The Wedge Espadrille

Every gal needs a great looking wedge espadrille in their shoe closet! I particularly like the latest ones that tie around the ankle and have a good slanted heel rather than a platform.  I like how it elongates the leg and looks well with both pants and a skirt.  While I own these, I have my eye on these navy wrap ankle (there are also all of these from the same designer) and I am not sure I can resist these blue raffia ones.  Need more suggestions?  There are more styles here, here, and here.  Happy Shopping!

Every gal needs a great looking wedge espadrille! Ridgely Brode finds many styles to chose from on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Loeffler Randal Harper in Silver (and other colors)  /  Splendid Joelle Ankle tie  /  Joie Delilah Espadrille  /  Joie Kacy Espadrille ( in ivory)  /  Kenneth Cole red Espadrille (also in tan)  /  kate spade new york espadrille ( in glitter stripe)

Are You Ready to Wear Shorts?

The weather in the Northeast is teasing us.. one day it’s 60 degrees and the next it’s in the 20’s.  Then we had Daylight Savings sneak up on us! How did that happen so quickly? We are off to Florida for Spring Break and all I can think about is wearing a bathing suit, shorts, lightweight dresses and sandals!  I can’t wait!  To get in the mood, I rounded up some really cute shorts that work for the beach, to cruising around during the day and then paired with a pretty top for a night out.  I added in some really great wicker bags.. how fabulous is the circular one?? OMG!! I am dying! I really like the first look and found this One Shoulder Top, this bow back top, this blue detailed one and this seersucker (!) in blue that would look cute with shorts.

With Spring nipping at our heels, Ridgely Brode finds several cute shorts (and wicker bags) on her blog Ridgely's Radar to get us ready!

top to bottom: Off The Shoulder Top and Cotton Midi Shorts  /  Jill Tote  /  Angela Clutch  (this bamboo clutch is also very  useful) / Floral Lace Shell and  Floral Lace Shorts  / Fluted Sleeve Blouse and  Devin Walking Shorts  /  Victoria Circular Wicker Tote


 More tops and bag options below

How Fabulous are these Woven Bags?

How fabulous are these woven beach bags?  I like each one better than the next.  With the striped woven insert that you can pop out and tie to keep your belongs intact it is a winner in my books!  I would use them in the city almost as much as at the beach, perfect for a night out or running errands during the day.


Need a new woven tote? Check out these fabulous ones Ridgely Brode features on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Muuñ Woven Totes

Backless Loafers are Trending

What do you think?  Are you liking the fur lined backless loafer that is HUGE right now? I can’t seem to wrap my head around spending $995 for something I would wear as a slipper, but if you check out these street style photographs you will see they are being worn just about everywhere. Maybe it is the fur plus that they are backless that is throwing me off? Turns out it is a big trend without the fur and I wanted to see if any caught my fancy.  I found 14 pairs of backless loafers that are not as expensive (some are very easy on the wallet) and got me to thinking I might be able to embrace this trend.  What about you?  Will you be wearing backless loafers?


Backless Loafers are all the trend! Ridgely Brode find 14 pairs of backless loafers and shares them on her blog Ridgely's Radar.


to buy: 1. Manolo Blahnik Elle Mule  /  2. AGL Penny Loafer Slide  /  3. Stuart Weitzman Slidealong Mule  /  4. Dolce Vita Cybil Mule  /   5. Kristin Cavallari Capri Mule  /  6. kate spade new york Cece Mule  /  7. Kenneth Cole New York Roxanne Mule  /  8. Caslon Logan Espadrille Mule  /  9. Prada Pointy Toe Mule  /  10. Charlotte Olympia Kitty Mule  /  11. Louise et Cie Dugan Mule  /  12. Sam Edelman Paris Mule  (similar one Here)  /  13. Sam Edelman Paris Mule  /  14. Gucci Princetown Mule (in red)


Loving Gucci…from Afar

I am loving all things Gucci right now!  OMG..  I think the double G’s are so chic and I love how they look with jeans to dresses. It doesn’t help that every blogger I follow is sporting them everywhere I look.  So I will continue to love them from afar and one of these days I may have one for myself..


Ever love something but can't have it? Ridgely Brode is in that same boat as she shares the Gucci's she is loving from afar on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

top to bottom: Marmont Belt  /  Marmont Handbag  /  Marmont Fringe Flat  /  Marmont Pump

Classic Shapes that Never Go Out of Style

It is time I took the plunge and just bought that Saddle Bag that has been on my list forever!  The problem is, I cant decide which color.  I really am a blue girl, but the grey and ivory are also calling my name. The price is right and it is a classic that will never go out of style, plus I can get it monogrammed!  I am torn because I really like the Dinky Shoulder Bag with the chain / leather strap and the flower appliques. Ahhhh… and to add more issues the Edie Shoulder Bag is a good everyday size.  What do you like best?

Ridgely Brode just can't decide which classic shape she wants to get on her blog Ridgely's Radar, they are all good and never go out of style.

to buy: Saddle bag   /   Dinky Shoulder Bag   /    Edie Shoulder Bag