Keep your new year’s resolutions with going with these cute Old Navy sneakers. They come in some really cute colors, and are on sale right now. They used to be $24.94, but now they are just $17.00!! Actually all of their super cute activewear is on sale. The prices are pretty good too. Get fit without breaking the bank. Run ladies! This sale won’t last forever. Photos from Old Navy.
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Early last week, after I came back from my trip, I was able to meet with Hannah Davis (founder and president of Bangs Shoes). It was so nice to talk with someone my age who is actively making a difference in the world. I was tickled pink to know that we are from the same hometown and went to school in the same school district. It really is a small world.
During my time with Hannah, she told me about her mission and her company. The name “Bangs” in Bangs Shoes comes from her time in China. If you know anything about the Chinese language, then you know that the Chinese character for “help” is phonetically spelled out as “BANG”. She also talked about how the plain green military shoes that everyone was wearing in her area of China caught her eye. Soon she realized that there was something about these shoes that people liked. Her Bangs Shoes journey started there.
I know everybody, including myself, has jumped on the cool shoe meets charity train, but Bangs Shoes are different. Instead of all the shoes going to one specific cause, each shoe color represents a different cause. The shoes come in either a high top or a low top, and each shoe has a specific symbol on it that represents each charity or cause. Twenty percent of the proceeds from each shoe sale goes to that charity. The high tops are $60 and the low tops are $55.
If you want to buy or try on her shoes in the Midlands, you can go to Good for the Sole in Five Points or Half Moon Outfitters on Devine Street. If you live elsewhere or are just really curious, you can check out her super sweet Bangs Shoes website. Hannah was nice enough to give me a pair of shoes to try. I picked the white high tops that invest in financial empowerment through Kiva.org. Even though I wear a size ten she told me to pick the 9.5. If you have wide feet, I suggest you try a size up. Watch my Instagram for a pic of me wearing my shoes. I am thinking of taking them on my next trip this weekend!
Also don’t forget about the $140 J. Crew gift card giveaway!
Jazzy sneakers are a great way to look cute and casual at the same time without being too frumpy or formal, but just right. I love rocking a cool sneaker with a dress or some funky jeans. The Sleek Patent Sneaker from Forever 21 is a good suede and patent leather like sneaker to wear in the summer. The shoe comes in black, but the light colored taupe is a personal favorite of mine for the summer. You can get them from F21 for $36.80. Jazzy sneakers are easy to wear. I even wore teal and green sneakers to prom one year. I think I looked pretty fly! I love to wear my shiny gold sneakers with many outfits. They even got me photographed at NYFW! Photo from Forever 21.
The New Balance Classics W574 from Zappos.com are great for working out, running, and walking. What you might not know is that people are wearing brightly colored and retro style sneakers with dresses, skirts, and dress pants now. The look is still chic and sophisticated, but the sneaker adds a bit of pop and fun to the look. Check out these street style stars and their sneakers. The New Balance Classics W574 is the perfect shoe to try this trend. It usually costs $67.95, but now it is on sale at Zappos.com for $54.99. Get you a piece of this shoes. There are a ton of colors to choose from. [SOURCE] [SOURCE]
I love the UO Plimsoll Sneaker from Urban Outfitters because it is the perfect summer sneaker. It goes with everything like maxi dresses, sundresses, skinny jeans, denim shorts. Get these cute kicks for $18.
I don’t know if you all are following the lady wedge sneaker trend that has exploded, but if you have these might be a cheaper choice. The Isabel Marant sneakers are cray cute, but crazy expensive. While these Bea Suede Wedge Sneakers from Ash come in at $250, they still are considerably cheaper than than the others. Photo from here.