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Trend Alert : Slip-On Shoes

Trend Alert : Slip-On Shoes

Hey Everyone!

I apologize for being so dormant the past few weeks. It’s been hard squeezing in any free time while I’ve been studying before I sit for the first section of the CPA exam next week! I’ve been spending almost all of my free time studying and sleeping. I don’t have the highest of hopes for this first sitting. I’m pretty sure I rushed it a little honestly. But I’m going to go through with it for the experience of taking it and move forward from there.

In light of that, my life has been as low-key and low-maintenance as possible. I’ve been skipping makeup some days and dressing down more often. I’m fortunate to work in a place with a casual dress code, so I can get in and out of work and straight home to studying without fussing with changing into more comfortable attire.

One of my big go-to’s and most convenience pieces continues to be my slip-on sneakers. I adore the convenience and the sporty look they lend to a casual outfit! Plus, you may be able to find the perfect pair that is both cute AND comfortable. Functionality at its finest! Which is exactly what I need in the final days of preparing for this exam. Needless to say, I was unbelievably excited when InStyle magazine mentioned that the lace-less shoe will be an oncoming Spring trend! As if I needed an excuse to find or buy more shoes. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite slip on shoes:

 

 

 

1. PUMA FENTY by Rihanna in rose gold. These go for about $100 and also come in quite a few other colors at different price points. I particularly enjoy these black ones also! Both are on my wish list! I’m totally in love.

2. ‘Ecentrcq’ Sneaker by Steve Madden. I’m in love with the quilted look to these. Adding texture to any piece on an outfit helps give it dimension and make it look a little more put together. These come at a pretty decent price point of about $60.

3. Okay, these Salvatore Ferragmo Giolly slip-ons may be a bit on the flashy side but I could totally see myself wearing them. Unfortunately my wallet says no: with a price point of $795 these shoes unfortunately will never make their way into my collection. But they’re fun to look at for sure!

4. Michael Kors does it again for me with these super cute embellished Keaton slip-ons. I have a serious thing for gem embellishments, as long as they aren’t overdone. These shoes would go perfectly with my favorite embellished hat from The Limited (see below!).

5. Alright, so far my list has been a bit pricey. Number 5 comes in at a great price point of $19.99 from Target! These Lydia Canvas slip ons have been a go-to for me for years. I have both the taupe and black, and need to seriously consider purchasing newer pairs soon. Mine are finally wearing down after almost non-stop use for four years! Yikes! Totally worth the $20.

6. If you’re looking for the quilted look of the Steve Madden shoes in #1 but hoping for a lower price point, Target delivers again with these super cute quilted-look Reese slip-on sneakers. I love the crisp look of the white on these, but they’re on trend in pretty olive and blush colors as well! Ringing up at only $24.99 a pair, they are a great alternative to pricier styles.

7. TheseĀ Monnie slip ons from Target (Mossimo) are a newer addition to my closet. I bought them as a convenient shoe for running quick errands while still maintaining a simple sporty look. They definitely do the job, and are a lot more comfortable than I had anticipated! And I get quite a few compliments on them, which is an added bonus. Highly considering purchasing them in black as well.

 

I hope you enjoyed the post! Did I miss any great shoes that you would recommend? If so, leave a comment below!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

xo, Karli

February Challenge

February Challenge

My January goals didn’t pan out the way I intended, so in February I’m choosing just a few goals that will be easier to follow and hopefully make me feel more accomplished. One thing I’ve always struggled with is spending. I am a certifiable shopaholic, 100%. Shopping literally makes me happy. I get the same rush from shopping that I do from a triple-espresso latte. I seriously wish I was joking. Something about buying things just makes me…happy. And I know that’s not healthy and it’s not okay. 

This month I’m going to try to tackle my addiction to shopping and see if I can overcome my need to spend. And boy is it going to be hard. The goal is to go the whole month without buying any new clothes, shoes, accessories, or house decor. I’m only allowing myself to spend money on food, gas, and family events. I will only eat out once a week: the rest of the time will be meal prep. 

February is the shortest month of the year, so if you have goals you want to tackle or a challenge you want to try this is probably the best month to do it. Four exact weeks, 28 days. Somehow that seems more manageable than 30 or 31, am I right? 

If shopping is something you struggle with, I dare you to join me in this little challenge of self-restraint. No new makeup, no new clothes, no new shoes, no new purses, phone cases, necklaces, no new ANYTHING that isn’t food, gasoline for your car (if necessary) or expenses for family outings (ie. the occasional breakfast, tickets to a show, etc). 

I’m really hoping this challenge gives me a sense of contentment. I have enough “stuff”. I don’t need more. I want to feel content with my life and myself without needing to buy more and more things. 

I will also take the time that I’m not spending shopping to focus on more important things, like reading. Walking the dog. Working out. Or studying! I’ve officially signed up to take the BEC portion of the CPA exam on March 2nd, so I have plenty of studying to do. I’m hoping to de-clutter and donate some clothes from my closet. Deep clean the house. There are so many things I can do in the time that I’m saving by NOT traipsing through the aisles of stores debating my next great purchase. 

I dare you to join me in this challenge, ESPECIALLY if you think you have a shopping addiction. If going the whole month seems impossible, give yourself smaller goals. Make it one week. Make it two. Make it halfway through the month and buy yourself one little thing (don’t spend more than $10-$20!). Resist shopping by making a physical list of all the things you want to buy. At the end of the month re-visit that list, and see if anything calls out to you still. You might find that by the time we reach day 28, you no longer wanted that t-shirt or those shoes. But maybe something does stand out. Make that one thing your goal. And at the end of the month, if you made it through the whole month (or at least your midway check point!) reward yourself with the most desirable item on that list. Be reasonable, and try to keep the amount low. I’m going to give myself a $50 reward limit. At the end of the month, $50 is nothing in comparison to the damage I could have done (believe me, I’m horrible). 

Let me know if you join, or if you’re going through a similar self-made challenge for February! I’m excited to see where I go with this. Maybe I can break myself of my shopping addiction? That would be a sight to see.

Cheers, and good luck!

xo, Karli