Thursday, November 17, 2016

Denim on Denim

polka dot chambray, olive quilted vest, Express mid-rise dark skinny jeans, leopard flats, Tory Burch tote, casual fall outfit
Polka dot chambray-Old Navy (similarsimilar) | Vest-souvenir (savesplurge) | Jeans-Express (savesplurge) | Flats-DSW (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique (save, splurge)

Over the past few years I have been slowly turning my shoe closet around. No, I don't actually have a shoe closet. I just mean that I've been trying to save up and buy more comfortable and higher quality shoes. And when I replace my shoes, I want to keep quality in mind, too. Something I have learned during all of this is quality doesn't have to be brand name and doesn't have to be super pricey. You can find great, long lasting shoes if you are willing to look and willing to wait. 

polka dot chambray, olive quilted vest, Express mid-rise dark skinny jeans, leopard flats, Tory Burch tote, casual fall outfit
When I want a new pair of shoes, I create a list of characteristics I want including color, heel height, toe shape, etc. to help me decide. Quality fabric is extremely important to me as that often equates to comfort. I almost always go for suede or leather because it stretches and forms to your foot.
polka dot chambray, olive quilted vest, Express mid-rise dark skinny jeans, leopard flats, Tory Burch tote, casual fall outfit
Polka dot chambray-Old Navy (similarsimilar) | Vest-souvenir (savesplurge) | Jeans-Express (savesplurge) | Flats-DSW (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique (save, splurge)

When I needed a new pair of leopard flats, I had my eye on a $100 pair. But after some searching, I found these at DSW. They are calf hair leather and were less than half the price! After about a week of waiting, DSW even had a sale and I was able to get an additional $10 off. I always elect to receive emails from stores I frequent so I know when their sales are. It's key to getting quality shoes for less. And if there are rewards programs that helps, too. These ended up having really nice padding that none of the other shoes I saw had. It really goes to show sometimes quality and comfort actually costs less.

polka dot chambray, olive quilted vest, Express mid-rise dark skinny jeans, leopard flats, Tory Burch tote, casual fall outfit

polka dot chambray, olive quilted vest, Express mid-rise dark skinny jeans, leopard flats, Tory Burch tote, casual fall outfit

polka dot chambray, olive quilted vest, Express mid-rise dark skinny jeans, leopard flats, Tory Burch tote, casual fall outfit
Polka dot chambray-Old Navy (similar, similar) | Vest-souvenir (save, splurge) | Jeans-Express (save, splurge) | Flats-DSW (save, splurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (save, splurge) | Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique (save, splurge)

What do you do to get quality shoes for less?


26 comments:

  1. quality shoes are a must because we spend so much time in our feet, love this casual look.


    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. I always invest in shoes too and I love your leopard flats. This denim on denim look is so cute!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. I agree with investing in good shoes- Sam Edelman is my favourite for flats.

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  4. Fabulous! When I need outfit inspo, this is where I go!

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  5. I need to shop at DSW more for shoes. These leopard flats are amazing! Can never go wrong with leopard in my book.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  6. Love your tips for finding perfect shoes! These are great. Love the entire look. Beautiful Laura!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. You're right---it definitely takes some work to get some great quality shoes at a better price. But I think DSW does a great job with their sales and coupons....that's why I keep going back!
    Love the look, Laura---and the shoes are fabulous!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  8. You can go wrong with all the denim! And I love the pretty touches here- jewelry + leopard!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. DSW has awesome shoe and sale. Plus there a great company to work for. I worked for them for 3 years and love it.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  10. I have been thinking about getting leopard flats. I agree - I have become a lot more practical and thought of how much I will wear and how comfortable the shoe will be before buying it. I used to buy just anything.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  11. The new leopard flats are really beautiful, and I agree, it's always better to spend a little more on shoes you can wear comfortably and stylishly.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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  12. such a great outfit and OMG those shoes
    Would love to have you come visit my A Labour of Fashion Link up on thursdays
    http://www.alabouroflife.com/2016/11/a-labour-of-fashion-in-collingwood.html

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  13. The shoes look great. I'm realizing I don't have a lot of shoes but the shoes I wear the most are my higher quality ones.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

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  14. love the shoes!!! Leopard print is so amazing! You look fabulous!!

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  15. Those shoes were a fabulous find! I really like the idea of writing down the characteristics I'm looking for in a pair of shoes. I have been thinking that I need a new pair of flats for work but haven't been completely sure what kind of shoe I wanted. A list would definitely help!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The necklcae is the icing on the cake in this outfit! Great look!

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  17. This is such a cute look! I love your polka dot chambray, and yay for finding a new pair of flats for such a deal!

    By Lauren M

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  18. My leopard flats need to be replaced soon and I love how vibrant the pattern is on this pair. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  19. I love the polka dot denim with the darker denim jeans! Great look! Have a fab weekend!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  20. This is my kind of outfit, I love a chambray top with a vest. I also have a polka dotted chambray top. :) I really need to work on my shoes... I need better quality ones (that I wear often) and there are certain shoes I need like a nude flat or heel, etc. I feel like my closet is never done!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  21. I love the mix of your casual pieces with glam accessories like those fab shoes and the sparkly necklace. I also have an love the same bag. <3 I can't say enough good things about DSW myself. They have the best styles & brands at such great values. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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  22. Those flats are perfect and they really do look just like a designer pair I've seen for $100+. What a great find!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  23. love this look and those flats are amazing

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  24. Love this casual outfit, perfect for every days. I adore your flats...are fantastic!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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