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April 29, 2017

In the Mood: 5 Shoe Styles for Spring (Splurge vs. Steal)

Now that April is coming to an end, it’s definitely time to schedule a pedicure and step into a new pair of shoes this spring. Whether you are looking for something casual, strappy or classic, then look no further cause I’ve got you covered.  I’m not sure about you all, but I personally can’t afford spending almost $1k in a pair of shoes.  If I had that money I’d rather spend it on a new purse or clothes, paying a bill or adding the money to my savings account.  If I can find a similar version of a designer shoe, then I’m definitely going to buy it, especially if it’s a trendy style.  And it’s so easy to do.  Lately I’ve found some really good duplicates at Target and DSW, so there’s never a need to blow your budget.

Well, I’ve put together a list of the top 5 spring shoe styles that you’ll need this spring.  And there’s a little something for everyone one at every price point.

BOW SLIDES OR MULES:
The bow slide is definitely one of my favorite shoe trends of the season right now.  It’s a perfect staple for spring and summer that will transition easily from day to night. I’ve already purchased these slides in pink and stripes and I’m really debating about picking up the black pair. I mean you can’t beat the price tag on these cuties – they’re a real steal at $25.


ESPADRILLE WEDGES:
One style that will never go out of style is a pair of  the tried-and-true espadrille. It’s the perfect option for spring or summer.  There are so many different styles this season like these flats, these slip-ons or these fun wedges that everyone is wearing lately. I’m personally obsessed with these classic espadrille wedges from Steve Madden because you don’t have to worry about a pedicure and you can still get a perfect “springy” look. 

POM-POM SANDALS:
This playful and colorful sandal is back again this season and you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars like this one and this one to try out this whimsical trend. Designer dupes like Sam Edelman, ASOS and Target are popping up everywhere this spring, so you can find a budget friendly version of this sandal that’s perfect for your wallet.  Grab yourself a sweet pair of pom-pom sandals like this one to add a fun twist to your spring wardrobe. 

BLOCK HEEL SANDALS:
The block heeled sandal is another shoe trend that is both comfortable and chic. The sturdy and versatile square-like heel makes a statement all on it’s own and you don’t have to worry about sore feet after wearing them all day.  Trade in your classic stilettos and grab yourself a block heel sandal with a cute ankle strap like these or structured style like these.  Wear them with a pair of jeans for a more casual look or a dress for a night out.

GLADIATORS:
The classic gladiator sandal has been popular for some time now and it’s definitely here to stay. If you don’t have a pair of these strappy detailed sandals or if you’re in need of a new pair, then pick up a pair like this one or this one.  These gladiators give you an instant boho chic vibe without breaking the bank.

What are your thoughts on splurging vs. saving? Would you rather save your money and buy the real thing or save your money and get the look for way less? 



April 18, 2017

In The Mood – J.Crew New Arrivals (May 2017)

You guys....the new arrivals from J.Crew are so cute!  Have you had a chance to check everything out in person yet?  I stopped into my local store during my lunch break today and immediately had to try on several things like the Tie-Waist Skirt in Puckered Morning FloralOff-the-Shoulder Ruffle Bodysuit, the Ruffle Skirt in Chambray and the Off-the-Shoulder Top in Silk Shantung. I loved everything so much that it was hard not to take it all home with me.  There are so many cute new off-the-shoulder pieces, bold florals and the prettiest bubble gum pink pieces...I mean what's not to love? Well, my favorites items from J.Crew are pictured below and I’m sure that they will put you all in a good mood! Check them out and let me know if you're just as obsessed about these items as I am.  And I almost forgot the best part - you can save an additional 25% off your purchase of select full-price items until April 23, 2017 at 11:59pm ET when you use the code: HOPTOIT.


April 12, 2017

In the Mood – Shopbop Spring Sale

Happy Wednesday sweet friends! Shop bop’s Spring Event of the Season Sale just got started and if you missed out on the sale last month, then this sale is perfect for you.  You can get 25% off orders of $500 or more or get 20% off orders under $500 with the code EVENT17. Now’s the time to stock up on some Spring favorites or even pick up one of those higher end pieces that you’ve had your eye on for the past few months.  I gotta admit, I love Shopbop, but I usually wait until there’s a sale like this one to make a purchase.  And I have my eye on a few things that I think I’m finally going to buy this week, like this calf hair snow leopard clutch and this flat wallet cross body to get me through the Spring and Summer months, this cute one shoulder ruffle dress and this pair of ankle wrap sandals.  This sale ends on April 14, 2007 at 11:59pm PT, so don’t wait too long to decide to buy an item - things are selling out fast.

If you are looking for Spring inspiration, check out some of my favorites below and let me know what you guys think. I even added a few favorites below that are all under $100. Are you planning on buying anything new? Happy Shopbop Sale shopping and thanks for stopping by today.

Love from Florida,
Moody Girl





April 09, 2017

Moody Picks: 25 Easter Dresses Under $100

Easter is exactly a week away and if you haven’t found your Easter dress yet, then don’t worry cause I’ve got you covered.  I’ve rounded up 25 of the prettiest dresses that I thought would work perfectly for all of your Easter festivities. There's a little something for every woman here - whether you love pastels, florals or all things lace.  And the best thing is that all of these dresses are under $100.00.  If you’re ready to treat yourself to a new dress and get into the Easter spirit, then check out these options below and let me know what you think.  I even added 5 more options for you under the shop the post sign below, so there's 30 dresses to choose from.  Do you already have your dress picked out for Easter Sunday?  If you do, let me know what you plan to wear. Thanks for stopping by today.
Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

Row 2: Tank Dress (have this and love it!) Blush Flutter Dress Eyelet One Shoulder DressFlounce Midi Dress


March 26, 2017

In the Mood – Currently Loving

Happy Sunday Friends! The other day I realized that I haven’t posted a list of my favorite things in a pretty long time. So I just put together a fun list of a few things that I want to buy right now and most of them are under $100.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been obsessing over everything blush lately! It’s a welcomed break from the black staples in my closet and a it’s perfect transition color into the spring and summer season. Just add blush, dusty rose or a whisper of nude to your daily rotation and you’ll be sure to recieve instant compliments.

Do any of you have a serious blush crush right now? Have you already started adding some new pieces to your spring wardrobe? Well, check out a few of my favorites below and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by today.

Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

1. Tank Dress (just bought this dress - $49) / 2. Plunging V-Neck Pleat Georgette Gown / 3. Heather Chiffon Halter Gown / 4. Tie Sleeve Cold Shoulder Dress / 5. Off the Shoulder Tunic / 6. Layered High/Low Hem Tank / 7. Asymmetrical Ruffle Hem Top (can't wait to get this one!) / 8. Dome Satchel / 9. Lily Scallop Faux Leather Tote / 10. Tonal Stripe Foldover Clutch (only $25) / 11. Perforated Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / 12. Twist Hem Sweatshirt / 13. Ruffled Handkerchief Hem Top (obsessed with all of the ruffles here) / 14. Cold Shoulder Ruffle Sleeve Top / 15. Cora Block Heel Sandal (on sale right now for $60 and it comes in 4 different colors) / 16. Phoenix Sandal / 17. Kensa Peep Toe Bootie (love these) / 18. Gertie Gladiator Sandals / 19. Cutoff Denim Shorts / 20. Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans (bought these too - so comfy) / 21. Tapestry Jacquard Ankle Skinny Jeans


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