Look for Less: Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots

Gigi Hadid Grey Stuart Weitzman Bootsimage source

The #Nsale ends later this week, so why not grab a spot-on dupe while prices are still low? These Steve Madden Gleemers are practically twins with  the famous Stuart Weitzman Highland boots that celebs and bloggers love. With #NSale pricing they are only $100 until August 8th. I want to keep the end of summer far out of my mind, but these are the perfect cold-weather investment piece to stock up on now while prices are low and before the dreaded autumn and winter chill sets in.

Tijan Serena Black Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots

One of my favorite bloggers, Tijan Serena, can rock the hell out of the black Highlands.

Nordstrom currently have the black in stock in many sizes, and you can find the grey version at Macy’s which is price matching #NSale prices. It’s a win-win situation. I already have a pair of over the knee black boots, so I’m pretty keen on the grey beauties. Minus the side of Zayn Malik, I’ll do my best Gigi Hadid in these. They elevate any neutral look into a full-on supermodel-approved  power outfit. Any excuse to do a bad-bitch strut is fine by me.

 

In other news, I’m in a full-on taco coma from a fun lunch with friends, and already ready to watch RHONJ and plan our trip to San Diego next weekend. What did you do this weekend?

The Best Shorts For Summer Travel

Summer always seems like the perfect time for traveling, but as I start packing for my summer holidays a familiar sense of dread takes over – what the heck would I wear on my bottom half? For the longest time, I could not for the life of me find an ideal pair of summer shorts. They’re too short, too rough, too hot, too chafe-inducing, too wedgie-causing, too grungy – too anything but cool and comfortable. Also, I am not blessed with model legs and have been known to carry some junk in the trunk, so it can be difficult to find a pair that fit well and don’t automatically look like hot pants. TMI, I know, but I have been desperate to find a pair that I can happily spend all day walking in that aren’t Nike running shorts. A girl has to look somewhat chic for Instagram, amirite?

I have luckily found that holy grail pair of pantalones, however, and today I am ready to share them with you.

the best shorts for summer travel vegas

Taking them for a ride on a long day exploring Red Rocks!
Shorts // The Who Tee // Jacket // Shoes // Bag // Sunglasses

May I introduce you to the Madewell Pull-On Shorts. They have the form and structure of more formal shorts, yet they feel like pajamas. Plus, they cover all the necessities without giving that dreaded butt cleavage. Never cute.

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetShirt (in different color) // Shorts // Booties // Bag

They can be dressed up or down, and I reach for them before any other pair in my overstuffed dresser. Did I mention they are so goddamn comfy? Cotton and linen blend, they are super breathable, so you can go all day climbing the steps of the Colosseum without dealing with massive leg chub rub. Not cute, but let’s be real, it happens. Thankfully, they come in plenty of colors and patterns, so I’ve picked up several pairs to mix and match.

Processed with VSCO with a1 presetShirt (old) // Shorts // Sandals // Hat (similar)

Madewell still has some colors and sizes left, and I recommend checking Nordstrom since they seem to have more sizes available. I may need to grab that scalloped pair! Since Madewell can read my mind, they’ve brought these back for several summers now, so you can continue to stock up every year and add to your collection of perfection.

Let me know if you have any go-to summer travel pieces!

 

Look for Less: Kendall & Kylie’s Dior Technologic Sunglasses

Happy Sunday, friends! How was everyone’s weekend? I’m about to nurse a casino hangover at brunch with my parents, but as Sunday tradition dictates, I first wanted to share a designer dupe with you. This one’s HEAVILY discounted, so get excited!

Forget the Dior So Real sunglasses, everyone’s favorite statement sunnies seem to be the Dior Technologics. Bloggers and celebs alike – Chiara Ferragni, Kendall and Kylie – have been spotted rocking these bad boys. I’m not a huge K&K fan, but they are definitely a barometer for what items are on-trend and soon to be coveted by the masses.

dior technologic chiara ferragni

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Dior Technologic Sunglasses Dupe

 

More sleek than the So Reals, I think these would be super flattering on most face shapes, and a good pair of statement glasses can elevate an entire outfit. Unfortunately, the Technologics retail for $560, so not exactly pocket change. Miraculously, the look for less I found at Missguided is only $19.20 (!!!!!), so you can get this trendy look without shelling out half a pay check and your firstborn.

Missguided Dior Technologic Dupe

Buy these sassy and spot-on dupe HERE.

Happy shopping and here’s to seizing the last glorious bits of our weekend!

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Madewell Summer Sale Picks (Extra 40% Off!)

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Shop the sale HERE

While the #NSale gets all the love, my old friends at Madewell are hosting a rival summer sale that quickly caught my attention in between catching up on Snapchat and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram this morning. The trendier/more hipster little sister of J. Crew, Madewell is one of my favorite retailers, but often just a bit too expensive for my budget. This weekend though, the fashion gods have smiled upon us and you can currently get any Madewell sale item with an additional 40% off with code EXTRA40 at checkout.

That effortless “oh I just arrived back from summering on the Mediterranean” look for less? Don’t mind if I do! Check out some of my top picks to finish your summer sartorially strong below! All of them are less than $100, and most are less than $50!

silk sandstar dress in vinefloral

Silk Dress in Vinefloral – light and airy and oh so pretty. A perfect summer dress and currently less than $40! This dress would be perfect for a day out shopping or date night. I may need this.

the amalfi tote bag

Amalfi Tote Bag – Available in this navy or a bright crimson. Love this tote for the beach or as a summer carry-on bag. Plus, that name means I’m automatically a fan!

embroidered gamine skirt

The Gamine Embroidered Skirt. Pair it with a white tee like on the model and you’ll have mastered bohemian, yet still put together style.

silk off the shoulder dress in palmflower

Silk Off the Shoulder Dress in Palmflower. Off the shoulder dresses are everywhere this season, so why not invest in one that’s high quality (all my Madwell products have lasted several years), silk – so super comfortable, stylish, and less than $100.

the renny tassel sandal

Renny Tassel Sandals – I highly recommend Madewell’s sandals for summer travel. I wore mine to death in both London and Italy, and they’re still chugging along. These are fashionable, classic and will hold up while your wanderlust takes over.

scatterblock tassel dress

Scatterblock Tassel Dress – What’s not to love about a dress with tassels? They just make me want to dance! The shift cut on this dress is so flattering and the length is work appropriate. If I can claim it as a work investment, that’s all the convincing I need to throw my money at it!

eyelet sunshower top

Eyelet Sunshower Top – A delicate summer top in classic white. I think this basic is well worth it’s less than $20 sale price.

silk petalplay romper

Silk Petal Play Romper – A gorgeous romper in a gorgeous cobalt blue. Like dresses, I love rompers because there’s no thought involved in getting dress – perfect for lazy girls like me. This would be cute at a bridal shower or for college girls going through rush.

Denim Piazza Skirt

Denim Piazza Skirt – I own this skirt and love it. My only regret is that I didn’t buy it when it was on sale! Feminine and loose, it’s the more girly and grown up version of the classic denim mini.

nightbreeze mini dress in stroke dash

Nightbreeze Mini Dress – I know, I know, yet another dress. Honestly, dresses are just so easy and chic for summer, so I couldn’t resist. Plus, I’m a huge fan of Madewell’s dresses, and jump at any chance to buy them at a steep discount. This gingham number is a little dressier and would be a lovely summer work dress.

Thank you for stopping by, amigas! Happy Saturday and happy sale hunting!

Look for Less: Gianvito Rossi Plexi Pumps

There’s something about the weekend that puts me in a bargain-hunting mood (check out my #Nsale travel picks here), so I thought I’d help keep the Sunday scaries at bay with a #shoeporn-worthy dupe.

nude gianvito rossi plexi pumps

Gianvito Rossi is a fairly new brand to me, but I’m a firm new fan after seeing these sexy plexi pumps. How cool is that transparent panel? I love how they take the classic pump and elevate them to a whole other level of edginess. Plus, I think they’d do wonder for elongating your legs just like little Miss Selena:

selena gomez in orange dress and gianvito rossi plexi pumps

As I suspected, since these are red-carpet worthy, they also unfortunately have a red-carpet appropriate price tag – over $700! I mean, they’re gorgeous, but I feel like they’re a bit too trendy to justify an investment. But let’s get real, I just don’t have that money. However, my (imaginary) friends at Boohoo have done us all a service and made a pretty spot-on dupe for only $44.

boohoo lacey clear pointed court pump

Grab them here!

Asos also sells a similar version by Public Desire in khaki, if you’re looking for a more autumnal pair:

asos keely heel gianvito rossi plexi dupe

They’re also under $50, and you can purchase here.

I think these will become even more omnipresent with dupes come autumn, so snag them now before every fashionista is let in on the secret! Happy Sunday shopping! I’m currently catching up on YouTube videos and will be off to brunch soon and more blog post writing! I’m so determined to do at least 4 posts a week, so I need to get working away (but brunch comes first of course)! What are you up to this weekend?

leather leggings, chloe and gianvito rossi plexi pumps

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