May 21, 2014

Splurge vs. Save

I was recently contacted by Credit Card Insider (a provider of practical information about credit and credit cards) to participate in a fun campaign called "Splurge vs. Save."  In order to take part, I'm going to show you something pricey that I've been coveting lately as well as what I've actually purchased to fulfill this desire...but at a much easier to stomach price!

Espadrilles are back in a big way this summer!  There is something about the canvas shoes and fiber soles that have me ready for those laid-back summer afternoons.  As I started to notice other style bloggers sporting their espadrilles, I decided that I would like to add a pair to my closet.  Here are some espadrilles that sparked my fancy:



You probably already know that I love all things striped so obviously some fun, striped espadrilles are just the thing to spice-up my summer wardrobe!  Now, $40-80 shoes like the ones above might not be considered "breaking the bank" to others, but for this girl on a budget of $250 for three months, I wasn't quite sold.

Now, cue Target, arguably the greatest store around!  While shopping for some apartment decor at my local Tar-jay, I just happened upon these gems on clearance for only $5!  They also come in red and white stripes.


You may remember seeing these shoes on me last week because I love them so much that I've created multiple outfits around them already!  Here is another outfit featuring these espadrilles that I wore to a sunny art festival this weekend.




These shoes are oh-so-comfortable and were perfect for a day full of walking and admiring the artwork!    

I also want to send a shout out to Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood who featured one my looks on her blog today.  Please stop-by her blog to say "bonjour" because she is one of the sweetest bloggers out there!

What I'm Wearing:
Tee: Everlane (similar) <-- If you purchase through this link, I will receive credit towards more Everlane tees!
Denim Jacket: Old Navy (exact)
Necklace: Gorjana c/o Rocks Box (exact
Pants: c/o Stitch Fix (similar, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact)

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24 comments:

  1. First of all I WANT your Espadrille Loafers. Great all-American Outfit. I am wearing Espadrille Wedges today (mine are also striped). I am also doing a Splurge vs. Save post. Check it out when you can. =)

    Last but not least thanks so much for the sweet shout-out!! You are delightful my friend.

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    1. Aww, you are a delight as well! Aren't espadrilles the best? I now find myself wanting more pairs!

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  2. I'm always up for the save version, you look adorable :)

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    1. Definitely on a teacher budget, amiright?!

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  3. So perfect with the red pants! This makes me want to take a trip to Target.... Hope you're doing well as the school year winds down :). I know I've been swamped with schoolwork!

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    1. Thank you! And when is it ever a bad time for a trip to Target?? I don't know about you but I am SO ready for summer. We still have a month to go and the kids are getting so squirrelly!

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    2. Squirrelly is EXACTLY the term I use for them on Fridays, pre- or post- any holiday break, and the last 2-4 weeks of school!

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    3. Which I feel doesn't leave us much "normal" time. Haha.

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  4. These shoes are too cute! And definitely the better purchase for your wallet!

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    1. Thanks, Inge! I hope you are surviving your crazy time of year...we are almost to summer break!

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  5. Great stripe flats, Whitney! I have a pair I got at Savers (my fave thrift haunt) for only $5. They are great! Thanks for being at *FiF* again. I am glad you like it here and we have tons of fun. ♥, Renae

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    1. Thanks, Renae! You can't beat a good deal, right!? I hope you are feeling well and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I want to wear them pretty much every day!

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  7. Target never fails!! Gah, love the shoes and I love how versatile they are!

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  8. Those shoes are such a great pair with your red pants! This is a fantastic outfit and I like your shoes better than the more expensive ones!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! What a compliment!

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  9. Your shoes are perfect for this time of year and should go with plenty of your outfits!

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    1. Thanks! I've been wearing them non-stop!

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