Today's Everyday Fashion: Sole Society

Inspiration: Harper's Bazaar  

Inspiration: Harper's Bazaar

 

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I'm so excited to share my latest shoe obsession with you. I can't recall how I first found Sole Society  but it was a few months ago and I've been drooling over their email newsletters ever since (the shoes are cute but so are the outfits!). I'm always leery about trying new brands that I haven't seen in person yet - which is silly, because they offer risk-free shipping in both directions. They got in touch though and offered a gift card to try some shoes, and at that point it was game on. I ordered two pairs, and paid for the clutch with my own money.

I often order things from companies offering items to review, and if it doesn't fit or I don't like it, I mail it back to them. There's a lot I've tried that you won't ever see on the blog (if mailing it back is not an option, those items are being sold for charity here). So needless to say, it was positive experience. :-) For the price point (most items are under $60), I was very, very happy with the quality. The colorblock heels  are genuine leather, and the clutch  is vegan but one of the nicest faux materials I've seen, and the t-strap flats look a lot like the $800 Valentino's I've been drooling over. Free return shipping is great but I didn't need it in this case! I read the reviews to choose sizes and the shoes in person are even prettier than I was expecting. Shoe addiction, my apologies: I have found a new love.

What are your favorite shoe stores? Have you ever tried Sole Society 

Top: TJ Maxx, $18 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: Limited, $35 (similarsimilar,  similar)
Shoes: Sole Society c/o, $65

Top: Forever 21, $11
Jeans: Gap, $35 (similar
Purse: Sole Society, $29 (purchased during Labor Day sale)
Shoes: Sole Society  c/o, $50 
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot 12

 

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Boots  /  Pumps  /  Boots
Flats  /  Bag  /  Pumps
Pumps /  Pumps /  Pumps
Wedges /  Bag  /  Boots

 

Check out my latest Babble post - 10 designer items and their much cheaper alternatives, including the flats in today's post! Go here.


 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Phillip Lim for Target

Inspiration: Net-a-Porter

Inspiration: Net-a-Porter

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When I first buy something I'm all about it - usually wearing it multiple times within the first month. But then it loses some luster and I often wait a bit before I wear it again. That's the story behind this yellow skirt. I bought it for Easter, wore it several times the first month and now I'm bringing it back for a pastel moment before the seasons change. Would you wear today's color combo?

Sweater: Limited, $18 (similar, similar, similar)
Shirt: Forever 21, $22
Skirt: LOFT, $40 (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $118
Shoes: Chinese Laundry c/o, $69 (same)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similar,  similar,  vegan)
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot 1, 2 and Kohl's
Rings: My Stella & Dot 1, 2

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Skirt  /  Sweatshirt  /  Bag  /  Top
Dress  /  Dress  /  Pajamas  /  Pants
Bag  /  Dress  /  Bag

Also -  did anybody manage to snag some Phillip Lim for Target goodies yesterday? I'm loving these pieces, but it looks like most of it sold out online within a few hours. You can click each item to check availability at your local store, and I've seen Target restock collaboration items a couple weeks after the launch. Which items do you like from this collaboration? 

Swisspers Giveaway & Twitter Party! [Now Closed]

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Last year I participated in Swisspers' "Sleep Naked" challenge and won! (See my makeup free photo below!) I was up against some pretty stiff competition - including cast members from RHONJ and the Khardasians. I ultimately won the vote and 10k for my charity of choice, To Write Love on Her Arms. A total underdog moment! 

This year, I'm back to help crown the new winner! It's a face-off between Bachelorette Emily Maynard and reality star Danielle Jonas, go here to vote. Plus I'm doing a fun giveaway and participating in a Twitter party - and you are invited to both!

 

First, the giveaway: one lucky reader will win a YEAR's SUPPLY of Swisspers, plus a $50 bank gift card. All you have to do is pick either Emily or Dani by taking the pledge here, then let us know you've entered via the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random on 9/23.

Second, the Twitter party: you are invited to join the #SleepNaked Twitter party on National Sleep Naked Night – September 19, 2013 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. ET. I will be tweeting away (@jseverydayfash), along with the celebrity with the most pledges. Either Emily Maynard or Dani Jonas will answer fan questions in a live video chat, and have a 5k donation made in her name to a charity empowering young women. Don't miss it!

And finally: let's talk about healthy skin and what it means to "sleep naked!" Remember my swollen eyelid from sleeping in my mascara a couple weeks ago? (Yuck!) I should've paid closer attention to the Swisspers® Sleep Naked campaign, which urges women to achieve a healthier skin regimen by sleeping naked and ending your day makeup-free. Studies have shown that 50% of women do not remove their makeup daily, and of those that do, 80% don’t do it properly. To read more on this subject check out these resources: why you should sleep nakedhow to remove face and liphow to remove eye, and FAQ.

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My photo from last year. Zero makeup and zero photo editing. Gulp! 

This post is sponsored by Swisspers. All views & opinions are my own. Thanks for reading and participating!