Designer Inspired Shoes

l love designer shoes and handbags and I am fortunate enough to be able to splurge on these items. However, they are not always in every one’s budget. There are many brands that get inspiration from top designers which allows for a similar shoe for a lot less the cost.  Some call this a dupe or knock off.  Here I am linking a few of my favorites designer shoes but a lot less the cost that you could buy from DSW.

 

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Cream Jessica S.
Click HERE for the LINK to Jessica Simpson Dameera Pump

This shoe is offered in 4 colors, Cream, Black, red, and blush. Sizes are selling out so this shoe wont last long. It is defiantly worth checking out other shoes by Jessica Simpson at DSW since they carry a great selection.

Another Valentino inspired dupe that I found at DSW by Marc Fisher and is also offered in 5 colors.

Marc Fisher Graze Sepadrille Flatt
Click HERE for the LINK to Marc Fisher Graze Espadrille Flat

 

Another great knock off/ dupe or designer inspired shoe is the YSL Tribute Leather Platform Sandal.

                                  SAINT LAURENT
Steve Madden Kadri platform Sandal -YSL
Click HERE for the LINK to Steve Madden Kadri Platform Sandal

 

Colors may vary in store compared on online.

Below are photos of an in store try on session for you ladies.

 

Happy Shoe shopping and getting the look for less!

 

Little White Dress & The Secret Piece

If you are like me then you love a little white dress until you look in the mirror and it is see through.

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When I was younger it was called a “slip” that you would put underneath a dress.  Some may say  “under garment” other may use the term “shapewear” but it all sounds a bit mature to say it politely. I like to call it the “secret pieces.” It creates a mystery feeling and evokes a play attitude. No matter what I am wearing I always want to feel confident and a bit sexy. So rather I am wearing something white and don’t want my outfit to be see through or I just need a little extra support I need to have options.

I am sure many of you have heard of Spanx and yes this will do the trick but what if you don’t need all that extra control.  I  personal am not a fan of Spanx and some of you may love it and that’s ok. We are all entitled to own opinions.  I do love Wolford’s collection of  “secret pieces” AKA Lingerie with shaping effects or otherwise know as “shapewear”. The first reason, I love their pieces b/c they offer  different levels of control: light, medium, and tight. Second, they offer sexy options. Third it is super comfortable.

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With my white fitted dress from Nordstrom’s my “secret piece” is a half-skirt  from the indidviual nature  collection.  (which I wore under my breast and it still fell below my hips) The material is soft and silky along with gently shaping my feminine figure, fitting like a second skin beneath my outfit.

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Wolford offers a few other piece in this same material that provide a light fit, with     shaping effect all while keeping your white pieces not see through.

 

I would love to hear your comments or other shapewear pieces that you love to wear…

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Thanks for reading

 

 

 

Planning a Vacation? Top 10 WHITE Swimsuits

White HOT !!! What will you be wearing on your vacation?

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For most of you the weather is cold and the only white your seeing is SNOW.. However, if you are planning on taking a vacation to somewhere tropical and warm you will need swim piece. Why not a classic white one piece. Perfect for everyone’s body style.

The suit I am wearing is from Wolford’s past season. One reason I love this suit so much is the built in shape and control.  It allows me to feel so sexy and fashionable while no one would ever know my little secret of holding the extra baby weight in.  This year they did not make any white suits but well worth checking out other styles and colors.  They even make a fit for those of you ladies that are taller.

My lace kimono is from Lulu’s and sold out however they do have a shorter version as an option if you are interested.

Here are top 10 similar swimsuits.

 

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                               Nordstrom's
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Navy & White

Never too old to old to be sexy, and never to young to be classy

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I love wearing white and blue. It just feels so clean and classy.  This combo can be worn all year long.  My top is from Nordstrom’s and it comes in multiple colors.  I have this in black and white since they both are perfect staple pieces that can be worn all year long.

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I happened to be in NYC and was killing time before my flight. I stopped in a store by my hotel and I came across these high waisted shorts and thought “I must own these”. They are the perfect length to be classy, have dressy fit but yet they allow you to show off your legs and be sexy. The pockets are pleated and comes with a belt.  They are a polyester and spandex blend leaving them super light and comfortable.  The best part that are only $19.99. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link for shorts to find our where they are from. 🙂

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My handbag is Doir which can dub as a wallet when you remove the chain. I love the pewter color since it can go with everything.  I love stilettos and could wear them every day and of course they are Christian Louboutin but I linked below a more cost friendly version.

Outfit Links      Shorts | Top | Shoes | Bracelets |

50’s Retro Pin Up One Piece

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Wearing a bikini is not always easy with an infant. So I like to find one pieces that allow me to still be sexy and show off my curves.  I found this amazing retro 50’s style bathing suit / one piece via amazon.

 

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This elegant inspired suit  has a deep v -neck top, low cut back and a cheeky bottom.  It offers full coverage and good tummy control too. It does run slightly bigger, so if unsure on what size to get, size down. The Fabric is 82% nylon and 18% spandex. They do offer 30 day money back if your not happy with the item.

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Outfit Details Links : Swim Suit | Cover Up

My Little Palm Romper

I got so many questions about this piece so I am sharing the raw unedited photo version for you all to see how versatile it is.  I found this Fashion STEAL on amazon for less the $18. Rather you dress it up with heels for brunch /a day date or wear as a cover up for the pool, you will not be disappointed.

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Outfit Details: Romper via amazon | Red Bottoms by Christian Louboutin| Bracelets by The Styled Collection