Ardella

Sam Edelman Ardella Low Heel Sandals Putty

You all know I’m a huge fan of Sam Edelman’s ‘Gigi’ sandal, but he has another style this season that caught my eye. The ‘Ardella’ (pictured above) has every element that makes for a staple shoe you’ll wear again and again.

First, its lace-up front reminds me of the Ann Demeulemeester’s I’ve been dreaming of for ages (as a side note, Jeffrey Campbell’s ‘Meriwidow’ boot is almost identical). Second, the ‘Ardella’ has a low, chunky heel that will remain comfortable while providing a little extra lift for dresses and skirts. Third, the laces ensure this shoe is adjustable to your foot width and will fit perfectly, plus the straps are soft suede, which means they’ll be easy to break in. Last but not least, the three shades this sandal comes in are chic neutrals that will complement almost anything.

My favorite is the putty color featured, but the ‘Ardella’ is also available in black and moss green.

Slick

Talula 'Wiltona' Tank Quay 'Fleur' Shades J.Crew Hollow Brass Cuff Deux Lux 'Sunset' Mini Cross Body Bag Topshop Iridescent Mermaid Pencil Skirt Image Map

This skirtThis skirt. It’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in weeks. One part mermaid one part style maven, it’s a piece that stands perfectly on its own.

A close second, the Deux Lux mini cross body bottom right is one of the cutest bags ever. Its gold and silver mix makes it versatile, and its small size makes it a special, but understated outfit accent.

Click on each item above to shop and have a great weekend!

The Weekender

Since summer is the season for weekends away, Sole Society’s ‘Cassidy’ bag is a lifesaver. It fits everything I need for a two-night trip but forces me to be practical about what I’m packing. Have you ever reached your destination and realized you shoved so much crap into your suitcase that deciding what to wear makes your head spin? That’s happened to me way too many times, and this bag makes things much simpler.

Sole Society Cassidy Vegan Leather Weekender Bag Black

Sole Society Cassidy Vegan Leather Weekender Bag Cognac

This sleek duffle has become my constant companion. It’s ideal for trips to the beach, but if I’m traveling somewhere for a longer stay, it’s a stylish carry-on (it comes with a removable luggage tag). If I’m crashing at a friend’s apartment in the city, it’s a convenient crossbody for the train. The ‘Cassidy’ is also vegan leather, so it costs only $69.95 as opposed to similar styles that can set you back hundreds (even thousands) of dollars depending on the designer.

I own the ‘Cassidy’ in cognac, but I’m considering the black version because I love it so much. When you see this bag in person, the quality for the affordable price point is amazing. Click here to check it out!