shoes

flat sandals

Lately I have been all about the flat sandal! They are comfortable, casual, but can also be easily dressed up. Not to mention perfect for this hot summer weather! I love this Rachel Zoe pair, but how great is the look for less?

their way: Rachel Zoe $235

the save way: Old Navy $19

their way & the save way {flip-flops}

I absolutely love these flip-flops, they are perfect for the beach and summer outings {and much better then the rubber kind}. But why would you spend $49.50, when you can spend $14.94? And to be honest I have tried on both and cannot tell the difference!

{I also featured these here, as a top pick for the spring and summer}

friday finds {heels}

Sometimes I come across a shoe, so different, so unique, and right on trend, that I must have them! Even if I only wear them a few times. Well this is a pair I purchased this week, so classy and high-end inspired, but only $49.9o. {gotta love Zara’s e-commerce} Not to mention these will be perfect for Spring and Summer cocktail parties and weddings!

{cockatoo}

I’ve always been a fan of the using the pantone colors to influence my clothing purchases, nail colors and even home decor. {see spring 2012 colors here} I’ve decide to start a little series about the pantone colors for each season,  “pantone palate”,  and bring you my favorite options for each shade {all under $50}. This is also a great way to introduce color into your wardrobe. Today’s color is Cockatoo!

we all wear flats

I hardly ever wear high heels {during the day}. To start with, I’m 5’11” so my average heel puts me well over 6’3″. I also find the ones I tend to purchase aren’t the 8 hour wearing type {all though I do have a few pairs that I can last in}. Not to mention, my work environment is extremely casual, so I steer away unless a client meeting. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing a celebrity in a fancy pair of flats, because, let’s be real here, we know they can’t live in heels 24/7.

*check chicinflats.tumbler.com for more flat inspiration

 

a little spring pick up

I picked up a few items in-store and online from Old Navy this weekend. Cannot wait to wear these for Spring, and a few items I can introduce into my wardrobe now.

Also, shop now through 1/19 online and save an additional 30% with the code NEWYOU. 

colored stone necklace $15.94, gold necklace $15.94, scarf $14.94, neon flats $22.94, cheetah umbrella $8.00, blue and white stripe dress $25, color block dress $32.94, coral bikini  top $24.94, bottom $19.94

currently craving

I love to shop early and out of season. No time like the present to think spring! Things I’m currently craving all under $30!

striped shift dress $22.90, feminine dress $27.80, woven flats $29.90, yellow pants $15.50, blush pants $24.80,  mint pant $15.50, geometric necklace $8.80

absolutely “wonder”ful

Before heading to NYC I read up on new and upcoming events, designers and store openings. I came across one person who had always sparked my interest. Chris Burch, the ex-husband of Tory Burch. I have come to learn he is a retailing genius! He recently opened C.Wonder,  a boutique in SOHO {there are 3 other locations as well}, and let me tell you something, it may have been what dreams are made of.

Holiday music, great {unique and affordable} gift items, a very helpful and colorful staff. I absolutely loved it! The merchandising was perfect and the selection was on point! I highly recommend you visit the store next time you are in NYC! No plans to travel to NYC? Don’t worry you can shop online {but, I will tell you the in-store selection is much larger}.

{ikat bowls $8}

{tassel key fob $18}

{stud bracelet $38}

{votive $4}

{croco wellies $78}

{hard clutch $68}

loosen up

Lately I feel like shoes are not fitting me like they used to. Either a tad to tight or a tad to big. I must confess to you my solution for too tight shoes {warning, it looks a little goofy}. If I am in between sizes I typically go with the ones that are to snug. In order to get them to loosen up a bit I put on my thickest socks and walk around the house, run errands {as long as you can’t see the socks} etc. This loosens them up just a bit and typically resolves the too snug shoe issue.

Bronze Heels: Banana Republic {no longer available}

Bronze Oxfords: Fossil {I purchased mine at the outlet for $24.99}

Socks: TJ Maxx 


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