May 26, 2011

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Summer's Best: for Under $50!

A guest post by Erica Lam, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of, one of Canada's leading fashion lifestyle sites. Long story short, what began as a personal shopping and fashion blog back in 2005 has flourished into this multi-city operation with Erica at the helm. The mission with The Style Spy has always remained the same: to highlight what's hot and new, but still attainable for most Canadian women. So who better to help us find some key and affordable must-have pieces for this summer? My haute messes, here's Erica:

Bring on the sunshine!
I’m ready to pack away my winter sweaters for the days of summer. Always on the hunt for a wicked deal, why buy one item for a couple hundred bucks when you can score five? Here are a few wish list items, all under $50. Just what we like!

Crochet Tail Top, $38, NastyGal
Two must-have trends in one, the sheer v-neck top has a crochet panel in the back along with a plunging tail hem. Match with a pair of worn-in denim shorts make for the perfect casual weekend outfit.

Racerback Wrap Dress $48, NastyGal
Simplicity is key. Pair this rose-coloured tank dress with a skinny belt and sandals for an easy summer look.

High Rise Shorts $18, Forever 21
I lived in denim shorts last year. This year will be no different, except I’ll be adding a dose of colour in the form of these little red shorts.

Shoulder Bag with Double Buckle $49.90, Zara
Road trips and weekend getaways are a summer must. A versatile bag like this holds all your essentials and can be worn comfortably cross body.

Silence & Noise Oversized Animal Print Tee $38, Urban Outfitters
This oversized wolf tee is a guaranteed conversation starter. Love the vintage feel, something you might’ve dug up from the 80’s.

And I officially "need" (definition: want to the extreme) everything. Want more of Erica's fun and savvy style? Be sure to check out The Style Spy for fashion, shopping and beauty tips, trend reports and amazing contests and giveaways. You can also follow Erica on Twitter, @TheStyleSpy.


  1. I am not a big fan of pink, but I really like the wrap dress!

  2. great things!

    xoxo from rome

    (there's a leo bag GIVE-AWAY)

  3. loving the Nasty Gal dress its sweet and colour is fab

  4. I love the white shirt, pink dress and yellow bag, I need!

    I follow you now!

  5. oh i love the Nasty Gal crochet top! On my wishlist!!

  6. I LOVE that wrap dress! It's adorable and the nicest color for summer.