I'm typically not one to want to be matchy-matchy, but today was a little different. I planned this outfit a few days ahead of time, and something in me just wanted a cute little cross-body bag to match my shoes. I hate to say it, but accessories is definitely something that I'm lacking in my wardrobe. And for me to be that person that says "the little details make the outfit," it's completely unacceptable, I know. It didn't really become an issue for me until I started noticing just how small of a rotation my bags are in until I wear them again. With clothes, I like to give it a few months before I wear it again, and even then I don't pair it with the same thing. It's honestly one of my faults because when I feel like I'm wearing something too often, that's when I get the urge to shop.
I just want to start out by saying how happy these shoes make me. I got them from Charlotte Russe a few weeks ago and they are literally the cutest things ever. They're perfect for just about every occasion because they can easily be dressed up or dressed down, and since the heel is so low, being on my feet all day wasn't even a concern. I'm getting more into this style of shoe for that exact reason to be very honest. I'm a sucker for heels, but after walking in them for about 45 minutes, my feet are crying out for help. So the low-heeled sandal trend is a great compromise for all my fellow heel lovers, and for these particular shoes, the scalloped edges made them all the more better. Since I was so set on having a matching cross-body bag, I knew my first stop had to be Charming Charlie. Y'all are not going to believe this; I ended up buying this bag for $6.29. It was already on clearance, but with the sale that they were having that day it was an additional 30% off. As I said in my "Chic for Summer" post, adding to my wardrobe is something I will never feel bad about. Something I also will never do is not look for a good deal. Don't get me wrong, I'll pay full price for something I really want, but I'm going to make sure there is absolutely no coupon or discount code I can use first. A lot of stores offer student discounts so it never hurts to ask. I did pay full price for the dress though, but it was no more than $13 if I'm not mistaken. If you're one of those people that claim you never find anything in Ross, you're terrible at lying. They're constantly getting new merch in their stores and it's always at a freaking good price! Or unless it's shoes, most of what I purchase from there is under $15. And a lot of the time you can find something in Ross for a discounted price that is most definitely full price at regular store.
That's the end of my Ross tangent, I just needed to get that out - haha. But this summer I've really been digging large hoops, especially when I've done a twist out. They're just a simple, yet extremely extra accessory at the same time. Those and the denim jacket were the fine, finishing touches to this look.