The Perfect Summer Dress…(Kate Spade of course!)…on Cortneybre…

In need of the perfect dress for summer….look no further! 

Dress: Kate Spade NY Bag: Kate Spade NY Wedges: ShoeDazzle Madison Jewelry: Charming Charlie

Dress: Kate Spade NY     Bag: Kate Spade NY
Wedges: ShoeDazzle Madison     Jewelry: Charming Charlie

I fell in love with this Kate Spade dress a few months ago.  It’s just beautiful with its fit and flare silhouette and bateau neckline. 

PSX_20150707_124855The cut is perfect and it fits true to size and is made of a breathable cotton fabric with just enough silk to give it weight and shine.

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It does come with a bit of a hefty price tag so I decided to wait until it either went on sale or I could find something similar.

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Typically, if I find something I like but cannot splurge, I search for similar items on Google to see if I can get the same look for less.

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This usually yields great results and I’m able to find something similar to what I am seeking at a much more reasonable price.

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Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case with this dress.  It was only available as a Kate Spade and with Kate Spade prices.  I decided to wait until the dress went on sale (fingers nimbly crossed that it would) and checked the Kate Spade site weekly.

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Finally, it did make the sale page and was an additional 25% off also!  What a steal!

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The dress is still on sale actually but unfortunately is only available in size 00.  If you LOVE the dress as much as I but wear a different size than the one offered on the Kate Spade site, you can purchase it at alternate websites also. 

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The prices on these sites aren’t discounted but if you’re willing to splurge, you can buy it using the link I’ve provided at the end of the post.

Hope you’re having a great week!  

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Kate Spade Spring Colors & a CHOiES Midi Skirt…on Cortneybre…

Everything is blooming here in the Peach State!  I love the warmer weather and the sunny days.  I can also finally begin to access my Spring and Summer closet and start incorporating lighter clothing into my everyday wearables.  

Jacket: Kate Spade NY Skirt: CHOiES Shoes: Madison by Shoe Dazzle Blouse: THE LIMITED Sunnies: Franco Sarto Necklace: Chloe+Isabel Bracelets: Assorted but most by Kate Spade NY

Jacket: Kate Spade NY
Skirt: CHOiES
Shoes: Madison by Shoe Dazzle
Blouse: THE LIMITED
Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Necklace: Chloe+Isabel
Bracelets: Assorted but most by Kate Spade NY

I’ve been shopping online quite a bit lately and trying new shops and websites.  CHOiES is my new obsession; I’m expecting a package of CHOies goodies soon.  I bought this skirt a few weeks ago and just love it!  

I realized I didn’t have a solid black midi skirt and decided to take a chance on this beauty.  CHOiES is similar to Chic Wish but I do think the sizing is a little bigger (and truer).  I ordered a size up in this skirt and it was quite loose so I think I can order true to my regular size on the CHOiES site which is good for my ego if nothing else!

PSX_20150402_132018I’ve featured this jacket before and I’m almost ready to debut the entire floral ensemble in all its beautiful glory.  I loved how I could add this jacket to the outfit and it turned it into something completely different.  I wear a costume of many layers, my friends.  🙂  

These shoes were also a HUGE hit!  I purchased them from Shoe Dazzle and let me just say..they are so comfortable and stylish!  

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ShoeDazzle Part Deux…Holding on to Summer..

Jacket: Cynthia Rowley Blouse: Gap Skirt: JCREW Shoes: Madison @ShoeDazzle.com Necklace: Chloe+Isobel Earrings: Bealles Watch & Bag: Kate Spade NY

Jacket: Cynthia Rowley  Blouse: Gap  Skirt: JCREW  Shoes: Madison @ShoeDazzle.com  Necklace: Chloe+Isobel
Earrings: Bealles  Watch & Bag: Kate Spade NY  Bracelet: JCREW  Sunnies: Franco Sarto

Hope everyone is having a superb Wednesday!  I woke up this morning and realized that Summer is slipping away.  The realistic part of me is actually quite happy about that.  No more sweaty, stifling days getting in and out of a hot car or slathering on sun screen just to go outside for a moment.  The fashion blogger side of me is quite panicked though as I must ensure I wear all of my summer items before Fall arrives!  Yeah..I know #FashionBloggerProblems. 

Still…I’m hanging on to Summer…even if the Fall style issues are out next month and everything will soon become sweaters, boots and not a shred of skin will be showing.  With that being said….today’s post is all about the sunshine!  If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve read about my major shoe score from ShoeDazzle a few weeks ago.  I’ve only debuted one of the 8 or 9 (sad that I can’t remember, isn’t it) pairs of shoes I purchased.  Today pair number two comes out to play. 

I’ve always loved a good wedge.  I know I have nothing new to say about the many, many attributes of the wedge.  No…alas all has been said before and much more eloquently than I could pen..er…type.  However, let’s just say they are a girl’s best friend…adding height and lengthening the body while adding evenly distributed support! 

ShoeDazzle featured these sunny yellow, basket weaved wedges a couple of months ago and I’ve had my eye on them for some time.  They’re made by Madison and come in combinations of white/yellow and black/pink. 

I couldn’t make up my mind which I like best…so I bought both.  

Love, love, love these wedges!  Cute and comfy and just different enough to garner attention without being too overstated.  

I paired them with a white on white look…white shirt, white skirt and white jacket.  I also added a pair of dainty yellow earrings to distribute the color and a silver and pearl necklace for some shine. 

Check out these shoes here!  

Now…for the bag.  Yes…it’s Kate Spade.  And yes….it’s so hot it’s cool.  What says Summer more than Palm Springs!? Love it, want it, need it? Get it here!

Laters! xoxo…Cortneybre…

 

I’ve been bedazzled by ShoeDazzle…

Shirt: Forever21, Skirt: Ann Taylor, Bag: Kate Spade, Watch: Kate Spade, Sunnies: Franco Sarto, Lipstick: MAC Russian Red, Heels: ShoeDazzle, Sophia&Lee

So..it’s Friday and I haven’t posted all week! Ugh. My daughter started back to school this week and it’s just been a whirlwind. But. I did have time to do a bit of shopping and you’ll be seeing some of my new outfits in upcoming posts! 

Galilea Heels @ShoeDazzle.com

Galilea Heels @ShoeDazzle.com

Today’s post is all about the shoes. Part of my recent shopping involved quite the spree on ShoeDazzle! 

If you’re not familiar with Shoedazzle, it is a shoe club that allows you to buy very trendy shoes at a nicely discounted price! A win-win right!?!

There are a few rules. If you become a VIP member, you are charged a flat monthly fee of $39.95, all of which is applied to your future shoe purchases. You can also opt to “skip” a month if you do not want to contribute to your account that month but you have to remember to go onto their website and do so before the 5th of every month or you’re charged. 

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*I forgot for about 6 months and had a few hundred dollars in my shoe bank that I didn’t really budget for originally. Whoops….

You also get 75% off your first item and free shipping if you’re a new customer. Thereafter, you got 10-25% off all full priced styles as well as additional sales. Shipping is always free to VIP members.

There are online stylists that recommend shoes to you based upon your preferences and a few designers that design lines exclusively for ShoeDazzle, such as Gwen Stefani’s brand GX and Rachel Zoe (who is their chief stylist).

I highly recommend the site, especially if you like unique, trendy and affordable styles!

If you’re looking for more conservative and long lasting shoes, this probably isn’t the site for you. Their shoes hold up well but aren’t the highest quality. However, I wear a lot of trendy looks and I like to buy what is trending at the moment so I have A LOT of shoes. I can’t afford to spend $50+ for every pair so Shoe Dazzle is a great place to get the style you want but at a heavily discounted price! 

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Recently, the site ran a $20 sale and I scooped up 6 pairs of excellent heels and wedges! Today’s look showcases one of these buys.

Check out these gold beauties! Don’t you just love them?! Gold, strappy and block heeled…and oh so in the moment. They are surprisingly comfortable too! I thought they dressed up this black and white combo nicely! Check them out here!

Ta ta, my friends! Hope you have a most excellent weekend and I promise there is more to come! In the meantime…give ShoeDazzle a gander…you won’t regret it!

 xx…Cortneybre…

 

 

 

Velcro Chic!

Dress: Elle @Kohls Shoes: BCBGeneration @ShoeDazzle Necklace: Kate Spade Clutch: Kate Spade Sunglasses: Colehaan

Dress: Elle @Kohls       Shoes: BCBGeneration @ShoeDazzle       Necklace: Kate Spade
Clutch: Kate Spade       Sunglasses: Colehaan

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Mine was busy, busy, busy! 

I attended a banquet Saturday night and decided to take advantage of this warm weather snap by going sans tights and wearing my Elle, black and white striped dress.  

I donned my new fave BCBGeneration heels, which I bought at ShoeDazzle and managed to snap a few pics as we rushed out of the door. 

I must say I highly recommend this Elle dress from Kohl’s.  It’s just so versatile and comfortable!  

Also, a little shout out to BCBGeneration for making a pair of super chic heels with a Velcro clasp..yes Velcro!  No more fighting with those annoying little, metal clasps!  Xoxo…Cortneybre…

BCBGeneration Dulce Velcro Heels; Kate Spade Bella Pouch; Kohls Elle Dress; Kate Spade Necklace On Sale Here

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