My Top Eight Espadrilles Under $50 for This Spring

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Some Backstory

While I do not claim to be a fashion blogger (by any means), fashion is a huge part of my life and of course my budget. Part of the inspiration behind this blog was to be a collection of deals I found inspired by things a women my age would want.

Therefore I think bringing in-style inspired deals to this blog would bring value to all of my readers – I hope you agree!

The Trend – Espadrilles

So today I am talking espadrilles. I follow tons of fashion bloggers, and I feel that these have become huge this spring. Especially the Marc Fisher and Steve Madden ones that it seems like everyone and their mother owns. I love the idea of these cute and comfortable pair of shoes. I’m dying to get my hands on some “everyday” kind of wedges, and I think espadrilles are what I need.

So without further adieu, below I have put together a list of a few of my favorite picks. I’ve been trying to find a pair myself and wanted to share my findings!

As a side note: prices vary depending on size and color, and may have changed since publishing this post.

My Picks – Espadrilles

Betani Faux Suede Espadrille Platform Wedge
Black, beige, navy
$26.45

A classic peep-toe wedge style, I think these are a steal for the price. They could definitely be dressed up, or down.

White Mountain ‘LAVISH’ Women’s Sandal
Black, navy
$38.40

A gorgeous two-toned shoe with pretty stone embellishments. I’ve been loving the black/tan color scheme together, and these shoes display it so well.

Skechers Cali Women’s Turtledove Platform Sandal
Black, navy, red, natural
$41.39

Ok, so I admit. Seeing the word Skechers definitely gives me flashbacks to early 00’s chunky tennis shoes. However I think they have redeemed themselves with these shoes. The eyelet detailing is perfect for spring and I find a closed-toed wedge a refreshing change from the usual – and perfect for those days when you realize you need a pedicure.

Nine West Jentri
Black, natural, off-white, red orange
$44.99

The cross pattern and the buckle definitely add something unique to this shoe. I find these perfect for a spring evening out!

Steve Madden Waria
Black, natural
$40.49

These are more of a platform than a wedge. It makes them more comfortable which is why I feel like these are another great everyday kind of shoe.

Johnston & Murphy Angela Ankle Strap
Black, gold metallic, silver metallic, white/black
$49.99

The metallic finish on these are so different and cute! And a low heel makes them easier to walk around in.

UGG Starla
Black, cream, hazard orange, navy
$45.00

The bow and ties are so cute. A great spring detailing.

Aldo Nalewet
Black, cognac
$39.99

I wanted to finish off the list with a classic look, and I think this is it. These wedges are gorgeous, and a steal for the price

The Bottom Line

If you love the espadrille wedge trend but aren’t ready to spend a fortune on it here are eight options for you to try under $50.
Which pair would you pick? Have another pick you love that I didn’t mention? Comment down below!

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How to Plan Your Dream Closet with Pinterest

Dream Closet with Pinterest

Why Pinterest Will Help Your Dream Closet

The most helpful tool I have found in planning my dream closet has been my Pinterest page. I have always loved Pinterest, it is one of the best catch all kind of websites to not only save links you want to keep, but to also explore.

Make a Dream Closet Inspiration Board

One of the most effective ways to use Pinterest is to start a board and start pinning outfits or pieces you find that you love. Start by searching some styles you know you like. For me it is things like halter necklines, wrap tops, ankle boots, etc. Once you have a few different styles in there that you like, you can click on the pins that you have already pinned and see the suggested and related pins. This is an easy way to find even more ideas that might be your style in your dream closet. If you want to see an example you can go to my Pinterest page here

After you’ve pinned a few dozen ideas, you should be able to scroll through your Pinterest board and identify patterns. As you can tell by my example above, I am really into white peplum tops and skinny jeans. Whether it be colors, styles, or fabrics. You might even be able to see some that don’t match and question yourself to see whether that is part of your style. Don’t be afraid to delete things! I had a running Pinterest board for outfits that I had been pinning to for years. I went through and refined my style even more by deleting things that just didn’t make sense for my new style. As you start to look around and shop your style will get more and more defined.

Create a Personal Lookbook

Another way I use my Pinterest is a way to store my own personal lookbook. This may sound fancy, but I promise it is really simple. I am not some fashion blogger that has someone take pictures of my outfits with some beautiful backdrop behind me. What I am talking about are mirror selfies. Anytime I get dressed up I snap two pictures in the mirror – one front view and one of the side. From there I use a picture editing app (I use Layout from Instagram) to put the two pictures together. Then I add them to my Outfit Gallery Pinterest board. I’ve made this a secret board, meaning that only I can see the photos. If you want to make it public, go for it! But for me, a secret Pinterest board was the best choice. I didn’t really like the idea of having strangers see my mirror selfies.

Why I Love This Idea

This idea has helped me so much. I have a growing collection of pre-picked, go-to outfits. I use Pinterest because it is a tool I can access from anywhere, and I can delete the photos afterwards so that they are not taking up space on my phone. Going through the board and seeing outfit combinations I forgot about is a lot of fun. It is also a great way to be able to show your friends the outfit you might be thinking about wearing for a certain event. Sometimes I even take pictures of outfits before I wear them. I might get home after doing some shopping, try on the clothes, and have a little photoshoot and upload a handful of pictures at one time.

Pinterest is my most helpful tool when it comes to shopping for clothes and picking out outfits, and those are my two best tips for how to use it.

Hope this has helped, and if you have any tips or posts about how you use Pinterest I would love to hear about them. 

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How Having a Curated Closet Will Save You Time and Money

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Last post I touched on The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees and why I started being more selective with my clothing, but I wanted to go into more detail about the amazing benefits of having a curated closet. Having a curated closet and being intentional about your choices will save you time and money, as well as make you happier in the morning.

Benefits to a Curated Closet

  1. Spend less money on clothes you don’t really want
  2. Have less clutter in your closet
  3. Pick out an outfit in less time
  4. Feel happy when you get dressed in the morning

Why I Love Getting Dressed in the Morning

I just want to reiterate that last point – I love picking out what I am going to wear now. I have always loved clothes and my personal style, but I had my ruts. And I would buy things that I only kind of liked, and they would sit in my closet with tags on them until I finally gave them up. With this method, I only have clothes that I adore, so I am satisfied with any outfit I put together.

How It has Saved My Butt a Few Too Many Times

The time factor is a huge plus, too. There are often times when a friend will text me saying something like: “let’s get breakfast, I’ll pick you up in 10 minutes” and I am still in bed. Yikes! This actually happened to me this weekend. One of my friends said she was impressed with how fast I got ready! The funny part was it was so simple. Because I love all of my clothes and they are so versatile that virtually everything goes together. So yes, you can get ready quickly without looking like a slob when you have the right wardrobe.

Now What?

Now, I have a working wardrobe, with tons of versatile pieces I know I love. So what do I mean by this? Only buy the things you love. No more buying things that you are iffy about but the price is “too good to pass up” or things that you think you might be able to make work. Having a curated closet is the simple solution to your wardrobe woes.

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Closet Overhaul

One of the biggest inspirations in simplifying my life has been my closet. I was buying clothes all the time it seemed like, yet felt like I had nothing to wear.

My biggest “aha” moment was when I saw Shelby at luckydayblog.com mention a book she was reading that had been helping her redefine her personal style. The book is called The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees. I fell in love with the idea and went out and got the book right away.

This book is a great resource if you really have no idea where to begin. However, if you are pretty into personal style and have a good starting place, I think you can skip it. Here are the most important parts:

  1. Figure out your style and what you like and don’t like
  2. Only buy things that fit this style – no more impulse shopping
  3. Make sure you are in LOVE with everything in your closet

Honestly, I think those are the key points. The book goes into more detail about how to get rid of clothes, how to find your style, and some examples of what your style might look like.

Want a printable guide to help you through this process for yourself? Subscribe to my email list to the right and I will send you a free printable that will walk you through refining your style, get rid of what you no longer need, find clothes you love, and to maintain that amazing closet!

I’ll be covering how to define your style using Pinterest in my next post so keep an eye out for that!

 

 

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