Style & Fashion

I Put on My Podiatric Prospector Cap Today and Mined for Gold Summer Sandals at DSW

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Just call me a footwear forty-niner, babe, ’cause I struck gold today at DSW. :D

I’d heard tell of a goldmine of golden sandal goodness there, so I staked my claim and walked into the store hoping to find a pair of comfy gold sandals I’d be able to dress up or down.

Eureka!

I found that and more. Here are 21 golden summer sandals available now at DSW.

1. Kelly & Katie Phyllis Flat Sandal, $39.95

2. Vince Camuto Sandals, $49.94 (and on sale for an additional 50% off)

3. Nine West Bledel, $34.94 (on sale for an additional 40% off)

4. Kelly & Katie Madeline Wedge, $49.95

5. Steve Madden Starly Flat Sandal, $44.95

6. Seychelles Fill Me In Flat Sandal, $29.94

7. Crown Vintage Santa Clara Flat Sandal, $29.95

8. Unisa Leeahh Multi Band Sling, $34.95

9. Carlos Santana Tandy, $44.95

10. Steve Madden Kaceyy Metallic Flat Sandal, $39.95

11. Franco Sarto Geisha Gladiator Sandal, $49.95

12. Unisa Lola Wedge, $44.95

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Outfit of the Day: The Fake It Till You Make It Edition With the Kate Spade Terri Dress

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Kate Spade Terri Dress

The Kate Spade New York Terri Dress, $199

On days when I look like this…

Kate Spade Terri Dress

Dear world, I’m completely responsible and have all my ish together!

…inside, I usually feel like this:

Kate Spade Terri Dress

Wha?

LOL! You know what they say. Fake it till you make it.

So, today my main driving focus has been Designer Shoe Warehouse.

I really, really want to go look at sandals, so I sort of scheduled my entire afternoon around it.

And because it’s DSW, and I love DSW with a burning hot passion, I want to wear something with a little flair (woman cannot live on stretchy skinny jeans and cat t-shirts alone).

Kate Spade Riviera Garden Triple Strand Necklace and two layers of NARS Shameless Red

The Kate Spade Riviera Garden Triple Strand Necklace and two layers of NARS Shameless Red Nail Polish

You can’t take yourself too seriously when you’re wearing a bright, fun color like this.

I mean, you could…but it would be difficult. Reddish coral, which I love wearing in the summer with a tan, isn’t exactly compatible with “fussy.”

Kate Spade white purse

Kate Spade purse and Anne Klein Watch

Although I like how these shoes look with the outfit, my feet are utterly killing me in these pics — hence, part of the reason I want to go to DSW today.

I’d love a pair of comfy gold sandals to wear with this dress (my birthday present from El Hub), and I don’t currently have any comfy gold sandals that I can actually walk in.

I’m hoping to find a pair I can dress up with this dress, and dress down with dark denim.

Kate Spade Terri Dress

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Outfit of the Day: The Fourth of July Edition

Published in: Fashion, Just For Fun

Fourth of July Outfit

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July, friend. :)

I know it’s been a hot minute. I haven’t really been feeling myself this week. You know how it is… Just one of those times, I guess. Today is a holiday, though, and there’s a big parade here in Novato, so I’m pulling myself together best I can and heading downtown. It starts in a few.

Here’s my Fourth of July outfit, camera included, so I can take some pics.

That’s my big girl camera, the Canon 70d, with the 18-135mm STM lens (a very good walk-around lens, BTW).

The necklace and earrings are on sale right now at katespade.com, if you’re so inclined. Links down in the photo captions below.

I hope you’re doing something fun today, no matter where you are. Anyone having a big family Fourth of July barbecue? If so, have some corn of the cob for me.

Tory Burch Sunglasses

Tory Burch Sunglasses

Canon 70D Camera

Canon 70D Camera

Fourth of July Outfit

I see you!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Outfit of the Day: A Floaty, Flirty and Fun Pleated Skirt by Devlin

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Kate Spade Baxter Jacket

A non-stretchy pants day

I was window shopping one day at Nordstrom when I spotted one of the sales associates wearing this black Devlin Pleated Skirt…

It looked so floaty and flirty and fun on her that I figured, even though it’s a little on the short side, why the hell not! — I should try it on because you never know, right?

The hem is a little shorter than I’m used to, but I “needed” (air quotes again) to treat myself to a running reward. (Have I mentioned that I straight-up have to bribe myself to exercise now? Hey, whatever works!) I ended up grabbing the last one in my size. :)

I like basic black pieces like this because you can do so much with them. In the top pic I dressed it up with some things from Kate Spade, Old Navy and Halogen that I had in my closet.

Devlin Pleated Skirt Black

The Black Devlin Pleated Skirt

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Fashion Tip: When Deciding on a New Pair of Sunglasses…

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Doop-da-doo, don’t mind me!

Yup, don’t mind me. I’m just chillin’ here by the discounted designer sunglasses — you know, taking selfies, mugging for the camera, the usual. :)

It happened purely by accident this afternoon. I was walking around Nordies (it’s their Half-Yearly Sale) and came up with what I think is a pretty handy fashion tip.

You see, I’m my mother’s daughter (the woman hasn’t paid full price for anything, like, EVER), and a bunch of the sunglasses were on sale.

So here’s the tip: it’s kind of hard to see what you actually look like when you’re trying on sunglasses in a store, am I right? Even with the mirrors. First, the glasses are tinted, and then there’s the overhead lighting, which is the opposite of flattering and almost never color accurate.

So. I started snapping selfies and realized — dang! It’s a pretty good way to see if a style of glasses is working.

Of course, you know that I had to share this newfound knowledge with the ladies next to me in the store, and pretty soon all of us were trying on sunglasses and taking selfies with our phones, haha!

I think I may have accidentally triggered a sunglasses selfie shopping movement. :)

Those Aviators by Ray Ban in the top pic were the first ones that caught my eye (very punny!).

I felt like Carrie Bradshaw at a baseball park circa the SATC early years.

That pair was also very comfortable, but I nixed them because I think you have to be extremely stylish or starring in an old episode of CHiPs (remember that show?) to pull them off successfully.

Or should we go with the tortoiseshell?

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