Spring is in the air…with that refreshing feeling, warmer temps + urge to look ahead to brighter days that brings inspo to freshen up your wardrobe for the spring season! While I can’t go out sporting these picks just yet, they are so stylish that I am stocking up now so I have my season style picks to rock once this craziness is over ♥
From pastel hues to neon statement making pieces to floral prints, mini bags + more, spring 2020 is bound to be a colorful + trend making season so I wanted to round up some of my favorite picks with all of you!
Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away so that means it’s time to feel the love by prepping your outfits for date night, Galentine’s Day + more! From chic mini dresses to red heels to heart shaped bags, I rounded up the cutest Valentine’s Day essentials that you’ll love to wear on this special day!
Ya’ll I am so excited about the 2020 Pantone Color Of The Year…CLASSIC BLUE! Ok, so I’ve been loving the color classic blue for years so for it to be selected at the Pantone Color Of The Year was beyond exciting. Blue just adds a chic Pop Of Color to any look whether it be through a bold blue blazer, chic blue bag or stylish blue shoes, so that’s why I am rounding up my fav Classic Blue pieces for you to add the Pantone Color Of The Year to your wardrobe!
Fall is just around the corner + Back To School season is in full swing so time to round up some fun go-to bags for fall 2019…my current favorite style? Backpacks! Normally I’m not a backpack kind of gal but now more + more brands and designers are making stylish backpack options so I am rounding up some of my favorite backpack options here so you can head back to school or get ready for fall in style!
If ya’ll know anything about me, you know I LOVE some good designer goodies. Ever since I was a teenager, I began my handbag obsession, saving up for designer bags like Gucci, Dior, LV etc + as I got older I moved on to Chanel, Hermes + more. Recently I have been also stocking up on designer shoes like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Stuart Weitzman + more. While I love designer must-haves, I learned that sometimes buying brand new in store isn’t the most cost effective so I am sharing my secrets with ya here!
First up, SHOES! So I have scored tons of designer heels, boots + more all for 40% Off or MORE! How?? Easy, research baby. I search the SALE section of my favorite sites that have all the designers I love + keep an eye out for certain styles I am lusting after or staple pieces I can interchange with various outfits etc. I found that investing in classic pumps, sandals etc that are nicely constructed really last a while PLUS they are easily repaired from your local shoemaker or one of my go-to shoe + handbag magicians, PurseRehab! They can fix ANYTHING! From resoling your shoes to fixing fabric damage, stains etc…such a must-have if you are a designer lover like me so you don’t worry about messing up your higher end pieces.
While certain staples like the Manolo Blahnik Hangsi Pump may not go on sale brand new from certain retailers, a great option is to search for them ‘New with Tags‘ from eBay Fashion, Poshmark, Yoogi’s Closet, FashionPhile, The Real Real + more! These second hand retailers often have shoes + bags in MINT condition and you can usually save on shipping, tax or snag them under current retail price AND they are all GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC (make sure you 100% verify the seller)!
When it comes to buying second hand designer goods here are some things I look for:
Box, Authenticity Card / Papers, Dust Bag
(these are helpful to verifying the shoes or bag are REAL + AUTHENTIC, plus they are helpful when going to resell in the future if that is something you are interested in doing)
(examine the photos very carefully, look for discoloration, damaged threading, piping etc, marks, tears etc…while these aren’t deal breakers, they do contribute to quality factor however you may be able to use these hiccups to your advantage + simply go to a place like PurseRehab to repair those issues at a relatively low cost making the items look BRAND NEW for less!)
(just because you find a Chanel for a killer price doesn’t mean that is the best deal out there, search the serial number of the item – any reputable seller should have that or the full product name for you to do a quick search + compare pricing, condition etc from other sellers)
Whether you are searching for brand new pieces at a trustee retailer like Net-A-Porter, Saks Off Fifth etc or want to score a deal at a second hand luxury site, either way you are sure to find some amazing + unique finds at a fraction of the retail cost, perfect for avid collectors or first time buyers if you are trying to save a little!