Stylish Steal: D’Orsay Flats

Looking for an easy style that will happily transfer from summer to fall? Then you’ll want to check out these d’orsay flats! D’orsay is a shoe style that basically features the vamp cut away on the sides, showing the arch and the side of the foot. Gorgeous and on trend, I received the Rocket Dog version of these flats as a gift, and I spotted the Sole Society version while shopping for another set of flats. Noticing the price difference – hence “Stylish Steal”, I thought I would share them with you!


The Sole Society Kristi d’orsay flat comes in Silver Sconce, Black, and Adobe and is currently available from sizes 4 to 12 with a few half sizes in between. They’re made of faux leather with a short zipper on the pointed toe, and feature a section of elastic at the heel which keeps your foot from slipping out while walking. These retail at a cool $59.95, and you can pick them up here!

The Rocket Dog Cyprus Two Piece Flats from Macy’s are currently only available in one color, and only have sizes 6-11 available with a few sizes missing in between. It’s made of a sturdy, yet comfortable canvas material and also features the bit of elastic in the heel. The point of the toe has a sheath of foe leather which takes the shoe from being casual to looking quite classy. These are on sale at for an easy $24.98, and you can pick them up here – but act fast!

The better buy is pretty obvious, however they’re both gorgeous flats and I certainly appreciate the sizing and color variety afforded by Sole Society! Either way, these are definitely trendy, comfortable, versatile, stylish (plus, that pointed toe is super slimming) – a certain wardrobe staple!

The Road to “OZ”: New Clip & Polyvore Fashion

So I know I’ve said it like a million zillion times, but I am super excited to see Oz The Great and Powerful – which hits theaters next week! It was great to see so many of my blogging friends attend the actual red carpet premiere  (check out one of their posts here & here & here), and I’ve probably viewed the trailer enough times to know it by heart. So being of the digitally creative sort I decided to throw together three polyvore boards, one for each of the witches in Oz! Here they are:

Theodora, Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzEvent

Theodora, Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzEvent by the-inbox featuring a white gold tennis bracelet

I put this one together based on the character of Theodora, played by Mila Kunis. Theodora is initially a “good” witch, I loved the usage of her red, black, and white outfit in the movie – which isn’t as costume-y as Rachel Weisz’s Evanora outfit, and I tried to capture a little of the costume’s nuances here.

Glinda the Good, Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzEvent

Glinda the Good, Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzEvent by the-inbox featuring diamond earrings

I love how princess-like and ethereal Glinda’s white costume is in the film. Glinda, played by Michelle Williams, is (obviously, lol!) the good witch of the South. I loved the long sleeves on her white gown, so I went with a one shoulder spin on that look – and aren’t those shoes absolutely gorgeous!?

Evanora, Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzEvent

Evanora, Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful #DisneyOzEvent by the-inbox featuring black heels

I know she’s evil, but I just love love love the costume for Rachel Weisz’s Evanora! I went for a similarly dark look here, and just had too much fun putting this one together – I figure, if you’re going to be bad you might as well look good while you’re being it!

As excited for Oz The Great and Powerful as I am?! Awesome, this is seriously the number one movie on my “must-watch” list this year! I hope it is on yours too!

Here’s an exclusive clip of Theodora and Evanora!

XSRE Haul & Giveaway! (Ends 12/06)

As promised, here are the awesome items I picked up at XSRE recently! There were SO many great things to choose from, if you’re not careful you could end up dropping quite a lot here! I bought this amazing chunky knit scarf in teal – I love the color teal, and chunky knits are really popular during the winter, plus this scarf was super soft I just had to have it.

I also bought this purple scarf – it’d made up of thinner material, and has sort of a fishnet pattern to it. But what really won me over was the color – I don’t know if you can really see it in this picture, but it’s a gorgeous deep purple, with purple and gold threading going through it. It’s a more fancy in-doors type of scarf. At $6.95, it was so going home with me!

I scored two pairs of adorable flats – the great thing about XSRE is that they have so many style options and each option has an accompanying matching pair of shoes. If I remember correctly, the lace and black one was in the romantic section, and the nude color one was with coral and nude color products. I absolutely adore the bow detailing on both of these – aren’t they super cute? They were $19.95 each.

I also bought a fair isle print hard case wallet – I loved this so much, I bought two – one for myself and one for my sister. I also bought a headband that was on clearance for $1, and a mini notebook that was also on clearance for a $1.

I also bought this necklace, which I just loved because it’s so simple but still very glamorous. The gold really just makes you glow – without being heavy or garish. I also loved these earrings – the pink and gold combination is one of my favorites, and XSRE had lots to offer in that department.

Lastly, I picked up two of these beautiful bracelets – XSRE had a lot of on-trend accessories like these, and I couldn’t help but score a few. I’m keeping one for myself, but I’m also going to give one away to a lucky reader here on The NYC Talon!

The picture doesn’t do the bracelet justice – it’s a really pretty purple with silver spheres lining the inside of the bracelet, and ends with a little lock and key charm (ARV $8.95 ea). To enter to win, just follow the directions below – I hope you enjoyed my XSRE haul post, and maybe found some inspiration for your next shopping trip! Thanks for reading and good luck!

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