I maintained my "elevate" theme throughout this shopping excursion and I'm happy to report that I found some seriously awesome pieces at decent prices. Keep in mind, "elevating" doesn't have to mean paying full price, or paying a lot of money. I did splurge on a couple of items, but nothing too extravagant.
First, I needed a cross-body bag that's pretty small, but can still carry my wallet, keys, a lipgloss or two, a pair of sunnies and my cell phone. Cue DSW and the many colorful options:
After narrowing down the bag style, I was still faced with several awesome color choices! In the end, I chose:
... the fucshia! I thought it was $49.95, but at the register, the price ended up being only $39.95. It's the "Steven" by Steve Madden line, his
plastic diffusion line. I can at least appreciate the utilitarian nature of an all PVC bag. I can hose it down when it gets dirty, at least. The same can't be said for my leather handbags, I suppose. I'm flying down to North Carolina next week to see the Professor and I wanted to have a bag like this for that trip. I think it's going to be perfect and will handle the wear and tear that traveling tends to impart on luggage and bags.
I also snagged a bargain pair of Converse Chuck Taylors in the super trendy mint color that is literally EVERYWHERE right now:
How stinkin' cute are those?
I did leave lots of adorable shoes behind, though. After all, this was our first stop at the North Shore Mall and I didn't want to spend all my beans in one store! These shoes were hard to leave behind, but it was the right thing to do:
You know I love a good oxford, especially one that's tied with a grosgrain ribbon!
These wedges are so awesome- I think it would be hard to decide which color to get. I love both! Well, I'll leave that decision for another day...
Check back soon to see what other deals and awesome pieces I scored on this completely fabulous shopping excursion! Thank you for reading!