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4 Trendy Items I've Been Drooling Over This March
Mind is high maintenance, pockets are low maintenance. While March is coming to a close, there are a few things my 'high maintenance alter-ego' has been eyeing. Knowing good and well that money doesn't grow on trees and learning to spend my money wisely, I have put off from splurging on a few high end items that have caught my eye this month. While I do believe in treating yourself every once in awhile, I have learned that saving is more practical at the end of the day. Although I have yet to purchase any of these items, I won't lie and say that I haven't been itching to do so. At the end of the day, it's all about what's most logical and right now -- my pockets are saying otherwise. Despite deciding to save at the moment, I thought I would share the few items below. If you happen to be interested in the pieces that had my heart fluttering this month, keep scrolling. Louis Vuitton 6 Key Holder If you're like me and happen to have more than one key, you're probably prone to losing them often. When I laid eyes on this baby, I just knew it was too good to be true. While I'm not much of a traditional LV girl, this key holder was simple, chic and classic. What more can a girl want, right? [get yours here] Prada PR 11RV Eyeglasses I wore glasses for thirteen long years of my life when it wasn't considered 'cool'. Now that glasses have become more of a fashion statement and my eyes are beginning to revert, I have been looking for a simple yet fashionable pair. These pale pink tortoise Prada glasses immediately spoke to me on so many levels and while I want to invest, I know that I can find a similar pair for a much more affordable price. [get yours here] Raya Mohair Dull Jade Green This is the perfect sweater to throw on during those chilly spring nights and let's not forget to mention the gorgeous mint color. [get yours here] Fit Bit Surge Since I've been back in the gym trying to get it right and tight, I've been strongly considering investing in a fit bit. While it's much more affordable than an Apple watch, the price still baffles me. I know how amazing this product happens to be based on reviews, but it's taking everything in me to muster up the courage and invest. [get yours here] Are there are currents wants you have in mind that you're just not in the market to splurge on at the moment? Leave a comment below. @TessStevens @humairaa @primodiva93 @amobigbang @LAVONYORK @marshalledgar @TurtleyTurtles @EasternShell @MyAffairWith @sophiamor
A Woman's Right To Shoes
I was walking through Nordstrom yesterday in pursuit of a great pair of shoes. I've been obsessed with single soled, well-made shoes for the past month, and no designer strikes my fancy more than Manolo Blahnik. Timeless, sexy and utterly fantastic, these shoes have been like an urban myth to me. I couldn't imagine owning a pair, for fear that they'd change me completely, into the person I knew I should become. I walked in wearing a casual mix of high end and low end things in order to make sure that the sales ladies didn't pretty-woman me if I wanted to try on a pair. A stylish jean jacket with a Chanel patch, Chanel necklace, Louis Vuitton Purse and some 20 dollar jeans, a T shirt and some stylish booties that have made their paces through three cities and two countries in the past year, were the elements of the outfit. Indie rock chic. There is nothing like seeing a beautiful pair of shoes. For some, they're like art, as most fashion is. For me, the clothes and shoes that require a lot of effort and expense are usually worth it. There's a reason they're "designer" because, they're unique and beautiful. And beautiful things make me happy. Fashion is a game changer, shoes in particular. They can change your mood instantly. They change the way you walk, the way you carry yourself. If you don't believe this, try on a pair of 600 dollar shoes, and then talk to me. So I walked past the Valentinos and the Manolo Blahniks and the Saint Laurents. The beautifully made shoes that fly off the shelves and into the hands of well-to-do, or well-to-spend people of all ages, colors and shapes. Though your body goes through changes, your shoe size is always the same...a comforting thing to many shoppers, who hate the thought of another thing not fitting correctly. At 6PM on a Sunday you couldn't find another place where there were more women giddy with excitement, dozens of designer shoe boxes on the floor around them, and for a second there I smiled, imagining the day that I could afford a brand new pair. But this weekend I stepped out in the most expensive shoes I have ever owned: A pair of d'orsay (which means they're "side less", and a bit harder to walk in), sling back Manolo Blahnik pumps in the Carolyne style. Classic, classy and neutral they are the perfect adult shoe. The perfect shoe for a young woman trying to find herself. I bought them after a long battle with myself: either, I get these shoes or I spend the money on something frivolous that I'll probably forget about, drinks, dinner. No. These have to be in my closet. It sounds shallow and useless doesn't it? But to all of you shoe-shamers out there, listen up: You all have that one thing you spend money on. That one thing that makes you feel incredible. It could be makeup, music, concerts, experiences, whatever. But for me...its shoes. Sometimes when you're really proud of an outfit, you take a lot of pictures, because you know what, you look great! And you want everyone to see that. So designer shoes and bag in hand, I went out to dinner with a friend. A normal Friday night that became extraordinary, because of the shoes. I strutted like a model down the streets of any-town, California and it felt great. My confidence was up, my posture was perfect and people took notice. It's mood altering, when you can find something that really shows off how amazing you can be. Shoes are that thing for me. When I'm walking around in my Chuck Taylor's I feel like myself, low key, rock and roll, edgy and indifferent. I'm aloof and extraordinary, but sometimes that's not enough. When I put on those designer pumps...I changed. My demeanor was lifted, my posture improved. I was happier. I felt like the fully actualized version of myself. The shoe gods smiled upon me and gave me the confidence to leave the house, and look amazing doing it. There's nothing wrong with that right? Some may call me materialistic, but I don't think about it like that. If you take the time, effort and energy to save up for a brilliant pair of shoes...it's an investment! They last forever, they're timeless and trend-less and ultimately you can change the way you feel. How is that different from using people to boost your self-esteem? I think the latter is a little worse to be honest. Because you know what, if you can't fall in love with yourself, you're not going to be able to fall in love with someone else. And if a pair of shoes is the thing that does it...then it's my right, it's a woman's right to shoes.