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Ballet Flats for summer 2017

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pictured: Valentino Rockstud ballet flats in black (designer dupe under $100 here)

Ballet flats are back! This classic shoe style is gearing up for some time in the spotlight this summer as designers give traditional ballet flats edgy touches.

The modern ballet flat, which is what is hot for summer, offers small touches such as studs, criss-cross straps, and laces; which veer slightly from the straps and laces found on real ballet shoes worn by ballerinas.

ballet flats summer 2017 shoe trends

from top left: silver ballet flats (under $100!) / black lace up ballet flats / black premier designer ballet flats / pink ballet flats (available in several colors!)

Ballet flats are so much fun to wear this summer. They offer a feminine vibe which is understated and comfortable. The sleek, no-nonsense designs offers a chic look, and lightweight feel, for tired summer feet. These are the softest shoe style out there!

I love wearing ballet flats after a day in heels, or if I just want to be comfortable. They look great with maxi skirts, midi skirts, and paired with shorts and a cute top. Ballet flats are also a great alternative to sandals on hot days when we forget to touch up our pedicure. haha, love that!

Another way I like to wear my ballet flats is with straight jeans, a tee, and a statement handbag. They are the ultimate chic yet understated shoe. Love!

Are you are fan of ballet flats? Do you plan to wear this emerging trend?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Designer sales to kick off summer 2017

The designer sales are here! This means we can all find fabulous items from Chloe, Valentino, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Aquazzura, and more on major sale! Yay!

I’m in shock! My favorite leopard print pumps are on major sale! These pumps are classic, pointy tote high heels which are made from suede and offer a classic leopard print. They are super comfortable, and I have actually had to run in them! No joke! My middle child used to like to run away from us, and I had to chase her down so she would not run into the street while wearing these heels a couple of years ago. Thankfully she has outgrown the dangerous running habit; seriously, it was stressful!

If you are looking for a fabulous pair of pumps, these are perfect! They are comfortable, classic, and since leopard print is hot for summer 2017, and fall 2017, they are on trend! Love that!

In addition to my beloved heels being on major sale, there are a few Chloe Drew’s on sale! I have one in off-white and I love it. If you have been eyeing the Chloe Drew, now is the time to snap one up!

I also found a couple of Balenciaga City Tote’s on sale! Eeeek! They NEVER go on sale. I bought a City Tote back in 2009 and I still love it. These are great casual handbags which are also extremely classic. If you have been on the fence about getting one, this is a great opportunity to grab one at a great price!

There are so many amazing deals right now so I rounded them up and placed my favorites in the collage below.

from top left: one shoulder top (so hot and on trend right now!!) / Balenciaga City Tote (amazing deal!!) / My beloved Manolo Blahnik leopard print pumps on major sale! / Aquazzura “Wild Thing” low heeled sandals (fabulous price!) / wide-leg jeans (this style is major right now! Such a great deal!) / Chloe Drew (great deal!!)

There are so many fabulous designer items on sale around the web right now. I sorted through them all and found the best deals on classic and on-trend items I think you would love. I know I love them!! Without further adieu, here are my picks from the designer sales!

Best spring/summer designer shoes on sale:

Best spring/summer designer handbags on sale:

Best spring/summer designer clothing on sale:

What are you planning to snap up from the designer sales? I’m eyeing the Aquazzura shoes, and the mini Chloe Drew.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Polka dots for spring

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Wearing: ivory tassel earrings / YSL lipstick / white ruffle shirt (under $20!) / blue and silver ring / Chloe Faye handbag / Christian Louboutin spring nail polish / polka dot skirt (under $25!) / black watch / slate blue high heels

We are finally getting some beautiful spring weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area! I was thrilled to be able to wear some polka dots for spring, on an affordable outfit, which totaled under $75 excluding accessories over the weekend. Love!

Nothing is more satisfying then finding a great deal on clothing which is comfortable, and fashionable. These two pieces were part of my “I’m going to Target for binder paper” run a couple of weeks ago. Of course, several others things ended up in my cart including this white ruffle top, and this polka dots skirt. Both pieces are versatile for spring. I have already worn this white top several times! I showed it last week on the blog here.

Polka dots are also a trend this spring; I remember seeing them on the spring runways in New York. They make such a fun, lighthearted print for spring. The polka dots on this pencil skirt take it from a serious skirt, to a playful article of clothing. Love that!

I wore this outfit last weekend for church and brunch with my family. My cute little ten-year-old daughter took these photos last weekend for me. Isn’t she amazing!

What has ended up in your Target cart recently? Are you able to stick to your list when you go, or do you end up with unplanned purchases in your cart like me?

Thanks for stopping by

XOXO

Cathy

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