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Splurge vs. Steal: Striped Espadrilles

Spring is approaching which means we can ditch the socks and boots and lace up our espadrilles and hit the town! If you’re in the market for a cute pair, these striped ones are perfect! However, the $195 price tag of the Loeffler pair may not be. So of course we had to find a similar pair, at a much less price!

striped espadrilles

Splurge: Loeffler Randall Striped Espadrilles, $195
Steal: Soludos ‘Derby’ Espadrilles, $54.95

What do you think? Similar, right? The color of the stripes are a tad off and the steals don’t have the platform, but other than that, I’d say we have a winner!

I live near Annapolis, Maryland, so the nautical trend is huge in my area. With these I would fit in perfectly, without looking too much like a sailor. I may have to grab a pair for when the weather finally breaks! They’d look super cute with jeans and t-shirt, or with a cute dress. The possibilities are endless!

For $140.05 less I think I’m leaning towards the steals. :)

Do you love wearing espadrilles in the spring as much as we do? Do you prefer the platform style or are you in love with the steals?

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The SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection is Here

Sarah Jessica Parker in the Carrie Shoe from the new SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection

(image via - Sarah in the iconic “Carrie” shoe from the new SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection)

The SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection launched today at Nordstrom and if there’s one thing I implicitly trust Sarah Jessica Parker with, it’s footwear. Has any television character had a better shoe wardrobe than Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City? Obviously that show had stylists, but SJP proved her own styling chops as she hit the red carpets both during the shows heyday and beyond. I was eagerly anticipating the launch of this collection and Sarah Jessica Parker proved these shoes were worth the wait. They are absolutely gorgeous and I can honestly say I would happily take one of every single pair… starting with the pairs below!

The initial SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection is quite large. While the line is heel-heavy (of course!), there are a few flat pairs as well as a couple of jackets and handbags.

The shoes are all made in Italy out of fine Italian leather.

According to this Nordstrom blog post, the line is inspired by the shoes sophisticated women in New York City may have worn in the 70s and 80s. That may have been the inspiration, but the shoes in the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection are also thoroughly modern and just plain beautiful.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection is now at Nordstrom

SJP Lady Pump – $350 // SJP Carrie T-Strap Pump - $355 – According to Sarah Jessica Parker, “I always knew the shoe I felt the most affinity for would be called Carrie. This shoe is surprisingly sexy—the details make it especially deserving of its namesake.” // SJP Leslie Sandal - $245 // SJP Maud Sandal - $375 // SJP Etta Pump - $425 // SJP Cherry Flip Flop - $195 // SJP Bobbie Sandal - $365 (is this going to be the IT wedding shoe of the season?) // SJP Silvia Mid Heel Grosgrain Ankle Strap Sandal - $345

Tip: If you scroll through each shoe on the Nordstrom website, there’s a little quote from Sarah Jessica Parker about why she loves each item in the collection! I thought it was fun to get her personal insight.

Click here to check out the entire SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection!

Do Tell: What do you think of the new SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection? Would Carrie Bradshaw be impressed?

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Treat Yourself: Shopping Is My Cardio Sequin Sweater

If money wasn’t an issue I’d buy all of us (yes, you included) a Wildfox Shopping is My Cardio Sequin Sweater. We all deserve it this time of year, I think.

Personally, I was up running around before the sun rose this morning, just so I could try to avoid a line at the Post Office and then I headed on over to Target to pick up some last-minute gifts. Shopping truly was my cardio today.

I love that this sweater is a little more festive what with the sequin letters. I think that makes this a non-ugly Christmas sweater?

You can find the Wildfox Shopping is My Cardio Sequin Sweater at Nordstrom for $148.


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Tsubo Footwear: Stylish & Comfortable

Lisa in the Tsubo Footwear Rylee Flat

Earlier this fall I attended an event here in Chicago where we were all gifted with a pair of shoes from Tsubo. Clearly, the weather was much different when this photo was taken as I currently can’t exit my house without 20 layers of clothing and my biggest boots. It has taken me awhile to get around to writing this review, however, with time I’ve actually been able to wear the shoes a bit!

Tsubo Rylee Flat

I received the Tsubo Rylee Flat, which is unlike anything else I have in my closet. I was looking for something a little different and the Rylee Flat fit the bill perfectly! This laceless oxford is clearly inspired by menswear, which I absolutely adore. I’ve worn these shoes paired with black tights and an LBD, though more often than not I’ve worn them paired with jeans, as in the look above. I love that these shoes are so versatile and look great in both formal and casual situations. I have the Rylee in black patent leather, though it’s also available in regular black leather, sangria leather, and navy patent leather. It retails for $150 and you can find them online at the Tsubo store or at Nordstrom.

While these flats are super comfortable, they took awhile to adjust to my foot, because I have fairly wide feet and the footbed is pretty narrow. They were not comfortable at all the first 2-3 times I wore them, but then they loosened up considerably. This is just something to keep in mind if you were going to pick up these shoes and try to wear them to an event right out of the box (as I usually do).

Tsubo is a small company that’s passionate about creating design-drive footwear. I think that’s evident, as almost all of their designs are unlike anything I’ve seen elsewhere.

Tsubo Cleone

For instance, behold the awesomeness that is this Cleone Boot! The buckle around the ankle is perfection. Normally $200, this boot is currently on sale for $140!

While I’m sold on Tsubo’s innovative designs, what I really like about Tsubo is that they’re also focused on comfort. Their ergonomic construction insures that Tsubo shoes not only look good, but feel good, too. (Thank goodness for that because I feel like I am way too old to suffer for cute shoes!)

I feel like Tsubo is my personal shoe secret. It’s going to be my go-to resource when I want well-made shoes that are unique and unlike what everyone else is wearing.

Do Tell: Have you have a pair of Tsubo Shoes? What do you think?

Disclosure: I was given a pair of Tsubo shoes to review, but all opinions expressed above are my own.

12 of Our Favorite Holiday Party Dresses from Nordstrom

The end of the year draws ever closer, which means one thing: New Year’s Eve Parties! And before that, general holiday parties and Christmas parties! In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d share some of my favorite holiday looks from some of my favorite stores over the next couple of weeks.

I don’t know about you, but aside from weddings, Christmas and New Year’s parties are really the only time of year that I get to go all out, and I plan to make the most of it this year!

Here are 12 of our favorite holiday party dresses from Nordstrom!


Holiday Dresses from Nordstrom Part 1


Karen Kane Sequin Sweater Dress - $149 // Evans Two-Tone Tunic Dress (Plus Size) – $69.50 // Vince Camuto Sequin Shift Dress - $138


Holiday Dresses from Nordstrom Part 2


Topshop Sequin Velvet Shift Dress - $136 // Collective Concepts Brocade Fit & Flare Dress - $98 // Taylor Dresses Polka Dot Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size) – $105.86


Holiday Dresses from Nordstrom part 3


BB Dakota Metallic Brocade Dress (Plus Size) – $128 // Eliza J Illusion Dot Stripe Fit & Flare Dress - $178 // Pisarro Nights Sequin Sheath Dress - $198

Holiday Dresses from Nordstrom Part 4


Lucca Couture Strapless Lace Dress - $55 // DKNYC Sequin & Faux Leather Detail Ponte Dress (Plus Size) – $159 // Kate Spade Emma Embellished Dress - $798 (Mega splurge, but how could I not include something so wonderfully sequin-y?!)

Do Tell: Which of these holiday party dresses is your favorite? 

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Free Beauty Gifts with Purchase at the Nordstrom Black Friday Sale

I was just checking out the Nordstrom Black Friday Sale and was struck by the number of free beauty gifts with purchase deals that are currently available. I’ve always loved being able to buy something I was already going to buy and having an awesome free gift thrown in on top of it!

Some of these Nordstrom Black Friday Beauty Deals are only available for online purchase. All deals are marked to indicate if it’s an online or in-store deal.

Some of the deals I’ve spotted include:


Bobbi Brown Butter London Lippy

Bobbi Brown – Receive a mini Extreme Party Mascara, Extra Eye Repair Cream and Eye & Cheek Palette with any $126 Bobbi Brown Purchase. A $61 value.

Butter London – Receive a full-size LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Come to Bed Red with any $25 Butter LONON Purchase.

Fekkai men's grooming and cologne

Fekkai – Receive deluxe samples of Brilliant Clossing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Cream with any $50 Fekkai purchase.

Men’s Grooming and Cologne – Receive a set of two etched whiskey glasses with a $100 men’s grooming or cologne purchase.

Trish McEvoy Kiehl's

Trish McEvoy – Receive deluxe travel sizes of three Trish McEvoy favorites in a signature gift box with any $75 Trish McEvoy purchase.

Kiehl’s - Receive deluxe travel size portions of 4 products with any $85 Kiehl’s purchase, plus, if you spend $125 you’ll also get a full-size Ultra Facial Cleanser and Ultra Facial Toner.


Click here to check out all of the Nordstrom Black Friday Beauty Deals!

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Gift Idea: Petunia Pickle Bottom Magnetic ‘Boxy Glazed’ Diaper Bag

Petunia Pickle Bottom Magnetic 'Boxy Glazed' Diaper Bag

It’s not often that you find Petunia Picklebottom Diaper Bags on sale, but I was just poking around the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Women and Children and I spotted this Petunia Pickle Bottom Magnetic ‘Boxy Glazed’ Diaper Bag on sale for $89.49! This is a 50% discount as this bag normally costs $179.

I’ve occasionally spotted Petunia Picklebottom on the sample sale sites but never for 50% below retail!

Only the print pictured above is available at this price.

If you know someone who is expecting and wants nothing more than a Petunia Picklebottom Diaper Bag, this bag may be worth picking up. I believe it’s part of the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, so it will only be priced this low until the sale ends on November 17.

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