No, these are not the brand that you may think. I would never drop that kind of cash on something so trendy. So instead, I picked up the $40 eBay special. I really do like them! They almost make me want the real thing....................nahhhh. I do like that these shoes give a little "lift"with the built-in wedge heel. These are like sneakers for grown-ups!
Several versions of these shoes are available: Here, here and here! I feel like I will live in these during the fall/winter. If they fall apart, I'll just go ahead and get one of the more expensive alternatives. I'll keep you guys posted.
And to be honest, I just threw this outfit together just to take pictures of the shoes--I have nowhere to be today. Life of a stay-at-home-mom...
You can't say I didn't put you on! Happy Friday!
Of course, the highlight for me was this awesome orange-ish necklace I'd gotten from Charlotte Russe about a month ago. It was only 5 bucks! It seems to be a knock-off version of some more expensive brands I've seen online. At 5 bucks, I like mine better.
First up, I snagged this tea cup & saucers set. I'm assuming they're vintage. I love the mint green color and the angel fish imprint. Come on, who doesn't love angel fish?
Second, I found this awesome, awesome, awesome ethnic print wrap skirt. It has a nice A-line shape and it reaches all the way to the floor (depending on how low slung I wear it). Not only is the print awesome--it has pockets! So chic. I'm just giving you a sneak peak because I plan to do an outfit post showcasing it soon.
And last, I was on the search for a pair of baggy Levi jeans that I thought I'd cut into "boyfriend shorts". I ran across these and I love them so much, that I wouldn't even think of taking any scissors to them. So I guess I have a new pair of boyfriend JEANS.
The tea cups cost me 5 bucks, the skirt was $6, and the jeans were $7. I also bought an Indian tunic and another pair of jeans (J.Crew brand). All in all, my "Goodwill hunting" was a total success. Can't wait until my next excursion!
Happy hump day!
So last week I happened to be at the mall (nice day, needed to get out of the house) and of course, I had to check out one of my guilty pleasures--Forever 21. I peruse F21 online often, but sometimes I like to go into the store and actually see in person some of the items that may catch my attention online. At times I'm pleasantly surprised and other times...let's just say I'm so happy I didn't press "check out". Meanwhile--while browsing the store, I came across this ADORABLE crossbody bag. I'd noticed it online a couple weeks ago, and though I'd thought it was cute, something didn't move me to buy it. Well looking at it face-to-face, I fell in love with it! It is so me. Now let me say this, I am sometimes a tad leery of all of the faux leathers out there. Which is one of the reasons I didn't buy it online. By the way, what is with all of this faux leather that I'm seeing in shoes and accessories, and they're priced at like 60+ bucks. Like you really have to read the fine print of even some of the popular brands. Look, I'm not a vegan, and though I don't have anything against faux leather (obviously), I refuse to spend over 30 bucks on it....I digress...
Click below to buy! [Hopefully, it is still available online. I snatched up the last one they had in my local store.]
|Picture courtesy of Anthropologie.com|
After clicking on the picture and getting forwarded to the Anthropologie site and seeing that said cookie jar was $88...that "had to have" turned into "would be nice to have". Nevertheless, it started some crazy owl obsession within me. I mean, how cute are they? Turns out, that owls are like the new Hello Kitty or something. They're EVERYWHERE. You can find owl stuff on Etsy, Ebay, Amazon--name it. Keep in mind now, that anything that even remotely resembles an owl now has been marked up in price. I mean seriously ONE owl coffee mug for 15 bucks. You've gotta be kidding me.
|Items can be found on eBay and/or Etsy|
Anyway, I've practiced a little restraint and have added only a few things to my owl collection. I'm not going to go overboard because as with any "obsession" of mine....it won't last very long. I ended up with this:
|top - F21, jeans - Old Navy, tights - Target, shoes - Steve Madden|
|Owl necklace: ebay|
I also have the cutest little owl iPhone case en route to me. But seeing as I paid a really cheap price for it because it's coming from China (thx eBay), I'm still waiting on it to get here. So I reckon that's it on the owl paraphernalia. Well, of course, after that cookie jar goes on sale. :)
Have an awesome weekend!
Jegging - F21, Only $10.50. I knew they were going to be too short in length, but for 10 bucks, I bought them (got 3 pair in different colors) to wear with knee-high boots this fall. To my surprise, the cropped look works with some looks.
Shoes - Thrift store for 5 bucks. These brown wingtips are like my favorite shoe right now. They are this really great quality leather and the label shows them being from Spain. LOVE.
I haven't really done an outfit post in a while, and I've kind of backed off from doing that anyway as I don't really see my blog as a REAL style/fashion blog in that sense. My blog is definitely all about me--and bargain hunting is my thing. So I plan to do more posts on my bargain finds. Keep an eye out for more of my "Less is More" Posts!
I needed a pair of "updated" pumps for my wardrobe for Fall. By updated, I mean hidden platform and almond-toe. I have an old pair of BCBG black pumps that have the super pointy toe with the stiletto heel--pretty outdated. I haven't really bought heels in a while or at least not often, thanks to being a momma. Momma's trying to get her groove back though. I thought the suede toe gave this wardrobe staple a nice little twist. Can't wait to wear them out!
|Real leather & suede $47. www.6pm.com|
Feeling fly in my 2 dollar shades. What?!
I'd decided to throw something on with a recently purchased pair of of shoes I'd gotten from DSW. I am all about wedges, by the way. These are leather wedge peep-toe booties by MIA and were $59. I'd happened to have a 10 dollar off coupon from DSW, so I nabbed them for $49. They're fairly "Jeffrey Campbell-ish" and with JC being twice the price of these, usually--couldn't pass them up!
Paired them with "boyfriend jeans" from Old Navy, UO tank, and F21 puff sleeved cardigan.
Went thrifting today and nabbed these adorable Zara flats for only 5 bucks! Even with all the the 6 inch platform heels being all the rage these days, there is nothing like a cute little pair of flats paired with skinny jeans for an chic understated look.
I found a pair of H&M black platform pumps, as well (not pictured). I definitely have to keep the second-hand stores in rotation. I forget that there are little "gems" to be found there!