I’m sad to report I’m not feeling any better about life :( But I’m going to be writing a REALLY heavy post on what’s bugging me over on my nutrition/healthy living blog, so stay tuned for that. Until then, I’ll be moping around, holding back tears, trying to keep my head up. Oh, and I’ll also be scouring Pinterest for happy, pretty things that I hope will improve my sadness. And, great news, I found a pair of gorgeous mary janes that have me, temporaily, forgetting my woes.
Sadly, as all good things are, they were found on Tumblr and I can’t locate their orgin. ANYONE, if you can hear me, please help me find these. I’m sure I can’t afford them but knowing that they exist on some online retail store makes my heart just a little happier. Because, God willing, I will find a way to own them.
What goes better with vintage, floral mary janes than a tea length lace gown with a silk floral sash? Absolutely nothing, I’ll argue.
[photo via Love My Dress]
When I close my eyes and image my perfect day, I’m in this outfit. Strolling around the streets of London, window shopping while twirling my perfectly vintage Burberry umbrella, laughing with a girlfriend as we stroll to a late, afternoon lunch.
Even if, just for an instant, my spirits are instantly lifted.
I’m not a huge fan of the color pink. I’ve never been. I was one of the only girls growing up who didn’t want to wear pink dresses or ride a pink bike. I’ve always been more of a blue & green kind of girl. This could, partly, be due to the fact I grew up with 3 rambunctious brothers. For example, they used to tear the heads off my Barbies and shave their heads. Imagine what they would do if I pranced around in a pink dress? Even now, at age 25, I just don’t gravitate towards pink. However, I’m still completely in love with blue and green. So when I saw these gorgeous, bright green suede pumps on Pinterest, my heart nearly stopped.
I absolutely LOVE this color of green. These would add the perfect pop of color to any wedding dress, don’t you think? Plus, total re-wearability. You could rock these at the office with tailored skinny black pants or with dark jeans on girls night out! I’m smitten, completely smitten.
Wow. What a weekend. I’m so exhausted I’m surprised I can actually type today. I had such an INCREDIBLE time in New Mexico at Mary’s wedding. Albuquerque is such a cute little city! I love the architecture (most of the buildings in the Old Town area were adobe), the food was incredible and the weather was perfect. I was thinking it would be like 1,000 degrees but it was pleasantly around the 80’s! (And the 40’s when we were on top of the mountain!) I haven’t edited any of my photos yet but wanted to share one I stole from a friend of hers (touche, friend, for posting pictures already!)
Although only one of us is looking at the camera, you can get an idea of HOW BEAUTIFUL Mary was. She was a perfect bride. Congrats again on your gorgeous day, Mary and Phil!
Now, let’s talk shoes. I’ve talked forever about how much I loved my shoes. Not only where they EXACTLY what I was looking for, they were just a smidgen over $50 dollars. I wanted those gorgeous blue satin Manolos from SATC but I just could not justify spending $900 on shoes. I wish I did, but I’m pretty sure that would have further contributed to our blown out budget. If you are like me and lust after perfect shoes but can’t quite afford them, I have a secret. You can do them yourself!
Take these feathered Badgley Mishka pumps. Although they aren’t extreme budget busters (around $200) they are a bit steep.
[via Scobey Photography]
These are amazing shoes, but don’t think you can’t have shoes this gorgeous just because you can’t spend that much. Why not make your own wedding shoes with a pair you already own and a shoe clip? Of if you’d prefer to emulate that exact look, I’ve found gold pumps AND a shoe clip for under $70.
Michael Antonio Kashmir pump, $39.95
Jessie handmade shoe clip, $30
Wala! Perfect shoes that won’t blow your budget!
The title pretty much sums up the delicious pumps I’m about to wow you with. I’m sure you’ve seen them (well, those of you who stalk Anthropologie & BHLDN and have a virtual shopping bag well into the thousands). Although the color is stunning, it’s the modest shape, vintage design and Mad Man-esque vibe that have totally won me over. If you couldn’t tell, I’m sorta obsessed with vintage/retro ANYTHING. Well, friends, let these shoes take you back to the non complicated days of martinis at lunch and pearls with your apron. [Shoes are from BHLDN]
Um, what a freakin’ dream they are.
They are named the Elopement pump, which actually makes perfect sense. I could totally see myself, in a flirty, big skirted short lace dress running to the Little White Chapel with these magnificent heels on my feet, a pouty red lip and cascading red curls flowing down on my shoulder, hand in hand with my perfect Don Draper (Mad Man reference, duh). That is, of course, if I wasn’t already married.
I’d wear these with jeans, a dress, a pencil skirt, shorts, hell, even just my underwear. I mean, look at them though, it would be hard to NOT put them on :) These are shoes that are not meant to sit in any closet.
Ya’ll, I’m pretty sure you know me very well by now. You know I collect statement jewelry pieces and have an old vintage soul. Ya’ll also know that I can’t pass up a deliciously sparkly pair of shoes. I dress fairly moderately (shift dresses, pencil skirts and flowy blouses), so my shoes and my jewelry are really the places I like to shine. To me, nothing makes an outfit like an incredible pair of glittered Louboutins or a pair of peep toes with some serious bling. Well, this shoe I’m about to share is no different. It’s glittery, perfectly peach with a sexy silhouette. I can’t tell you how many of my outfits these shoes would bring to life.
Plus, these shoes are perfectly paired with a vintage stack of books AND a princess crown. I may have found my version of heaven.
Soft chiffon, a pearlescent color and a flattering ankle strap. To many, these sound like the world’s perfect shoes. And to one, very very lucky bride, they were HER perfect wedding shoes.
[via Style Me Pretty]
I literally gasped when I saw them. How absolutely breath-taking are they? Now close your eyes and imagine them, for a moment, paired with a tee length wedding dress that has a tight lace bodice and a flowing, tulled skirt? (like the one below?)
A dream combination. A perfect mix of vintage lace with a modern shape and a unique pump.
What do you think? Too bold for a wedding shoe or just perfect?
I really couldn’t think of a better title for these AMAZING boots I found this morning via Tory Burch’s Facebook page. Seriously, once you see them, you are going to be like “yep, I NEED those boots!” They are a bit steep at $495, but are TOTALLY worth the splurge.
I would pair these incredible riding boots with a pair of skinny jeans, a long cardi over a ruffled blouse and an amazing chunky necklace. Or, just this amazing outfit below via My Urban Fairytale.
Who else is READY for fall?!
In my many shopping exploits, there have been a few instances where I have fallen in love with a pair of shoes I once thought were repulsive. The color was off, the design was all wacky and I just was NOT going to throw them into my “must try on” pile.
But then, after I return to the shoe department to put back those glittery silver stripper heels (because really, when would I wear them?) I see those infamous shoes again and have a completely different reaction. Maybe it’s because I’m delerious at this point from trying on dress after dress, shoe after shoe, and my mind is fooling me. Or I’m just seeing them with a whole new set of eyes.
That, my friends, is how I feel about these Chinese Laundry pumps I found on DSW. At first, I was like “omg, these are hideous who would wear them!” Then, at second glance, I was like “well, actually, these are pretty cute. They’d be super cute with a white sundress!” So, I beg the question friends, fans and readers, what are your thoughts? Ugly or cute?
Honestly, I think they are a really fun, cute, end of summer wedge. I woud pair them with a coral, white or champage colored dress with some simple jewelry. I could see myself getting some use out of them around Labor Day! So, I’m eager, though, what are ya’lls thoughts?
Happy Tuesday! It’s my last FULL day of “vacation” before I start my new job and I’m feeling a mix of emotions. I’m excited, obviously, to have a new job for the steady paycheck, new opportunity and great networking possibilities. But at the same time, I’ve really enjoyed my time at home. I’ve gotten into my writing (I’m working on a book, ya’ll!), I’ve had time to figure out what I want to do and to be honest, I haven’t had any time off to myself since I graduated. That’s 2 years of constant work with a few vacations thrown in. I needed this time to figure out who I am, what I want, what I can be. You know? But, it’s over and it’s time for a new challenge. So BRING IT ONNNNNNNN.
So shoes! My favorite subject, especially when they involve glittery Christian Louboutins & feathered rosettes. Before you have a heart attack, I haven’t found a pair of glittered Louboutins that have feathered rosettes on them. Trust me, I’d be living in a box because I would have already spent my rent money on them. If you happen to find a pair, do me a favor and send them my way. My husband won’t love the $900 dollar charge on the credit card, but my feet will be VERY happy! :) Since I couldn’t find this dream pair yet, I’m sharing a pair of glittery goddess pumps and some stunning feathered rosette pumps, both which would equally be stunning on your perfectly manicured toes. I’m absolutely IN LOVE with both of them, so dear shoe gods, combine them with that iconic red heel and you have yourself a customer FOR LIFE.
Shoes like this make me happy to be a shopping addict :)
Hello friends, fans and followers! I honestly can’t believe it’s been almost a week since I’ve blogged. But I have some fabulous things in store for you this week, including the rest of the Tuscan themed e-shoot and a fabulous Alice in Wonderland themed love shoot! I hope that makes up for my absence.
I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend, though! Mine was filled with lots of sunshine, great food & beer and laughter. Plus, I was in Charleston. Everytime we go it gets harder and harder to leave. We both know that is where we want to eventually settle and raise our kids, so it’s hard to go back to DC when we fall more in love each time! But we are young still and have the world to travel before kids come, so I think we can wait!
Now, as I’m stuck in the car for the next 5 hours typing this on my iPhone, I can’t share all of the prettiness I had in store. But I did find an amazing shoe picture for today’s Tuesday Shoesday. When you plan a wedding, you get so caught up in the actual event you kinda forget to take it all in. You forget that, in the end, all you need is love. Love is what matters most. Oh, and a pair of gorgeous red pumps doesn’t hurt either :)
Photo via Tristan Prettyman and Green Wedding Shoes.