Splurge vs. Steal: Lace up Wedges

Dolce Vita 'Shandy' Wedges - Nordstrom, Jessica Simpson 'Wexxson' Wedges - via Hautelook or 6pm.com
I have been eying these Dolce Vita wedges for quite some time, but as a bargain hunter, I was not going to pay the steep price for these beauties. I was doing my daily browse of Hautelook last week when I saw these similar looking pair for a third of the price. I couldn't let these pass me by so I snagged them, and since they arrived at my door earlier today, I can't stop thinking of all the outfits I can pair with them. I know they are going in my suitcase to Cabo, but they will definitely get lots of use all summer long. I do love the lighter nude color of the 'Shandy's, and the solid color of the whole shoe, but for the price I am so thrilled! 

If you aren't familiar with Hautelook, it's a great daily deals site for clothing, shoes and accessories! I highly recommend you downloading the app so you can browse the deals, and they are owned by Nordstrom, which makes it even better! 

xoxo, Courtney

The Bright Tweed Blazer










Pink Tweed Jacket - c/o Conversation Pieces, sold out (similar), White T Shirt - Alloy, crew neck style sold out (v-neck version), Ripped Boyfriend Jeans - Joe's Jeans, no longer available (similar), Sandals - Zara, no longer available (similar), Crossbody handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (in nude), Statement Necklace - J.Crew, on sale in stores (similar), Watch - Michael Kors, Cartier Inspired Bracelet - Heart Boutique

I love the look of a chic tweed blazer. It's so chic, so Chanel. I have a black and white tweed jacket from H&M but I knew I wanted something more lively. When I saw this on sale at Conversation Pieces, I had to snag it. It's such a great color, and I know I'll be wearing it it death. I loved pairing it with my distressed boyfriend jeans (which after a year, have become the world's best, lived-in, softest, boyfriend jean) and a pair of nude heels. I would easily switch out the heels for flats for a full day on my feet or switch out the plain white t-shirt for a fun graphic printed one. 

How do you style your tweed?

xoxo, Courtney

 

White + Blue Denim






Chambray T-Shirt - Velvet Heart, White Jeans - Forever 21 (no longer available) similar, Sandals - ShoeMint (no longer available) similar, Crossbody Handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (in nude), Sunglasses - Nordstrom, 2 'V' Shaped Midi Rings - Forever 21 (no longer available) similar, 2 Silver Rings With Stones - Article Consignment
This look showcases two of my favorite things: a chambray shirt (a twist on the traditional button down for this one), and a killer pair of white denim. Both go flawlessly with everything, and when paired together, look effortless. 
I plan on wearing my white denim as much as I can before the temperature gets too unbearable (for me, that's about 85) then I will switch to white cut offs. 
I will challenge myself to pair this denim lyocell t-shirt with as many looks as I can. Lyocell, btw is the material of Gods. It's perfection. I wish everything I own was made of lyocell.
These wedged sandals were love at first sight. I purchased them a year ago and they are it. The perfect color combo, heel height and comfort level. Even though these are no longer available, this style is super trendy, so finding a similar pair will be a piece of cake. 

Just don't eat that cake in your white skinnies!

xoxo, Courtney

Photos by BKD Signature

50 Shades of Blue





'Merci' Graphic T-shirt - J.Crew (sold out), Lace Skirt - Forever 21, Denim Vest - J.Crew, Statement Necklace - J.Crew Factory (sold out) similar, Crossbody Handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (in nude), Gladiator Sandals - old (similar)

When I look at these pictures, I realize a few things: I lost my tan from Cabo really fast, and I am really starting to pair unexpected pieces together, and I am liking the results of my bravery. 
I called this post "50 Shades of Blue" because it was the color blue that was the element that made the pieces work.  This blue lace skirt is so comfortable and versatile from day to night, at less than $20 it was a no brainer. 
French print graphic t's are so popular this season, I managed to accumulate a handful with my discount at J.Crew. Although I am still waiting for this one to go on sale. Since I bought my denim vest, I have been wearing it non stop! It's such an easy layering piece, and adds a hipster-chic vibe.
I love my nude Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC I got from my boyfriend for Christmas. The color obviously goes with everything, and you can remove the chain strap (which not many people realize) so you can use as a clutch! 

xoxo, Courtney


Photos by BKD Signature