a material girl stuck in a not-so-material work world


Tapestry Flats - High & Low

I loved these flats from Steve Madden, but I really have issues with paying over $50 for any kind of flat shoe, especially one as uncomfortable as SM shoes. [$69.95 at Zappos]
So, you can imagine my delight at finding almost identical ones at Target for $12.99! I've gotten TONS of complements on them, and no one can believe they are from Target! They are relatively comfortable (thanks to a littler moleskin behind my heels), but they are sooo slippery on the bottoms when walking on smooth floors. I've tried scuffing them up on the sidewalk, to no avail. Next, I'm going to try spraying some hairspray on them and see if that helps! Overall, LOVE them!


What I Want Now

A sheath dress with Mary Janes (and perhaps tights).

[$168 at BR]

Love this coat



Plaid Jackets

I really want a plaid jacket for fall. I love this one (not available in plaid online, but it is at the store) for $148 at BR, but the cut isn't the most flattering on me.

But, this one for $78 at Nordstrom is cute, and it looks like the cut might be more flattering!


Outfit for a wedding

Forest-y Green silk-like (but polyester!) Banana Republic dress: [On sale for $99.99 at BR]

Two-tone gold Nine West d'orsay-style wedges from the [$59.99 at Nine West Outlet store]

(These are not them, but the best match I could find)


[$12.99 & $19.99 from Avon]
I don't usually make a point of shopping at Avon, but my mom got these for her birthday and they weren't really "her," and I just LOVED the fall colors (the colors look deeper in person) and the length of the necklace!