Thursday, May 21, 2015

Posh Pumps in Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

I've fallen hard for Sophia Webster pumps since purchasing my first pair of "Lola" pumps on mega sale at J.Crew. I've been wearing those heels out, like here, here, and here. Convinced that I could find another pair on serious sale, I've been keeping a close eye on a few favorite styles. Yesterday, I got an alert letting me know that a few of them were marked down in the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. Somebody hide my wallet, please!

Today's post rounds up my favorite Sophia Webster (and other brands) pumps in the Half-Yearly Sale. This sale, which ends on May 31, slashes prices on popular styles by up to 40%.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Nod to Safari Chic

Safari-inspired styling is always a favorite this time of year. There's such a relaxed elegance about safari chic looks. Utility jackets. Loose-fitting shirts. Natural fabrics. Neutral tones. All perfect elements for laid-back summer style.

Last Saturday, I pulled together a few separates that when worn together give a nod to the safari chic trend. My J.Crew oversized boy shirt in olive is a great stand-in for a utility jacket and is an effortless topper for a white tee.

ClutchKate Spade | summery option by H&M (only $9.95)
SandalsReport Signature (on sale for $35)
BraceletJ.Crew Fireburst bracelet
SunglassesKate Spade

I've been a huge fan of the combination of olive and yellow since Marissa Webb revealed The New BR, a collection filled with fresh combinations of the colors. So, my yellow, ostrich-embossed Kate Spade clutch adds the perfect pop of color.

When I first spotted the Report Signature "Pammy" sandals in Burlington Coat Factory, I knew they would be a go-to, neutral sandal for the spring and summer. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last Kate Spade Surprise Sale?

If you've had your eye on discounted Kate Spade items, you ought to get them now while you can. Word on the street is that Kate Spade is making moves to become a more exclusive line. What does this mean for us? Less Kate Spade stuff on sale, yo! The brand even plans to exclude its products from majors sales in department stores.

I thought, then, that you should be aware of the surprise sale launched this morning at Kate Spade. Some items are up to 75% off. Could this be the last sale of this type? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out the Kate Spade Surprise Sale. The sale ends on Thursday.

These travel essentials in the surprise sale got my attention because I'm taking a short trip on the weekend.
The Mikas Pond Darla wallet above is my favorite wallet. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

From South Africa to Saint Louis: Chameleon Girl Clutch

I'm so glad that I have the opportunity to showcase designers and creators from across the globe. Technology has made the world a smaller, more connected place. I met Jill Jodrey, owner and creator of South African-based Chameleon Girl bags, online and probably because of a shared love of African-inspired fashion. I'm so happy our worlds converged. Chameleon Girl specializes in making leather bags with an African twist. Each bag is carefully crafted by hand in the Western Cape of South Africa and are available worldwide via the Chameleon Girl Etsy shop.

SkirtBanana Republic | option
Bag℅ Chameleon Girl (get 15% off with code EOS15OFF)
ShoesJoe's Jeans | similar
Earrings℅ BaubleBar
NecklaceLisa Freede (Neiman Marcus swag) | similar
WatchSkagen | similar
LipMac "Carmine Rouge" lipstick, Mac "Brick" lip pencil

I love the simplicity and versatility of a foldover clutch. This handbag style really showcases the African textiles used to create the bag. Chameleon Girl, by the way, uses the finest materials from all over Africa. The Bogolanfini mud cloth, made primarily by the Bamana/Bambara women in Mali, is so striking, especially when paired with the luxe grey leather on this clutch. This clutch was made to be a collection piece. It's the kind of bag you keep forever.

If you find a Chameleon Girl bag that you love, be sure to use the code EOS15OFF to get 15% off your order (code is valid until the end of May). I was so thrilled when my Chameleon Girl clutch arrived only 9 days after leaving South Africa. Just 9 days! 

Stay in the know with new creations at Chameleon Girl by following:
@Chamgirlbags on twitter
@Chameleongirlbags on Instagram
@Chamgirlbags on pinterest

I'm joining Sydney Fashion Hunter's link up.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Free-Style Friday: Win a Kate Spade Saturday Bucket Bag & Card Case ($165 Value)

Free-Style Friday is back with a bang! Enter to win a Kate Spade Saturday Freeform Crossbody Bucket Bag and a complementary Kate Spade Saturday Signature Card Case. These items have a combined value of $165. All you have to do is enter below for a chance to own them both. Easiest thing you'll do today, right?

Crossbody strap on the bucket bag is adjustable. Both items are 100% leather.

Earlier this year, Kate Spade announced the closure of the more affordably-priced Kate Spade Saturday line. The online Saturday store has already closed and all physical stores are expected to be closed by June. So, if you win the items in today's giveaway, you will own a piece of Kate Spade history. And, of course, the bucket bag is only the IT bag of the moment. I'm just saying...

The bag and card case have the beautiful stripe lining seen above on the card case. 
Both items feature the original Kate Spade Saturday logo in gold.

As you know, I never give away items I don't fully love myself. I own this bag in grey. You've seen me wear it here, here, and here. Here's one of those looks. Isn't this the perfect sized bucket bag? So, what are you waiting for? Get in it to win it!

Giveaway Rules:
  1. Entries can be made until Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:59 PM CT. 
  2. Giveaway is open to entries worldwide. Must have a valid mailing address.
  3. A winner will be randomly selected.
  4. Selected winner has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email. In the event of no response, another winner will be randomly selected.