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Must Have Items: Classic High Heel

17 Apr

Any outfit can look better with heels! I have more heels in my closet than anything else. I wear heels almost all the time. Running errands, grocery shopping, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I do wear tennis shoes and flats sometimes, but I feel better in heels. I notice that women wearing heels walk more confidently. Plus they make your legs look fabulous and who doesn’t want that?

Finding the right heels is tricky business. It is more important to have a couple great pairs of heels that feel good than cheap heels that hurt your feet and give you blisters. Here are a few of my favorite classic heels.

1. Stuart Weitzman Fever ($285)

2. BCBG Girls Ariel ($89)

3. ALDO Sanem ($70)

4. Steve Madden Lockd ($99.95)

5. KORS Michael Kors Lush Patent Pump ($270)

Must Have Items: Ballet Flats

10 Apr

Now that I have gone through 3 types of great bags lets move on to another of my fav items. Ballet flats are great for running errands or when you have to spend a lot of time on your feet. There are so many options for ballet flats, I will show 5 of my favorites.

1. Palladium: These are the most comfortable flats I have ever owned! They are a little expensive, but they last a long time and your feet will thank you!

2. Xhilaration® Sable Ballet Flats ($14.99)

3. ALDO Posadas ($60)

4. Seychelles – LittleWhiteLie ($29.99)

5. Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Valentina Ballerina Flats – Leopard (20.99)

Fashion Mantra and Wardrobe Must Have Items

20 Mar

Ok…..My friends always ask for fashion advice from me, so I decided to start this blog. Just a blog about great fashion at affordable prices. Yes I love high end designers. Yes I purchase items by these designer. However, I buy many of my fashions from affordable stores such as TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Target, The Limited, Old Navy, JC Penney, etc. Now don’t get me wrong, quality is much more important than quantity. I always buy staple items for quality. You should never feel bad about spending $60 on a great pair of black pants. In fact, my favorite pair of pants are my brown striped Michael by Michael Kors pants I bought at Dillard’s. They are very comfortable, great classic style, and fit my body shape well. Please ladies treat yourself! You are worth it.

We have all seen the women that have tons of clothes in their closets, but half of it is either ratty, has holes, looks cheap, or is just out of style. Remember quality over quantity! Nina Garcia wrote a great book “The little black book of style,” where she lists some staple items that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Below are those items:

1. A Classic Trench Coat

2. Little Black Dress

3. Man’s Classic Watch

4. Diamonds

5. Cashmere Cardigan or Turtleneck

6. Denim

7. A great bag

8. Classic Man’s White Button Down Shirt

9. Classic High Heel

10. Ballet Flats

Over the next few days I will take each of these staples and show examples of great classic style at affordable prices and some splurges as well.So now you all know that I like quality over quantity and classic staples. What else makes up this girl’s fashion mantra?

For one, I like to have a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched. I always get annoyed when I purchase something and it just doesn’t work with anything else in my closet. For me that means I will rarely wear it. Let’s face it ladies we all have these pieces in our closet. When you have a wardrobe that meshes, it makes for many outfit choices.

Secondly, being bold. Why wear a black shirt and jeans every day. Spice it up a little. Try a great pair of jeans, colorful top, fitted blazer, big accessories, and a fabulous pair of heels. Finish it off with a tote and you are ready for a fantastic Saturday.

Accessorize. I can’t stress this enough. You can play an outfit up or dress it down with accessories.Lots of shoes and handbags. I love shoes and handbags! This I learned from my Mom and Grandmother. Again quality is much more important than quantity. Sure it’s ok to buy some fun shoes for summer, but for your feet’s sake buy comfortable and high quality shoes.

In a nutshell that is my fashion mantra. Look for the top 10 must haves in upcoming posts.