Walking into the Weekend…

In these bad boys!  I have had my eye on them for months…they are on super sale at Saks.com
and arrived on my doorstep yesterday.  **size up a half-size!!

Joie WedgeThe Joie Palo Leather Wedge




Shoes 2 DV Wedges ~  Seychelles “Get to Know Me” Sandal ~ Jeffrey Campbell Tatum Wedge Pump **perfect for work! ~ Tory Burch Emerson Cage Wedge Sandal Swoonfest!!!

Shoes 1Tory Burch Jackie Linen Wedges **also on super sale at saks.com~ French Connection Unice WedgeDV Rowdy Sandal **great value at revolveclothing.comDVF Wave Sandal

For me wedge sandals offer a higher heel without breaking my feet off-I have been known to carry the stylish stiletto when I should be wearing them!!
As an aside, mid-summer is a time when many of your favorite retailers are doing major sales-purging their inventory to make room for fall.  If there is an item (or in my case-items!!) you are holding out for-check it out, chances are it’s on sale!
TGIF friends, and thank you for reading this week!  Have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO,  Catherine

Splurge vs. Silly…

While lounging by the pool this weekend one of my girls asked if I had decided on my birthday splurge. As we chatted away, I had to admit that I hadn’t actually given it much thought (shocking, right??!)!!  In my mind a splurge has always been something that you really shouldn’t afford, but do.  Now that I have incorporated buying for blogging purposes I have discovered that is not really the case.

For Example:  the first image that pops into my head when I think of something I am literally DYING to have and have coveted for a quite some time is…

Hermes Clipper

The Hermes Clipper steel & yellow gold watch with mother of pearl dial…DYING-would love to have it-but I’m pretty sure unless it’s a gift it is not something that I would splurge on-for me that would be just silly.  It would throw a major monkey wrench into my annual budget or put me in serious debt.  Both, bad idea central!

A more realistic splurge would be…

Valentino Rock Stud.jpgThe Valentino “Rockstud” T-Strap pump in Poudre.  I have love, love, loved these since I saw my fav blogger Jacey (the Damsel in Dior) sporting them on her blog.  I know…not very original, but I would wear them non-stop.  Edgy, sexy and versatile too -total swoon!  So, here is the big question…if I  were to buy these (or, when I buy them) I will have to save for them.  At that point, is it still a splurge??!

It is a goal this summer to reign in my daily/weekly/monthly “little splurges”.  I am totally the type of shopper who will run out and buy something in the moment just to throw on.  I think those throw on’s all added together could afford me a real splurge.  It’s my 90 day plan to find out!  I’ll let you know how it goes.  In the mean time check out some of my other swoon-worthy items.

SwoonLouis Vuitton Artsy MM ~ DVF Jordan Print Silk Maxi ~ JCrew Collection Beaded Top

Have a great day!  Stay hydrated…it’s gonna be a scorcher!  XOXO,  Catherine



Not Just for Wine Anymore…

My cork obsession started 2 years ago with these Sam Edelman thongs.  I purchased them as an afterthought while on another buying mission-they turned out to be my #1 find of the summer!

Sam Edelman thongsI have worn these bad boys slap out with just about everything in my closet.  They are my go-to when I want the comfort of flats but need a little more than a regular sandal.  This summer cork is everywhere and I am loving it!

~DVF Kinder Cork Ankle Strap Sandal~

DVF Kinder Cork Sandals~DV by Dolce Vita Gari Flats (on sale Nordstrom.com)~

DV Flats cork~Donald Pliner Trivit Natural Thong~
**This is the closest I have come to finding a replacement for the Sam Edelmans pictured above!!

Donald Pliner Cork Thong~Tory Burch ella Cork Tote~

tory burch cork tote**Steal of a deal for Tory Burch! 

 ~ J Crew Cork Pouch~

jcrew cork pouch~Gap Cork Belt~ (on sale!)

Gap Cork BeltDon’t get me wrong…my favorite cork still comes out of a wine or champs bottle!
My first pick will be the belt…I can see it with my Kelly green Gap jeans (similar) and new white tank from Anthropologie.

Cheers and happy Tuesday, Catherine
PS-Are we getting our Memorial Day plans together??!  I can’t wait for the long weekend!!