A Little Bit Wild

A Little Bit Wild
A Little Bit Wild by thebargainista featuring black jewelry

French Connection cap sleeve top
usa.frenchconnection.com

Dorothy Perkins bootcut jeans
dorothyperkins.com

Tote bag
2020ave.com

Brown jewelry
modeets.com

Fabulous Friday-10 Shoes For Every Occasion

“One shoe can change your life.” -Cinderella

As we get closer to spring, it’s time to take an inventory of your shoes!  Do you have tons of sandals but not much of anything else?  Here are some suggestions on basic shoes that you should have in your closet.  With these 10 pairs of shoes, you will have something appropriate for any occasion.

I know that some of you are going to say 10 pairs of shoes is not even enough for you.  I would fall into that category.  Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to 10 pairs of shoes but make sure out of all your shoes, you have these 10 to round out your wardrobe.  If you’re thinking you don’t have anywhere near 10 pairs of shoes, consider adding the pairs you’re missing so you have a more rounded wardrobe.   Take a look and see what you think in comparison to your closet.  If you’d like more details, just click on the picture.

Zebra print Chuck Taylor's-$45

Zebra print Chuck Taylor’s-$45

1) Invest in a good pair of Chuck Taylor’s.  They are always fashionable and perfect when you just want to wear something comfortable.  They look great with jeans, maxi skirts or dresses.

Guess pumps-$30

Guess pumps-$30

2) Get a pair of fun, neutral heels.  They can be worn to work and then double for an evening out.  Just select a heel height that works for you and make sure they have a fun feature like a peep toe.

Glitter heels-$40

Glitter heels-$40

3) A pair of heels with glitter are shoes that are ready for a party.  These are perfect for anytime you have a special evening or party to go to.  Get a neutral color that will go with any color you wear.

Black pumps-$

Black pumps-$39

4) A pair of solid black pumps are a must have if your work has a professional dress code.  If you get a pair like these with the fun cap toe, they can also work with jeans for an evening out.

Cap toe flats-$3

Cap toe flats-$33

5) A cute pair of flats are another must have.  These can be worn to work when you know you’ll be on your feet all day or they can be worn on a fun Saturday with skinny jeans.  They have a lot of flexibility and give your feet a much-needed break from heels.

Steve Madden wedge sandals-$40

Steve Madden wedge sandals-$40

6) Wedge sandals are perfect when you you’re wearing a casual summer dress or skirt-especially if you’re going out.  They add that extra wow factor to something casual and make it more sophisticated.

Gladiator sandal-$

Gladiator sandal-$45

7) A pair of flat sandals are perfect for those summer days when you want to throw on something low-key and low hassle.  I recommend them for running around in casual shorts or summer dresses and also for the beach or a vacation.

Vince Camuto ankle bootie-$40

Vince Camuto ankle bootie-$40

8) Ankle boots are a fantastic buy because they go with everything.  Like Chuck Taylor’s, they never go out of style.  When the weather turns cooler, you’ll be glad you have these on hand for work and for going out.

Heeled boot-$100

Heeled boot-$100

9) Heeled boots are fabulous to wear with skinny jeans, dresses, leggings or skirts-especially during cooler weather.  They’re very versatile and the heel adds a touch of sophistication when you want to look your best.

Western boots-$

Western boots-$70

10) Western boots have been around forever but are gaining in popularity all over the world.  They look great with skirts, dresses, skinny jeans, leggings, just about anything!  There are so many different styles to choose from that you’re sure to find one you like!  If you don’t happen to be fond of Western boots, riding boots are also a great addition to your wardrobe.  They don’t have as much flexibility as the Western boot but they look fantastic with skinny jeans and leggings!

Best Deals On: Jeans

I’m like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans. -Cameron Diaz

It’s SO hard to find a good pair of jeans that fits well.  Basically, all you can do is try on hundreds of pairs until you find the right one.  No wonder so many women wear jeans that don’t fit!  I know how easy it is to want to just give up after the first five pairs of jeans!  It’s worth it to keep trying because nothing looks as good as a great fitting pair of jeans!  If you need some new jeans, (I know I do!) then here are some of the best deals I’ve found just for you!  Don’t give up-the right pair is waiting for you and you’re going to look amazing!

Diva skinny jeans-$19

Diva skinny jeans-$19

Slim leg jeans-$25

Slim leg jeans-$25

Ankle zip colored jeans-$25

Ankle zip colored jeans-$25

Indigo flare jeans-$27

Indigo flare jeans-$27

Boyfriend jeans-$28

Boyfriend jeans-$28

Michael Kors plus size jeans-$35

Michael Kors plus size jeans-$35

Rock and Republic coated skinny jeans-$36

Rock and Republic coated skinny jeans-$36

Floral print skinny jeans-$37

Floral print skinny jeans-$37

Boot cut jeans-$

Boot cut jeans-$37

Noir trouser jeans-$50

Noir trouser jeans-$50

Denim Superstar

Denim Superstar
Denim Superstar by thebargainista featuring a sleeveless dress

Sleeveless dress
delias.com

Denim jacket
tillys.com

Dorothy Perkins western booties
$24 – dorothyperkins.com

Poppie jone
dsw.com

Cuff bracelet
windsorstore.com

Trend Alert-Brogues

These are an example of brogues.

These are an example of brogues.

Brogues (some call them oxfords) have been around for several hundred years (translation-forever!) and have a sophisticated, vintage feel.  Due to their staying power and fun designs, brogues are now the shoe to have.  Fashion designers are using brogues in runway shows and fashion magazines are listing brogues as a “must have” accessory.  There really are a lot of fun designs out there and these shoes are very comfortable.  If you’re looking for something different to wear with your skinny jeans, try these on for size.

You’ll love the cute brogues I’ve found and you’ll love the prices even more!  If you need more details, just click on the picture.  Do you own a pair of brogues?

Faux leather brogues-$

Faux leather brogues-$43

Two tone brogues-$

Two tone brogues-$29

Brogue boots-$

Brogue boots-$39

Glitter brogues-$3

Glitter brogues-$3

High heel brogues-$40

High heel brogues-$40

Women's heeled brogues-$27

Women’s heeled brogues-$27

Just for fun-men's brogues-$1,610

Just for fun-men’s brogues-$1,610

 

 

Cure For Work Shoe Blues

If you work in a setting where you have to wear heels or pumps on a regular basis, you’re probably very tired of the same old black and brown pumps.

Basic black pump-nice but boring.

Basic black pump-nice but boring.

Here are some fun alternatives for work shoes.  These are appropriate for an office setting but add a touch of fabulous-and you should always be fabulous!  You can wear these to the office and then easily wear them out that evening!  If you need to add one of these to your wardrobe, just click on the picture for more info!  Have fun!

Cheetah print heels-$

Cheetah print heels-$48 (just a hint of fun!)

Luxury Mary Jane pumps-$50

Luxury Mary Jane pumps-$49 (different textures create visual interest)

Guess pumps-$38 (a pop of color brightens up any outfit!)

Guess pumps-$38 (a pop of color brightens up any outfit!)

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Not your basic black pumps-$44 (these are very sophisticated!)

Snakeskin pumps-$

Snake-skin pumps-$35 (fun without being too flashy)

Floral print pumps-$

Floral print pumps-$37 (a pretty pattern makes all the difference!)

 

Fabulous Friday-Prabal Gurung for Target

Prabal Gurung dress-$545 ( on sale!)

Prabal Gurung dress-$545 (on sale!)

Prabal Gurung is a fashion designer who got his start in New Delhi.  He moved to New York to pursue his fashion career and worked under designers such as Bill Blass.  He launched his own line in 2009 and has been a huge success ever since.  If you’re like me, you probably weren’t too familiar with Prabal Gurung because his line is SO expensive.  I could never walk in to a high-end store and drop $1,000 on a Prabal Gurung shirt.

Here’s where Target comes in.  As I’m sure you’ve probably heard, Prabal Gurung and Target have combined forces to come up with a BEAUTIFUL line of apparel and accessories that real people can afford.  I went to Target  this week to see the line for myself and check out the prices.  Here are the pieces from the clothing line that I really like:

Prabal Gurung dress-$40 (this dress is much nicer in person.)

Prabal Gurung dress-$40 (this dress is much nicer in person)

Prabal Gurung lace blouse-$35

Prabal Gurung lace blouse-$35 (great faux leather collar!)

Here are pictures I took of the shoes-which I was the most interested in!

My favorite shoes-$40

My favorite shoes-$40

I almost bought these-they are amazing!  The only thing that stopped me is the steep angle of the shoes.

I almost bought these-they are amazing! The only thing that stopped me is the steep angle of the shoes.

Prabal Gurung heel-$40

Prabal Gurung heels-$40

These are so pretty-but I liked the first pair better.

These are so pretty-but I liked the first pair better.

Red wedges-$30

Red wedges-$30

The ankle straps are adjustable.

The ankle straps are adjustable.

I loved the shoe collection and the prices are fabulous.  If you’d like to see the entire Prabal Gurung for Target line, click here.  Let me know what piece is your favorite or if you intend to buy something!

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