fab find: dvf at 70% off

i know i've been slacking and need to push some more style stories out soon (exciting news coming the next few weeks on gameday dresses, a chic new spa in town, florida fishing apparel for both guys & girls, and tips on wearing vintage jewelry...), but until then i wanted to post this week's fab find.

one of my fav designers is diane von furstenberg, but unfortunately i can't afford to add all her pieces i want to my wardrobe. when it comes to purchasing at full price i tend to stick with classic staples, like her wrap dresses, and i have a hard time splurging on the other items that catch my eye. lucky for me, the final summer sale can now be found on dvf.com, so i can get my fix on the fun pieces without the steep prices. and unlike many other final sales, the goods are actually still stylish and relevant, especially because in florida we can wear summery pieces all year round.

i like to use designer sales as a time to buy things i might normally shy away from - maybe pieces a little bolder than my usual taste, or something super trendy that isn't worth spending the full amount on. so treat sales as your time to stand out and have fun. here are my discounted dvf picks, clockwise starting upper left:

donna cover-up in striped travelling knots in pink ~ $90 (originally $300). i'm all about the jumpsuits right now and this one is so feminine. meant to be a swimsuit coverup, but in so.fla we can get away with wearing it for more.

tes cover-up in warhol camo red ~ 67.50 (originally $225). such a cute cut and the print - inspired by andy warhol art - is a fresh take on the typical camo.

mecca shoes in red suede ~$84 (originally $280). as you'll see from my post last week, i think every girl needs a pair of red shoes, and at a price like this, these wedges can't be beat. if you're not into bright red and want something a little more subtle, dvf also has them in brown "luggage" leather, which brings me to the next item...

25" rolling carry-on in retro frog ~ $135 (originally $475). dvf always finds a way to make this typically boring accessory hot. jump on this price while you can, but if you miss it, the loehmann's in legacy place usually has some dvf luggage in stock.

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