splurge or save | February 2017

splurge or save

 

FLORAL SLIP ONS: splurge | save

PLATFORM OXFORDS: splurge | save

POM POM SNEAKERS: splurge | save

Happy Friday, y’all! For this month’s splurge or save, I’m sharing some of my favorite “trend” shoes. I have had my eye on these Stella McCartney platform oxford shoes since they first came out, but couldn’t justify spending that much on a shoe that’s somewhat of a trend. The other day I was buying some spring clothing on SheIn and saw these exact dupes for under $40. I immediately threw them in my cart with no hesitation! I can already tell you these will be on heavy rotation throughout spring and summer paired with shorts and dresses.

Several girls at my work own these Gucci slip ons and they are so cute. I’ve seen them worn a lot with cropped jeans or black cropped pants. Throw on a top tie top or bell-sleeved shirt and you’re all set!

Finally, how cute are these pom pom sneakers? I am planning to buy myself the Target pair soon! This style is a major trend right now (pom poms are everywhere!), but not one I’d be willing to spend much on. But for $30, I would totally buy these to wear with denim shorts and a cute tee for an adorable look.

stye | Coffee Date Style

Coffee Date Style

There are few things I love more than a good coffee date. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed I am a huge fan of coffee. And combine that with good conversation and even better friends (or in this case, family!) and I’m one happy girl.

Coffee Date Style

Coffee Date Style

Recently my sister-in-law Ashley (most of you know her as The Teacher Diva) and I visited our favorite Dallas coffee shop Boulangerie by Village Baking Co. (Seriously, this place has the best pastries ever!)

Coffee Date Style

When picking out an outfit for a coffee date, I try to go for both cute and comfortable. This top from LOFT combines two of my favorite spring trends: stripes and ruffles.  The frayed Old Navy jeans (which many of you asked about after seeing this post!) were the best addition to my spring wardrobe. And these lace up block heel shoes are crazy versatile–I seriously wear them all the time.

Loft lace up heels

I love Ashley’s look as well. It’s so feminine, yet casual! The floral skirt pairs perfectly with that basketweave knit sweater.

Coffee Date Style

SHOP THE LOOK

ON MEGAN: Loft striped ruffle shirt c/o | Old Navy Rockstar frayed jeans | Loft lace up block heels c/o | Tory Burch ‘Block T’ leather toteLoft cateye sunglasses c/o | KARL LAGERFELD Paris Optik watch |

ON ASHLEY: Loft floral skirt c/o | Loft basketweave knit sweater c/o | Loft pink sunglasses c/o | Chloe scalloped flats (seriously want these!) |

Coffee Date Style

I hope both of our looks give you guys some inspiration for your next coffee date! I’m always happy to answer any questions you guys have about sizing, fit, etc.

IMAGES BY: MARY SUMMERS HAFNER

style | Madewell Tie Tee

Madewell Tie Tee

One trend I am currently loving is the tie tee. During the weekends, you’ll find me in the comfiest clothes I own, usually jeans and a t-shirt. So this tie tee trend is perfect for me!

Madewell Tie Tee

This Madewell modern tie-front top may be one of the most comfortable tops I own. Seriously. The quality is also amazing, as are most Madewell products. In fact, Madewell is one of my favorite places to shop for closet staples, like tees, jeans, etc.

Madewell Tie Tee

When styling this top, I opted for a casual look all around. I recently purchased these petite Loft skinny jeans in black and knew they’d work perfectly with this tee. (By the way, petite girls, Loft petite pants are seriously some of the only pants that hit me right. Highly recommend!) My go-to black crossbody bag was also a no brainer.

Madewell Tie Tee

My favorite MICHELE watch, the Deco Madison, is always my staple as far as watches go. And I threw on my Hermes clic clac bangle to complete the look.

Madewell Tie Tee

Because my style airs on the side of simple, I like to add layers whenever possible. This tee looks super cute with a denim jacket for a little extra contrast or for those chilly nights.

Madewell Tie Tee

SHOP THE LOOK

| Madewell tie tee (tts, wearing an XS) | LOFT petite skinny jeans | Urban Expressions crossbody | Chanel espadrilles | MICHELE Deco Madison | Hermes clic clac |