Flip for Old Navy’s Flip Flops & Stylish Summer Footwear!


Last summer, when my husband & I were planning our wedding, we included a basket of flip flops to give to our guests for those with tired feet after all the dancing & partying at our reception. Of course, we turned to Old Navy for comfortable, affordable, & colorful flip flops in bulk (& we couldn’t resist buying a few pairs for ourselves too). This summer, Old Navy continues its flip flop legacy with so many fashionable varieties, which brings us to today’s post!

black stripe flip flop @Old Navy

 

lavender dots flip flop @Old Navy

lavender red color block flip flops @Old Navy

lobster flip flop @Old Navy

mint flip flop @Old Navy

 

mustard hot pink flip flop @Old Navy

silver flip flop @Old Navy

Not only is Old Navy one of my favorite flip flop destinations (making traveling or packing for a quick weekend jaunt of errands so much easier), but there’s plenty of fashionable footwear to shop for if you’re looking for something with a little more flair this summer. Try out some slides, espadrilles, sandal flats, or wedges!

beetroot braided faux suede slide @Old Navy

black faux suede braided strap flat @Old Navyleopard knotted twist slide @Old Navy

mustard faux suede mule @Old Navy

olive faux suede faux leather ankle strap espadrille @Old Navy

peach gold metallic strappy ankle strap sandal @Old Navyred faux suede espadrille @Old Navy

Try any of these shoe styles with a floral summer dress & denim jacket for a cool evening walk by the water, a t-shirt with layered necklaces & cut-off jeans, or ankle pants & a blouse while transitioning from work to play! Additionally, the below dresses are also available, perfect for styling (& super affordable) with these shoes!

tamarind swing dress, striped linen-blend jumpsuit, blue gingham wrap dress, white botanical crepe midi dress, & beetroot cross-front jersey maxi dress @Old Navy

SHOP: tamarind swing dress, striped linen-blend jumpsuit, blue gingham wrap dress, white botanical crepe midi dress, & beetroot cross-front jersey maxi dress @Old Navy.

Where are you shopping for the best summer duds? What kind of shoes do you like to wear when the weather heats up? What shopping deals are you finding? For more stylish posts, check out resin earrings from LOFT & BaubleBar, summer hats inspired by Frieda Pinto & Jennifer Lopez, & skirts inspired by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Priyanka Chopra. Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Steve Madden Markdowns for $34.99!


I haven’t had a chance to visit Steve Madden lately, so in my shoe-loving craze during the conference, I knew I had to find a few minutes to go on the hunt for some affordable summer shoes.  Of course, you’re gonna start seeing all the new fall arrivals, which I love b/c that means that my birthday is coming up! However, end-of-the-season deals are very tangible & can completely change your wardrobe when you least expect it!

Check out these Onasiss peep toe slingback cork heels ($34.99), available in both multi & natural & marked down from their original $109.95 price tag.  Neutrals are great to keep around for those wildly printed dresses or when you want to soften a brightly-hued skirt, but I always recommend to go bold when it comes to shoes.  You’d be surprised how a multi color pattern like this one can really work for your wardrobe.  Break these out with a pair of skinny jeans & silky tank, or get ready for some dancing in a flowy summer dress. 

What end-of-the-season deals are you looking for right now? Are you a shoe gal? Can you find these for an even better price? Happy Styling!

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: Spring Cleaning (Better Late Than Never)!


The time for spring cleaning came around a little late for me, considering that I’ve been super busy with my new job.  However, this weekend I was able to torture myself with the big spring-summer closet switch, which is usually a day-long process. To some bloggers out there, this may seem like a horrible mess of clutter & packed in boxes/hangers, but this is what I have & I’m making the best of it.  I was happy to reunite with old friends (summer shoes & dresses)- some of which (the dresses) were unfortunately too big for me, since I have fortunately lost nearly 30 pounds in the last 2(ish) years.  I’m making due with the wardrobe that I have since there’s just no way for me to spend any extra dough refurbishing some of these baggier items.  I’m getting friendlier with my belts everyday, seeing how well they can cinch me in & transform a once-tight tunic top into a flowy loose-fititng blouse.

Since the weight loss, I have officially dropped a dress size & am happy to save up more money while my waistline is shrinking.  Although I’m fearful of what will happen by the time the fall & winter roll around… will any of my favorites still fit? A close friend & former co-worker of mine has said in the past- “No matter how much weight you lose, your shoes always fit!” At least I’ll have them!

To check out my previous closet pic, check out this link from Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: White House Black Market’s Summer Shoes On Sale!


If you have a spare $34.99 laying around & also need to spruce up your shoe collection this season, then head over to one of my favorite stores of all time- White House Black Market! While clicking through the sale items, I found these four amazing pairs of shoes that instantly made me want to style them with some of my versatile summer dresses.  The mixture of textures, neutral & bold color combinations, as well as classic femininity in each shoe makes for a perfect pairing with virtually any spring-summer look.  Take these shoes with you on vacation, on a date, or to the office for some fun, fashion, & unforgettable glamour.

First off, the exotic peep toe heel ($34.99) is a timeless blend of Old Hollywood meets New Hollywood.  The faux snake texture is perfect to match against florals or polka dots, or simply with a chic LBD.  Mixing textures also means trying new heels, but a wedge is always the best stand-by for support.  I love the exotic cork-wrapped wedge ($34.99) which enhances the neutrality of this look.  I’d recommend wearing this shoe with a jersey wrap dress or button-down shirt dress.

What’s a blog about WHBM without posting a black & white shoe?! The striped peep toe heel ($34.99) is just what you need to get that vintage Grace Kelly look with a belted summer dress. If only they had my size, I’d be reeling to match this with a white eyelet frock, or my best bold sheath dress.  Since the retailer does add some pops of color into their designs from season-to-season, it’s only natural that tangerine had made the cut.  The sunset faux croco heel ($34.99) is not just a vibrant splash of life to your shoe collection, but a sexy & flirty addition sure to turn some heads.  This hue is perfect for interchanging with navy, plum, chocolate, or lime.

Which shoes are your favorites from WHBM? What styles are you shopping for this season? For more of the best deals this season, click around on Quickie Darling Deal & Steal! Not to mention that this marks the 100th post in the category that’s all about style-on-a-budget! Just b/c it’s affordable, it doesn’t mean that it’s not fabulous! Happy Styling!