Charlotte Russe $24.99
This week’s deal is in-store only, but I must urge you to go and go fast to your local Charlotte Russe.
They’re running a buy one, get one for $10 shoe sale and I scored these beauties and another pair of fabulous platform gladiator sandals (there wasn’t a picture online) for only $34.99 …for BOTH! That means each pair came to $17.50!!
They have a pretty good selection of both sizes and styles from what I saw in the store. Most of the styles were right on trend for Spring and they had cute wedge sandals, platforms, dressier heels and everything in between! But if you go, be patient… the sales girls were a little flustered since everyone was buying at least 4 pairs of shoes!
I’m a heels girl, for sure…but I also can’t pretend that I don’t carry a pair of flats in my bag to change into on the walk to/from work! There’s no way I can get through an entire day in a pair of 4″ stilettos and unfortunately, my budget doesn’t have room in it for a chauffeured town car to shuttle me around the city at my beckon call!
So the next best thing IMO is a cute pair of flats! They pack up nicely, they’re lightweight, and thank to some great designers over at Old Navy, now they’re ador-a-ball! These floral flats are a must-buy for the upcoming spring season and they’ll look super cute paired with just about anything from jeans to dresses…only $19.50 at Old Navy!
$18 Urban Outfitters
Sunglass trends come and go, so it’s best to not spend your hard earned cash on a pair of designer lenses. There are tons of resources out there that offer the latest trends at rock-bottom prices!
While classic looks (like a Ray-Ban aviator) will never go out of style, this season it’s all about the Round Sunnies. They’ve recently been spotted on many celebrities like Nicole Richie and most notably on Mary-Kate Olsen. She’s been sporting a pair of limited edition Chanel sunglasses that were probably a gift from Karl himself! But even if you could afford them, you won’t be able to find them…they only made 200 pairs so good luck finding them!!
Round sunglasses weren’t a shape I typically gravitate towards, but after trying these on at Urban Outfitters I was in love… I’m totally digging the $18 price tag, the shape and the half-tint lens gives them a very funky, 70’s vibe that will fit in perfectly with this Spring’s fashions!
$23.60, Go Jane
Ahhhhhhhhhhh….the ankle wrap sandal! I am totally loving this shoe right now and if you’re looking for that perfect transitional shoe to get you from Winter into Spring… this is definitely it. I think this will be one of the hottest styles for the upcoming season and I can see this looking incredible with everything from the new boyfriend jean to mini-skirts (my new obsession btw)…and pretty much everything in between!
This grey one happens to be my favorite because I think the color works as a more modern and updated neutral, but if it’s not your taste, you can’t go wrong with black or brown, can you now?
And if you’re still on the fence about the about the cut-out bootie like I was, I think this is a great stepping stone to that style…and for only $23.90, you have to at least try it!
Now for the giveaway…
Thanks to the wonderful and generous people at Go Jane, two lucky readers will win this shoe in your choice of color. All you have to do is:
1. Visit www.gojane.com;
2. Look through their amazing selection of budget-friendly shoes and then leave a comment on this post with your favorite style and your shoe size;
3. On Tuesday, February 17th, I will pick 2 numbers at random and the authors of those corresponding comments will win this fabulous ankle-wrap shoe in their choice of color!
NOTE: Winner will be notified by 3pm on 02/17/09 in a separate post and via email. Contest is only open to US residents.
Once the weather starts to warm up, getting dressed in the morning can be kind of tricky. Since it’s still cool during your morning commute, you can’t totally forgo a jacket, but it’s too warm to keep wearing your winter coat… and at this point you’re probably sick of seeing yourself in it!
So instead of your old coat, try a short trench coat. It’s the perfect solution to transitional dressing because the material is heavy enough to keep you warm (and dry during those April showers), but it won’t make your overheat on a sunny Spring afternoon.
I just saw this trench at Target and I stopped dead in my tracks. The cut is universally flattering and yellow has to be one of my favorite colors for outerwear! It’s a great buy for $39.99 and I can’t think of a better way to say hello to Spring!
I’m not sure if it’s my upcoming trip or the fact that I’m feeling in a bit of a color rut, but I’m head over heels for all of this Southwestern inspired jewelry…the colors, the details and best of all, the prices!
Style Links: Turquoise Necklace $7.80, Earings $5.80, Wide Bangle $5.80, Multi Necklace $6.80, Skinny Bangles $5.80
I love browsing through the beauty isles of my local Wal-Mart for the best deals in cosmetics. The make-up is much cheaper and if you know what to buy, it works just as good, if not better, than the pricey department store stuff. And in our current economic environment, I can’t justify my usual level of retail therapy anymore…so next time you feel the urge to spend, spend, spend, why not try a new lip gloss or eye shadow instead?
Here are a few items you might find in my make-up bag all priced under $8:
And don’t forget to claim your free cosmetics today!
Style Links: CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Liner Pen $5.79, NYX 3-Color Eyeshadow $5.99, Smith’s Rosebud Salve $5.59, CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain $7.49, Physician’s Formula Instant Make-over Tool $7.95, Jane Blush Shimmer $5.99, Go Smile Mini-Touch Up $8, Essie “Bahama Mama” and “Great Expectations” $4.99