Spend or Splurge?

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These will put a definite  SPRING in your step…

I’ve said before that a nude pump is an essential part of a well-considered wardrobe, but I’m adding this Spring’s hot sandal – the open-toed bootie – to the list as well. Yes, it elongates the leg just like its more subdued sister, but it adds a touch of undeniable sizzle that makes a basic black pencil skirt or even denim and a tee look fresh and edgy.

I’ll take either of these: The “Lexington” by Rachel Roy, originally $325/now $199, in natural leather with a 4″ heel or ZARA’s Leather High Heel Ankle Boot sandal with scalloped detailing, $129.99. The intricate cutouts adorning both shoes add visual interest and keep these booties from reading “Little House on the Prairie.” At such a great price there’s really no “spend or splurge” debate; you should get the Rachel Roy’s in black and the Zara pair in natural!

With a shoes that make such a bold statement, it’s best to keep the rest of your ensemble simple, and the neutral shade means you’ll get a lot of mileage out of them this season. And it should go without saying that a recent pedicure would also be essential.

I wear an 8, if anyone’s feeling generous! *wink*

Happy shopping!

These open work high heeled sandals by Zara ($99.90) will cure what ails me.

Images via Zara

LOVE this: Katie Holmes

How easy breezy is this lovely floral frock?  Mrs. Tom Cruise was spotted in this blue silk dress in New York on Wednesday.

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Gotta have it for your own closet?  A similar printed tunic with cap sleeves is  available at Zara for $79.90 (standard shipping is free!).  Pair this tunic with flat sandals or wedges and an envelope clutch and you’re done!  And for those of you who like to shop around (not just on the interweb), Zara can be found at Perimeter Mall and Lenox Mall in Atlanta.

Known for their fast and well-made fashion, Zara offers separates, dresses, shoes and accessories, as well as menswear, at very accessible prices.  Clothing for kids is available online as well.  Just how do they get the clothes to consumers so quickly? Check out this article from Slate.

Images via People and Zara

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