Sigh, readers, the winter tundra has finally hit Chicago. With the Christmas tree and lights down, below freezing temperatures, and it being Monday, blue seemed like the natural color to wear to mark the passing of the holiday season. On the other hand, nothing makes me a happier Huntress than cozying up in a ton of a layers, a big scarf, and some power heels. This is my no-fail tried and true blue outfit, because you really can’t go wrong with a cozy scarf and a great pair of blue heels.
Dress: Paul and Joe via Saks Off 5th ($10 marked down from approx $150)
Pants: Banana Republic ($17 marked down from approx $90)
Bracelet: gift via Bauble Bar at Nordstrom
Shoes: Vince Camuto Signature via Saks Off 5th ($50 marked down from $300)
Scarf: Gap ($4 marked down from $30)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I have to admit, I’ve passed up a Saks Off 5th outting in the past, as I felt their prices were still quite high. However, during a recent trip, I realized that the sales there have really improved! The sale was “buy 1 item, get 2 free.” Umm, sold. Since each piece I purchased was approximately $30, this averages out to $10 an item. I would say if there’s one in your area, it’s definitely worth a visit, though prepare to really take your time. You know that I normally recommend 15-30 minutes to shop a sale, but this visit required at least an hour due to the organization and layout of the store. If there’s isn’t a Saks Off 5th near you, you can also shop online: http://www.saksoff5th.com/
2) Suede and winter (at least in Chicago) is a really bad combination if you plan on wearing anything other than snow boots (Uggs, Bearpaw, Hunter, etc) outdoors. Salt, water, and sand can really tear up your nice shoes, even if you spray them with a waterproof spray. I always spray my suede shoes with a spray I pick-up at Nordstrom ($6/can). I’ve had my same can for years; it’s definitely worth its weight in gold. However, you still won’t find me wearing anything other than snow boots outdoors in this weather. Bring an extra bag and preserve your shoes! They will thank you!
Does anyone else ever shop at Saks Off 5th and have other tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much! Happy Monday and stay warm!
30 replies to “tried and true blue (heels)”
Oh I love those shoes! Very cute for sure 🙂
Oh my! Now I have to get me a pair of blue heels. Gorgeous! I think 70% of the country is feeling the brunt of winter. *sigh* Great sale by the way! I wouldn’t pass that up at all. Thanks for sharing! I made the mistake of passing up a great deal at Saks last year. I won’t make that mistake twice. LOL. Have a great week and stay warm!
LOL that happened to me once at Nordstrom Rack and I still think about it LOL not sure what that says about me…
Um……buy one get two free?!? That’s pretty amazing and you got some awesome things! Those shoes are adorable too!
Oooh you are working those heels! And I love them paired with the dress!
Wow that Paul and Joe dress what a steal! Love layering up during the winter months. Stay warm dear! 🙂 xo~ Lena
Those shoe’s are “AMAZING”.
That giant scarf looks SO cozy (can not believe you got that for $4!!!) and I adore those heels!
Love this post! As for Off Fifth, some outlets give you discounts for being a AAA member, so it is always worth asking!
Ooooo!! Awesome tip!! I hadn’t thought of that!!!
I always pass up Saks for the very reason you mention. But now that you’ve revealed their secret low sale prices, I will have to pay a visit!
Hey…love your scarf….i have never tried a scarf…but you really inspired me too!
WOW, amazing shoes and you have styled them really nice with the dress. Love it! You have a great eye for style!
I love that shoes :)!
LOVE those heels! And a good sale 🙂
ah what a steal! and the shoes are so great
I think it like you on suede shoes and winter…..no spray works for salt and water! your heels are really beautiful!
So lovely shoes, and that scarf is definitely my favourite piece of this awesome look !
It hasbeen brutal here!!! Love the blues and cannot believe the dress is only 10$! I love saks off.. Have found some awesome deals from there!
*Awesome looking outfit……& the shoes too !!!! I find myself going to thrift stores U would be amazed at some of the things,,, including Clothing I bought… I have even found breast forms too,,,, still in the package (brand-new) Good post Mellissa,,,Kelly
ohh, what lovely shoes! i imagine they’d look even more regal if you add clip on earrings like you did once to your other shoes. 😉
and really, looking at how incredibly cheap you got these lovely things for make me want to cry of envy.
Oooo awesome idea~!!
Amazing shoes and s arf!
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Thanks for the shoe love and awesome tips, readers!! You guys keep me even more savvy than I was before~!! 🙂 XO
*sighs* and *pouts* Must you TEASE me with these gorgeous heels when I can no longer wear heels? Beautiful outfit, Melissa. Just beautiful!!! (((HUGS))) Amy
Stop! Those shoes are amazing and not because you got them for $50…but that doesn’t hurt. I want them! Let my search begin now for them! lol I wish we had a Saks here 😦
I hear your pain with suede, honestly I rarely wear them out here during the winter, the salt can be such a pain! Mind you when it’s terrible cold out you can get away with wearing them because nothing’s melting at that point. Even salt has it’s limits here 🙂 sad but true!
Those blue shoes have improved my day and I don’t even get to wear them. But I’m enjoying them vicariously 🙂
Love your shoes!<3
Love the heels and buy 1 get 2 free?! Seriously? *sigh* USA countdown begins now. 😀