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

'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)

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)

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