Category: Shoes

New Year, New Suit!

So how is your New Year going so far? Maybe you are trying to get a new job or start a business. Anyway, we all need that suit to dress to impress. I found this blue suit from Zara last year. It was chic and affordable, and to my knowledge didn’t rip off any specific designers. Yea I buy from Zara sometimes but you have to be careful with them. We all know fast fashion has a dark side and if you buy from them, you just need to be mindful of the lower cost production and designer knockoffs.

The suit seems to be sold out but I found these cropped blue Theory pants on sale at Farfetch and this Milly blazer on sale at Revolve. I paired my suit with a pair of blue vintage Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. Check out more photos below!

Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Farfetch Mid-Winter Sale Finds!!

So if you haven’t heard already, Farfetch is having a ridiculous sale. Over 3000 items are up to 70% off, AND they’re throwing in an additional 20% off with the code x20ff. Yea, I know. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, there are actually some amazing finds! I didn’t comb through all 3000 items but I definitely made my way through a lot of them and found some cute things for myself.

PANTS

 

Everybody needs a good pair of jeans, these classic Brocken Bow skinny jeans above are on sale for $88. If you want to try something different…maybe you’re going to fashion week in one of the cities next month, try these purple Alberta Ferretti trousers with just a cool t-shirt or sweater.

SWEATSHIRTS

 

Found a few cute sweatshirts/sweaters. They’re ideal for cozy warmth on a cold winter day. Loving the lace detail on the Adidas by Stella McCartney sweatshirt. Fabulous.

 

DRESSES

  

Some of these dresses can work this winter with some tights and even an undershirt. But some of them will be absolutely perfect for the spring!

COATS

  

Okay so up north it definitely gets old wearing the same coat everyday. Especially that good old black or grey that everybody wears. Hey I love black and grey but there is no better way to spice up a cold winter day than with a bright-colored coat. Delpozo has a beautiful yellow and beige cape coat 40% off. Hurry though because there is only one left.

SKIRTS

There’s plenty of skirts on sale but I have to say this black and white Balmain mini skirt will definitely get worn. You can go to lunch with that…even to work if you do it right.

BAGS

So mind you this Bao Bao Issey Miyake bag is on sale and I hardly ever see any of their merchandise on sale. And kid you not, Ashish, Proenza Schouler and Rebecca Minkoff. High to low… yess!

 

SHOES

  

There’s a lot of boots on sale. Now might be the time to try that sexy high-knee boot or even these Versace velvet boots.

If you’re looking for more picks, feel free to visit the fashion shop. Have fun and please do share your finds in the comments below!

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

 

DezignNation Struts Miami Drive-In Fashion Show

I recently attended the Struts Miami Fashion Show by DezignNation (founded by Aguy Smith) and was completely blown away by Project Runway finalist Laurence Basse’s designs as well as a few other local designers. I had never been to a ‘drive-in’ fashion show but it was actually kind of convenient because it was cool in Florida that night.

I wore my Catherine Malandrino leather pants (similar below), a Club Monaco sweater and my Steve Madden sneaker heels. The show was in a parking garage and featured designs from House of Roxy B., Over a Trillion Served and more. They also had wine and pies from Pink Pie available at the show as well. 

 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Army Green Wish Set

So I recently discovered Wish a website and app that features all kinds of merchandise for next to nothing! You order directly from China usually so it cuts out the middleman and makes the prices cheaper. I got this set for only $12. Now you would say that the quality was compromised right? Well, the set actually is a very good cotton and it hasn’t just fallen apart. I’m a fan of high and low fashion as long as we support our designers.

Anyway, this is a style perfect for the Fall. I paired the set with vintage Christian Louboutins from Bergdorf Goodman. Just layer it with your coats and jackets to be a little warmer in the snow!

  

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Karen Millen Work Dress

So Thanksgiving may be upon us but today is a work day. Although I blog, I still work as a financial planner and have to dress for the ‘corporate’ office at times. This Karen Millen dress may scream Florida but you can throw a leather jacket on it and rock it for Fall too. I just love the bright orange and black and white palm tree leaves. I paired it with a Khirma Eliazov clutch and Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps. I love this look for the office and beyond. Check out more photos below!

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely, 

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Three Hot Pieces on Sale

I scouted a few items on sale that were just so fire they deserved their own post! Starting with this M2Malletier handbag perfect for the holidays and these Charlotte Olympia pink sandals. Lastly, I spotted a Burberry lace skirt that should probably go with just about everything. Happy shopping!

 


 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Akira Orange Jumpsuit

Happy Thursday everybody! I’m loving my Akira orange jumpsuit which is actually on sale right now. I wore it out to dinner to Felidia’s restaurant ( you know the famous chef Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant in the city) and had a fabulous Saturday night before I left town. I just love the side ruffles on this jumpsuit, it brings the drama.

I paired it with vintage Christian Louboutin heels and a faux snake skin Guess clutch. Check out the rest of the pictures below!

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Tanya Taylor Crop Top and Rag & Bone Jeans

So I’ve made a big move. I’m now living in Florida but while still in New York I got together with Mariya for some shots. The weather was warm (hence the Tanya Taylor crop top that I found on sale). It’s hot in Florida so I can wear this outfit almost all year! 

These Rag & Bone Simone Denim Pants have been put to great use ever since I got them. They’re light and cute. I just love a dark wash. I paired them with my vintage blue suede Giuseppe Zanotti pumps (similar Manolo Blahnik BB pumps here) and my vintage Marc Jacobs blue handbag. Check out the rest of the photos below!

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Pretty for Fall: Alexis Orchid Marisa Midi Dress

alexis orchid marisa midi dress

 

So Fall is right around the corner whether you like it or not. And this cute Alexis Orchid Marisa Midi Dress is available for pre-order from ModaOperandi. It reminds me of Gucci a bit but it’s not. I think it’s just dreamy. Pair it with¬†over the knee Santoni black boots and you are ready to make a strong statement.

Romantic lace is a big trend for Fall 2016 and see-through fabric is definitely here to stay for some time. Get excited for Fall and while you’re shopping, make sure to check out this¬†pre-fall shoe edit here.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles