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Day to night outfit idea for summer into fall

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day to night outfit idea: white and silver dangle earrings / Chanel lipstick / black one shoulder ruffle top (only $44!!)  / YSL fall nail polish / Chloe handbag / black and silver watch / black and silver striped palazzo pants / slate blue pumps (color sold out, avl in black, silver, pewter or light blue with 1″ heel))

Oh the humidity! We have been “enjoying” weather in the nineties over the past few days, and yesterday, the humidity was mid-west level. I had to stop and look around, just to make sure I was home and not on vacation in the middle of the country! I’m so glad I had this day to night outfit idea to wear now; which is perfect for transitioning from summer into fall.

These palazzo pants are under $20, and they are SO COMFORTABLE! They flow like a skirt, but offer the comfort of pants. Love that! They were perfect for meeting my friend Dawn for lunch at Santana Row, and also for going out to dinner with my husband later that night. Perfect day to night outfit idea for a hot summer night!

Quick shout-out for Sino at Santana Row; it is where Dawn and I enjoyed lunch. If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to check out their dim sum. It is so good! I have eaten there multiple times, and every time I go the food is absolutely delicious. Love!

Now that I have YSL’s Studio 54 themed nail polish collection for fall, I felt inspired to add some sparkle to a day to night outfit which was lightweight enough to wear now, and well into the fall season. I just love the sparkling silver stripes on these palazzo pants, they are so festive and fun!

These pants also look chic with a slouchy tee and mules for a more casual, urban-relaxed look. I look forward to wearing them for the rest of the summer season; and well into the fall season!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*photo credit: Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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Ballet Flats for summer 2017

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pictured: Valentino Rockstud ballet flats in black (designer dupe under $100 here)

Ballet flats are back! This classic shoe style is gearing up for some time in the spotlight this summer as designers give traditional ballet flats edgy touches.

The modern ballet flat, which is what is hot for summer, offers small touches such as studs, criss-cross straps, and laces; which veer slightly from the straps and laces found on real ballet shoes worn by ballerinas.

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from top left: silver ballet flats (under $100!) / black lace up ballet flats / black premier designer ballet flats / pink ballet flats (available in several colors!)

Ballet flats are so much fun to wear this summer. They offer a feminine vibe which is understated and comfortable. The sleek, no-nonsense designs offers a chic look, and lightweight feel, for tired summer feet. These are the softest shoe style out there!

I love wearing ballet flats after a day in heels, or if I just want to be comfortable. They look great with maxi skirts, midi skirts, and paired with shorts and a cute top. Ballet flats are also a great alternative to sandals on hot days when we forget to touch up our pedicure. haha, love that!

Another way I like to wear my ballet flats is with straight jeans, a tee, and a statement handbag. They are the ultimate chic yet understated shoe. Love!

Are you are fan of ballet flats? Do you plan to wear this emerging trend?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Designer sales to kick off summer 2017

The designer sales are here! This means we can all find fabulous items from Chloe, Valentino, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Aquazzura, and more on major sale! Yay!

I’m in shock! My favorite leopard print pumps are on major sale! These pumps are classic, pointy tote high heels which are made from suede and offer a classic leopard print. They are super comfortable, and I have actually had to run in them! No joke! My middle child used to like to run away from us, and I had to chase her down so she would not run into the street while wearing these heels a couple of years ago. Thankfully she has outgrown the dangerous running habit; seriously, it was stressful!

If you are looking for a fabulous pair of pumps, these are perfect! They are comfortable, classic, and since leopard print is hot for summer 2017, and fall 2017, they are on trend! Love that!

In addition to my beloved heels being on major sale, there are a few Chloe Drew’s on sale! I have one in off-white and I love it. If you have been eyeing the Chloe Drew, now is the time to snap one up!

I also found a couple of Balenciaga City Tote’s on sale! Eeeek! They NEVER go on sale. I bought a City Tote back in 2009 and I still love it. These are great casual handbags which are also extremely classic. If you have been on the fence about getting one, this is a great opportunity to grab one at a great price!

There are so many amazing deals right now so I rounded them up and placed my favorites in the collage below.

from top left: one shoulder top (so hot and on trend right now!!) / Balenciaga City Tote (amazing deal!!) / My beloved Manolo Blahnik leopard print pumps on major sale! / Aquazzura “Wild Thing” low heeled sandals (fabulous price!) / wide-leg jeans (this style is major right now! Such a great deal!) / Chloe Drew (great deal!!)

There are so many fabulous designer items on sale around the web right now. I sorted through them all and found the best deals on classic and on-trend items I think you would love. I know I love them!! Without further adieu, here are my picks from the designer sales!

Best spring/summer designer shoes on sale:

Best spring/summer designer handbags on sale:

Best spring/summer designer clothing on sale:

What are you planning to snap up from the designer sales? I’m eyeing the Aquazzura shoes, and the mini Chloe Drew.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy