Bay Days: Spring Shoe Sale

My favourite days are Bay Days, especially when shoes are on sale.  I added a ‘few’ new pairs to my shoe wardrobe today as I was going through all the shoes on sale.  There are so many cute style at great prices.  Here are all my favs from the sale.

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1. Vince Camuto Metallic Leather Slides

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Not Your Basic Tee

This season there are so many tees with feminine details like ruffles, frills, knots, embroidery, beading, fringe……….  

And since I am at home alot I tend to live in tees.  And basics are fine but they can tend to get a little boring.  Just because you are at home doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with fashion.  I love a good ruffle hem tee like this one I picked up from Winners for only $35.  Its such a flattering shape, looks great with denim and can totally be dressed up for the office. I also love pairing my ruffle tees with a flowy vest or kimono.

 

Here are a few of my favourite feminine tees.  As usual, all under $50.

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Shoe Diaries: Cap Toe Block Heels

My shoe wardrobe has really evolved in the last couple years. 4 inch heels used to be my normal but I just need more practical options these days.  And these block heels are perfectly practical plus they are super cute.   Also, they are only $45.

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Here are a couple looks I put together for these shoes.  All the items are under $50 and can be shopped online (free shipping with min spend and free returns).

 

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Look 1: Dressed Up Denim

Not only does the low block heel make these shoes super wearable, but they are also really versatile.  They are a little unexpected with denim but I love the look.  They look great with a pair of distressed girlfriend jeans too.

1. Distressed Denim Cut-offs.  American Eagle.

2. Black and White Bow Top.  Zara.

3. Black Heart Sunnies.  Aldo.

4. Half Moon Tote.  Zara

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

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Look 2:  Office Chic

These shoes make me miss my office job.  And they are comfortable enough that you don’t need to take an extra pair of walking shoes with you in your handbag to do a lunch run.  These shoes are sort of prim and proper so I like the rest of the outfit to be a little more edgy.

1. Paper Bag Waist Cropped Trousers.  TopShop at The Bay.

2. Twist Detail Tee.  Zara ($10)

3. Layered Necklace.  Aldo (only $!5).

4. Raffia Crossbody Bag.  Zara.

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

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Spring Handbags Under $50

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I don’t usually get excited about bags to be honest.  Or at least I haven’t in a few years.  I think it’s because I got too caught up in being all practical – needing a bag to fit EVERYTHING I might possible need for myself and my kid.  But this Spring there are just way too many cute bags to be practical.

All of a sudden I find myself obsessed with bags.  Mini cross body, straw totes, geometric shapes, bright colours, pom poms, Love them all.  However, they aren’t going to fit everything I may, or may not, need in a day.  But I have decided that’s okay.  I can stash a diaper bag in the car just in case and carry a super cute bag for myself.

Here are a few of my favourite bags right now.  And as always they are pretty affordable, most of them are less than $50.

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Bow Belt Shorts

Is it short weather yet???  I am dying to start wearing shorts.  And when I am not wearing denim cut offs, these cute bow belted/paper bag waisted shorts will be my go to.  And you wouldn’t think it but the fit on these shorts is so flattering.  Here are four of my favourite pairs 

Printed Linen

The print on these is amazing – its beachy, feminine and fun.  And you wouldn’t think it but this waist line is so flattering.

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Spring Dress Staples

 

What I love most about a Spring/Summer wardrobe is that I get to wear dresses. No pants, no tights – so comfortable.  I just love bare legs.  Mind you along with the comfort of bare legs comes shaving……. but it’s worth it.  Especially when your hair is blond because you can totally get away with skipping a few days (at least I think no one notices).

I am sharing a few of my favourite Spring/Summer dresses from Zara and The Bay.  I love shopping online at both these stores because shipping is free (if you spend over $50) and returns are simple.

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Not Your Average Button Up

Easy button ups are a key piece in every wardrobe.  They are great year round, especially for layering, but I really love them for Spring.  They are crisp, comfortable and they go with pretty much everything.  And nursing friendly of course.

This Spring I have been leaning towards the classic blue and white striped button up.  But today’s button ups are far from boring.  Whether its embellished, oversized, cropped or off the shoulder, I find myself reaching for my button ups ALL the time.

I have included below a few of my favourite button ups below as well as a few styling tips. I also love looking at Winners for button ups, they typically have a great selection of button ups.

 

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Spring Shoe Sale At The Bay

Today I am rounding up all my favouite Spring shoes at the Bay and they are ALL on sale.  All under $100. How can you say no to a pair of shoes that you really don’t need when they are less than $100.  Now which ones to order………..

BTW – can you tell I am obsessed with mules.

Links to shop below.

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1. Lucky Brand Frayed Edge Mules

2. Vince Camuto Leather Mules.

3. Sam Edelman Bow Slides: Only $52!

4. Karl Lagerfeld Pointed Bronze Flats. 

5. Vince Camuto Studded Suede Sneakers.  These come in black too.

6. Sam Edelman Two Tone Espadrilles.

7. Calvin Klein Beaded Slip Ons.

8. Lucky Brand Frayed Edge Striped Mules.

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

Shoe Diaries: Floral Mules

The mule is definitely the shoe of the season and I couldn’t be happier.  Why?  Because I hate my toes – even when they are perfectly pedicured.  And of course the obvious, there is nothing better than slip on shoes.

I just found these floral embroidered mules at Aldo for only $80.   As per my criteria for building my new, more practical shoe wardrobe, they are super comfortable and can be dressed up or down.

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As per usual all items are linked so you can shop and with the exception of H&M shipping/returns are free with a minimum spend. And all items are under $50, with the exception of the shoes.

Look #1: Summer Night Out

I would totally wear this out on date night.  The shirt is cropped and a little more revealing so I would wear it with a high waisted pant to cover up a little on the bottom.   I love pairing feminine colours and prints with khaki.

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1. Khaki Paper Bag Ankle Pants.  H&M

2. Pink  Ruffled Top.  Zara

3. Floral Earrings. Zara.

4. Straw Round Handle Bag.  Zara

5. Floral Mules. Aldo

 

Look #2: Stripes on Stripes

At first I thought this look might be a littly matchy matchy with the shoes, but it  totally works.  I chose a long sleeve tee and would do a partial tuck in the front to show off the super cure waist band on these shorts.    There is something about shorts and sweaters/long sleeves that I love.  And I kept the bag super neutral because there is alot going on already.

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1.Striped Jersey Top with Embroidery.  H&M

2. Paper Bag Waist Bermuda Shorts.  Zara.

3.Tortoise Shell Sunglasses. Aldo

4.Raffia Basket Bag. Zara.

5. Floral Mules. Aldo

 

Look #3: Feminine Detailing

One of the criteria for my new, more practical shoe wardrobe, is that a new pair must look great with denim because I wear alot of denim.  And mules definately work with a pair of jeans.  I like to show a little ankle with mules so I wear a cropped pair or cuff my denim.   it helps show off your shoe but I find it also helps make your legs look longer.

I went for a pretty white embroidered top in this look.  Its hard to see the details in the pic below but this shirt is so feminine with the embroidery and ruffle detailing.  And I love this bag but beware, its small.  But perfect for a day out.  The smaller the bag means the less shit you can stuff in it which ultimately means the lighter it will be.  And who doesn’t like a nice light bag.

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1.High Waisted Distressed Denim.  American Eagle Outfitters.

2. Sleeveless Embroidered Blouse. Zara.

3. Floral Embellished Sunglasses. Aldo

4. Pink Mini Tote. Zara

5. Floral Mules. Aldo

 

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

Shoe Diaries: Red Flats

I have never been a big fan of flats but as my feet age and my kids become faster I have started to seek out some comfortable, yet stylish, flats.  And when I saw these red flats at Winners I knew they would be a perfect addition to my new, more practical shoe wardrobe.  Sure they were only $49, but thats not what sold me.  They are super comfortable, I love the pointed toe and they are that perfect shade of candy apple red.

I got these at Winners and you all know what that means – sorry.  But I found a similar pair at TopShop (only $58).

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As I add to my shoe collection, my goal is to pick shoes that will work with the majority of my daily wardrobe. And the red flats do not disappoint, they are super versatile, not to mention a classic.  I have included a few styling options below to show how versatile they really are.

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