One of my favorite online stores is Shop Hopes. They are based out of Georgia, and have two physical stores, one in Saint Simons Island, GA and the other in Jesup, GA. Thia past Friday, Shop Hopes had their end of season sale in which a majority of their fall/winter and remaining summer clothes were marked down to 75% off of the original price beginning at 8 am on Friday morning. Being the bargain hunter I am, I promptly set my alarm for 8 am to ensure that I did not miss out on any items that I had been hoping to catch on sale. Shop Hopes is a pretty affordable online store with prices around that of Francesca and other popular boutiques.
With the sale on Shop Hope's, I was able to get two pairs of heels, a dress and a crop top all for $35.00, a major deal in my book! Both pairs of heels are open toed, which I won't be able to wear until spring because of the cold winters of Kansas. The Tell Everyone Heels are light brown in color and are a gladiator style, a heel that I have been searching for since last summer. They zip up the back for comfort when wearing, and lace up in the front for added design. The stiletto heel dresses up the shoe, giving it a look that can be worn year round. The Tell Everyone Heels were on sale for $10.00, and were regularly priced at $39.99.
The America the Beautiful heels come in both white and light brown. I decided to get white, mostly because I have enough brown summer sandals, but also because I'm beginning to fall in love with bright white shoes. I feel that white shoes stand out more, a key characteristic in my fashion taste, and look amazing with my skin tone. These heels lace up the front and wrap around the ankle, allowing them to be adjusted for the comfort of each buyer. What I love most about the heels are the studs and cutout designs on the sides and heel of the shoe, giving it an edgy vibe. This pair of gorgeous heels was on sale for just $9.00, regular price was $36.99.
The Getting It Right Crop Top is one of my favorite crop tops I've come across on shophopes.com. I normally do not like to wear clothes that are brown, because I think they don't always look good with my skin tone. However, what drew me to this shirt was the cutouts of the top that allowed you to show skin, without showing too much. Because the top has multiple cutouts, the best accessory would be a large earring to keep the top the focus. The crop top was purchased from Shop Hope's for $7.00, regular $28.99, a real steal!
Off the shoulder dresses are definitely a popular style for this Autumn/Winter and can be found in stores just about everywhere. The Break Your Heart Dress, in plum and black has a fitted silhouette and stops just above the knee. The off the shoulder neckline allows it to be simpl to accesorize. I personally would opt for a large statement necklace to show off the neckline with small earring studs. I purchased the dress in plum, and would pair it with heels that are black and possibly lace up (I'm definitely feeling lace up heels) similar to the ones in the picture. This dress was on sale at Shop Hope's for $9.00, and was originally priced at $35.99. I'd like to note that the picture used is from Shop Hope's Instagram (@shophopes), and is not my picture.
To see more from Shop Hope's visit shophopes.com.
-Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
The Mod Little Melanin
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A Fashion Blog by Chelsea Nicole.