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!?




spring suede shoe obsessions

suede shoes

Soft suede just oozes elegance and femininity- unless its heavily fringed or studded and then it may take on more of a hippy or native american vibe.  Suede was a prominent trend in the 2015 spring/summer shows, and I would love to see it keep going and going… particularly with shoes!

My current spring suede shoe obsessions (left to right, top to bottom)-

Steve Madden “Kitty” Ghillie Sandal – $89 at Nordstrom.  I actually just bought these this past weekend.  The laces are on trend, and the low block heel give a little lift while staying casual and comfy.  I’m heading to Napa for a girlie weekend this Friday and these are definitely coming with!

Klub Nico “Tarina” Gladiator Sandal – $199 at Nordstrom.  With a little bit more of a heel, petite studs, and laser cutouts, this is maybe the girliest ‘gladiator’ sandal ever.  It’s a great neutral color and pairs just as great with dresses as it does with jeans.  These heels are also sold at Anthropologie for $240 (see Jordana Heels).

Manolo Blahnik BB 105 Suede Point-Toe Pumps in Cobalt – $595 at Saks.  I heart these shoes so much.  I’ve lusted after them for more than a year now.  I’ve even talked friends into buying them.  What’s so great about them?  The color.  Go see them in person.  The color is simply amazing.  I think I may need to add these blue suede shoes to my closet this season 😉

Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong – $398 at Stuart Weitzman.  A simple, clean, classic, and sexxxy sandal.  The cut on these is just perfect.  The heel is a bold straight line to elongate your leg, and the toe strap is slightly angled to display those perfectly pedicured toes.  The Nudistsong is the wearable version of the super hot Nudist sandal.  If you want a super sexy sandal for sitting, get the Nudist.  If you want to be able to walk and dance and strut around, go for the Nudistsong.

Happy shopping!