February 2019 | Where your heart is now

Why you should buy Pre-Owned

February 22, 2019

If you have followed me for awhile you would know my weakness is a designer handbag. I only have a couple but am obsessed with them. For awhile I thought that I HAD to have it brand new and be the only owner. I have now completely changed my mind. I was introduced to STORE 5a, a unique store that sells pre-owned handbags, jewelry and watches. This Saint Laurent bag is from them and OMG she was a beauty. It was in mint condition and after I got it , I'm mad at myself for not buying pre-owned previously. 

About STORE 5a

STORE 5a is located in the heart of Columbus Ohio and currently has two locations, one in the Short North and one at Easton Market. STORE 5a prides itself on giving jewelry, handbags and watches a second life. They have an expert team that authenticate, refurbish and appraise each piece they receive. You can shop confidently knowing each piece is authentic. I love shopping here because they have unique pieces others don't, a wide variety to choose from and you save a ton of money! 

Selling vs. Consignment 

STORE 5a is NOT a consignment shop. STORE 5a is a simple and safe way to buy luxury items. If you have luxury items to sell, you can do it here with true experts of the trade. They provide a fixed price for your item unlike consignment shops. STORE 5a will buy your item outright and you will receive a check, just like that. No beating around the bush. 

STORE 5a has a in-house shop with authenticates all of the items they receive. They are apart of the Diamond Cellar so you can rest assured knowing they have 70 years of experience. 

T-shirt: American Eagle
Jacket: Zara, similar here
Earrings: Madewell
Jeans: Mott & Bow c/o
Bag: Saint Laurent via STORE 5a
Boots: GUESS, similar here

With the presence of designer dupes and counterfeit goods ever growing, it is the utmost importance that STORE 5a reassures all of their items are 100% authentic. They have a zero policy for counterfeit pieces. STORE 5a is not an authorized retailer for any designer brand however they carry brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and Cartier. 

STORE 5a stands out by buying items outright. They look for handbags that are in excellent condition with a dust bag, box and authenticity cards when possible. They strive to carry the most popular and up to date pieces for their customers and I cannot wait to continue to shop with them. 

“At STORE 5a, luxury is an experience, celebrated and remembered through our pieces. We connect with our customer’s by making their experience simple, educational, and engaging.”
-Jesse Johnson, owner
Thank you so much to STORE 5a for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate 

Cozy Winter Look + NYFW

February 9, 2019

Sweater: Chicwish c/o
Earrings: Leander Boutique, use code Nicole15 for a discount, similar here
Jeans: Mott & Bow c/o
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Booties: Marc Fisher c/o use code LTD993 for 20% off! 

I am all about a cozy big sweater and some cute skinny's with some booties for an everyday #ootd. This sweater from Chicwish is the ultimate hand knit chunky sweater for lunch dates, shopping trips or a date night! I love the deep V neck and the huge bell sleeves (unless you're getting mexican for lunch because they would not work well with chips and salsa). Chicwish has some super cute sweaters right now and I'm going to link all of them below for you! 

I just recently joined the #styleMarcSquad and was gifted these super cute western booties. I think they look great with this outfit and would any cute top and jeans! How do you feel about the western trend? 

Some of the top trends I'm seeing right now for NYFW are: neon, neutrals (YESSSSS), fishnets, color blocking, hot magenta and zebra print. I'm not making it to NYFW this season because honestly, we had a supppppper cold winter as did most of you and I just couldn't imagine being cold more lol. I love being able to watch the shows and see the things people are doing in the comfort of my own home, plus I saved money! 

Thank you so much to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

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