Monday, October 20, 2014

“I design like an architect. It’s a beautiful, distinctive art, and shoes are like the foundations. If the foundations aren’t right, the building won’t stand upright, and if a woman’s balance isn’t right, nothing else is.” -Jimmy Choo

Autumn has me on the hunt for boots, sweaters, and coats, and I've slowly been crossing things off my wish list...expect to see lots of Helmut Lang, AllSaints, and Alexander Wang in the next couple of posts. ;) I finally purchased the Jimmy Choo Youth lizard embossed boots from eBay, my new favorite place to shop. I originally wanted the standard leather ones, which are lovely, but I think the simple nature of the boot practically mandates the textural enhancement.


The Youth boot is available in various colors, skins, and textures -  navy suedecamel suedeblue/gray suedeburgundy suedepebbled light gray leatherleopard print, distressed leatherblack crystalbrown leathermetallic graystudded suede, and black waxed suede, to name a few. 

There is also a taller version and models with shearling or with rabbit fur on the inside.

The simple black ones are discounted at BlueFly and Farfetch but are available at full price from Bergdorf'sJimmy ChooNordstromNeiman'sSaks, and Net-A-Porter.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"I love beautiful clothes." -Valentino Garavani

Care to take a gander at what's in the box? Unsurprisingly, yet another pair of Valentino shoes....hee hee hee.
These have been on my wish list for ages, but have been sold out in this particular style almost everywhere. Imagine my surprise when I found them during a random trip to Bergdorf's! I was in the neighborhood to pick up a scholarship check (hooray) and figured I'd stop in. I did a double take when I spotted these, as I've been trying to find them, with no luck. The best part? They were half-off. 

Trying to score this style? There are very budget-friendly versions available at Kohls, Choies,  Long Tall Sally, and Yes Style.
There are also similar styles from Jeffrey Campbell and Kaanas.
These Tory Burch lace espadrilles are sold out but they were adorable : (
Valentino has a few lace styles available at the moment - this neon green version , these adorable pink ones (half off! Also available here, but not on sale...wah), these dark green ones, animal print studded ones, camo ones, embroidered ones, striped ones...they have a ton of espadrille styles available now.
I almost purchased these, albeit in pink, but I held out for these black ones. 

Valentino has a version almost identical to mine available, however, the lace is darker. They're also available on BlueFly

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"A woman with good shoes is never ugly." -Coco Chanel

shop the shoes: herehereherehere and here
shop the sunnies: here, here, here, here, here, and here 
You would think I would have satiated my thirst for new shoes by now, but alas, that is never the case. My recent acquirements have been much more frugal than my past ones, however, costing me around $50 each. I found the Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini loafers on eBay, my new favorite haunt, and purchased the Kate Spade Keds on sale! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

vintage find: vintage louis vuitton monogram monceau

 I'm an avid vintage shopper, especially when it comes to bags. Many of my bags are vintage, including my beloved Chanel flap. I find that vintage bags often have a better quality to them - as well as an undeniable charm. I've also recently begun a foray into eBay with mild success. One of the fruits of my endless eBay searching labor (read: scrolling on my laptop) was this gorgeous vintage Louis Vuitton Monceau

Friday, June 27, 2014

♡ new valentino & some saks off fifth goodies ♡

As you can see, I'm desperately trying to bring more color into my summer wardrobe.
Just kidding. Clearly. Though I love color, lately I've been wanting everything in black. 

The first thing I purchased was the Valentino rockstud gladiator sandals in black with gold studs. I got them from Farfetch  on sale for 30 percent off

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

☼ Sunset 45 ☀

Fashion is fickle, and new trends are constantly emerging. With Sunset 45, a new monthly service that sends you a box of customized little fashion luxuries, you can keep up with the latest trends at an affordable price. I was lucky enough to have a few items sent to me, and I was impressed - the boxes have full sized makeup products, tons of accessories, and lots of fun costume jewelry. In this post, I'm going to show you some of the things that came in my boxes, alongside a preview of some of my own new goodies :)

You can subscribe to The Little Luxuries Box program for $30 a month plus $5 shipping and get up to $100 worth of items in every box:

 When it comes to jewelry, I definitely prefer gold - especially for costume jewelry. I love pearls and pearl costume jewelry, and the pearl pieces from Sunset 45 complemented my new Chanel brooch.