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Classic loafers designer or deal

classic loafers designer or deal

Classic loafers: designer classic loafers priced over $800 / classic loafers priced under $150 /

Every fall season, Fashionistas everywhere reach for their fabulous classic loafers. They are an easy shoe to throw on for both casual looks, and work attire. Classic loafers are also popular in the spring season. This makes them a great investment which can be worn year after year! Love!

If you don’t have a pair of classic loafers, this is your post! I am highlighting the IT classic loafers from Gucci which are extremely popular; with sizes and colors often sold out or on wait list. If you are looking for the IT loafers to own, these are them!

If you are looking for something a little bit more budget friendly, but still high quality and comfortable, these similar loafers are priced under $150, and very comfortable. Love them!

Classic loafers can easily be worn with jeans, trousers, dress shorts, and even casual dresses! They are a great investment purchase to wear year after year, and in multiple seasons. What do you think of classic loafers? Do you own a pair? Do you plan to?

I own a pair of budget-friendly loafers, which are the same brand as the deal pair featured in this post; they just have a different bit. (The “bit” is the metal decor on the top of the shoe) My loafers are really comfortable, great quality, and easy to wear. Loving them!

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Chloe Marcie review

pictured: stripe tee / fall nail polish / Chloe Marcie size small / black joggers /

The iconic Chloe Marcie. You might be wondering why I am reviewing a bag that has been on the market for well over a decade. Well, let me tell you, it has become an iconic handbag which remains a top seller at major department stores. So, if you are looking for an IT bag with staying power, read on!

I originally purchased my Chloe Marcie over a decade ago. I loved how it had a casual, everyday vibe while feeling luxurious. The leather was thick and strong; and the craftsmanship was flawless. I found I was able to carry heavy items inside the bag, and the stitching remained secure and strong. This is when I knew, I had a workhorse bag!

The Chloe Marcie has two top handles, and a detachable strap. I have found throughout the years I switch between carrying it on my forearm, and over my shoulder. When my kids were younger, I found myself throwing it on cross-body so I could pick up my smaller kids and/or chase them. My middle child loves to run! Haha

The bag offers a convenient opera ticket pocket on the front of the bag, hidden by the front flap. Normally this type of pocket is found on the backside of a bag, but in this case, Chloe hid it under the front flap of the bag. This is actually a very nice location for the pocket since it is easier to reach for what is inside on the front of the bag, instead of the back.

The interior offers one zipper pocket, and one open pocket. These pockets are good sized, and very convenient for storing smaller items inside the bag. The top zipper unlatches at the end in case you need to put something wide or large inside the bag. This is a nice feature which keeps the zipper from the getting misaligned.

If you like to travel, you will like this feature! The Chloe Marcie flattens out like a pancake. No joke! This is a really easy bag to travel with since it can go inside of a suitcase and lay flat. I don’t know how many times I have been packing for a trip and wanted to bring an extra handbag, only to find the one I wanted to pack didn’t fit inside my suitcase. This one is perfect! It has become my go-to bag to throw in a suitcase as an extra handbag. I love traveling with it since it can fit a lot of items inside, and I can wear it cross-body. Those are good features for a bag to wear while sight-seeing and exploring a new town.

I feel like my Chloe Marcie was one of the best handbag purchases I have ever made. It is an everyday bag which is strong and versatile. I can travel with it; and since it is strong, I don’t have to worry about it around my kids. Of course, I love a good IT bag. The Chloe Marcie turned from a trendy IT bag when it was first introduced, to a classic IT bag you can still purchase and wear now. Plus, it is priced under $2000. That’s rare for an IT bag!

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I have the small size Chloe Marcie in black, and it is over ten years old. I also love the grey version, which is a pretty alternative to black. The small size is quite roomy, but if you carry a lot of things, you might want to size up to the medium. If you prefer smaller bags, the Chloe Marcie comes in a cute cross body bag without top handles. It too, is a classic IT bag!

Do you have a Chloe Marcie? Have you been eyeing it over the years? If so, I hope you decide to invest in one! It is a great bag and a longtime favorite of mine. Love!!

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My Chloe Marcie, photographed for a blog post back in 2012.

Designer shoe capsule wardrobe

designer shoe capsule wardrobe

If you are looking for the ultimate designer shoe capsule wardrobe, look no further! If you enjoyed my handbag capsule wardrobe post earlier this year, I hope you will enjoy this one too!

There are a lot of fabulous designer shoes on the market, but very few survive season after season. While these shoes haven’t been around for decades, they have survived IT status and settled nicely into possible classic status.

While these shoes are mostly designer, I had to include two pairs of non-designer shoes due to their popularity season after season. In fact, one pair is priced under $100! Love that!

designer shoe capsule wardrobe

from top left: classic loafer mules / scalloped ballet flats / Rockstud pumps / espadrille lace up wedges  (under $100!!) / espadrille wedges (under $200) / sky high pointy toe pumps /

Seasonless loafer mules: These classic loafer mules launched into IT status two years ago and have proven to be able to withstand the test of time. Countless brands have designed similar styles, and their popularity is high. These mules can be worn during all four seasons, depending on the weather in your geographic location. They are extremely comfortable, and can be worn with skirts, pants, jeans, and dresses! These mules are extremely versatile, and a closet staple!

Little black flats: Like the LBD or “little black dress,” we all need a pair of little black flats. These have been around for years and are extremely comfortable, soft, and super cute! Aren’t the scallops adorable!? These flats are timeless, seasonless, and a closet staple.

Edgy high heels: Sometimes you just don’t want to wear classic black high heels. Thankfully the iconic Valentino Rockstuds have become a classic, and a closet staple. They have withstood IT status, and the test of time. Plus, they are really comfortable! We all need one pair in black.

Lace-up espadrille wedges: These fabulous wedges have been featured season after season for many years. They are comfortable, and priced under $100. Love that! You can wear them with pants, jumpsuits, skirts, dresses, and shorts! So, they are the perfect go-to shoe in the spring and summer months.

Platform wedges: These function the same as the lace-up wedges mentioned above, but lace-up shoes aren’t everyone’s jam. So, if you prefer a buckle, these are the espadrille wedges for your shoe capsule wardrobe! They have been shown season after season, and match everything in your spring and summer wardrobes!

*If you are creating a shoe capsule wardrobe, just pick one pair of espadrille wedges, that’s all you really need; unless you want both! Then I won’t stop you-because I own both already! Ooops!

Classic high heels: These sky high heels are classic. They match everything from office attire to cocktail ensembles. We all need one pair in our closet. They are the only classic pumps we need.

There you have it! A designer shoe capsule wardrobe. Of course, this list does not include utility shoes such as rain boots, or sneakers. This is for a more fashion-focused wardrobe. If you are looking for rain boots, check out this classic pair.

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