The “Ugly” Sandal Pt.1

This post is long overdue seeing as summer is almost over but I finally got the chance to photograph and style the look! Birkenstock sandals have been seen on everyone from fashion bloggers and celebrities alike. Why would anyone want to wear these “ugly” sandals you ask? Well for one they are incredibly comfortable! Unlike a lot of summer sandals I buy and toss after one summer of use here in sunny Florida, these babies will last you and are incredibly versatile. I personally don’t think they are ugly at all but was just intimidated by some of the pricing. Unless you score a great sale, they can run you upwards to $150. In comes this faux pair! I found these in Target and they are from the Sam & Libby collection (Sam Edelman and his daughter’s line). The Ashland SandalĀ features less cork than the original birksĀ and stud details but still have the same aesthetic of the cross thick adjustable straps. While I save up for Birks perhaps in the near future these are an amazing alternative. For the price they cant be beat! I styled it with a silk blue button up, white Ann Taylor shorts and my Kate Spade chain link bag. Links below!

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faux birks, royal blue, white shorts

faux birkenstocks, royal blue blouse,

faux birkenstocks, royal blue blouse

faux birkenstocks, target

faux birkenstocks, royal blue blouse, kate spade

faux birkenstocks, kate spade

Sam & Libby Ashland Studded Sandal

Similar Royal Blue Button Up’s- Here, Here & Curvy

Similar White Shorts- Here & Here

Actual Ann Taylor “City Shorts”

Toodles

Ari

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Glitterati Nails

So my mom recently went H.A.M on some nail polishes and I am lucky to be able to gain from her splurges. She recently discovered Essie’s luxe effects edition polishes (forgive her she is super late) and purchased all three … Continue reading

Nixon- “The Dash” Watch …Old Season’s Treasure!

I rarely like to shop at stores like ROSS just due to the sheer amount of unorganization and things to look at. I usually much prefer TJMAXX since Ive found that it has higher quality finds and more fluidity to the store. However, this week I was extremely bored and decided to pop in a ROSS store after not having any luck at Target or Old Navy in my favorite plaza. To my surprise I found this awesome NIXON digital watch on sale for $22.00! I almost nearly knocked over the entire counter with my excitement. Not only will it make a cute summer statement piece (with its casual rubber band) but you also cannot beat the price for a quality authentic watch. You can throw it on with some cute stackable pieces to create fun “arm candy” or leave it alone for a more sporty casual look. According to my research “The Dash” digital watch is from a couple seasons ago (roughly Spring 2011) but nontheless I am ecstatic to add it to my collection.

It is still available online on places like amazon, ebay and shopnbc

"The Dash" Digital Rubber Watch - Nixon, Assorted Colors

“The Dash” Digital Rubber Watch – Nixon, Assorted Colors

Displays Time & Date (not set in photo)

Displays Time & Date
(not set in photo)

Set it and Forget it!

Set it and Forget it!

Assorted Colors on Amazon

Pink version on ShopNBC

Or check out your local neighborhood stores like ROSS. You may be surprised at what you find!

-Ari

What happens in Vegas……

Just got back from LAS VEGAS, Nevada!!!! I went this past weekend with a group of friends and the boo thang for a lovely weekend of fun, partying and living it up! The original plan was to blog outfit post as I was there but with a combination of high wifi rates and my physical state not being up to par I chose to save it for a time when my thoughts were less fuzzy. I stayed for a total of 4 days and was able to put together some epic looks that Im really excited about. Lets start off with a bang…My sexy catsuit from love culture! Their are no words for how this thing made me feel. It hugged you in close, and was revealing enough to be sexy but not so much that it was vulgar due to the high neck collar and length of the pants. The curvature and placement of the mesh is positioned to give the illusion of a smaller waist to hip ratio (which works in my favor!).The royal blue complimented my skin tone and of course the sheer vertical mesh up each leg (reaching my waist) was just the Vegas oophm that I needed. Needless to say I received so many compliments from both males and females. We went to Pure Nightclub and I danced the night away to west coast gangster rap/twerkin songs that I never heard of and had an amazing time showing off my sexy attire.

Go check this catsuit out if you want to feel extra special one night!

-Stay tuned for more of my looks in Las Vegas,
ARi

Love Culture Mesh Catsuit- Also available in Black, Red & White

Love Culture Mesh Catsuit- Also available in Black

Pure Nightclub was not ready!

Pure Nightclub was not ready!

Black Pumps are from Target

Black Pumps are from Target

 

Love Culture Jumpsuit

Also in Black

Black Mary Jane Pumps