Kate Spade Collaborations to Love

What’s the one thing that Target time and time again excels at? Not counting guaranteeing that you walk out with waaaay more than you came in for, and a lot less money. Facewash, a Vitamin Water and tampons  turns into needing a basket and leaving with three bags. But no, Target continually excels at their collaborations. That’s their thing niche now, and you know what, whoever held up their hand in that original brainstorm had better have been promoted. Because people go friggin’ ga-ga over collaborations.

Collabs are the new thing. I realize that they’ve been happening for awhile, but now it’s bigger, better, who can team up with who to form the ultimate brand product. Everyone is collaborating, in a valiant attempt to bring loyal customer bases across the aisles. I’ll admit, sometimes they reel me in, other times they don’t. But that’s not to say that I don’t love ’em as much as the next girl. Collaborations are something to get excited over. So when I saw that Kate Spade Saturday has not one, but TWO new collaborations, I did a little happy dance.

 

kate spade x new balance

First up, Kate Spade Saturday and New Balance! The two big brands have teamed up to make cross-trainers look goooood. The five (it seems like I can only purchase four of the styles on either brands website right now though) different patterns come in two existing women’s styles; the earlier WX711 and the more recent January release, WX811. They’re all in keeping with Saturday’s playful, colorful, patterned charm, while still managing to emblazon the New Balance signature N, on the side. Each pair will sell for $95, which I would consider a relatively reasonable price for a pair of well-made training shoes that look like these beauties! Bring it on Nike! Ok jk, I love Nike too! Ps, the images below were found on Saturday.com and NewBalance.com, and you can shop the shoes either place.

Kate Spade x New Balance Stripes Kate Spade x New Balance GreyKate Spade x New Balance Yellow

Kate Spade x New Balance Black

kate spade x west elm

Oh hellllllo! Kate Spade Saturday is also expanding their colorful and geometric style to homewares and I for one couldn’t be happier! Now you can enjoy Saturday everyday of the week when you shop West Elm. From rugs and bedding to furniture and accessories, you’re likely to find something that screams from your computer screen, BUY ME! Admit it, a few pops of color is just what everyone needs right now, especially if you’re in Chicago, it’s brown slush citttty! Shop the entire collection here. And if you’re like me and into winning stuff, you can enter to win $2,000 from Kate Spade and West Elm right hurrrr. And hey, telling you about this contest is basically lowering my chances of winning, so you’re welcome!


Kate Spade x West Elm

Kate Spade x West Elm

 

Now you may be wondering to yourself, didn’t this girl just tell me that Kate Spade Saturday was closing its doors? I did, but I wasn’t entirely correct on that front. Turns out, they’re only closing their brick and mortar locations, so Kate Spade Saturday will live solely online now. Which is fine with me since we never even had a Chicago location to begin with!

What’re some of your favorite past brand collaborations? Are you excited about either of these ones? If so, what do you have you eye on? Let me know in the comments below!

L

d’Orsay Roundup

I’ve been drooling over the d’Orsay flats that are totally on trend right now. Well, when I say right now, I think I mean they SHOULD be on trend right now but no one has really been able to wear them yet because there’s been snow on the ground up until basically yesterday. Ok that’s a stretch, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I absolutely adore them. Except for the pair that murdered my feet last weekend, we’re absolutely still fighting. I mean there was bloodshed, I can’t just forgive that easily! I actually still love them, I just don’t know how long it’ll be until I can trust them again. I like this style because they’re a little bit more dressed up than your regular run of the mill ballet flat, but they’re not adding any extra height, which I’m a fan of, heels hurt! Anyway, here’s a round up of some of my favorites right now, all of them ringing in under $100.

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There were a bajillion more than I wanted to show you, but I decided to keep it budget friendly. So if your wallet can handle it, here are a few more options for a few more pennies, or like, ten thousand more pennies.

I die for this Tory Birch pair – $265
Loving this version of the madewell pair up top but in a bright blue suede – $108 
How about these Jenni Kayne that scream summer – oh you know, just $495
Oh my gosh. These are sold out but just so cayoooot – $240
And one more Jenni Kayne because, hello, cheetah? – $595

Woof. I wish I had way more pennies than I do. It’s still nice to look. Are you loving these or are your feet just not into it? If you’re on the fence, I suggest hopping on over cause they’re just all so lovely. Plus they make your feet look dainty, even if they’re not! 

L

Tall Girls’ New Best Friend

Being almost 5’8″, I wouldn’t consider myself extra tall, but I think it’s safe to say that I’m above average height for women. I’d look up what that actual height is, but I’m positive I’m taller than 80% of the women I deal with on a daily basis so I’m gonna just go ahead and assume that I’m right. That being said, heels and wedges aren’t a huge staple in terms of my shoe collection. Flats, boots and sandals (both heel-less) are my go-to year round. Which is all fine and well, but I wanna wear heels! I wanna wear wedges! I love them, they make my legs look longer and less stumpy (yes your legs can still look stumpy when you’re tall). On the off day that I do break out the wedges or heels, this is what it looks like…

I definitely venture into the higher level of footwear on the weekends when I’m going out, but still then, call me old-fashion, I’m not a huge fan of being taller than my man. And at 6 foot (I’ll give you the half inch here Max) a 4 inch heel and big hair is going to do just that. Also, it needs to be known that I do not under any circumstances condone a kitten heel. I just can’t. So…I think I may have found a solution. 

Enter the low heel wedge. I’ve seen these puppies popping up all over the place and at first I was skeptical, but the more I look at them more I fall in love with them. Just a little bit of extra length in the leg without towering over 3/4 of the office. Here’s a few of my favorites. Let me know what you think of this new trend for us tall gals. Do you have a favorite?