Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Style - Sandals

I remember the time when I always wore flip flops. Didn't matter if it was summer or where I was going. I lived in my Havianas. Now that I've grown up a little, and moved to NYC where your feet would be disgusting if you trekked around in flip flops all day, I appreciate a proper sandal.

Sandal trends this summer include the nude sandal and the studded sandal. Since neon is still in, I've been rocking a pair of hot pink sandals I picked up last year at Urban Outfitters when the season was ending. Check out some of my favs below...

This sandal from Charlotte Russe combines the nude sandal trend with the metallic T strap trend. If nude isn't your style, it also comes in black. Particularly noteworthy is the price - on sale for $12.50. Such a steal! I might get them in nude AND black.

Charlotte Russe - Metallic T-Strap Flat Sandal - $12.50 (originally $17.50)

I know everyone loves Zara, but I'm not sure most people pay attention to their shoes. I have several super cute shoes from Zara and they've held up well over the years. This sandal is great because it has those studs that everyone is wearing, and it's sort of a closed toe sandal, which is perfect for wearing when you haven't had a chance to get a pedicure. This sandal also comes in nude, and it's on sale, which is awesome. 

Zara - Studded Sandal - $49.99 (originally $79.90)

Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite stores for sandals. I have several pairs from there, and I really like the pair below. Gray is a nice change from black or brown and the red/orange is such a nice pop of color without going overboard. I also really like the white/gold version. They would look great with a white dress or white shorts.

Urban Outfitters - Deena & Ozzy Double Strap Sandal - $29

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Summer Style - The Straw Clutch

With Independence Day behind us (the holiday, not the Will Smith movie), summer is in full swing, and I realized I need a new summer clutch to hold the essentials. In Montauk every girl seemed to have a straw clutch. I especially like them because you can have it by the pool or at the beach and not worry about it getting wet and ruined like you would with leather or canvas. The only downside is that these are really only appropriate during the summer or at a resort, so I decided to feature my favorite one... 

I absolutely love the J. Crew Havana Clutch, and I really love that it comes in pink and black. Perfect for those of you looking for something chic like the black or a punch of color in the pink. J. Crew has had several promotions over the summer on shoes and bags, and if you can score this at 25% off, it's a great deal. If they don't have a promotion, don't forget that J. Crew offers a student discount in stores. 

J. Crew Havana Clutch - $88