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Western boots were the biggest footwear trend on and off the runway last fall. They add the perfect edge to an otherwise basic or feminine look. I dipped a toe into the trend with these boots in black and they are just perfect. A just high enough heel, clingy shaft, and a pointy toe make these the perfect update on a black bootie. I paid about $90 for mine and have to keep myself from wearing them every single day. Definitely picking up the below cream color way for $55 today from DSW.

You’re welcome!

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In the Bag

I'm not really a big handbag girl, so when I do make a purchase it has to count. It has to be super versatile and work in both dressy occasions and on weekends. It needs to be a neutral and have special texture and hardware. And finally it has to be high quality but still a good value (read: at least 70% off retail). At under $200 for mid level designer bags, I'd say all of the below fit the bill. Personally I'm swooning for the Allsaints bags. It's my first time seeing them on my favorite discount sites and I can't wait to see more of them. 

1.  Allsaints , 2.  Frye , 3.  Allsaints , 4.  Vince

1. Allsaints, 2. Frye, 3. Allsaints, 4. Vince

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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Candy Stripes

Had to share this fabulous dress that checks all of my warm weather boxes- linen, stripes, off the shoulder, ruffle. Oh, and it's still full price on Shopbop and Nordstrom. But don't worry I found it for $29 on Lulus. AND if you sign up for emails it's an extra 10% off. You're welcome! 

Linen

I've been a huge fan of LA brand Reformation since the label launched in 2012. Their easy, feminine pieces are classic and timeless, while still managing to look completely "right now." But let's be real, not everyone can afford the $200+ price tag.

But other retailers are taking notice. Natural materials (think linen and cotton blends) have been taking over along with organic-looking colors and stripes. 

 I will always love embroidery and boho prints, but there's also something appealing about throwing something on without having to think in 90 degree heat and looking like you just strolled in off the Riviera. 

Hint: just add espadrilles and a handmade accessory from previous 2 posts! 

Jetset Diaries "Haven" dress- $69 (was $169)

Jetset Diaries "Haven" dress- $69 (was $169)

'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)

Act Natural

Rounding up some of my current favorite accessories that will give any outfit that perfect relaxed, just back from vacation vibe. Bonus points for anything straw!

 

Higher and Higher

By now I've gotten rid of almost all of my low-mid rise jeans. There's something about high waisted jeans that feels so right these days. Maybe it's about my age and wanting a little more coverage, but I'm finding a higher rise is so much more flattering. 

I've picked up a few from Citizens of Humanity on MAJOR sale but I'm also loving these J Brand options I've been checking out from good old T.J. Maxx

Will you be trading in your jeans too??

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!!

I'm With the Band

My fall uniform is always the same: destructed denim, booties, a band tee, and some sort of layering piece (sweater, flannel, etc). So over the years I've built up quite a collection of vintage-inspired concert tees. I've been OBSESSED with madeworn's collection, but spending $160 on a t-shirt is just not my thing. 

Luckily, I found this amazing Rolling Stones version at Zara. The front and back graphics are perfect, and so is the price! It keeps selling out so if you really want it you'll have to keep checking back like I did! 

Zara Rolling Stones concert tee- $22.90

Zara Rolling Stones concert tee- $22.90

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)

September Dressing

September is all about transitional dressing. Your favorite embroidered blouse with jeans instead of shorts. That floral dress you've been wearing all summer with boots and a denim jacket. What I love about the below dress from British brand Glamorous is how right it feels for right now. It's a solid color, in of-the-moment dusty chambray blue, and has a Little House on the Prairie vibe. I'm wearing mine with a western boot, this fringed sweater and my favorite hat. 

 

Glamorous "Vida Bonita" Maxi dress- $14.50-$58 (was $62) 

Glamorous "Vida Bonita" Maxi dress- $14.50-$58 (was $62) 

L&T

I have to admit, I never thought of Lord & Taylor as a hip shopping destination. The department store in my hometown mall growing up was decidedly uncool. But today, with the addition of their inspired Design Lab collection and some amazing contemporary designers, they have converted me! 

Check out some of my current faves from Bardot, Banjara, Design Lab and Blank NYC. 

Bardot "Satorini" peasant top- $31 (was $109)

Bardot "Satorini" peasant top- $31 (was $109)

Blank NYC embroidered denim hoodie- $36 (was $98)

Blank NYC embroidered denim hoodie- $36 (was $98)

Bardot "Evita" blouse- $27 (was $79)

Bardot "Evita" blouse- $27 (was $79)

Bardot "Chloe" denim skirt- $34 (was $142)

Bardot "Chloe" denim skirt- $34 (was $142)

Design Lab off-the-shoulder dress- $33 (was $88)

Design Lab off-the-shoulder dress- $33 (was $88)

Banjara "Maiara" blouse- $38 (was $64)

Banjara "Maiara" blouse- $38 (was $64)

Banjara "Isla" top- $22 (was $64)

Banjara "Isla" top- $22 (was $64)

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!

Boho Luxe

My go-to for luxe boho pieces is French brand Antik Batik. Gorgeous prints, colorful embroidery, and Indian influences make each piece a special event you'll want to wear every day. 

Unfortunately, these gorgeous pieces come at a price. But I've been lucky to find a lot of gems over the years from Italian retailer (and Net-a-Porter owned) Yoox.com. Here you'll also find a ton of other Europe-only brands with great deals on clothing, shoes, and accessories. It takes some time to dig, but trust me it's worth it! 

See some of my favorites below. And Yoox is known to offer extra % off and free shipping almost weekly!

 
Antik Batik "Appoline" embroidered blouse- $52 (was $320)

Antik Batik "Appoline" embroidered blouse- $52 (was $320)

Antik Batik "Lolah" kaftan- $59 (was $301)

Antik Batik "Lolah" kaftan- $59 (was $301)


Antik Batik embroidered blouse- $53 (was $224)

Antik Batik embroidered blouse- $53 (was $224)

Antik Batik embroidered blouse- $36 (was $250)

Antik Batik embroidered blouse- $36 (was $250)

Antik Batik beaded bag- $50 (was $216)

Antik Batik beaded bag- $50 (was $216)

Antik Batik "Leonis" sweater- $51 (was $208)

Antik Batik "Leonis" sweater- $51 (was $208)

Overall Love

Madewell Flea Market Flare Overalls- $35 (with 30% off), was $158

Madewell Flea Market Flare Overalls- $35 (with 30% off), was $158

French Connection platform boot- $89.99 (was $195)

French Connection platform boot- $89.99 (was $195)

Overalls can be tricky. They can make you look like a little boy or a farmer. They can make you look stumpy or dated. Enter Madewell's Flea Market Flare overall. The flare adds length to your legs and gives them that chic 70's feel while the dark wash gives a slimming effect all over. 

These are a fashion item, so I would never pay full price for them. But if they happen to become a big part of your wardrobe rotation, you'll be even more stoked about the $35 price point. I'll be wearing mine with a slim turtleneck, platform boots, and the perfect hat. 

 
J. Crew striped tissue turtleneck- $45

J. Crew striped tissue turtleneck- $45

& Other Stories wool hat- $28 (was $55)

& Other Stories wool hat- $28 (was $55)

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)