Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A few minty fresh, budget friendly accessories for spring

I'm staring at a blanket of snow covering Cincinnati, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming of spring weather to come.  Is everyone else as happy as I am that mint is THE color this spring?  Who doesn't love mint?  So pretty, fresh, and springy.  I've picked up a few budget-friendly mint items lately, so I thought I would share them with you in a quick review set.  The first item up is this cute Merona tote I found at Target.

Merona Tote in mint
$34.99 in stores
According to their website, this tote is no longer available online, but check in your local stores...mine still seemed to have several.  Now I admit, I am typically very particular about my handbags.  But how cute is this trendy colored tote for spring, at a steal at $34.99?  Of course it's not leather, it's polyurethane, but the synthetic material actually doesn't feel too's a great tote for files, workout clothes, or kid gear.  I was actually quite impressed with a lot of Target handbags...there were many J.Crew inspired looks, especially Eden bag look-alikes in pretty colors. 

Calvin Klein mint green leather pumps
$79.95, DSW

I have been on the lookout for the perfect pair of mint green pumps for spring.  I found these Calvin Klein at DSW and fell in love.  They are the prettiest color, not too high, and a stacked wooden heel rather than a wrapped heel.  I love this because wrapped heels get nicked up so easily.  I wear anything from an 8.5 to a 9.5 in shoes, in this brand I wore a 9.5.  DSW is so strange in the fact that the stores don't carry the same labels as the website.  I couldn't find these online but hopefully your local DSW will have them because these are a great buy!  I had a $10 coupon and a $5 coupon that I used, which brough the price down to $65.00.  Not bad for a pretty pair of leather pumps.  They feel comfortable too, which is always important.

Audrey Brook pastel pump in multi mint
$69.95 here but check for sale in stores

Last are these pretty kitten heel pumps by Audrey Brooke, which I believe is an in-store label at DSW.  I never would have paid full price for these shoes, but I was strolling along the sale racks at DSW the other day and they were marked 50% off.  I then had another $5 coupon, which brought them down to just $30.00.  I love the low heel for work and the more trendy pointy toe.  Online the description says faux leather, but on the actual shoe it say leather upper with man-made material accents.  I'm OK with that for $30.00.  These are really comfortable but I recommend you size down.  I took an 8.5 in these, a full size down from the Calvin Klein pumps.  The online reviews say they run big as well.  I am surprised these are still full-price online, so check your local store to see if they're on sale.  I know individual DSW locations have different styles on sale at different times, but at my store, these were 50% off. 

Do you love mint for spring?  What do you think about these steals?  Thanks for visiting!


  1. Cute picks! I love mint year round but am especially pumped that it is so big for spring. Target had some cute skinny belts in a bunch of pretty pastels that I keep thinking about grabbing.

  2. I've been considering mint shoes for spring - those CK ones are cute!

  3. All are great additions - love the stacked heel too. I hate mucked up heels.

  4. Oh my! Those minty heels are perfect for spring. I'd love to get a pair of minty toothpick jeans for spring. I think they'd be a fun find (I'm sure there's lots at Gap or Old Navy too!)

    1. Tasia--got a super cute pair at the Crewlet for $24.99 back in January. Keep an eye out, they run good sales.