holiday shoes under $100 & splurge

Hi, our names are Aj & Ashley and we have a problem:


We love shoes.

I’ve rounded up some of our holiday time favorites- in two batches.

The first, a round up of shoes that Ash and I own. Between us both we own most all of these shoes, some in multiples- and there’s a reason. They are our favorites. Yes, they are expensive- but, I will say I used to be the gal that had 7 pairs of “black pumps”, none of which I really liked, they didn’t last, and they were all incredibly uncomfortable. Now, if I had instead invested in one pair of quality black pumps- I would have spent the same amount, they last longer, they are more comfortable, and let’s be honest- I just like them better! So, that is my strategy now. I sometimes will buy a fun, inexpensive pair – but most of my shoes I invest in and replace multiple pairs of shoes in my closet that I then won’t wear.  Screen Shot 2016-12-07 at 2.13.32 PM.png

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The second batch – everything is UNDER $100 and some UNDER $50! Several of them are lookalikes for the expensive ones! Screen Shot 2016-12-07 at 2.18.47 PM.png

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Which ones are you going to grab!?




gold crush

I love gold.  The bolder and glitterier the better. A bold gold accessory or two can add polish to any outfit.  A chunky gold watch and glitzy gold shoes can make even distressed jeans and a t-shirt into a stylish outfit.  Case in point-

Gold shoes: (from left to right) Dolce Vita old, but similar are Kenneth Cole REACTION on sale for $39 and Steve Madden on sale for $29J. Crew D’Orsay Flats old, but similar are the J. Crew Sloan D’Orsay Flats $158; and Tod’s Metallic Fringe Sneakers available from Farfetch for $491 or if you prefer local then Nordstrom’s for $725.

Gold watch: Michael Kors old, but similar are Michael Kors Women’s Chronograph Mini Bradshaw $146;  Michael Kors Runway Watch $272;  and Michael Kors Cooper Ladies Watch $139.

Gold clutch:  Jimmy Choo old, but similar are Jimmy Choo Milla Glitter Fabric Clutch $725;  kate spade new york ‘cedar street’ crossbody $148;  and Rebecca Minkoff Micro M.A.C. crossbody on sale for $98.

Gold rings:  vintage but similar are ASOS Gold Plated Infinity Ring $16;   ASOS Gold Plated Open Square ring $13;  and ASOS Pack of 3 Mixed Simple rings $10.

Jeans:  AG Adriano Goldschmied Ex-Boyfriend Skinny Jeans on sale for $141 (orig. $235); and J Brand Rail Slim-Straight Jeans in Venture on sale for $79 (orig. $180).

Tops:  LOVE YOUR SELFIE graphic tee from Target, old – similar ‘love your selfie’ t-shirt via Buckle for $19; I NEED COFFEE graphic tee at Target $14;  Meda Lace Top by one.september at Anthropologie $118;  Ottoline Blazer by Cartonnier in Ivory at Anthropologie on sale for $79 (orig. $148).

Sunnies: RETROSUPERFUTURE (SUPER) Ciccio Sunglasses $189.


Shine on, ladies!