Shoes


Fall 2020 wish lists

Fall 2020 handbag wish list from top left: Small shoulder bag / semi-circle shoulder bag / grey soft satchel / black puffy woven bag /

Can you believe fall is in roughly one month?! I cannot wait! It has been over 90 degrees here in the San Francisco Bay Area along with massive wildfires. Our air has been humid, smoky, and very hot. The cooler fall season cannot come soon enough!

This fall season I plan to keep my clothing simple and classic. To compliment this timeless vibe, I am wishing for a few fabulous handbags to spice up my looks. These four handbags would do just that; while reflecting current trends. Love!

I love my puff clutch, and this mini version with a strap; it’s a great alternative to the clutch. It fits right into the puffy clutch trend, yet offers a convenient strap. Love a strap!

How cool is this semi-circle handbag?! It is handmade in Italy, and so unique. I love the classic hue and eye catching design. This is a bag collectors must-have. I plan to place my order soon!

You know I love Antigona! I have my eye on this pretty grey soft version which just came out this season. I cannot decide between the medium and small sizes, so I am waiting until a size speaks to me. Which do you prefer?

Lastly, this puffy, woven shoulder bag is a current IT bag on the streets. I love it and feel like I need it in my life. It comes in several colors, but classic black speaks to me. What do you think?

 

Fall 2020 shoes wish list from top left: grey stamped croc loafers / classic black loafers / black tie up combat boots / square toe stamp croc pumps /

I have a good stock of booties from last fall, and the fall before. This fall season I feel like I need to up my classic loafer game, add a pair of trendy combat boots, and refresh my black pumps. After all, the square toe is back with a vengeance! It’s a must-have in everyone’s shoe wardrobe.

In addition to the square toe, stamped croc is hotter than hot this season. This pair of classic, stamped croc loafers is something I know I need in my life this fall. These pretty loafers come in too many colors to count. I am leaning towards the grey stamped croc. Which color is your favorite?

The black loafers pictured above are a closet staple, and they are timeless! I hope to add them to my closet this fall season. They are definitely an investment purchase I know I will enjoy for many years.

These combat boots remind me of high school when the lug sole was king. They have a fun ’90’s vibe, and they also look like they will be easy to walk in; and this season I need walkable shoes. What do you think of the combat boot trend? Are you jumping on the trend?

 

Fall 2020 home wish list from top left: foot rest-so perfect for underneath a desk! / hot/cool air purifier-must-have with all these wildfires in California! / area rug-this one is machine washable-love that! / chic umbrella-OK not really a home item but this one is super cool /

Well, three of the four items on my home wish list are actually home items. I included this umbrella because it’s fabulous and I feel like I need it in my life. Check out how the interior contrasts the exterior! Love that!

Also, I have three kids and hardwood floors. We have wanted to add a few rugs to our home for quite some time, and this one is neutral and washable. Yes, you read that right! You can throw this rug in the washing machine. I am not sure it would fit inside mine, but I will try! haha

With all these wildfires, I am more conscious of air pollution inside the home. My mom owns this hot/cool air purifier and she swears by it, so I feel like I need one too. When the fires are going, we can smell them inside the house, even with the windows shut. So, this seems like something we could use to help decrease the pollution inside our home from the smoke.

Lastly, I find myself constantly looking for a place to prop up my feet while I work. This foot rest is practical, and looks like it will offer me the comfort I need while I work from home.

What are you wishing for this fall season? Are you thinking about fall yet?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

 


3 brands I’m always crushing on

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Photo: Me in 2017 at the rewardStyle Conference, standing under the outdoor LTK sign and logo. You can read the full post here.

LTK Day July 2020 is here!

We all have our go-to brands, and I definitely have more than three brands! That being said, there are three brands I am excited about right now. Colleen Rothschild, because skin care is so important and all her products are always fabulous and work so well, Frame Denim, because their jeans always fit and their bags are both functional and cute, and Sam Edelman, because their shoes are on-trend and super comfortable.

Since I am looking closely at these three brands and loving their current collection, I thought I would share my current favorites with you from each one!

In addition, LTK Day is happening this Sunday, July 19, 2020! These three brands will be offering amazing discounts for one day only through the LTK app. Get ready to shop these great deals!

If you are wondering what LTK is, it is a shopping app where you can create an account, screenshot photos or products you like on Instagram, and then shop them through the app. You can follow all the bloggers you enjoy-like me!-and then see our new posts in your LTK feed. This makes shopping photos you find online easy since you will have a ready-to-shop feed in the app. If you don’t already have the app on your phone, you can download it from the app store. The one day sale will be exclusive to the app. You can find and shop my feed here.

Frame Denim

I am in love with Frame Denim’s jeans, jackets, and handbags. They are functional, comfortable, and downright fabulous. For one day only, through the LTK app, you can save 25% off your purchase! Here are a few of my favorite items from this website right now. To save 25% off, please shop through this photo link from the LTK app. Please note, this discount is for full-price items only.

Colleen Rothschild

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I love this skincare brand, and am fully addicted to her hand-cream. On LTK day, you can save 25% off everything on her site through the LTK app. Shop through my photo link on the LTK app to save 25%! Please note, this deal cannot be combined with other offers.

Sam Edelman

sam edelman shoes on sale

I am huge fan of Sam Edelman’s boots. Every fall season I snag at least one pair from his collection. They are super comfortable and I can walk for miles in them. They are my boot of choice when I attend fashion week since they are so comfy! Of course, they are always fabulous and fashionable too! You can shop my current favorites, and save 25% off your purchase on LTK day, through my photo link in the LTK app. Please note, this offer is for select styles only.

Which sales do you plan to shop? I’m definitely stocking up on beauty products, a new pair of jeans, and some cute shoes! Be sure to use my LTK photo links and click on the products you love in order to qualify to save 25% off your purchase, and unlock the one-day-only discount codes. Be sure to download the app to shop my photos through the app. I would be honored if you followed me too 😊

Thank so much for your support and happy shopping!

XOXO
Cathy


Summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

Summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe from left: black espadrille slides / ivory espadrille wedges (under $100!) / black square toe pumps / white sneakers / black platform flip flops / Gucci platform sneakers /

It might not officially be summer 2020 yet, but the weather outside is telling me it it! We have had straight 90’s for several days, and my feet are screaming for summer footwear. So without further ado, here is my summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe!

I always love having a pair of espadrille slides I can throw on for almost any occasion. They are great for running errands, walking around, shopping, and heading out to an outdoor lunch. They are also great for a picnic since you can easily kick them on and off while sitting on the grass or a sandy beach. This pair is really comfortable and are quickly becoming my go-to shoe of the summer season.

My capsule wardrobe is also touching on several shoe trends for the summer season. This summer we are looking at the return of the square toe, chunky heels, platforms, all-white sneakers, and wedges. I have a pair which reflects each trend, and functions for every part of life.

Summer 2020 casual everyday shoes

casual shoes summer 2020

As I mentioned above, these espadrille slides are my go-to shoes of the season. They are easy to kick on and off, and are really comfortable. If you buy one pair of shoes this summer, grab these! Of course, would it be summer without flip flops? These black flip flops have a small platform and are perfect to wear poolside, at the beach, or on hot days as sandals. Love them!

Summer 2020 sneaker trends

sneaker trends summer 2020

Sleek, white sneakers are all the rage this summer 2020 season. I love this pair from adidas. They are really comfortable and right on-trend. Of course this pair of Gucci platform sneakers have been in my arsenal for a few seasons already and are perfect when I feel like like being a little glitzy. Sneakers are a hot shoe this summer and are being shown with shorts, skirts, dresses, and pants. This is the summer of comfort shoes!

Summer 2020 shoe trends: the square toe

high heels summer 2020

Square toes were huge in the early 2000’s, and they are back! I love this pair because the leather is soft, and the sling-back keeps them cool on hot days. They are perfect for heading out to dinner on a patio at a restaurant. I am waiting for outdoor dining to open in our area so I can wear them! I am watching everyone else get to eat outside; I am patiently waiting our turn here in Santa Clara County.

These shoes look fabulous with a skirt or dress. Love them!

Summer 2020 espadrilles

espadrilles summer 2020

Espadrilles are my favorite hot weather footwear. For summer 2020, I have two pairs; wedges and slides. These wedges are a classic and they return every summer in neutral colors, as well as seasonal hues. I feel like they are such a good investment-and they are priced under $100! I think I have already talked about these fabulous slides a lot in this post, so I won’t keep going. haha

My summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe is perfect for the summer 2020 season, and it encapsulates several of the hottest shoe trends. In addition, the point of a capsule wardrobe is to not purchase a lot of new items each season.

A capsule wardrobe can evolve each season, combining classic items and seasonal items which can mixed and matched. It’s always a good thing to reduce what we consume, and only invest in items we can get a lot of wear out of. These espadrille wedges are going on their third season, and are a classic hot weather shoe worth investing in. My sneakers are from previous seasons, yet they are still hot and on trend for summer 2020. The flip flops are a classic style Tory Burch carries every year. I bought this pair last year, so they too are a great investment shoe. I highly recommend purchasing items which are wearable for more than one season; preferably more than two years!

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I hope you love my summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe! I hope you find classics to add to your wardrobe this season, and for many seasons to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy