Posts tagged Stuart Weitzman

Four Spring Essentials Easily Under $100

Gearing up for warming weather is fun, but it can also be expensive. Here are four must-haves for this springtime season that will help you look like a trendsetter on the cheap.

1. Stackable bracelets
This is a great trend that anyone at any age can try. If you like to mix and match your jewelry, go all out with different colored bangles in all different sizes and shapes, no combination is wrong! Should you want to coordinate your look a little more, go with a similar color palette – like black and gold – and just mix and match different textures, such as a black leather bracelet paired with a few solid gold bangles.
Shown here: Various bracelets at Second Time Around in Haddonfield, NJ (starting at $18, call 856-354-9400 to order)

2. Printed Pants
Think you need to work at a fashion magazine to pull off this look? Think again! With the right kind of print, this springtime look can be worn during a family weekend event or to the office (if you work in a more casual workplace, of course). For a weekend look, go with a lightweight sweater in a solid color – white works best for the fashionably conservative, while cobalt blue works great for style extroverts. To transform this piece for the office, pair it with a neutral top and matching neutral-colored blazer and keep accessories minimal.
Shown here: Ralph Lauren pants at Second Time Around in Boston, MA ($49, call 617-247-3504 to order)

3. Chambray Top
The new closet essential is hands-down the chambray button-down. Perfect with white jeans or a printed skirt, chambray has become the new neutral, replacing plain, white button-downs. Break it out at work under a blazer or with a skirt, then dress it down for the weekend with linen shorts for those extra warm days.
Shown here: Rag & Bone top at Second Time Around in Boston, MA

4. Bright Floral Accessories
Springtime is the chance to break out the flower power, and there’s no better way to do so than in bright, bold colors. While matching your shoes to your handbag is an outdated fashion rule, if you match with a fun print, your outfit will look modern and fresh. Since these accessories are in such a feminine print, you can balance your ensemble by wearing them with pants and a button-down, like the chambray top in #3. Pair these printed accessories with a solid-colored outfit to avoid being overly busy, and you’ll be the envy of your next workday or weekend get-together!
Shown here: Betsey Johnson flats and Stuart Weitzman handbag at Second Time Around in Boston, MA ($32 for the size 7.5 flats, $79 for the handbag, call 617-247-3504 to order)

~Ashley, FashioniSTA

Dress the Part: Nighttime Gathering

After all the daytime grilling and lounging, it’s time go out and really celebrate summer! People will be out and about feeling rested, energized, and amped up about the holiday weekend! Time to ditch the denim and get on with your glam!

Whether your style is sparkly, bohemian, or classic, there are ways to look your finest. Maxi dresses always add a touch of drama, and heeled gladiator booties are perfect for summer nights out. Adding a little gold will go great with that glow you garnered after sitting outside all day, and this is the only season where you can really rock your sleeveless dresses sans cover-up.

Dress: Guess Jeans (size M) $25 / Necklace: $18 / Sandals: Stuart Weitzman (size 9) $89

Dress: Notice (size S) $49 / Wood & Leather Necklace: $16 / Rope & Shell Belt: $15 / Clutch: Vintage Gucci $79 / Shoes: LF, size 8 $29

Dress: Zara Woman (size L) $29 / Elastic & Velour Belt: $15 / Patent Leather Bag: Etienne Aigner $25 / Shoes: Dana Buchman (size 8.5) $49

Dress: Dharma Imports (size M) $38 — NWT! / Leather & Grommet Tote: Carlos Falchi $89 / Sandals: Miz Mooz (size 7.5) $25

~Kim, FashioniSTA/Store Manager - Harvard Square

Jellies are Back and Ready to Jam

Paging 1996: you lost your jelly shoes and they somehow ended up in 2010. I was thinking about sending them back, but then I reconsidered. While I may not be ready to publicly fess up to my secret love for BSB and snap bracelets, after seeing the recent comeback of jellies, I may be ready to take this romance public.

It’s not difficult to see why we have revisited this trend. It’s almost like the shoe gods all got together and thought of a way women could have cute, comfortable shoes that can’t be ruined unless you set them on fire. Even then I’m pretty sure you can mold them back together. The only problem was they were hideous, to put it mildly, and I have the emotional scars to prove it when I tried to bring them back in the eighth grade. But now that one glitch has been solved as designers such as Tory Burch and Burberry have stepped up and taken on the challenge.

Tory Burch Jelly Reva

The main difference between what we wore 15 years ago and what is being shown now is the color scheme designers are using. It’s all about going opaque for a modern twist. We all remember jellies as being horrifically transparent, like Saran Wrap laced across your feet. But now you can use jellies as a way to update your current wardrobe choices with flats, flip flops, and sandal options. Everyone and their mother has a pair of Tory Burch Reva flats, and while they are now a classic staple, you can experiment with Burch’s jelly Reva flats in bright pink or blue, guaranteed to make you stand out and withstand a freak rainstorm. Or go for classic black for a hint of edginess behind your seemingly demure footwear.

Stuart Weitzman Jelly

Ready to rock the world with your jelly footwear? Go for it with a pair of magenta, gladiator jelly sandals from Diane von Furstenberg paired with a romper for weekend fun in the city or at the beach. Or go with a pair of clear, embellished d’orsay flats from Stuart Weitzman – a true tribute to the ‘90s. Only for the truly fashion fearless, you can wear these with a bright sundress to really stand out, or go for the shoes in black for more versatility (and to look less like you still worship NKOTB).

Valentino Jelly Sandal

Should you not be ready to fully revisit the days of Saved by the Bell and Tamagotchi pets, you can always try the jelly trend in a subtle flip flop. Try a clear, check pattern from Burberry or a bright (and less jelly-like) pair from Tory Burch, great for a relaxing day outside or even a casual barbecue. Or you can go 2010-fancy with a pair of bow flip flops from Valentino – perfect for the weekend or if you happen to have a black tie event starring Lady Gaga. These could definitely venture outside of the beach without looking out of place, especially in opaque ivory or red. Or you could always keep your jellies as poolside-only attire, for those who prefer to keep their fashion risks on the down-low.

Remember girls, clear is for the risk-takers, opaque equals modern subtlety. Until next time!
~Ashley, fashioniSTA, Second Time Around

One Piece - 4 ways to wear!

Sure, a lot of stores have clothes, but only a few have developed a unique eye for creating stylish collections time and time again.  We here at Second Time Around spend our days poring over individual pieces, looking to pair them with cute complementary coordinates!  Along the way, we often find ourselves helping guests to see their new items in an even newer light.  Take, for example, this staple piece from Juicy Couture found at our Harvard Square location: a vibrant green short-sleeved button-down with a wide ruffle trim and Peter Pan collar (retail value: $158 / yours for $52!)

The Juicy Blouse

At first glance, it appears to be a very girly yet very basic top, easily paired with your favorite everyday denim and flats.  But all it takes is a little resourcefulness to maximize your new garment’s potential!  May we present to you, dear reader, a creative exercise in using the same piece for four entirely different outfits, all found in Harvard Square!


Polished Professional

For a more classic and conservative look, we took a timeless yet trendy Alexander Wang dress (yours for only $148) and placed the top underneath.  It’s hard to dress girly around the office, but this outfit rises to the challenge of finding the right professional accoutrement!  Shoe: Steven by Steve Madden — $36 / Bag: La Bagagerie — $78 / Necklace: $14.


Flirty & Feminine

Spring is the time to bring a little smile to your wardrobe, and this array is no exception.  If you prefer a more flirty and feminine approach, try adding a splash of vintage chic!  Skirt: Trio — $24 / Scarf: Vintage — $12 / Belt: Vintage Dior — $32 / Bag: Vintage — $14 / Shoe: Steve Madden — $32.


Boho Casual

Ruffles have a subtle dress-up quality about them, so we paired our top with some casual everyday staples.  The final look has an edge about it that says you’re not afraid to add a little cute to your kit.  Skirt: Lucky Brand Denim — $26 / Undershirt: Kenzie — $16 / Bag: Christopher Kon — $62 / Shoe: Taryn Rose — $74 / Scarves: $12 each.



Every so often, a lady wants to glam it up a little after a long hard day making ends meet.  A wardrobe basic can easily transition into nightwear by the simple addition of alluring accessories!  Skirt: Silk Box — $28 / Belt: $12 / Bag: Stuart Weitzman = $132 / Shoe: Steve Madden = $32 / Necklaces: $14 each.

~ Kim, Harvard Square Store Manager, Second Time Around