Monday, August 16, 2010

Fashion For Less For The Li'l Fashionista

I have noticed of late that the li'l lady and li'l girl have been increasingly asking to frequent Zara, much too often for my comfort.  I try to make sure that the shopping jaunts are well-timed during SALE season... nay, make that the first day of SALE season.  It's best to cut off the shopping addiction before the claws dig itself too deep.  :)
The little lady has been looking high and low for a pair of jeggings in black and washed-up denim.  What serendipity to find the last pair available in the whole store was her size, and discounted at only Php 500?  When I first heard the term, I threw up one eyebrow high up in the air as I could.  What the....?  Just when I thought skinny jeans could not be any skinnier, fashion throws jeggings right at me.  Tsk! Tsk! :)

If you've been a long-time reader, then you must have heard of J's minor issue with shoes.  She is a shoe addict whose shoe cabinet strongly rivals mine.  Her collection of Havaianas flip-flops alone puts mine to shame.  Her love of shoes has led me to call her octopus lady.  Whenever she begs for a new pair, I always come up with, "Why do you need a new pair for?  How many feet have you got?"  We always end up laughing.

She particularly loves the designs from Steve Madden.  While we now have the same shoe size and can make several shoe purchases more cost-efficient, I am not particularly fond of the idea of sharing shoes.  Sadly, even with her lady-sized feet, she is still a spunky little girl who loves to skip and run.  

Her feet grows at an amazing rate, too, that buying an expensive pair doesn't really make it worth it.  Yet, who knows, at the rate she wears her shoes, they might be worn out even before she outgrows them. :)  So bye-bye Steve Madden; hello, Target!  

My online cart at Target is filled to overflowing with shoe boxes for my two girls.  Most of the collection offered are very similar to department store brands, but at very affordable prices.  I have made a "Fashion for Less"  spread below.  Enjoy it!

This sophisticated ruched and buckled sandal from Steve Madden looks amazing with the coolest dresses, skirts and jumpers.  I got her an amazing look-alike hooded sandals from Target at a fraction of the cost

This bohemian gladiator inspired flats looks divine with short or long skirts or dresses that are just the right length to allow the bejeweled ankle design to peek through.