Things are just starting to heat up this summer, and spending hours in a lounge chair trying to catch some color is not only exhausting, but bad for you. Skip the chance of catching a burn and get an instant sunkissed glow with a drugstore bronzer that is so good, people will ask if you were on vacation.
Have you dreamed of strutting down the sidewalks in red-soled Louboutins? Or do you wish you could channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a perfect pair of Manolos? Don't think their price point is out of reach, because you can get a pair of pre-loved discount designer shoes for far less than your rent check. Companies like ThredUP and Vestiaire Collective are making luxury shoes, handbags, and accessories more accessible to all of us.
Every month we're picking our favorite finds of pre-owned, great quality, designer bags, shoes, and more... but you're going to have to hurry to snag them before someone else scoops them up!
Editors' Top Finds
Her new line gives full-figured women a chance to wear everything they've been told not to.
Black, brown, navy, and gray are undoubtedly fall’s staple colors. Added to shoe collections each year are Pantone colors such as oxblood reds, acai purples, and emerald greens. But this fall season I am making a statement with a different color. Nude.
Picture your perfect pair of 5-inch heels and how easily it is to walk around all day in them, running from errand to errand. Yeah, we can't imagine that either. We’re taking it down an inch, or four, with the latest craze: low, mid, and kitten heels. Don’t get it twisted, we love our high-heeled leg lengtheners, but strutting from place to place at a snail’s pace isn’t practical for a girl on the go. Which is why we’re tipping our hats—and lowering our heels—to high fashion’s renewed sense of comfort-meets-style.
Flat riding boots are forever, and most of us own heeled booties that replace sexy sandals when summer fades. But sock boots are a new (and daring!) boot silhouette stepping out this fall and drop-kicking the classic standbys to the curb.
I spied these pearl letter flats and knew in an instant this would be my next DIY. Here's how to make them.
Keep your walking art on display with this wall-mounted shoe holder! What better way to make sure you don't forget about those lime green heels you didn't need. You can proudly display them on your shoe shelf, which also doubles as home decor.
When you're out on the town, don't weigh your shoulders down with a big heavy bag. Pare down your essentials to fit into a trendy--and much lighter--clutch. This leather DIY envelope clutch is a great inexpensive option.
The BRCA test, a major breakthorugh in genetic science, can detect if a women pre-disposed to the breast cancer gene.
It might be time to step away from the traditional black tie wear.
When we want to dress up or make an outfit look a little nicer, a pair of sky-high heels is usually the first place we turn. But whether you're battling blisters, walking a ton, or just bored with your heels at the moment, there are times when a comfortable pair of flats is too good to pass up. Luckily, there are some amazingly fancy flats out there, so your outfits (and feet) don't have to suffer. Leave your pumps at home and slip on a pair of sophisticated pointy-toe flats, pretty leopard loafers, or chic ballet flats—we've got 20 perfect pairs for you to choose from!
Succulent accessories are sprouting up everywhere, and you're definitely going to want some of your own this year.
Jewelry designer Hera Arkarakas wants her designs to empower women. With afforadable pieces that are both classic and trendy, she creates designs that appeal to all types of women. Hear her thoughts on trends for 2013 and see some of her pieces below.
Making leather jewelry doesn't have to be complicated. With this DIY tutorial, you can use tiny bits of leather scraps to make a pair of statement earrings. The mod-inspired vibe will add a pop to any outfit!
Stitching up a party skirt is easy to DIY with the help of some readymade yardage from the fabric store that comes pre-hemmed and with an attached elastic band.
Jimmy Choo almond-toe pump featuring a high heel and embossed snakeskin pattern. Slips on. Comes with: Dust Bag
Prada genuine lizard and suede open toe wedge heel sandals with an embellished front and adjustable ankle strap.
Lanvin patent leather peep toe wooden platform high heel pumps. Comes with: Dust Bag
Alexander McQueen satin square toe platform high heel pumps with leather soles. Retailed at $595. Comes with: Box
Sublime, very supple, black leather Chanel pumps with CC logo signature on the toe.
schwarze Glattlederpumps, 11cm Metallstiletto-Absatz mit Metallschlagenapplikation, Augen und Kopf mit Swaroski-Kristallen, Metall...applikation an der Spitze, neu und ungetragen, orig. Karton, sehr selten Liebhaberstück read more
Black patent leather. Hardly worn at all. Small marks on the insoles.
Le scarpe di YVES SAINT LAURENT modello Esentiel colore nero, usate
Sandals in black suede and golden leather. Heel height: 13cm (including platform) In excellent condition.
Timeless. I had the front of the sole covered by a shoemaker
Black and silver patent leather strappy sandals with leather soles. Like new, unworn, in original box.
Black patent pumps with a small bow in the front, wonderful and in very good condition. Very rarely worn as they are a bit too sma...ll for me. read more
Estos zapatos 100% originales de Dolce & Gabanna son de charol. Son de piel.
size 37 black patent leather lace up heels with very little wear. Cushioned sole gives comfort while being flattering.
One time worn partly patent leather peeptoes from Dior. Left shoe minimal wrinleled in the inside toe (see picture) As good as new...-state. read more
Generally good condition. Only worn twice. The platform has a snakeskin type texture, the rest of the shoe is black leather.
Worn only a couple of times and in great condition. Super stylish lace up wedge
Black peeptoe platform heels. In good condition. Worn. Signs of wear on bottom sole.
Very stylish sandals with swarovski.
Black lizard embossed leather pointed-toe pumps Size 39 4.5" Heel
Balenciaga Neo Classic Derby Pumps. Lace up, block heel. Monochrome. Lightly worn. No box. RRP £570.
black lita heels with pink spikes and studs on the heel and back of shoe. pink laceholes also. comes in original box. black leathe...r. read more
Garrice two-coloured patent court shoes
Accidentally bought these a size too small so selling them to another loving home, but they are brand new (bought a few days ago) ...and never once worn. Comes with box, 2 dustbags and all original stuffing. read more