What We're Buying: Classic Aviators with a Twist, Sleek Designer Heels and Cutout Booties (On Sale!)

07/08/2014 at 04:26 PM ET

Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” This week, we found a pair of sunnies that go with whatever outfit you’re wearing, and took advantage of some major shoe sales.

Ray Ban aviatorsCourtesy Brittany Talarico

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: I recently lost my favorite classic Ray-Ban aviators (they were actually my fiancĂ©’s, which he generously passed on to me, so it really stung). After weeks of holding out hope that they might turn up, I decided it was time to look for a replacement pair. Immediately, I gravitated toward a similar aviator style. This time, however, I went for a metallic tortoise frame. The flecks of gold felt fresh, and I like the way they complement my hair color. Plus, just to make sure they were keepers, I took a few selfies, as any proactive shopper would.

Vince Camuto BottiesCourtesy Vince Camuto

Kelli Berglund, actress and star of Disney XD series Lab Rats: During my shopping trips, I always love to splurge on one item that I simply cannot live without. I did exactly that with a pair of beautiful Vince Camuto strappy booties. They can dress up jeans and a t-shirt or even dress down a simple cocktail dress. I love that they’re so unique, and I can wear them during any season. The cutouts and black leather keep them sophisticated yet playful, and they’re surprisingly so comfy! I always love for my shoes to have a little bit of height (since I’m not the tallest girl ever), and these shoes give me just the right amount without looking too formal.

Proenza Schouler heelsCourtesy Proenza Schouler

Catherine Kast, Writer/Reporter: I’ve been dying for the celeb-loved Nudist sandal by Stuart Weitzman, but it’s been hard for me to succumb to the heel height (4.5-in.) and the price (up to $625). Luckily, Net-A-Porter (I feel like they always have my back over there) was having a clearance sale, and I got these two-tone leather heels for basically a quarter of their original price tag. Sure they’re not a solid basic, but the black and white graphic pattern can hold its own as a statement shoe against a little white summer dress or a monochrome work outfit. It also has helped me upgrade my print-mixing game, standing out against my other summer staple: patterned shorts like the leopard-and-ikat ones I always wear by the shorts experts at Sea. With this awesome buy, I was able to hack two items off of my fashion bucket list for this season: high-heeled sandals with skinny ankle straps, and anything by Proenza Schouler. (P.S.: These have since sold out at Net-a-Porter, but you can shop them for 50% off here!)

What are you buying lately? Tell us in the comments. Plus, check out what else our editors have been loving over the past month…
What We’re Buying: A Sweet Lace Top, a Sassy Romper and the Face Wash That Might Make Us Better People
What We’re Buying: Perfect Pumps, Eye-Catching Tees, a Game-Changing Mud Mask and Just-for-Us Shades
What We’re Buying: Summer-Friendly Shorts, Shirts and Shoes – and the Ultimate Sports Bra
What We’re Buying: Great Shoes, Chic Bags, a Pretty Summer Dress – and a Whole Outfit for Under $100

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