Currently Coveting

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Right now, I’m coveting:

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Friday Find Under $50

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Zara clutch, $35.90

Contrary to popular advice, I don’t mind investing in a trendy statement piece when it’s something so perfect for my closet that a cheaper alternative just won’t do. My standout was a YSL arty ring long before Yves was dropped from the name. $195 was a lot to pay for a metal and glass cocktail ring (now it’s $290), but it was “the one” and I still wear it regularly. A metallic clutch (or a lucite one, for that matter) is not that type of purchase for me. I’d rather experiment with this budget-friendly Zara version.

Reminder! Win a pair of bangle bracelets from Sequin!

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

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Why don’t you…

Why don’t you…

  • Refresh your lingerie drawer by getting rid of anything that doesn’t make you feel sexy. Upgrade your basics and buy a few candy-colored sets (like this hot pink number). Protect your investment with a lingerie bag.
  • Pack a picnic basket and head off to a local park. Don’t forget to heed Monday’s advice
  • Stop lamenting rainy days. Usher in May flowers with a bright umbrella and wellies.
  • Experiment with spring’s shiniest trend with an affordable pair of heels or a clutch.
  • Visit your local nursery for an array of succulents. Plant a mini indoor garden to enjoy.
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Outfitted

Usually anything that shimmers or glitters tops my list of sartorial standouts, but this pair of "Joanna" heels from ShoeMint have the added perk of being versatile. (That’s not an adjective you’d expect for metallic, bow-topped shoes, right?) They effortlessly polish a cocktail dress or elevate a pair of worn-in jeans.

They’re also my first experience with ShoeMint. If you’re unfamiliar with ShoeMint, here’s the overview: ShoeMint is basically a subscription-based shoe store. When you sign up, you’ll take a style quiz to identify the options best suited to you. After you make your first purchase, you’ll receive a monthly credit for $79.98 (one pair of shoes). However, there’s no obligation to make a monthly purchase and you can cancel at any time. (Bonus: new members receive a 20% discount.)

Even with the opt-out option, I was still hesitant to give it a whirl without seeing the quality first-hand. The ShoeMint team graciously sent over a pair for me to try and you know what? I had nothing to worry about. These shoes are absolutely gorgeous. I suspect a second pair will be on their way soon enough.

(You can also see the "Joanna" pumps at Christine in Color in teal.)

P.S. You’ll have a chance to win a pair of shoes from ShoeMint during the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

Sartorial Summary
Coat: LOFT // Skirt: J.Crew Factory // Tights: Hue // Shoes: c/o ShoeMint // Earrings: J.Crew

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