Month: June 2017

Is your Louis Vuitton a fake?

This last week I have spent many hours on Ebay researching the Keepall B 45, my dream luggage. I have done research after research on this topic in hopes to purchase an authentic one. However, it takes time and energy to go through and compare bags to originals but here are some tips that will hopefully help you, as they have me!

 

“D” rings. Authentic Louis Vuitton uses “D” shaped rings on the majority of their bags. (See here)

 

 – Capitalization. If it is an older bag, (before the early 90’s), the “f” in france, will be LOWERCASE.  In the newer bags, the “F” is capitalized.

 

See where it’s made. If anywhere on the bag, (luggage tag, stamp, etc) it solely says ‘Louis Vuitton’, it is not legitimate. A bag will always say ‘LOUIS VUITTON, PARIS, made in France. Also, Louis Vuitton DID make purses elsewhere. There is a Louis Vuitton line from the USA, and Spain as well.
 

Know the product. Check on the actual Louis Vuitton site to make sure the product actually exists. For example, Louis Vuitton did not make a multicolor backpack.

 

The font. If the two T’s on Vuitton touch, the bag is not authentic. Also, the “O’ on Louis, need to be almost perfectly rounded.

 

Stitching. The stitching on the bag is VERY important. Louis Vuitton is a high-quality name and no authentic bag will have backstitching, stitching from the outside of the bag running through the inside, uneven stitching, or anything else that looks low quality. Also, all Louis Vuitton items will have yellow threading coated in beeswax.
Examine the monogram placement on the bag. The LV will always line up and most of the time the logo will be in the middle down the bag between the two handles. However, there are a few exceptions to his (A couple of the Keepall’s and a few others)

 

All of this being said, the most important thing to remember is that Louis Vuitton is a top notch brand and wouldn’t make anything less, so if a bag or wallet seems cheap or low quality, it’s fake.

Also, these are tips primarily for purchasing online. Most of the bags on Ebay are fake, and if they claim to be from an “outlet”, they are also fake. Purchasing through Louis Vuitton is the only way to confirm 100% that the bag is authentic.

If you have any tips that you love, let me know in the comments below and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag:

 

Five online stores you’ll wish you’d heard of sooner

 

I love online shopping, you love online shopping, we ALL love online shopping! So here is the best list of online stores you will ever find.

I’m not making money from any of these places, this is entirely based on my personal favorites that are reasonably priced and have a great selection!

 

Swell

Swell has recently become one of my favorite online stores. I used to surf a lot and live a few minutes away from the beach and as of late, those memories have only been taunting me with a big massive city and no ocean for miles. So, as a result, I’ve been stuck on my old “surf fashion” and this store is a HUGE help.
Not only do they have ridiculously great sales almost every single day, but it is all nice brands like Ripcurl, Hurley, RVCA, Roxy, etc. So if dressing like a surfer is something you fantasize about, then Swell is the place for you.

 

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is a great place to shop if you want a more diverse arrangement of brands and clothing styles.  Honestly, a good portion of their stuff I wouldn’t even look twice at, but the stuff that I do find and like from Nasty Gal, I don’t just “like”. I LOVE. They don’t sell as many brands but some of my favorite from the site are One Teaspoon and Vans.

 

ASOS

This. Is. The. Place. ASOS is seriously incredible. Not only do they ship free to the US (They are UK based), but they have very reasonable pricing. You can purchase nearly any sort of garment you want from ASOS and they have a broad range of styles, prices, brands, and pretty much everything. Brands include (but are certainly not limited to) Gucci, Lacoste, Dolce and Gabbana, etc.

 

Rent The Runway

Every girl’s dream in one website. When I found this website, I went nuts. It isn’t exactly online shopping, more like online renting, but if you have prom coming up or a wedding or some event that you want to look fancy for, then this is where you should look. You can rent designer dresses for cheap. Seriously. I saw the labels and started fangirling. The next big event I have, I will use this website because the Vera Wang dress that Mischa Barton was just wearing, you can rent for 40$. Vera Wang isn’t even close to the only brand either. Versace, Oscar De La Renta, Kate Spade, D&G, and DKNY are there too, just to name a few more.

 

Choies

Choies is a great place to go if you are looking for that very unique but somehow extremely fashionable French fry sweatshirt, or something flashy and iconic. Their sweatshirts are my favorites, they are so interesting and stylish. Not items you see every day and not to mention, super affordable and they also ship free to the US!

 

I hope you liked my list of online stores! Comment below and let me know some of your favorites!

How to wear heels all day without it hurting like a B*

High heels can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sure they make you appear taller, they make your legs look great, and they give you an extra confidence boost. However, it’s not often without paying a price.

There is nothing worse than buying a pair of beautiful heels and then killing your feet wearing them. So from one avid heel wearer to another, here are some great tips on how to wear heels without pain.

 Only wear them while you have to! This means no driving or sitting in the same place with your heels on. Kick them off under your desk, no one will notice, or tell them I said you can and I’m the boss.

 Tape your toesies. My favorite life hack is using medical tape around my third and fourth toes. This helps to take the pressure off of the ball of your foot and will have you pain-free for hours on end!

 Get a cushion pad for your heels. You can purchase a cushion pad for your high heels here for 6.99$ on Amazon. Place them where the ball of your foot would go and voila!

 Plan ahead when purchasing. Your feet tend to swell as the day goes on if you’ve been doing a lot of walking. Buy shoes towards the end of the day so they fit comfortably and aren’t too tight!

 Pick wedges! Heels that have more support, like wedges, are just all around more comfortable to wear. Also if they have a thick heel, they will provide better stability and balance and therefore, less pain.

 Find shoes with the most material. The more the shoe covers the top of your foot, the better the support.

and remember- If the heels aren’t comfortable from the start, they won’t ever be.

 

These are some of my favorite tips so I hope these work for you! Doubling up on them also works even better. If you have any tips that you love, let me know in the comments below and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag:

 

Xoxo

3 killer summer heels under 30$ to snag!

Keep your heels, head, and standards, high – Coco Chanel

 

I love heels because when I wear them I feel confident and powerful. There is nothing quite like the feeling of putting on some bright red lipstick and slipping into your favorite pair of stilettos. It’s euphoric and wonderful and makes you feel like a million bucks.

That being said, I’ve found some amazing heels that I think you all will love! So without further ado:

 

 


Huiyzuhi Women’s Bandage Peep Toe Bohemian High Heels  (24.99$)

I absolutely love these shoes! They are so unique but casual and perfect to wear for a luncheon or date night. The style is Bohemian but it’s not overdone and can be worn in so many different ways.

 

 

Getmorebeauty Women’s Ivory Black Peep Toes Buckle Dress Heels (29.50$)

I added these shoes to the list the moment I saw them because they are SO versatile! You could easily get away with them at a wedding or formal event, or you could rock them with distressed denim! Not to mention, they are so chic.

 

 

Women’s Crystal High Heels Party Stiletto Heel Court Shoes (29.99$)

I know you’re probably thinking that theses shoes are way too fancy. However, summer is the most popular time of year for weddings and these would match just about any color dress. Also, you could easily pull them off with leggings or black jeans for a professional, business look.

 

Ughh why are there SO many cute shoes in the world? I want them all #thestruggle. But thank you for taking the time to read and thank you for all the love and support. If you have any questions or comments, please hit up the ‘contact us‘ form and I will get back to you!

What are you favorite summer heels? Did you purchase any of these? Let me know in the comments and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag:

 

Xoxo

My favorite summer shoe + where to buy for less

 

Embrace the glorious mess that you are – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

So can you tell me where to buy these shoes already?

 

Hello beautiful people! Today’s post is all about my favorite summer shoe and where you can purchase them for cheaaapp! (insert clap emoji)

Sandals are a serious go-to summer staple. You see them all over the place because they are comfortable and breathable for those sweltering days that are over the top hot. During these next few months, I wear sandals everywhere, but my absolute favorite pair that I take with me on all my trips are these:

 

I have to admit, I’ve always been a fan of Michael Kors, but these sandals are just amazing. They look classy and sophisticated and go with so many different styles! If you’re trying to dress an outfit up, they are great to wear with dresses or skirts, or if you’re trying to dress the outfit down, they go perfectly with jeans and leggings too.

 

Tips:

 

  • Pair nicely with leggings or distressed denim.
  • Love to wear these with a pastel side bag or petite backpack/purse.
  • I wouldn’t recommend getting them wet. The bottoms are corkboard and if mixed with sand, it is not a good combo.
  • They are very comfortable but are not for walking long distances. The arch support on the sandal isn’t great. (I made the mistake of walking the LV Strip in them. Bad idea)

 

Wondering where to wear?

These Michael Kors sandals are great for work, get-togethers, semi-formal events, and church!

 

Crushing on my shoes?

Me too! I purchased mine at Marshalls, you can buy them here on Amazon for even less!

 

Thank you for taking the time to read and thank you for all the love and support. The blogging community is absolutely incredible. If you have any questions or comments, please hit up the ‘contact us‘ form and I will get back to you!

I’m curious to know what you all think about these sandals. What are your favorite summer shoes? Let me know in the comments and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag:

 

Bye for now!