There are two things I love: investing in a classic piece that will last me a lifetime and finding an amazing bargain on a trendy piece that I know I'll only get a couple seasons out of before I can't believe I ever wore it.

Recently I think stores like Target and H&M have been on point in their accessory selection. I am super impressed with the trend conscious shoes, handbags and hats I am finding and for such low prices it's easy to achieve the cute look you want without having to break the budget.

The only problem I have with this kind of footwear is that sometimes you end up sacrificing quality and comfort for price. There's an easy fix for that though! When I fall in love with a pair of shoes from a fast fashion line, I size up half a size and slip in a pair of insoles from my Nikes or other running shoes. Presto! You now have the cutest AND most comfortable shoes on the block. And you can use the money you saved to buy some bragging rights for what a thrifty shopper you are.

Below I've included links to the style pictured as well as a few other pairs that I'm coveting for the season, all under $50.


These Free People look-a-likes.
The perfect white booties for Fall.
The cutest fur lined mules.
These studded mules (that will go with EVERYTHING).
Ruffled flats in the color of the season.
Leopard sock booties that are surprisingly versatile.