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10 Holiday Party Heels You’ll Love!

11 Dec

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!!! The holiday season is full of family, food, fashion, friends and fun! What more could a girl ask for? One of my favorite parts of the season would have to be dressing up for great holiday parties. Anybody can throw on a little black dress, but the shoes make the entire outfit. Reds, sparkles, metallics and textures are HUGE during the winter months- so get involved! Below are 10 great holiday heel choices! Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Gold cap toe heel $69.95 These look fab with jeans as well as dresses!

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Pink suede pump $84.99 A great alternative if you’re not a “red” girl.

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Strappy black & burgundy pump $174.95 (sale alert! 50% off new price $87.47) I own these and they are in my top 5 favorites of all time! I purchased these as soon as they were released and wasn’t able to take advantage of the sale price but YOU SHOULD!!!!

UPDATE! Within an hour of posting this, these have since sold out 😦 They are available at Asos  in all black for a very unreasonable price 😦

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Strappy silver pumps $278 (link here– where I also feature a rose gold version for less)

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Black & gold ankle strap platform sandal $49.99

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Gold ankle strap sandal.$49.99- Similar to the heel above without the platform.

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Red suede pump $89(sale alert new price- $62.30) You can never go wrong with a bright suede pump!

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Wine glitter pump $139.99 oooooohh lala! These are show stoppers!

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Gold strappy sandal $59.99 Very feminine & sexy!

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Red suede bow pumps $128 Bold bow on the back with a subtle rounded toe! Cute!

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Look For Less! Rose Gold Pumps!

12 Nov

I am beyond excited about today’s look for less post. Months ago I spotted these super cute metallic heels at the J.Crew presentation at New york Fashion Week- super cute double ankle strap metallic heels in rose gold! As most of you know, I’m obsessed with rose gold, so needless to say I just couldn’t get the pumps out of my head but I forced myself to forget about them (because I had just purchased silver pumps)BUT then I saw the same heels at Zara for about 1/3 of the price!!!!!! Long story short- the Zara heels arrived at my door today and I’m in love!   Check out the J.Crew style and the very similar Zara style. These beautiful heels can be worn year round for a pop of pizzazz at your feet!!!!!

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J. Crew Strappy mirror metallic pump in rose gold $278  ( J. Crew is offering 25% off of purchases of $100 or more that ends TODAY- this shoe would be $208 at the sale price)

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Zara metallic pump in rose gold $99.90.

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Instagram Roundup!!

9 May

It’s that time again- check out my latest instagram pictures and follow me @yourstylejourney for more! Have a great day!

-Journey

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Look For Less! Really Really less! (Metallic Pumps)

7 May

Just in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock- metallic pumps are HUGE for Spring & Summer, namely silver.  I did a post on the blingy beauties a couple of weeks back and decided today to go to target to purchase their Vivian heel for $29.99 which is an amazing price considering that the Jimmy Choo version retails for $625 and the “affordable” alternative J.Crew version retails for $255, so if you’ve been wanting to try this trend and you’re on a budget, now’s the time! Run to your local Target store.

My Target visit started with me being so bummed that I didn’t find the pump I came for, then quickly turned to pure JOY when I took a look in the clearance section and there they were for $8.98!!!!!!!!! I was more than fine with the $29.99 price but this was such a pleasant surprise that I wasn’t going to argue with! On trend heels for under $10 including tax- I had to refrain from doing cartwheels out of the store!

Jimmy Choo Abel metallic pump $625 at Saks.

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Mossimo Vivian metallic pump $29.99 online and $8.98 in stores at Target.

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Let me also add that this Target photo does these heels no justice, they look quite dull when in reality, they are super metallic and shiny! I literally just left target and all I have is an iPhone pic, but you can see that they are indeed shiny!

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Metallic Pumps On Any Budget! Get Some!

7 Mar

Metallic pumps were everywhere during “fashion month”, mostly the pointed closed toe version which is universally flattering!  I’ve always been a fan of metallic hued heels especially during the Holiday season but now I’m all for spicing up my wardrobe with these glitzy heels year round!  Why not???  They’re great for Spring and totally work with anything, from colors to prints to neutrals. They add an instant pizazz to any outfit!

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Shop metallic heels below- on any budget!

Manolo Blahnik $595 at Saks.

Manolo Blahnik SilverCopper

J.Crew $255 at J.Crew.

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Steve Madden $99.95 at Steve Madden.

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Forever21 $24.80 at Forever21.

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The Original Stylish Crossbody Bag

1 Nov

Since the original Cambridge Satchel was introduced in 2008 it’s been a cult favorite among the fashion crowd, bloggers went absolutely crazy for it. The academic silhouette a la book bag style can be dressed up or dressed down and the cross body style is perfect if you need your hands free to shop etc. It’s a perfectly stylish mom bag for that reason.  Made in the UK, these bags come in a variety of sizes and colors including metallic, neon and pastels. I consider this bag a MUST HAVE in your collection.  The Cambridge Satchel Co.  has a variety of bags available and they also have a great clearance section that includes bags with slight flaws that are noted.

 

 

Cambridge bags are very reasonably priced and very well made bag (usually $120-$220) If you don’t already own one of these timeless bags, I suggest you make it happen. You will be glad you did!

 

…but don’t you fret if that’s out of your budget……Steve Madden makes a very similar buckled bag for about half the price and it’s on sale at Nordstrom!!!!! YAY!

 

Shop Steve Madden bags at Nordstrom.

Cap Toe Shoes Are Here To Stay

9 Sep

Cap toe heels were spotted everywhere this Summer, and the trend is moving along right into Fall.  This style is called “cap toe” for the piece of material that covers just the toe of the shoe.  Not only have they been spotted on major runways- Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo and Yves Saint Laurent but celebrities have gone cap toe crazy as well. Cap toe styles are sleek and chic and can be worn with most anything from dresses to pants. Not a heel girl?????? No problem!  This trend works no matter what shoe style you prefer.  The cap toe translates well from heels to flats.

Celebrity cap toe sightings…..

Shop these cap toe styles….

Christian Louboutin PVC ($795) available at Christian Louboutin.

Proenza Schouler colorblock($ 595) available at Shopbop.

Grey & coral ($25.60) and Brown & black ($25.90) both available at Urban OG.

Christian Louboutin “Duvette” ($675) available at Christian Louboutin.

LOVE the Christian Louboutins pictured above???  On a budget??????  Very similar version is available below!

Steve Madden Black & Gold “Stylar”($129.95) and Blush and silver “Ilussion”($99.95) both available at Steve Madden.

Red($40) available at H&M stores.

Blush & gold($43) available at Modcloth.

Navy and black($28) available at Lulu’s.

Flats……

Reiss flat with ankle strap($245) available at Reiss.

Black and gold (clearance$8.74) available at Target.

Tweed($19.80) available at Gojane.

Toms burlap flat($79) available at Toms.

Tory Burch”Kaitlin” quilted($265) available at Saks.

Bib & Collar Necklaces

15 Aug

Statement necklaces are a great way to add a bit of flair to a look and are an easy way to look effortlessly glamorous.  I’m a such fan of bib and collar necklaces, they  tend to sit up high on the neck (grazing the collarbone) and look great with dresses, tanks, t-shirts or over a buttoned up chambray or sweater.  I love how they can literally be worn as a collar, which is a fun twist on an otherwise normal necklace.  My only tip is to keep the neckline simple as to not take away from the necklace ( no busy patterned shirts etc) Below are some necklaces for you to shop.

 

Sequined collar necklace($9.90) and Cutout leaf necklace($5.80) both available at Forever21.

 

 

Agate and brass bead bib necklace($58) available at Anthropologie.

Chain & rhinestone bib necklace($20) and Ebony jeweled necklace($298) both available at Nordstrom.

Silver feather necklace($23) available at Lulu’s.

Hammered metal collar($18) and Aruba collar necklace($38) both available at Nastygal.

Gold tone snake-skin crescent bib necklace($16.80) and bead & spike necklace($30.80) both available at kohl’s.

 

 

 

 

Fall Preview: My Favorite Fall Trends

9 Aug

I couldn’t be more excited about Fall,  it’s my favorite time of year for fashion and I feel like I’m able to really dive into my wardrobe.  I love coats, boots, rich colors, texture, layering, bold accessories, you name it!  Every year I look forward to the upcoming season,  some years are better than others and this year is GREAT!!!!!  I am so excited to shop these amazing looks and even more excited to wear them.  As you know I do not believe in “fashion rules” and I feel like sometimes trends are exactly that; a trend, while other trends last far into the next season and stay in your closet for years (those are my favorite kind).  I also know that certain trends are not for everyone, with that being said I will only be discussing trends that I love in this post!  If you have money to blow, splurge a little but by no means do you need a Fat bank account to be styling’ this Fall.  Let’s get to the fashion!!!!!!!

My Top 5 Fall Trends!

Greens: from emerald to olive anything goes.

1. Green military inspired jacket($56) available at Lulu’s. 2.Express color block dress($69.90) available at Express. 3. Colorblock dress($22.80) available at Forever21.

4.Pleated dress($138) 5. Rachel Zoe pine jacket($495) 6. Leather moto jacket($298) all available at Nordstrom.

Leather leg: leather or pleather will work for this edgy look.

7. Theory pants($835) available at Saks. 8.Moto pants faux leather($88) available at Nastygal. 9. Catherine Malandrino brown pant($895) available at Saks. 10. Ankle zip faux leather pant($24.80) available at Forever21.

Berry bags: Any bag in a wine colored hue will do.

11. Gucci bag($2,800) 12. Alexander McQueen long box clutch($2,295) 13. Bottega Veneta shoulder bag($2,250) 14. Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body bag($458) all available at Saks.

15. Satchel($65) available at Nastygal. 16. Faux croc bowler($26.80) available at Forever21. 17. Small studded cross body bag($19.99) available at Target.

Printed denim: geo prints to animal prints and everything in between. Skinny cut is flattering on most body types.

18. Alice & Olivia printed jeans($198) available at Saks. 19.Leopard jeans($29.80) available at Forever21. 20. Snakeprint jeans($22.99) available at Target.

21.Teal leopard jeans($52) 22. Paige Denim Green printed jeans($189) both available at Nordstrom.

 

Navy: Think of it as the new neutral. Quite slimming as well.

23. Tory Burch Reva flats($235) 24. sequined crop jacket($330) both available at Saks.

25. Versace leather dress($2,975)available at Neiman Marcus 26. High neck dress($24.90) available at Forever21.

27.Kimono jacket with sequin trim($32.36)  28. Dress with lace detail($59.61) both available at Asos.

Look For Less

7 Jul

These shimmery silver Stella McCartney sandals are great for Summer and are available at Saks for $390.

However if that’s out of your budget,  Forever21 has a very similar sandal available for only $14.80! They come in a rose gold metallic as well.