Gotta Get Gap Shoes for Spring 2010

As things get busier and busier at work, I find myself with less and less time to go shopping. I’ve started buying more things online. If I do end up going to the mall, I usually don’t have time to go to one store for a dress, another for shoes, another for jewelry, etc.

As a result, I’m always on the lookout for stores where I can get everything I need in one stop. Gap has become one of my new favorites for this exact reason; I get get an outfit and shoes in one place. It’s not always easy to find a brand that does both equally well. I’m really loving the flats and sandals at Gap this season, check them out below:

Perforated Patent Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap) Perforated Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)
Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals ($34.50, Gap) Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals ($34.50, Gap)

Perforated Patent Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)

Perforated Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)

Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals, Purple Martin ($34.50, Gap)

Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals, Killer Tomato($34.50, Gap)

Spring 2010 Trend: Turquoise

Right now, I’m in total “research spring trends” mode. I’ve had enough of winter–can you tell?! In addition to nude/tan shoes and sailor/nautical motifs, turquoise is going to be big for Spring 2010.

Turquoise is a gorgeous color that makes a major impact. Below are a few turquoise things that caught my eye.

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)Women's Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)

Women’s Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

Essential Winter Clothing and Accessories

SnowflakeIt may not feel like it here on the East Coast–where we have been lucky enough to have sun and temperatures in the high 60’s during the last two days–but winter is right around the corner. With all of the holiday parties and other events going on, don’t wait til the last minute to get the winter must-haves that any fashionista should stock her closet with.

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Item 1A cozy knit sweater. Choose one in white; this traditional winter color is a great way to visually reduce the ‘bulk’ effect of chunky knits that help us stay warm.

Women's Open-Weave Sweater, Marshmallow White ($34.50, Old Navy)Women’s Open-Weave Sweater, Marshmallow White ($34.50, Old Navy)

Item 2

Tweed pants. This is a particularly wise choice for those who work in an office setting, since these stylish pants look great with dressy sweaters and blazers.

Tweed Trousers ($69.50, Gap)Tweed Trousers ($69.50, Gap)

Item 3A wool trench coat. For those of you who are put off by the word “trench”, just remember that we are essentially talking about a belted pea coat. Opt for one in traditional colors such as white, red and black or one featuring a pattern such as houndstooth or plaid if you really want to make a statement.

Wool Trench Coat ($34.99, Charlotte Russe)Wool Trench Coat ($34.99, Charlotte Russe)

Item 4A chunky scarf. Pashmina-style scarves are great but not always the best solution for really cold weather. If traditional, heavy knitted scarves give you flashback of your mother bundling you up when you were five, fear not. Wearing this accessory does not mean you must give up style. Just remember to stick with a dark, muted color palette.

Thermal Stitch Scarf ($39.50, Express)Thermal Stitch Scarf ($39.50, Express)

Item 5Solid gloves. It may be tempting to buy those thin, flimsy knitted gloves at $10 for 3 pairs, but think about the end of the season. These gloves will be dirty and coming apart at the seams, not to to mention that they rarely provide adequate protection against real cold. Invest in a suede or leather pair, which will not only look more sophisticated but also maintain its quality and appearance much longer.

Suede Gloves ($29.50, Gap)Suede Gloves ($29.50, Gap)

Item 6A beret. Wear your favorite pompom beanie for sledding or when walking to the gym, but pair dressy or work outfits with a beret. Knit Beret ($19.50, Gap)Knit Beret ($19.50, Gap)

Got to Get Me Some Gap Undies

Fashionistas tired of breaking the bank every time they hit up Victoria’s Secret should look no further than Gap. Gap underwear has been my favorite for years. Super comfy, cute and they last–basically, everything you need. There is no shortage of different styles; you’ll find them all–hipster-style girl shorts, bikinis, thongs and more. If I didn’t know that they were from Gap, some of these undies could definitely pass for Victoria Secret products. So if you are looking for sexy unmentionables, don’t rule out Gap!

Ultra low rise lacey cotton thong ($8, Gap) Ultra Sheer Lace-trimmed Bikini ($8, Gap)
Ultra Low Stretch Cotton Girl Short ($6.50, Gap) Ultra Low Lacy String Thong ($8, Gap)

Ultra Low Rise Lacey Cotton Thong ($8, Gap)

Ultra Sheer Lace-trimmed Bikini ($8, Gap)

Ultra Low Stretch Cotton Girl Short ($6.50, Gap)

Ultra Low Lacy String Thong ($8, Gap)

Tassel Scarves

Small, delicate details make a big statement.

Lightweight Tassel Scarf ($34.50, Gap) Lightweight Tassel Scarf ($34.50, Gap)

Summery White Denim

Blank Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans With Zipper ($88, www.shopbop.com) INc International Concepts Studded Trim White Capri Jeans ($49.99, Macy's)
White Denim Bermuda Cut-Offs ($29.99, Gap) Bullhead White Destroyed Denim Skirt ($19.99, Pacific Sunwear)