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Investment and inexpensive don’t exactly go hand in hand.
In reality, when someone says something is an investment, they basically mean it’s going to cost you a fair amount of money.
But that’s not this kind of post.
These are my top investment shoes under $150 because these are styles and brands that stand the test of time, but don’t cost you a fortune while doing so.
Here are my investment shoes under $150:
These shoes are the perfect summer heel. They’re classic and the beige color does an awesome job at elongating the leg. Also, the ankle strap helps secure your foot, making them easier to walk in for long periods of time.
I debated buying these booties for literally years, but didn’t take the plunge until a few months ago. The crazy thing is that I’ve purchased multiple boots in between the first time I wanted them and the day I purchased them, and none have stood the test of time as much as this pair. These are just as in style today as the day they were released, and how can you go wrong with a great pair of black booties?
I know I already told you about my love affair with Gigi sandals here. But, I’ll be honest, when I began to think about this list, they were the first ones on it. I’ve had pairs of these for years and years, and with a few minor scuffs, you’d never know it. They are still as in style today as they were the day I bought them, and I never go anywhere warm without making sure a pair of Gigis are coming along with me. They slide on, stay on, and can be worn for hours without breaking a sweat.
I’ve mentioned these pumps before (and worn them here). They’re my go-to heels when I know I’ll be walking a lot. They aren’t too tall, but they’re still high enough to show off your legs and dress up an outfit. They’re a bit hard to find, so I’ve linked a few similar ones below as well.
With the warming weather and longer days, June is truly one of my most loved months of the year. It’s all about fresh air, pastel colors, and open-toed shoes, and I think my June favorites exemplify that.
I’ve had this perfume for a couple years now, and although it isn’t my most reached for scent, I love it in the early summer months. It’s named appropriately because it mixes beautifully with the fresh flowers scents that come with this time of year.
Even though I’ve recently acquired some new Prada shades, there’s just something about aviators in the summer. They scream beachy-waves and swimsuits, and as much as I’ve loved wearing my Pradas, when it comes to my day to day, my Ray-Bans are my go-to. See them styled here.
Before any date on my calendar tells me it’s summer, my Gigi sandals do. The day I first reach for them is the day I know that the winter blues are truly behind us, and it’s nothing but sunshine from here on out. I’ve owned numerous pairs of Gigis over the years, and it’s a style that I just keep going back to. It simple, easy, and I can wear them all day without feeling uncomfortable. Gigis feel like a flip flop but look like a sandal and who wouldn’t want that?
I don’t always splurge on higher-end makeup, but I’m so happy I decided to for this contouring/highlighting duo from Make Up For Ever. I’m pretty easy-going when it comes to my makeup looks so I search for products that are simple to use and that work. This product does both of those things. It’s on in seconds, it contours and highlights beautifully, and it last for hours without a problem.
Although I already talked about this polish in my Summer Style Additions post, I figured I should add it to my June favorites as well. I don’t mix up my polish colors all that often, and I tend to stick to more neutral tones when I do. This shade is perfect for me because it is very much a neutral, but with the slightest purple undertone.
I also included this new Gel Setter from Essie. I haven’t had too much time to try it out, but so far I’ve really been liking it. It’s not a total gel-polish replacement, but I’d bet it’s added an extra couple days to my most recent manicure.
There’s almost nothing better than the fashion trends that come with the change in a season.
And since June is the first month of summer, it’s easy to be tempted by all of the newest and coolest trends that come with it. But rather than shelling out loads of cash every time the weather changes, I’ve tried to stick to a few key pieces that will help elevate my closet for the coming months.
Here are my latest style additions:
Hats have the capability of elevating every outfit you pair them with. You can take a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, add a hat, and you’ve got yourself a complete look. So, as one of my new summer pieces, I added this hat from Talula to help shape my style into summer.
Just because I try not to buy into every trend each season, I reserve my spending on the one or two that I truly love. And if you follow me on Instagram then you know how much I love these sandals from Vince Camuto. Even though I chose them in black, the delicate lace-up details make them work for summer, but will also carry them into the future, fall season.
I’ve been a huge fan of Rayban aviators for several years, but I’ve been in the market for classic black shades that I can use when I’m going for a more polished look.
I’ve always been a lover of neutral nails. And lately, I’ve been especially obsessed with all shades of taupe. This taupey-grey Essie shade is no exception. It also happens to match my hat pretty perfectly, which doesn’t hurt.
See a look styled with these item here.