Savvy Hijabi: Turquoise Flats for Less

Tory Burch Eddie Flat

Tory Burch Eddie Flat

So as you know, I have been loving the spring pastel colors cropping up every where to help us all get rid of these winter blahs. While I may not be suffering like my East coast readers are with the winter storm Nemo, it is still pretty rainy and cold here in California too. But I have been loving pops of mint green and light turquoise to get me going until spring.

As you may know, I am always in love with Tory Burch flats. They are chic, comfortable (once you break them in) and they always make any frazzled mama look put together. I think I have worn out my Black Reva flats after two years of continuous wear. While I can TRY to justify the cost per wear is not that bad, I know that they are definitely expensive for most of us.

The amazing thing is that while Tory Burch flats are so terribly cute, their Eddie ballet flats are not so blatantly branded and it is easier to find a nice wallet friendly alternative. As you can tell by the picture above, the Eddie flat in turquoise is definitely a cute shoe, but wait till you see the look I found for less:

Abby flat by Banana Republic

Abby flat by Banana Republic

It literally almost looks like the SAME shoe!

And while Tory Burch’s Eddie flat will cost you $178, the Banana Republic Abby flat is only $79! You can purchase the Banana Republic Abby flat here.

What are your favorite fashion steals and deals? Let me know!

Target’s Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection = Accessible Designer Accessories!

20121121-130756.jpg Clockwise from top left: Clutches by Judith Leiber, bags by Marc Jacobs, Tote by Oscar de la Renta, and Lunchbag by Tory Burch

This winter season is bringing lots of goodies for hijabi fashionistas! Target is doing a Holiday collection with Neiman Marcus to bring accessible items designed by high end designers such as Tory Burch, DVF, Marchesa and others.

I picked my favorite accessories from the entire collection. You can never go wrong with accessories. It is a quick and easy way to make a whole outfit look fresh without having to buy new clothes altogether.

With this collection, you can actually splurge on a designer piece without feeling guilty. I plan to use my savings to donate to charities.

Since I promised myself to start packing my lunch for work, I think the Tory Burch bag will help give me the little push I needed to start doing it!

These and other pieces will be available starting Dec 1, so make sure to hit up your local Target before they are all gone! What is your favorite piece?

Fall Accessories

I was so excited about my new Ralph Lauren business card holder pictured above, I had to share it with you.

But then I realized that perhaps there was a theme with accessories that make me happy. Sure enough, I pull out my glasses from Tory Burch and I noticed that the cover is gold too!

So there you go. I love gold accessories. The beauty of accessories is that it is small enough to take risks with color. It is neutral enough to add a bit of sparkle to any outfit without coming off as being too tacky.

You don’t have to pick gold. Pick a color or even a print that suits your own style and personality. For example, one of my aunts loves animal prints. When she wears neutrals, she just pairs animal print pumps and a belt or scarf and she looks instantly pulled together.

Also, remember that accessories are not equal. Shoes are more memorable than say a business card holder so take the time to invest in a good quality accessory with rich detailing. It doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, Aldo and other brands have been making some very cute accessories.

Expect a fall accessories round up from me soon! It will be for all budgets so be on the look out.