May 16, 2016

Weekend Cool






6eBlazer | Tee: Current/Elliot | Denim: Rag & Bone | Sandals: Steve Madden Christey | Choker: HRH Collection | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Handbag: Louis Vuitton

I’m the first to admit that I love a beautifully made designer shoe, but in some cases, I’d rather not spend the money if I’m able to find a less expensive alternative.

For example, if I don’t think they’re going to last me season after season, year after year, I think twice about shelling out big bucks. Another factor, suede versus leather. I know I’ve said this in the past, but I think it’s 10x easier to pull off an inexpensive suede pair versus a leather pair.

I’ve been eyeing these Jimmy Choos for awhile now, but then I found these, that perfectly satisfied that summer sandal craving. Along with that pair, I added these to my shopping cart. I’m positive they’re  both pairs I’ll wear all spring and summer long and while I know some people question the quality and comfort of some Steve Madden shoes, I promise, they’re both pretty comfortable as far as heels are concerned.



  • Alyssa

    Love this classic black and white outfit. So chic! xx

  • Tara

    You may have already done a post on this, but are the Current Elliot tees your recommendation for a well-made, plain t shirt? I’d rather spend a bit more for a quality tee that will last more than one season vs. skimp and buy multiples per year. Thanks!

    • Helena

      Hi Tara! Eh… to be honest, no matter what brand I buy, I end up buying new white tees every season. I have a variety of Rag & Bone, Current/Elliott and J Crew’s and they all get kind of dingy looking after a few months. I’ve actually been thinking of washing my white button downs and tees in some bleach, something I never do, to liven them up! But to answer your question, I do find the Current/Elliott ones to be better quality and thicker than some other brands. Hope that wasn’t too confusing!

      • Nicole

        A good way to whiten your button downs and tees without using bleach is to use oxiclean. I put some oxiclean in a bucket and fill it with water and then let my white shirts sit in the water for a couple of hours. It works like a charm! Your shirts will be much brighter. Hope this helps!


        • Helena

          Such a good tip! I went out and bought oxy clean today. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

          • Tara

            Thanks ladies! Appreciate the input.

  • Sophie
    I post every Monday and Friday, check out my blog if you have time! 🙂
    Love the simplicity of the outfit, Black and white will always be a classic!

  • sasa

    So cool! Love this look:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Cheyanne

    I love this outfit. The shoes are adorable! Glad to hear they are comfy as well!

  • diana

    Love this look!
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  • natali

    Oh wow! Your post maternity style is impeccable and you look so fit and elegant! Wonderful look!

  • Morgan

    This outfit is so chic! Love the bag too. I am with you on shoes, and this suede tends to look more expensive than leather (also, I would prefer to spend less on suede because they can get dirty or scuffed so fast, so it’s a win-win!!).

  • Emma

    I love those sandals, I’ve been looking for a pair just like that!!

  • Lera

    Wonderful look! Love the shoes 🙂

  • Maru Conti

    Beautiful outfit!

  • Style Tomes

    Great, classic style!
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

  • net-a-dresser

    These shoes look so good….you make them look so chic! xx

  • Kerstin

    This is the first time I’ve seen you wear Louis Vuitton and it’s totally messing with my head! Never thought of you as a “LV type of girl” if you know what I mean 😉

  • brett

    Those shoes are gorgeous! They look so luxe!

  • Genevive

    Gorgeous!! Love those shoes!

    xx Genevive

  • Serein Wu

    I’m starting to really fall in love with blazers!! You look amazing, I love everything about this outfit!


  • Elizabeth T.

    Loving this super chic look <3 The black-and-white color palette is one of my absolute favorites because it's so classic!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Lauren

    Really love those shoes, they just complete the outfit x

  • vera

    Beautiful sandal!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Jada Nicola

    Love those heels! I love finding less expensive alternatives!

  • mONIKA

    That bag with this outfit is perfect!

  • Nicole

    I’ve had my eyes on both of those sandals! They are so chic and make any outfit!

    Nicole to the Nines

  • sanssouci

    The most amazing sandals and bag! Love your outfit, so elegant!

  • jamkho

    very good

  • Sanja

    Beautiful shoes, love your hair here!

  • msmayuri

    From cool interiors to beauty-desk approved make-up buys and everything in … explore all the latest stylish launches and new happenings than at the weekend?


  • Glam Latte

    Those shoes are amazing! Such a cute outfit!

  • a million pinks

    love those shoes!

  • Jordan

    Love this look! I’ve been eyeing up both of those Steve Madden heels for a while! Glad to hear they’re relatively comfortable!

  • Sid

    Great collection !! The generation is changing. Youth is opting for the dresses which are more stylish and attractive.

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