black / black / black

Club Monaco Margaret Top /  Helmut Lang Sonar Wool Asymmetrical Jacket / Rich & Skinny Legacy Wax Coated Denim (Tar, size 24)(similar) /  Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Topshop Rings

 

I’ve had this crazy obsession with Helmut Lang over the last year.  I got this Sonar Wool Asymmetrical jacket for almost 50% off and once I put it on, it was love. More Helmut? Yes, please!

The Topper

One of my most favorite purchases this year, a Club Monaco Mackenzie Leather Sleeve Trench Coat. It is very similar to the Burberry version that I was drooling over last year, except this one has a less hefty price tag ($495). I was trying to wait for a good discount, but I couldn’t resist, and almost had a meltdown when I couldn’t find it in the store and the SA told me that she thought they were sold out, at least in their store. Luckily she found one in my size in the back and I also had the option of ordering one via charge-send for an extra $7 service charge. But hey, who wants to pay for shipping?

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Club Monaco Mackenzie Trench Coat / Jacob Turtleneck (see similar here and here) / Paige Verdugo  Denim (similar) / J.Crew Factory Wide Calf Hair Belt / Jean-Michel Cazabat Viena Booties (almost exactly the same version here) / Rebecca Minkoff MAB (Navy Blue)(similar in Mini version) /  Topshop SilverStone Rings 

 

It’s love, for sure.

#DemShoes

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ALDO Chism / Rich & Skinny Wax-Coated Skinny Jeggings (similar here) / Ann Taylor Pleated V-neck Top / Le Chateau  Ring /  Zara Suede Tote (Black) / Veda Max Jacket 

 

I just couldn’t get these wedge sneakers out of my head. I had even purchased the Ash Bowie sneaker in Cobalt suede last year, but returned them due to being unconvinced about the versatility of the color and sizing issues (they run small, so size up if you plan on purchasing them!). At that point, I tried to convince myself that I could do without them, but seeing as how they are still trending this upcoming spring and summer season, I decided that as much as I love the Ash version, I still wanted them but didn’t need to buy an expensive version of the trendy piece. So I searched high and low for something less expensive that wasn’t too cheap-looking and didn’t hurt my hyper-sensitive feet.

What I came up with were these Aldo Chism sneakers. At first, I thought they may be a bit too chunky/moon shoe-like, but I did love the look of these on. They are more similar to the Ash Cool Sneaker than the Bowie. So with my 14% off Valentine’s day discount code, I went ahead and bought them and I’m extremely excited! My bank account is also very relieved that I didn’t splurge on such a trendy item.

I purchased these in 6.5 to accomodate socks (I usually wear a 6 in pumps), and they’re pretty darn comfortable (unlike the Steve Madden version). The wedge feels about 2.5 inches and it also has a bit of a platform, probably making the total wedge height 3 inches tall. They also come in white, red and camel for a regular price of $80. If you sign up for Aldo’s newsletter (or have someone else sign up using their email address) you will be sent a 10% off coupon to use online or in-store. Occasionally Aldo will have coupons to use online or in-store between 10 and 15%.

LOVE. Even my mom and my aunts were admiring them. Anyone had a change of heart about this wedge sneaker trend over the last year or so, or do you still love/hate them?