The Perfect Work Pump

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This past weekend, I picked up two pairs of shoes at Target.  A pair of nude and black patent leather heels.  I paid $8.98 per pair!!  And, lemme tell ya:  they are seriously the perfect work pump.  They are comfortable – even for a Target heel – and so very affordably priced!  It is therefore likely no surprise that they seem to be nearly sold out online, and getting close to being sold out in stores!  Mind you, online, they are still priced at $20.98 a pair, but it’s not a bad price to pay for a great shoe if you don’t happen to find the ones that are priced lower in stores.

Here are a few things I noted about the two pairs I got:

  1. They are generously sized.  If you have a narrow foot, you might want to go down a half-size.  Another reason to see if you can find them in stores…you’ll be able to try them on!
  2. The colors are a great shade of black and nude.  The nude is not too light, and the black is a “true” black.
  3. They are closed-toe, which makes them ideal for the office.
  4. The description online says they have a 3.5″ heel, but I find them to have a rather reasonable height, and definitely doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a 3.5″ heel…  Definitely try to find them in stores or order several sizes and return the ones that don’t fit.
  5. They come in black, nude, navy, and silver

There are still several sizes and colors available online, so hurry on up and grab a few pairs! They are buy one, get one 50% off, so you don’t have to feel guilty about buying more than one pair (discount applied during online checkout)!

Don’t forget:

  • Shop through Ebates to get a 2% rebate on your purchase
  • Use your Target Red Card to get an additional 5%
  • Don’t want to buy new shoes until you get rid of some you already own?  No problem!  Sell your old ones to ThredUp and make space for these new ones!

Happy Shopping, friends!!

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Until next time! Stay ‘Chic’!

Bows and Bordeaux

Disclosure:  I received items from Rockport Shoes, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Today’s outfit involved a combination of bows and bordeaux accessories.  Reason?  I saw this bag at one of the South Walton Fashion Week shows and HAD to have it.  When I realized I was getting it about 80% off retail, I made it my own.  So, naturally, I had to style it today. Obvi.

Bows and Bordeaux, http://chicinacademia.com

Bows and Bordeaux, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Bag, Mario Valentino, here || Shoes, Charlotte Russe, here || skirt, Zara, similar here || Top, Limited, similar here || Necklace, Target, similar here || Bracelet, TJ Maxx, similar here || 

The bag is made by Mario Valentino – no relation to Valentino Garavani – but probably just as well made and similarly as expensive.  The bag is immaculate.  Shape and structure similar to the famous Cèline bag, but if you can find one, at a price much, much cheaper than the original.  The color of this bag is also a must-have for the fall.  If you are the type to invest in a single bag, then this would be a great color to consider. In case you were wondering: Yes, I can fit my MacBook pro in the bag.  Because you know, that’s the sign of a great work bag. 😉

I bought mine at Saks Off Fifth in Destin, FL.  They only had 1 left!!  I also paid A LOT less than the one in the link above, but if you HAVE TO HAVE IT, then I would say, it’s worth the $500 it currently sells for!  A few additional details about the bag should you be interested:

  • Dual rolled top handles
  • Open top, prong strap closure, and top zip closure
  • Exterior features gold-tone metal logo, front zip pocket, side suede detail, and metal feet
  • Interior features wall zip pocket and 2 media pockets
  • Dust bag included
  • Approx. 12″ H x 11.5″ W x 8.5″ D
  • Approx. 7″ handle drop
  • Made in Italy

Except for the shoes and bag, everything else I’ve had for some time.  One note about the shoes: I love the heel height.  Maybe 2″ at most.  However, the design makes them somewhat uncomfortable, especially if walking all day in them.  I’m hoping they will stretch out and become comfier, but I suffered a little while wearing them today. 😦  I paid $20 for them.  I would not recommend paying any more than $20 should you decide to get them.

Finally, I wanted to give you a sneak peak at an exciting collaboration happening with Rockport Shoes starting October 15th on Instagram!

Rockport Shoes, http://chicinacademia.com

Follow #myDailyAdventure to get some clues on Instagram between now and the 15th!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Luxe for less at the Net-A-Porter Sale

We all know January is an amazing time to buy clothing at 50% or more off retail, so get your wallets ready!  Here is one of the sales you don’t want to miss.

Did you miss the Altuzarra for Target or regret not picking up some of their amazing work-to-girl’s-night-out pieces?  Fret not.  Check out these items that are less than $20!

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Their shoe selection is also, as some would say – off the hook!  I’m coveting a few of these, but as I am resolving to save more money than I spend this year, these will have to remain on my birthday wishlist for now…which, btw is next month in case you were wondering and need ideas for a birthday gift! 😉  The shoes below are all 40-80% off!

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And accessories…we can’t forget those!  I have obsessed over a snake print clutch for some time now, and although the one below is actually a laptop case, I went ahead and took the plunge and will see if I can make it double for a clutch.  I’ll keep you posted.  For now, it is well on it’s way to my doorstep!   Check out the other two items I found for under $30:

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In conclusion, you’re welcome. 😉  Let me know below what you thought about these picks and/or what you decided to pick up for yourself!  Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to see how I end up styling the things I ordered.

Until next time!  Stay Chic!