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A New Point of View

3 Sep

Introducing…. The Work-To-Weekend Wonder!

Pointy Toe Flats!  I am sure you have seen these around either  on celebrities or in your every day life!

Add a splash of retro glam to any outfit with a pair of pointy toe flats.  Ballet Flats and other well-loved styles are elegant with the addition of even a small pointed toe.

This first pair is more basic to break us all in!

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These classic flats are ideal for all your formal events.
– Ballet flat.
– Pointy toe. $65 at Aldo

This next pair adds a little metallic (ok, a lot!) and a cut out side… Also at Aldo!

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These classic flats are ideal for all your formal events.
– Ballet flat.
– Pointy toe.  $50 at Aldo

There are a ton of options out there! You can go even pointier!

For more dramatic and edgy looks, choose shoes with sharply pointed toes. Flats with pointed toes are great for shorter women or anyone who wants distinct style without wearing heels.

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Sleek, uncomplicated lines define a pointed-toe flat in supple leather.

  • Leather upper/synthetic lining and sole.
  • By Steven by Steve Madden; imported. $88.95 at Nordstrom

Want a comfortable casual shoe? Slip-on flats with pointed toes are a great option for cute weekend wear. Pair slip-on pointy toe flats in pretty animal print with black jeggings and an oversized jewel tone sweater for a chic street outfit.

For an eye-catching look, slip into a pair of slingback flats with pointed toes.

Try this pair by Jeffrey Campbell at Free People!

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Leather flats with tied sling-back heel strap and stud detailing at the front. Rubber sole.*By Jeffrey Campbell

*Leather
  Blue Suede shoes are HOT!   I’ve seen much pointier sling backs, but the blue suede and studs just grabbed my attention and you can see why!

Take the vintage-chic feel to the next level with a pair of timeless oxford flats. These adorable pointy toe flats feature a shape and look similar to oxford shoes, including small laces and a leather upper. Some oxford flats also have the same styling as men’s wingtip saddle shoes, offering versatile two-tone styling. Pair two-tone oxford flats with a full black skirt and a polka dot blouse for an adorable retro flair. Oxford flats offer a sophisticated feel and can be worn in a multitude of options!

Here is a studded pair at Macy’s.

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All-over studs add pop and shine to the classic oxford shape of Madden Girl’s Julissa flats.
  • Imported
  • Man-made/fabric upper
  • Almond closed-toe oxford flats with all-over rhinestone studs $49 Macy’s

Loafer flats with pointed toes are another great option to wear to work. These flats resemble men’s loafers in a slimmer, more feminine form. Slip into a pair of pointed toe loafer flats, opaque black tights and a gray pencil skirt for a stylish office ensemble. Complete the look with a silk dress shirt or ruffly blouse.

Check out this pair by BCBGMAXAZRIA!

“Tille” Loafer

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Diminutive studs add geometric interest to a smoking-slipper loafer updated with an of-the-moment pointy toe and overlasted sliver wedge.

  • Leather upper/synthetic lining and sole.
  • By BCBGMAXAZRIA; imported.
  • Salon Shoes. $250 at Nordstrom

The greatest thing about pointy toe flats is the comfort and versatility they provide!

Let me know how you do!

Happy Shopping!

Classic Statement Shoe

2 Sep

I recently saw photos of Mariah Carey wearing some pretty hot shoes….
Mariah Carey was seen wearing Valentino ‘Garavani’ lace peep-toe pumps at the premiere of Lee Daniels’ The Butler at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Monday, August 5.  Mariah appears in the historical drama alongside big names like Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, and Forest Whitaker, who were also present at the event.

Presenting the statement shoe you’ve been searching for!

Lace couture bow pumps from Valentino that Mariah was wearing:

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I felt inspired to see where I could find these sleek shoes!  I generally almost always start at Nordstrom!  I actually found 2 pairs that were so very close!

This first pair is almost identical, but they are obviously not as high….  They are missing the platform, but still very respectable at a heel height of 2 1/4″.  (probably much more comfortable for most people too!)

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A signature bow adds charming dimension to a peep-toe pump shaped from sheer lace.
Approx. heel height: 2 1/4″.
Measurements taken from size 36.5 EU and may vary slightly by size.
Textile upper/textile and leather lining/leather sole.
Made in Italy.
Salon Shoes. $895 at Nordstrom  They are also available at Neiman Marcus for $975.

This next pair isn’t as similar, but these Rockstud sandals had the height and the ankle strap is pretty hot!

Lovely in lace yet strong in stance, this Valentino platform sandal covers a bold block heel and platform with romantic details to add a hint of boudoir allure to your evening.

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  • Intricate lace wraps impeccable femme around a buoyant ankle-strap sandal.

    • Approx. heel height: 5 1/2″ with 1″ platform (comparable to a 4 1/2″ heel).
    • Lace and leather upper/leather lining and sole.
    • Adjustable strap with buckle closure.
    • Made in Italy.
    • Salon Shoes. $1045 at Nordstrom also available at Neiman’s for the same price.

    Mariah’s shoes are very romantic, feminine and classic!

    The wear-with-all pump with a distinctive touch—a signature Valentino bow!  Trimmed in lustrous satin, floral lace boasts alluring sheerness and airy feel.

    What do you think?  Would you wear either of the above styles?

    Not sure you can go wrong wearing Valentino!!

    Happy Shopping!

Jump in Feet First!

29 Aug

Whenever I get bummed about summer coming to an end, I always look for what will make me excited about the new season.

Usually, once I start seeing all the awesome boots out there it not only eases the pain, but gets me excited! I love open toed shoes, but I really love boots!

So today I thought I would round up some boots I have spotted throughout the Mall for you!

I spotted these cute wedges at the gorgeous new Sperry store!

Chic meet sporty. Every girl needs a bit of a lift from time to time. Harlow booties deliver with a 3-inch wedge heel, rich colors and animal prints. So whether your kicking back on a casual weekend or kicking it up in the city at night, Harlow will perfectly complete your look.

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Military Inspired boots are HUGE for Fall!

I found this crochet moto bootie at Francesca’s!

Move out troops! The Brave Crochet Moto Bootie follows the huge military boot trend while still maintaining femininity with the crochet panels. This combat boot will add some tough girl glam to a sundress with a soft cardi.

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I also found these gems at Francesca’s…

The tall pair in the back – Tribal and zippers, always a good choice, combine on the Pink and Pepper Robot Zipper Boot. Brown faux leather straps wrap around the ankle of this flat-soled taupe boot featuring a tribal detail lining the back zipper. Paired with some leggings and a flowy top, this fall boot will become a favorite!

The brown combat boot – Fill your day with surprises in this multi-way combat boot! Lace it up for the traditional look, or unzip the back and fold over the panels to expose the flannel lining at two different heights to go for a laid back edge. The combat boot trend goes with anything right now, so pull out a dress and a blazer and head out!

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Here is another combat boot I discovered at Wet Seal…

Stylish and cool boots features include a classic combat faux leather body, side exposed zipper, lace up detailing and a short chunky heel.

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You can really take your pick at Buckle!

Lots of lace up, combat, cowboy and riding boot styles! Plus, many edgy studded options!

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Aero always has what you need!

Great booties that work great with skirts and dresses!

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Nordstrom has a large collection of brand names to choose from.  High quality boots that should last year after year.

I love the color and style of these classic riding boots!

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Fun black booties also found at Nordstrom!

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So there you have it… a sneak peek at the hottest new fall 2013 arrivals of boots!

Of course there are so many more, but that is just an early sampling for you to get your feet wet!:)

All boots are NOT created equal! Some are tall while some are short… Some are bold or edgy while others are more neutral for everyday wear.

No matter what it is you are looking for, you will find it at Natick Mall! With so many stores to pick from, you can’t go wrong!

So, go ahead and jump in feet first and find the perfect pair for you! (or two!)

Happy Shopping!

A Passion for the Sea

27 Aug

A beautiful nautical store just opened up at Natick Mall!

I totally wanted to sit down in that chair! haha!

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Fall is right around the corner so I thought I’d give you a first look at what’s coming!

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When in doubt – rock the classics.

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Enduring style.

Sperry Top-Sider® footwear is timeless and versatile. This season, the brand introduces new silhouettes designed to deliver the relaxed comfort and styling for which it is best known. 

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On or off the boat, Sperry Top-Sider® footwear is the perfect foundation for your Vacationland look. Refresh your wardrobe with this season’s new colors and details, found in the brand’s classic boat shoes, while also upping the style quotient with the sophisticated and luxurious Gold Cup collection.

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Chic meet sporty. Every girl needs a bit of a lift from time to time. Harlow booties deliver with a 3-inch wedge heel, rich colors and animal prints. So whether your kicking back on a casual weekend or kicking it up in the city at night, Harlow will perfectly complete your look.

Make a relaxed T and twills shine with this women’s Tab Belt in Gold Sparkle Suede. For men — a classic leather belt is just right with a whole fall closet full of khakis, jeans or cords. 

Harlow in soft sand suede neutralizes bright whites and blends brilliantly with dark denim, plaids or stripes. This trend-friendly 3-inch wedge looks sleek with skinny jeans and a classic peacoat.

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Luxury and craftsmanship at its finest.

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Their design aesthetic celebrates a unique way of life as much as it embraces their classic and enduring style.

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Each Sperry Top-Sider design is inventively conceived and crafted with care.  Their products reflect their rich heritage, innovative spirit and love of the sea in a way that’s relaxed, timeless and ultimately approachable.

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A style for all seasons!

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Performance meets Style!

The Sea Kite Leather Sport Moc is the perfectly packable answer for casual weekends on the water and off. Its soles feature Adaptive Wave-Siping™ to help reduce slippage when you need performance and traction on board, while its soft leather and athletic styling make this moc super versatile.

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On an icy winter’s day in 1935, Paul Sperry watched in amazement as his cocker spaniel Prince ran across the icy New England landscape without slipping. Sperry, a former naval officer, avid sailor and part-time inventor, had been trying to design a proper shoe to safely navigate the slippery deck of his sloop, Sirocco. Nature and Prince’s paws provided the ultimate answer. 

Tooling a pattern in a rubber outsole similar to the wave-like grooves on Prince’s paws, Paul Sperry created a truly sea-worthy boat shoe. The first Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original was officially launched and the world’s first boat shoe was born. 

Over 75 Years later, Sperry remains the vanguard of the nautical lifestyle. From the world’s first boat shoe to today’s product collections featuring iconic design details, enduring style and the latest performance technologies, Sperry Top-Sider embodies a passion for the sea and the good life it represents. 

Happy Shopping!

Make a relaxed T and twills shine with this women’s Tab Belt in Gold Sparkle Suede. For men — a classic leather belt is just right with a whole fall closet full of khakis, jeans or cords. 

Harlow in soft sand suede neutralizes bright whites and blends brilliantly with dark denim, plaids or stripes. This trend-friendly 3-inch wedge looks sleek with skinny jeans and a classic peacoat.

Fully Equipped

24 Aug

Shop the Hottest clothes at Express!

Fall is just around the corner, and their new arrivals are streaming in.
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A whole lot of fashion-forward style.

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Plenty of rock-n-roll inspired styles

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A sexy shape is made even more flattering by the contrast between horizontal stripes at the center and slimming, solid color blocking at the sides. It’s a super-cute option for warm days that could use a touch of sporty style.

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For sporty flair with a leg-lengthening effect, put on some high heeled sneakers. High-top uppers and a hidden wedge heel enhance the fresh, street-savvy look of jean leggings and graphic or patterned tees.

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Some great accessories to complete any look!

DSC06261Cute cross body bags, camera bags and wristlets.

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Fresh, sexy style with all-day staying power.

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Hey Guys – everything from button-ups to chinos.

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Nothing goes better together than a crisp shirt and silk tie.

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Classic style with a modern mix of stitch work in a soft knit blend.

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Find what you need for work, the weekend, or going out.

Happy Shopping!

A Wardrobe Refresh

22 Aug

When looking for relevant fashion that you can afford, Wet Seal is the answer.

They offer a lot of bold options that keep fashion fun!

Show off your personal style in this very cool vest that features a faux leather body, notch collar, off center zipper closure, side zipper pockets, banded back, quilted detailing on back, and studded shoulders.

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Start the school year off on a fashionable foot….

Darker colors for Fall!

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Lots of Fall Styles…

Super cool and feminine moto inspired jacket features a distressed faux leather body, front zipper closure, notch collar, slash zip detail, belted waist, long sleeves, and faux button placket.

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Perfect combination of sporty and modern design this bomber jacket features a faux leather body, front stitching detail, zipper closure, round banded neck strap with snap button, front pockets, rib knit bottom and sleeve cuffs, and a removable terry knit hood with adjustable drawstrings.

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Bring out your inner grunge queen with this vest that features a faux leather body, seam zipper pockets, cone studded notch collar, front faux flap pocket, exposed zipper details, belt loops, and front zipper closure.

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Classic style and forever chic this moto jacket features a faux leather body. Love the color and the gold zippers!

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Stylish and cool boots features include a classic combat faux leather body, side exposed zipper, lace up detailing and a short chunky heel.

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Stylish and cool black combat boots – pair with the black faux leather moto jacket to complete your look.

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A closet essential! This super cute blazer is extra fun in pink!

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They have all the styles you need to succeed! Think leopard, moto jackets and combat boots!

Happy Shopping!

Walk the halls in style!

18 Aug

A new school year is right around the corner which means it is time to start your back-to-school shopping!
From wardrobe staples like flats to bright sneakers for the family, Payless is your top destination for school shoe essentials!

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Start the school year off on a fashionable foot! They offer a stylish selection of class-worthy flats for both women and girls. From wear-with-everything colors to playful details, you’re sure to find the perfect sole mate.

Look Flat Out Fabulous!

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Looking cool for class has never been so effortless!

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An assortment of fun colors and prints so you can walk the halls in style!

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Channel your inner rock star with these seriously cool picks! Edgy accents, like metal hardware, will give your school style some tough girl appeal.

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From busy school days to after-school activities, every girl needs a slip-on-and-go shoe…and Payless offers a wide variety of casual-meets-cute essentials.

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Going back to school has never looked so cool!

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Head back to class in shoes that are both cute and comfortable!
Don’t forget… They offer great after school extras!
As part of their inspiring partnership with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Payless has a stage-ready selection of tap, ballet and jazz shoes for the aspiring dancer in your life.
AND…. Kick off a new sports season with Payless! Just in time for the back to school season, they have a fresh collection of cleats for the athlete in your family.
A new school year is the perfect time to sport a fresh look!
Happy Shopping!

New Season. New Fashion. New Aero.

12 Aug

Back to school is around the corner and all the stores are getting ready for you!  I always like to check out the fashion at Aeropostale! They have some great looks and great deals! Especially when you follow my coupon round-ups on Fridays and grab the coupons to stack your savings!

New Season. New Fashion. New Aero.

Stock up on Aero’s newest styles of denim now! Lots of cool-for-school looks for the guys!  Sometimes keeping it simple is the way to go!
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Embrace the latest urban trend when you head to class in their Solid Sneaker Wedge! The upper is designed with a make-your-day mix of cool faux leather and soft faux suede for a look that flashes tons of ‘tude. Two hook-and-loop closure straps and a lace-up placket throw in some old-school charm.

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Get the Look!  So many great looks for back-to-school or any time!

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Their Floral Canvas Backpack (right side) is graced everywhere with tons of colorful printed blooms, making this one sassy way to haul your belongings! It features a large main compartment with a drawstring cinch closure, 2 side sports bottle pockets and one front pocket with decorative buckle snaps.

For fast access to your cash and credit cards, let their stylish Printed Canvas Envelope Wallet tag along on all your wild nights out! It’s designed with 6 card slots, 2 open pockets, one zip pocket, a magnetic snap closure and a convenient wrist strap. The soft canvas exterior is decorated all over with a charming, full-color pattern you’ll just adore.

Not into flowery prints? Try the black or brown faux leather options! The perfect home for all of your on-the-go essentials, their Faux Leather Backpack is simply stylish!

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They have some great booties for back-to-school! Let’s check them out below from left to right:

Raise the bar just a little higher for chic, trend-setting style with their taupe colored Zip Ankle Bootie! It’s designed with a decorative zipper on the outside, while a functional interior zipper lets you kick it off with ease. The classic solid hue allows for effortless matching with all of your beloved threads.

Rock the chic style some gals only dream about with their black Studded Ankle Bootie! It’s designed with a decorative zipper on the outside, while a functional interior zipper lets you slip it off with ease. An array of metallic studs on the sides and heel catches tons of light, meaning you’ll have to up the ante and pair it with your most glamorous accessories.

Wake up for the classroom commute and head out in cute, classic style! Their Western Buckle Boot features decorative wrap-around straps with antiqued metallic buckles and a chunky heel. Pair it with a tie-front tee or a woven plaid shirt for a timeless look at school.

Turn that casual glance into lasting admiration with a look that’s truly inviting! Their Crochet Bootie features chic faux leather and soft open-knit material at the upper, while a chunky heel finishes it off for style that’s a hardcore stunner. Slip it on with a woven chambray shirt and vibrant floral leggings.

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From new denim, wedge sneakers, backpacks and new booties, Aero seems to have you covered! What back-to-school look are you most excited for? Are you going to try the wedge sneakers out?  What about a pair of new booties? Booties go with everything these days! Pair with leggings, skinnies or a maxi!

Heading back to school can be a drag unless you have some really chic outfits to show off!

Time to get ready!

Happy Shopping!

A dash of fast fashion

10 Aug

Stores are slowly transitioning into Fall, so what better store to look through than Zara?  I may not be ready for Fall, but I can’t stop it from happening!

Zara was showing a good amount of blues and greens! Blazers and blouses in emerald green…
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You can see all of the Fall colors making an entrance…

Expect a lot of bold blue hues for a classic and relaxed fall look.

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Classic black and white is seasonless….

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Pants weather is coming and Zara has you covered….

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Let the color green enliven your outlook as the cooler months set in…

Greens will continue to be popular this Fall!

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Some statement making bling!

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We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend… This clutch caught my eye with it’s oversized diamond accents!

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Flowery prints are always girly….

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Try a new approach to your wardrobe for brisk days ahead…

Expect a wide range of cool blues… there should be enough shades of blue to keep you content all season long.

Zara restocks with new designs twice a week, so this store is one you should stop into regularly for the hottest fashion!

Happy Shopping!

Create your own Style Moment

8 Aug

Urban Outfitters is a store that has a little bit of everything. I enjoy just poking around in here and seeing what I discover.

This is the store to master the mix….  Find the perfect bootie, a chunky cardi,  a lacy little top, or a cute little dress!

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I’ve seen a lot of people in lace shorts just like these! A huge summer hit!

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These little cross body bags are awesome. I loved the assortment of colors and the oversized tassel!

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This is the table that offers a lot of interesting finds….  Fun little gifts or party favors!

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They have a pretty good selection of backpacks….

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Maxi Love:

Great selection of long maxi skirts and dresses….

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Infinity scarfs galore….

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Pretty white strapless dress had me wanting to go try it on…

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Large Jean selection…. Every fit you could possibly want!

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Lots of boots for Fall!

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I love that there are no rules to fashion at Urban Outfitters….  It’s all in the details!

The possibilities are endless!

Clothing, accessories and apartment items for men and women…. Urban Outfitters offers a shopping experience for the urban-minded individual.

Happy Shopping!

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