Making Fashion Strides: Splurges & Steals for the Season

By April 24, 2018 No Comments

V Lynne Smith

This season it’s all about making a bold fashion statement for Spring & Summer. There are so many ways to make strides with any item in your fashion repertoire. As any fashionista knows there are some trends you’ll want to splurge on and then there are those trends that are just too good to pass up!!  Let’s talk shoes, shall we? This season’s crop of shoes will have shoe lovers everywhere clutching their pearls with sheer joy. This year’s shoe trends vary greatly from the wildly impractical to the very wise go-with- everything investment shoes. No matter what your style, these statement making shoes will give you that fabulous finishing touch to any ensemble.  You’ll definitely want to splurge on the Saint Laurent Feather Ankle Strap Sandals and the
Alexandre Birman Multicolored Stiletto Sandal for when you want to make a grand entrance.  Both styles can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue located in the Somerset Collection, Troy, MI.


If it’s a more casual look that you desire the Marc Fisher Gallery Embellished Slide or Shire Strappy Mule are a steal at $69.00. Both styles are available online at



Fashion Designer Azzedine Alaia left behind a rich legacy that is still relevant today. Splurging on this iconic handbag from the Alaia collection would be considered an investment purchase on any given day. The Mini Laser-Cut Bracelet Bucket Bag is a stunning show stopper guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go. This handbag is available at Saks Fifth Avenue located in the
Somerset Collection, Troy, MI. Cost $2,060.


Sophisticated yet unique handles are the perfect way to upgrade your look this season. From tiny handhelds to larger carry-all totes, the hoop handle comes in a variety of shapes and sizes each proving to be an art-inspired way to top off any fabulous outfit. Be white party ready with this adorable hoop handle shoulder bag by Theory from online retailer Net-A- Porter. This bag is
a steal that’s sure to sell out quickly.



Make an entrance in this amazing dress coat by Ted Baker availiable from our friends at Dolce Moda. You’ll feel like a Queen in this floral design that flares out at the hem for a flattering, ladylike fit. This splurge worthy dress coat is perfect for those cool spring nights when you need a little extra coverage. Dolce Moda is located at 323 East Maple Road, in beautiful downtown
Birmingham MI.


The ultimate splurge for the Versace aficionado is this stunning long-sleeve, silk Baroque print midi dress. Donatella Versace has re-created the iconic prints which she created with her brother as a celebration of the legacy of Gianni Versace. Timeless and effortless is the theme of this garment. This gorgeous dress can be found at Neiman Marcus located in the Somerset
Collection, Troy, MI.

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