Spring Shoe Capsule

Hello hello! Happy Monday to you guys! I wanted to share with y’all my “Spring Shoe Capsule”, because lately I’ve decided to be more intentional about my clothing and shoe purchases. I have this terrible habit of shopping for a specific occasion with no regard for whether or not I’ll re wear the item OR I impulse buy when I see something pretty. Then, I end up with tons of shoes or clothing items that I hardly ever reuse which is just a total waste! So – because of this decision to shop more intentionally – I have started to curate a Spring Shoe Capsule that will serve me for work + play all throughout the spring and honestly even into the summer.

Birkenstock Style Sandals – this is a shoe that is a staple for me. I always have some style of knock off Birkenstock sandal for casual days so that I can easily slip them on and go. I’m not a flip flop kinda gal – and these slide sandals are the perfect substitute without leaving you looking so not put together like you can tend to look like in flip flops. 😉

Ermon Womens Thong Flat Slides from Amazon $26.99

Leopard Slip On Sneakers – again, this is another staple in my closet and really it’s not exclusive to Spring time. I wear my leopard slip on sneakers all year round BUT it was time to replace the ones I bought last year which meant this new purchase ended up falling under my Spring Shoe Capsule.

J Adams Round Toe Slip on Sneaker from Amazon $29.90

Slide Sandals (work and weekend appropriate) – these sandals are Free People dupes and I’m smitten. I think that they are casual enough to go great with jeans and a t-shirt but they will also look good with a more “dressed” up business casual look. I got them in black and gold so that I can match them with any outfit.

Women’s Lissa Assymetrical Slide Sandals from Target – $24.99 (in black & Gold)

Heeled Sandals for “Casual/Dressy” occasions – these sandals are going to be perfect for nights out with my best girls or for a date night with my boo. I think that they could even be comfortable enough to wear all day at work if I felt the need to wear heels one day. 😉

Women’s Estella Crossband Wood Platform Pumps from Target- $32.99

Heeled Sandal for Dressy Occasions – sooo yes, another shoe in leopard. But listen, leopard is the perfect neutral and I can’t think of much in my closet that wouldn’t get great with leopard print shoes. I think that these will be perfect for dressier date nights or dressier girls’ nights out!

Women’s Ema High Block Heeled Pumps from Target – $29.99

And that’s it! I can’t promise that I won’t buy any more shoes BUT I can’t really imagine why I’d need to! How do you guys shop for shoes and clothing? Do you do it on a whim or do you seek out specific items?

— Ashley

Looking for Leopard Sneakers

Hey hey! I don’t know about you, but leopard is one of my favorite prints. It’s really a timeless neutral that is great to have in many different forms within your wardrobe. For me, it is an absolute must that I have a pair of leopard sneakers.

I noticed the other day that my pair from Target that I bought last summer are really starting to show wear and tear. 🙁 This sad revelation has put me on the hunt for a new pair, and well, I thought I’d take you guys along on that journey! And really let’s just be honest – this a great way for me to compile my list and have a place to reference back to. 😉

I really prefer/always have gone for slip on sneakers. If I do get lace up sneakers, I just tie them loosely enough so that I can slip them on and off without having to untie them. So, while it was initially my preference to find another pair of slip on leopard sneakers – I did come across some lace up ones that are too cute as well which has just really made the decision making process really hard. I mean, I know I need one pair of leopard sneakers, but would several be overkill?? 😉

I’ve included finds from all different price ranges : affordable to higher end.

Keds X Kate Spade Double Decker Slip on Sneaker from Nordstrom – $110.00

Lace Up Sneakers from H&M – $12.99

Platform Lace up Sneakers from H&M – $29.99

J. Adams Round Toe Slip on Sneaker from Amazon – $29.90

Lilian Micro – Suede Slip On Sneaker – Universal Threads from Target – $29.99

Steve Madden from Journeys – $59.99

Vans Women’s Asher Delux Shoes from Academy – $54.99

What do you guys think? Did you see a pair that you felt like you must immediately #addtocart ?? 😉

— Ashley

Birthday Gift Guide – for the Woman in Your Life

Hey hey! I don’t know if you knew it or not, but in case you don’t – March 21st is my birthday… so in honor of this wonderful day – I thought I’d put together a little birthday gift guide aka my birthday gift wish list. 😉

And honestly, I know SO MANY PEOPLE who are born between the months of April and May that I’m just like 95% positive that someone reading this will find it to come in handy in the upcoming weeks!

So here’s to adding some more thingamabobs to a girl’s collection.

  1. Cheetah Cork Earrings from Nickel and Suede – Size L – $27.00

If you know ME at all, then you know I love Nickel and Suede Earrings. They are pretty much the only earrings I wear – and I NEED this new print in my life. ASAP They are handmade leather and cork earrings that make a huge statement without the huge burden of pulling down your earlobes because they are super light! Seriously, they are life changing earrings and the girl in your life could definitely use a pair…or twenty. 😉

2. Kristen Ess Iconic Style Blow Dryer – $100.00

I have been eyeing this blow dryer for some time now. I know from past experience that it’s totally worth it to invest a good amount of money in your hair dryer ESPECIALLY if you use it often. Plus, this one is super pretty!

3. Bead Head Little Tease Hair Crimper – $18.74

I’ve seen people on social media using a hair crimper here and there and I’m here today to call it and say that they are going to be big thing soon 😉 . I Just want one. And I think it’d make a cute unexpected soon to be trendy gift. But mainly I want one. LOL

4. Wedding Date Necklace – $39.00

So, I really really need this. We just recently set our wedding date and how freaking cute does it look on this necklace??

5. Penn Carry – All | Black – $498.00

Listen, I know that this is really very expensive.. but you know it’s a hand made leather bag that is going to last your FOREVER and it’s an incredibly classic and versatile design. Totally worth that price tag. And totally needs to be on my arm. 😉

6. Skin Aries Ear Cuff in Dream| Sarah Briggs – $20.00

I’ve been wanting one of Sarah Briggs’ ear cuffs for some time now…and my birthday is just really a great excuse to get one!

So, there you have it! Tell me, anything on my list look like something a girl in your life would love??

— Ashley