Boot Up

We spent last weekend visiting family in Pennsylvania and experienced an unexpected snowstorm while we were there. Add to that an evening trip to Longwood Gardens (3 hours of outdoor strolling/freezing) and you've got one unhappy camper. I was totally unprepared from my coat to my shoes. And while I really dislike 99% of winter boots, I decided to start looking so I'm never caught off guard again. 

Happily I found not one, but two that I love and don't feel like a total departure from my every day style. Bring on the winter weather! 

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Sandal Sale

Shoes are the one thing I tend to stock up on during end of season mega sales. Shoes wear SO hard when you live in the city, so I tend to go through sandals in a single season. Luckily, I found a huge selection of my favorite brand Sol Sana at 6pm.com. ALL are at least 60% off, under $50 and ship free when you buy 2 or more. 

I can't wait to remember I bought these next year! 

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'Tis the Season..

Ash "Zora"  ankle tie espadrille- $55 (was $155)

Ash "Zora" ankle tie espadrille- $55 (was $155)

Sam Edelman "Lynda" mule - $55 (was $100)

Sam Edelman "Lynda" mule- $55 (was $100)

Steve Madden "Tazz" star print denim espadrille- $34.99 (was $80)

Steve Madden "Tazz" star print denim espadrille- $34.99 (was $80)

For espadrilles!

There's no other shoe that completes a summer look like the espadrille. Lace-up, platform, or (my new fave) mule, you just can't go wrong. 

Manebi "Ibiza"  platform espadrille- $59.99 (was $117)

Manebi "Ibiza" platform espadrille- $59.99 (was $117)

Spring is Coming

I know, I know. The east coast is predicted to get 12-18" this week, a week before the official first day of spring. But I swear, sandal weather is coming. 

I've been wearing Australian brand Sol Sana for years. Well made, classic silhouettes translate to pieces you'll be wearing for seasons to come. 

I recently picked up a few goodies via 6pm.com and just had to share the wealth. These are lined up in my closet just waiting for that first 65 degree day! 

 

Sol Sana "Lara" gladiator sandal- $37.99 (was $109)

Sol Sana "Lara" gladiator sandal- $37.99 (was $109)

Sol Sana "Kennedy" sandal- $29.99 (was $85)

Sol Sana "Kennedy" sandal- $29.99 (was $85)

Sol Sana "Teresa" slide- $29.99 (was $85)

Sol Sana "Teresa" slide- $29.99 (was $85)

Sol Sana "Casper" gladiators- $52 (was $185)

Sol Sana "Casper" gladiators- $52 (was $185)

Sol Sana "Tali" slide- $37.99 (was $85)

Sol Sana "Tali" slide- $37.99 (was $85)

Black Friday Continues

Black Friday isn't over yet! There are still plenty of great deals to be had around the web and I'm rounding up some of the best shoe buys below. Who wouldn't get excited about boots at over 90% off? In fact, if you're interested in revamping your boot collection, you could get all 8 pairs of shoes below for $184 (!!!)

I'm mostly featuring Matisse shoes from Shoemetro below. Well made with classic western details and something unexpected, they've been a wardrobe staple of mine for a long time. Sold at Free People, Nordstrom, and Nastygal, they're a cool girl go-to. 

 
Matisse "Roscoe" bootie- $17.99 after 20% off code (was $189)

Matisse "Roscoe" bootie- $17.99 after 20% off code (was $189)

Matisse "Bess" bootie- $18.50 after 20% off code (was $135)

Matisse "Bess" bootie- $18.50 after 20% off code (was $135)

Matisse "Mustang" western bootie- $19.20 after 20% code (was $190)

Matisse "Mustang" western bootie- $19.20 after 20% code (was $190)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Judith" western mule $21.60 after 20% off code (was $389)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Judith" western mule $21.60 after 20% off code (was $389)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Hoyt" Chelsea boot- $32 after 20% off code (was $395)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Hoyt" Chelsea boot- $32 after 20% off code (was $395)

Matisse "Jacques" lucite heel bootie- $23.20 after 20% off code (was $204) 

Matisse "Jacques" lucite heel bootie- $23.20 after 20% off code (was $204) 

Kim & Zozi "Native" embroidered sneaker- $32 after 20% off code (was $139)

Kim & Zozi "Native" embroidered sneaker- $32 after 20% off code (was $139)

Matisse "Vixen" lace-up bootie- $19 after 20% off discount (was $179)

Matisse "Vixen" lace-up bootie- $19 after 20% off discount (was $179)

Don't forget to use code "cyberdeal20" at checkout to get that extra 20% off!!

Westward Leaning

If you know me at all, you'll know how much I love a good Western bootie. Part Erin Wasson and part Ralph Lauren, this style with its pointy toes, seaming and embroidery give that perfect masculine edge to every look. I fell in love with these Dolce Vita booties earlier in the season via Nordstrom (seen here and here), but the $160+ price tag had me thinking twice about even dreaming of buying them. 

Thank goodness for TJMaxx! I recently found two of my favorite pairs for $59! Get them while you still can. 

 
Dolce Vita "Seth" booties- $59.99 (was $180)

Dolce Vita "Seth" booties- $59.99 (was $180)

Dolce Vita "Skye" booties- $59.99 (was $160)

Dolce Vita "Skye" booties- $59.99 (was $160)

Spanish Soles

Espadrilles are having a big moment this season.  The resurgence of the seasonal fave is in part because of the insane popularity of these Aquazzura shoes which have inspired a bevy of knock-offs. While I usually stick to the classic Soludos Dali, I've been longing for something more feminine with a platform. 

Enter these babies from Splendid. With ankle ties and rustic stripes they'll add the perfect South of France vibe to denim and white looks all summer long. 

 
Splendid "Eveleigh" platform espadrille- $21 after extra 20% off (was $88)

Splendid "Eveleigh" platform espadrille- $21 after extra 20% off (was $88)

Don't forget to use code "BIG" for extra 20% off at checkout @ Lord & Taylor!

White Now

We've finally had a few tastes of summer here on the east coast and what better way to celebrate than sharing my favorite new white dress? 

In my book, this dress has everything going for it; it's cotton, it's textured, it has crochet trim, it's off the shoulder, and it has a sweet sleeve detail. Oh, and the adorable front pockets. If this dress doesn't leave you dreaming of your next trip to Santorini-Capri-Majorca, I don't know what will. 

Don't forget to pack your espadrilles and straw bag! 

Cynthia Vincent "Pebbles" espadrilles- $79.99 (was $195) 

Cynthia Vincent "Pebbles" espadrilles- $79.99 (was $195) 

W118 Walter Baker "Heather" dress- $29.99 (was $178)

W118 Walter Baker "Heather" dress- $29.99 (was $178)

Mar Y Sol raffia tote- $65 (was $115)

Mar Y Sol raffia tote- $65 (was $115)

Saturday Edit

One of the first rounds of fall clearance is happening and there are some major goodies to be had. As per usual I'm itching to add some new sunnies and booties to the mix.

But hands-down the best deal this week is the Cynthia Vincent drape cardi in this post. It's everything; a heavy weight wool-blend, ombre, a great ikat pattern.. and more than 90% off! I can't wait to add it to my fall rotation. 

Le Specs "Original Sin" sunglasses- $12.99 (was $60)

Le Specs "Original Sin" sunglasses- $12.99 (was $60)

Wayf ditsy shift dress- $23.10 (was $88)

Wayf ditsy shift dress- $23.10 (was $88)

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Ikat Drape cardi- $34 (was $385)

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Ikat Drape cardi- $34 (was $385)

Mr. Wolf moto boot- $98 (was $183)

Mr. Wolf moto boot- $98 (was $183)

Buy Now, Wear Now

When H&M's sales are good, they're good. There's a lot of summer clearance in the mix, so if you're like me and completely over summer, you won't be interested in most of it.  But there are a few fall gems that will easily mix into your transitional wardrobe. 
 

H&M Trend silk blouse- $19.99 (was $59.99)  Love the dark 70's YSL vibe here. Such a cool take on boho for fall. 

H&M Trend silk blouse- $19.99 (was $59.99)

Love the dark 70's YSL vibe here. Such a cool take on boho for fall. 



H&M Trend viscose blouse- $34.99 (was $59.99)  Another great boho top you'll be wearing into next summer. 

H&M Trend viscose blouse- $34.99 (was $59.99)

Another great boho top you'll be wearing into next summer. 

H&M leather loafer- $39.99 (was $79.99)  Hands-down THE shoe of the season. Will give your flirty dresses and skirts an  Annie Hall  feel. Just add blazer. 

H&M leather loafer- $39.99 (was $79.99)

Hands-down THE shoe of the season. Will give your flirty dresses and skirts an Annie Hall feel. Just add blazer. 

H&M suede pump- $34.99 (was $59.99)  Loafers may be trending but suede pumps in a neutral hue are forever. 

H&M suede pump- $34.99 (was $59.99)

Loafers may be trending but suede pumps in a neutral hue are forever. 

H&M striped wide-leg pants- $30 (was $49.95)  LOVE anything striped right now. And wide-leg. Extra bonus- the tassel. 

H&M striped wide-leg pants- $30 (was $49.95)

LOVE anything striped right now. And wide-leg. Extra bonus- the tassel. 

This or That?

Unless you live under a rock, you'll know that gladiator sandals continue to be the biggest trend for Summer 2015. Naturally, boho queen Isabel Marant has put out a slew of them, all costing upwards of $800. You could blow and entire paycheck on a pair of sandals .. or you could buy the Zara version on sale for $29.90. I know which pair I'm buying!

Isabel Marant "Jayson" sandal- $574 (was $820)
Isabel Marant "Jayson" sandal- $574 (was $820)
Zara leather thong sandals- $29.90 (was $89.90)
Zara leather thong sandals- $29.90 (was $89.90)

 

xo

Spanish Soles

Some people wear Toms, and some people wear Soludos. I fall into the Soludos category. I love everything about these espadrilles. I love the hand crafted quality, the boho prints, and how they just scream summer. These shoes were meant for the beach.

At full retail you can expect to pay upwards of $36 for these, but Hautelook has a whole cache of them for under $10. The sale is over on Friday, so get 'em while you can!

 
Soludos Ikat print original espadrille- $9.97
Soludos Ikat print original espadrille- $9.97
Soludos floral print original espadrille- $9.97
Soludos floral print original espadrille- $9.97
Soludos raffia low-cut espadrille- $9.97
Soludos raffia low-cut espadrille- $9.97
Soludos stripe classic espadrille- $9.97
Soludos stripe classic espadrille- $9.97

 

xo

Have a Happy Long (Sale) Weekend!

Forget about the beach, bad tan lines, and barbecues, Memorial Day should be known for its mega sales. Every retailer has their own special deal for the weekend, but I've rounded up my favorites for you below. Macy's is offering some killer deals on their Impulse brands like Free People, Denim & Supply, and Rachel Roy. They're also adding an additional 20% off with code HOORAY and free shipping over $75.

Free People "Heart of Gold" Dress- $36 (was $148)
Free People "Heart of Gold" Dress- $36 (was $148)
Free People "Journey to the Horizon" Dress-  $40 (was $168)
Free People "Journey to the Horizon" Dress- $40 (was $168)
Denim & Supply eyelet top-  $44.99 (was $98)
Denim & Supply eyelet top- $44.99 (was $98)
Madewell Ropeswing necklace- $14 (was $28)
Madewell Ropeswing necklace- $14 (was $28)
Free People "Universal" Jumpsuit- $36 (was $148)
Free People "Universal" Jumpsuit- $36 (was $148)
Denim & Supply paisley romper- $53.99 (was $125)
Denim & Supply paisley romper- $53.99 (was $125)
Denim & Supply "Chief" graphic tank- $14.50 (was $39.50)
Denim & Supply "Chief" graphic tank- $14.50 (was $39.50)
 

Shop Latitude has the best round up of international designers on the web. Their jewelry and accessories are always a major staple in my summer wardrobe. And this weekend is their biannual sale. If you sign up for emails, you'll also get an additional 10% off of your sale order.

Antique-inspired Indian necklace- $27 (was $50)
Antique-inspired Indian necklace- $27 (was $50)
Waxed cotton friendship bracelets- $9 (was $18)
Waxed cotton friendship bracelets- $9 (was $18)
Honorine Jewels tassel bracelet- $16 (was $35)
Honorine Jewels tassel bracelet- $16 (was $35)
 

And of course, Madewell's sale is an additional 30% off this weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for cute beach cover-ups, sandals, and accessories!

Prymal hats straw fedora- $43 (was $60)
Prymal hats straw fedora- $43 (was $60)
Madewell the Sightseer slide sandal- $38 (was $59.50)
Madewell the Sightseer slide sandal- $38 (was $59.50)
Madewell Oahu cover-up- $31.99 (was $88)
Madewell Oahu cover-up- $31.99 (was $88)
 

Am I missing any goodies? Let me know!

 

XO

Do the Slide

Love it or hate it, the Birkenstock/shower shoe trend is here to stay for another season. I resisted last year, but I have to admit it's grown on me since then.What I love about the shoes below is that they offer some feminine styling. Whether it's a metallic finish or some hardware, these are a far cry from their basic Arizona brothers.

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Nude Regatta sandal- $39 (was $90)
Nude Regatta sandal- $39 (was $90)
Kenneth Cole studded sandals- $69 (was $130)
Kenneth Cole studded sandals- $69 (was $130)
Schutz snake-embossed slide sandal- $69.99 (was $140)
Schutz snake-embossed slide sandal- $69.99 (was $140)

 

XO

Rain, rain...

I can't tell you how close I've come to buying these amazing rain boots from Loeffler Randall. I know, I know, $195 (!!!) for rain boots?! I wouldn't even spend that much on every day boots. But man, aren't they good? The thought of pulling on protective footwear that you're actually excited to wear and actually fit in with the rest of your wardrobe really appeals to me. With spring on the way (and probably more winter weather ahead of us) it's time for me to get over the fantasy boots and get real. And really, the below options from Tjmaxx and 6pm are pretty cool as far as rain boots go.

Henry Ferrera matte rain boot- $29.99
Henry Ferrera matte rain boot- $29.99
Capelli matte leopard rain boot- $15
Capelli matte leopard rain boot- $15
Chooka perforated rain boot- $29.99
Chooka perforated rain boot- $29.99
Tretorn rubber boots- $49.99
Tretorn rubber boots- $49.99
Gabriella Rocha embossed boot- $26.99
Gabriella Rocha embossed boot- $26.99

 

XO

Daily Deal

H&M owned & Other Stories continues to torture me with their ongoing winter clearance. Their prices are already pretty affordable, but now with markdowns up to 70% off, it's almost inexcusable not to pick up some staples and statements. Basically anything with a pointy toe will be coming home with me this week.

Pointy toe suede pull-on bootie- $45 (was $150)
Pointy toe suede pull-on bootie- $45 (was $150)
Pointy toe suede pump- $30 (was $100)
Pointy toe suede pump- $30 (was $100)
Patent pointed toe flat- $50 (was $100)
Patent pointed toe flat- $50 (was $100)
Leopard print sandal pumps- $30 (was $100)
Leopard print sandal pumps- $30 (was $100)
Wool/mohair leopard tube scarf- $23 (was $75)
Wool/mohair leopard tube scarf- $23 (was $75)
Kiwi bird choker- $36 (was $120)
Kiwi bird choker- $36 (was $120)

 

XO

Daily Deal

I've been a fan of NYC based shoe designer Matt Bernson for a long time. His well-made shoes bridge the gap between timeless and trendy perfectly and give every outfit an effortless cool-girl feel. It's no wonder he has a huge celebrity following. Well-made shoes can be expensive, but lucky for us, TJMaxx just delivered a small selection of Matt Bernson styles. And you won't believe the discount! You're welcome.

Matt Bernson "Wildfox Pony" bootie- $49.99 (was $230)

Matt Bernson "Gitanes" sequin flat- $39.99

Matt Bernson "Apenglow" shearling boots- $129.99 (was $524)

xo

Fall Wardrobe Essentials; Day 4

The ankle boot is probably the most versatile of shoes. They pair equally well with a rolled skinny jean or a flirty dress. They can even help transition summer pieces into early fall. Shorts or a summery maxi dress suddenly seem September-worthy with the right ankle boot. The ankle boot is also universally flattering. The ankle shaft height is key; it doesn't visually cut off the leg. In a caramel shade ankle boots can even be leg-lengthening!

From moto to chelsea, here are some of my faves!

DV Dolce Vita stud booties- $76.99 (was $139)

Sam Edelman buckle chelsea- $76.99 (was $170)

Frye harness bootie- $238 (was $398)

Ash stud bootie- $119 (was $298)

Ash harness heeled bootie- $78 (was $260)

Frye woven bootie- $238 (was $398)

xo