Love…in a blog post

Just me again.  My husband and I are headed out today on a grand adventure, without our kids! Just wanted to remind everyone to please go read my post at Fredericksburg Parent! Keep tabs on me there! It’s appreciated!!! I will fill you all in on our fun and all of my style choices asap!

You know this bag will be making an appearance on our trip. I’m in LOVE with it. It’s from Target, and you should go there immediately and get it. Do not stop at the Starbucks, do not check out the dollar section… go straight to the bags and GET IT. This one was the last one at my local store. This is not a drill!!!!

 

And this outfit also fits my blog post… color pop! Just sayin’

-xo

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Color Me

This week over at Fredericksburg Parent, I am talking about using pops of color to add interest to your outfit.  Seems simple enough, right? Maybe.  But how about using opposite colors to create a color blast…get it? Not a pop but a blast… yeah ok, moving on.

I know you probably think that I don’t do color. And you’re half right.  Often, I prefer dark colors and LOVE black.  In fact, I will be doing another post about my love affair with all black outfits.  But, I do enjoy color, it’s a great way to surprise people who think that you don’t do color…SURPRISE !!! This was my easter outfit and it had lots of color, hard to tell here…

I used to wear a lot of red, but now that my hair has bright pink streaks in it, I don’t wear it much.  I tend to go with colors that complement my new pink hair. Opposite colors  can do that, in this case blue tones, and they have made a comeback in my wardrobe. Also green, which happens to be one of my favorite colors.

I find that I bounce back and forth between using color in my outfits, or sticking to neutrals and black.  Even then, though, it’s fun to add an unexpected pop of color with your shoes or bag.  Head on over and read about it in my post at Fredericksburg Parent.

Keep it poppin, stylish friends.  This coming weekend, my husband and I are headed out of town for a weekend away, without our kids! Be on the lookout for a post about what I pack for a weekend away, and what kind of stylish adventures we get into.

 

-xo

 

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The Bootie: Can I Get an Amen?

Hi, it’s me again… your style loving friend, here to talk about…

 

OMG SHOES!!!!

 

That got your attention, am I right? I am a shoe addict. There, I said it, it’s out in the universe now. I’m not ashamed… crazy? Maybe, but not ashamed. My post over at Fredericksburg Parent this week is about open toe booties and my rocky love affair with them, hopefully you will go and check that out.

 

It’s not only booties that I love, I  also have a very large collection of kind of impractical, very high heeled shoes… with spikes! Here’s a few of them.

 

The spiked heels, they have a special place in my heart. Every time I see them or wear them I fall in love all over again.  Those leopard booties?!? They are Sam Edelman and they are my secret lovers. LOL. When I wear them, I always get compliments, they are beautiful shoes. I found them on ThredUP, and if you ever see a pair…buy them immediately. I’m not even joking.

Another fun fact about me? The majority of the shoes in my closet have heels. I don’t usually wear flat shoes. I find that I walk better when I wear heels, I know that’s a little weird…but that’s me, I’m the lady that wears heels to the playground, to the grocery store, to all the places. People don’t recognize me if I’m not in heels… or they ask if I’m ok. I understand, sometimes I do feel feverish and slightly ill if I’m separated from my heels.

 

So, maybe you are wondering where I buy my shoes. Probably more then half of my shoes have come from ThredUP. Yup, second hand. When you love shoes as much as me… your wallet appreciates it when you shop second hand. These beauties just came into my life in a huge ThredUP box, it was like a gift from heaven, sitting on my doorstep. Most of my other shoes come from DSW, Tjmaxx or Marshalls.

I mean… all the heart eyes!!!! These are Zigi Soho, and they are adorable. I’m going to wear these with a little black dress, like in the picture below, or with a navy or floral dress for Easter!

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? Do you love heels, or prefer flats? With the weather warming up outside I’m looking forward to breaking out my sandals and open toe booties! Alright, I admit, I’ve been wearing my open toe booties for a while now, even when it’s been cold. I’m just so over the cold weather. In fact, I love open toed booties so much, I wrote a separate post about them over at Fredericksburg Parent, so go on over there and check it out. I know a few people that are skeptical about them, but maybe I can change your mind.

 

I will write more posts about specific shoe types, like the open toe bootie post at Fredericksburg Parent, the ones I wear the most, etc. So stay tuned for that.  Bootie on my stylish friends.

-xo

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