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2017 Fall Fashion Trend: Pearls!

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Fall 2017 Fashion Trend: Pearl Embellishments{H&M Pearl Earrings, ZARA Pearl Embellished Top & Shoes, C. Wonder Multi-Strand Pearl Necklace (I also own this similar one from J. Crew and LOVE it)}

Earlier this year, I made a video on how to elevate your wardrobe and make any outfit instantly appear more luxurious with a few simple style hacks. One of the tips I shared was to add a strand (or three or four!) of pearls. It’s a styling trick that’s served me well over the years, and I’m so happy that pearls are finally having their moment in the sun on a larger scale this season. It seems that every major retailer has found a way to incorporate pearls, and I’m absolutely loving it. And the best part is that they’re popping up in unexpected ways that feel young, fresh, and dare I say… cool?!

If you haven’t gotten the memo before now, pearls are definitely a huge fall fashion trend. Below are some pretty pearly pieces (try and say that three times fast!) that I’ve got my eye on this season… and so should you!

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Look for Less: Cult Gaia Ark Bag Dupe
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Look for Less: Cult Gaia Ark Bag Dupe on Etsy!

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Look for Less: Cult Gaia Ark Bag Dupe{This is the real deal Cult Gaia Ark Bag that I purchased earlier this season (also worn here and here)}

Because your girl is always looking out for you, I just had to pass this info along…

The Cult Gaia Ark Bag has been the ultimate status symbol for fashion gals for the past two summers and for good reason. It’s super-chic, and it comes in at a relatively wallet-friendly price-point as far as IT bags go. After much hemming and hawing, I finally pulled the trigger earlier this season and bought one for myself. It was on back-order, and took almost two months to arrive, and I couldn’t have been happier when it did… at least I thought that was the case at the time. Well because my bargain-hunting knows no bounds, I was poking around online and found some pretty cool dupes on Etsy for even cheaper – as in $50 a pop!

‘Lo and Behold…

While I’m still completely in love with my pricier version, I’d be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that I kinda wish I had waited and gotten the cheaper one. Normally, I wouldn’t advocate blatant designer ripoffs, but the Cult Gaia Ark bag gets a pass because the original design is actually based off a vintage Japanese picnic basket.

So if you were previously on the fence about jumping on to this bandwagon due to pricing, you’re officially OUT of excuses, lol.

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The Shoes at H&M Are SO GOOD Right Now!

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It’s no secret that I love me some designer shoes, buuuut…

The shoe game at H&M is KILLING IT right now, and that makes my heart (and pocketbook) so happy! I’ve already pulled the trigger on a few items that I can’t wait to share with you guys. But in the meantime, I had to share the love before some of these bad boys get sold out!

While I’ll always be a designer shoe gal at heart, there are a few time-tested features that I look for when scoring cute kicks on the cheap:

  1. Stick to real leather and suede if at all possible. These simple slides are made from real leather, and these adorable bow sandals and pearl flats are made from real suede. And the best part is that they’re all under $60.
  2. If real leather and suede aren’t an option, I personally find that faux patent leather and satin are your next best bets. I think these patent flats and gorgeous luxe satin mules prove my case perfectly.
  3. Since you’re not breaking the bank, you can go for extra fun details like bows, brocade textures, and faux-fur pom poms without worrying about the splurge on something frivolous that you may cringe at later.

Which pair is your favorite? Lemme know in the comments, and happy shopping!

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