They’re warm in the winter and look like a regular shoe underneath jeans

 

 

 

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2. Dress Oxford

– You may not need them now, but there will be a time you will need a dress shoe for something. Get a pair in black or brown. Invest and spend money in them because you could own them forever

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3. Casual Oxford

– Good for business casual or dressing a step above a sneaker

 

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4. Cool, comfortable casual sneaks

– For everyday wear

 

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5. Good waterproof boot/shoe

– You will need a shoe that is waterproof for the rain, otherwise it will ruin the 2 pairs of nice shoes you own.


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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

Michael Hoban Vintage Leather Dress for $35

11 Jan

Leather is one of the most luxurious and durable materials for clothes and accessories out there. Good quality leather can cost you a pretty penny and you mostly see leather in shoes, handbags, belts and other accessories that might take a heavy beating. But clothing isn’t as common outside of the typical leather jacket.

I found such a fashion find that I can’t even believe I found it; a royal blue sweetheart neckline strapless leather dress with zipper details by Michael Hoban for a mere $35! Michael Hoban was a major leather retailer in the 1960s through the 1980s with clients including Elvis Presley, Elton John and Sammy Davis JR. His designs were meant to be fun, a bit loud and statement pieces.This dress is stunning, classic and can still be worn decades beyond its intent. It has a soft, buttery feel that feels comfortable and luxurious. The boning on top gives a structured, slimming silhouette with shaping and lift to the girls.

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Pair with these and it’s a head turning outfit.

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