Trend Watch | Stripes

Trend Watch | Stripes

One of Spring 2013’s biggest trends is stripes.  And this girl couldn’t be happier.  I’ve adored stripes ever since I was a child.  My mom was always a fan of the nautical vibe and that sort of rubbed off on me too.

This year’s stripes are updated with splashes of neon and other bright colors.  Mix them up with other patterns (think polka dots, florals and leopard) to be totally on trend this spring.

[1.  J. Crew Factory Tee/2. ModCloth Dress/3. Kate Spade Coin Purse/4. Skechers Wedge/5. ModCloth Shoulder Bag/6. Madewell Easy Tee/7. Michael Kors Flip Flop/8. Mini-Boden Girls’ Dress]

It’s Your Turn:  How will you be wearing stripes this spring?  Are there any pieces you’re planning to add to your collection?

Payday Pretty | Sole Society

Payday Pretty | Sole Society

Payday Pretty is my regular Friday feature where I challenge women to squeeze a little out of the weekly budget and do something pretty for themselves. I also provide affordable style inspiration for you to get your shop on.

Hello pretties and TGIF!  I was sad to see the BYOB series come to an end, but never fear, I have more fun in store for 2013.

Recently I was introduced to a new online shoe retailer called Sole Society. Sole Society is a members’ only web site (membership is free) offering on-trend styles at amazing prices.

So this is how it works.  1.  You sign up for free.  2.  You get great shoes at incredible prices.

Basically they are able to cut out the two times price markup traditional retailers typically apply to shoes by skipping the middle man (retail stores) and selling direct to their members.

Oh and better yet, they are partners with two of my faves – Vince Camuto and Nordstrom.   Together they design an exclusive line of shoes and accessories and deliver them to Sole Society members with free shipping both ways – all without the high price tag.

As a recipient of an Influenster Vox Box, I received a special offer of $25 off my first purchase.  So, I thought why not try them out?

There were so many great choices, I had a hard time picking just one pair.  So I got two.  🙂

This ankle strap color block heel.

[Francesca – $49.95]

And these fun leopard flats.


[Vida – $49.95]

With my $25 off coupon and free shipping, I got two pairs of shoes for what I’d normally spend on one!

And I have a few more pairs on my wish list already…

Like these snakeskin platform pumps.


[Lana – $49.95]

These adorable wedges.


[Sharon – $49.95]

And these suede chunky heels.


[Cleo – $59.95]

Do you want a pair too?  You know you do!

Well I have a special treat just for you.  Sole Society is extending a $25 off coupon to all of my readers!  All you have to do is enter coupon code INFLUENSTER25 at check out.  But hurry, this code expires on January 31st, 2013.

This coupon makes most of their shoes just $25! Totally Payday Pretty approved.

Happy shopping and be sure to show me what you get!

Stay pretty,



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