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Summer Sandals

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First off, I greatly apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’ve had a low-grade migraine all week and haven’t felt much like typing, much less putting an outfit together. 

Needless to say, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo (is that enough “o”s?) ready for summer and relaxation. To get us in the spirit, I thought I’d do a post on 8 summer sandals that I love. I would pair any of these with some shorts or a flowy skirt and head off to the beach with magazine in hand.

1. Sbicca Baja

sbicca baja red multi


2. Volatile Jezabel

volatile jezabel nude


3. Circus by Sam Edelman

sam edelman becca


4. Tippsy by Steve Madden

steve madden tippsy


5. Wooden Crisscross Wedges from GAP

gap wooden crisscross wedge



6. Erin Braided Sandal from Merona

merona erin braided


7. Edda Zip Back Sandal from Merona

merona's edda zip back


8. Old Navy’s Espadrille Lace-Up Sandals

old navy espadrille lace-up


Now all that’s left is to get a pedicure and display my pretty toes in some of these gorgeous sandals!

Happy Fashion Friday!

Pop Up Video History Lesson

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(Earrings: HandMeDown  Shirt: Target  Skirt: Goodwill  Bag & Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

Last week, the hubby and I started watching “The Tudors” on Netflix. I love history (like “thought-about-majoring-in-it-love”), but I am not the hugest fan of sixteenth century England. There is too much blood, gore and super confusing relationships/politics going on. It made me have a genius thought. What if there was “Pop Up Video” for confusing TV shows? Remember “Pop Up Video” where random facts about a band and their song came up during the showing of the music video? Well, this would be like that, but as you watched your TV show, facts that explained things like “King Henry VIII desired to have a son to be his heir” or “Henry’s wife Catherine was previously married to his older brother Arthur”. I believe this would make the show so much more enjoyable and save me from spending hours combing through facts on Wikipedia.

What I Love: Polka Dots

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Why I Love Them

-They are classic, timeless and oh so feminine.

-They are a statement print and come in different sizes (so you can go big or little, depending on your personality).

-They are incredibly versatile and can be easily mixed with other prints.

-They are fun, youthful and completely whimsical, but can be dressed up appropriate for the work environment.

How To Wear Them

-When paired with leather, you get a feminine rocker look.

polka dots with leather


-Solid colored skinny jeans on bottom are a must.

colored skinnies and polka dots

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-On an a-line flowy skirt with a lacy top.

polka dots and lace


-On a pretty sundress, with your hair in a bun.

polka dot sundress


-With a blazer and a statement necklace.

polka dots and blazer

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-Pair with another pattern, such as gingham, stripes or floral.

polka dots and gingham

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-With a boldly colored skirt and skinny belt.

bright colored skirt and polka dots


-On a pair of skinny jeans, choose a smaller dot size and more subdued color, so as not to look too Minnie Mouse-y.

polka dot skinny jeans


So get out there this week and flaunt your polka dots!

Happy Fashion Friday!

I Married An Old Man

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Hop on over to Life As Mom to see my post about choosing a summer dress that’s perfect for your exact body type!

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(Shirt & Necklace: Clothing Exchange  Skirt: Goodwill  Shoes: HandMeDown)

When I got married, I knew my husband was an old man. He’s only three months older than me, but he’s an old fart at heart. Although he looks younger than he is, he listens to NPR, watches PBS shows (the Frugal Gourmet is on constant repeat at our house) and naps on the couch like a regular ole octogenarian. He constantly complains about body aches and critiques the way TV shows are written like it’s a sport. I guess I’m lucky that I won’t be surprised with a change in his behavior in fifty years. At least he doesn’t LOOK like an eighty-year-old, although I wouldn’t mind getting a senior citizen discount this early in the game.

Siren Song

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(Shirt: Plato’s Closet  Skirt: Styles For Less  Shoes: HandMeDown)

Have you ever listened to the Joy the Baker Podcast? Joy and Tracy are absolutely hilarious and as they always discuss “totally important unimportant things”. In an episode awhile back, they discussed “siren songs”. These would be things that you know you shouldn’t do, but for some strange reason feel utterly compelled to do. One person stated she’d like to “run her fingers through a stranger’s beard”. Ew! I’ve been thinking of what my “siren songs” are and here’s what I came up with:

-ram my car into the person in front of me

-make a yelling sound in a quiet room

-go around talking in a different accent

-correct grown-ups (who should know better) who use incorrect grammar

-stick my hand down the garbage disposal (Aaaaccckkk!!! I’m totally afraid of being near it!)

-do cartwheels in a public place

-pull stray hairs off random strangers backs

Have you ever thought about this? What would be your “siren song”?

Guilty Of Plant Murder

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(Sweater: Goodwill  Necklace: HandMeDown  Pants: Plato’s Closet (Mossimo)  Shoes: Plato’s Closet (Marc Jacobs))

You know how people say “I couldn’t do (insert random act) if someone held a gun to my head”? Well, I really hope no one ever holds me a gun point and demands I keep a plant alive because I’ll be dead, dead, dead. I wish more than anything that I could grow stuff, but as much as I water/love/sing to my plants, they all end up dead in less than a month. I am a sucker when it comes to the herbs they sell outside of the grocery store, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t keep them alive to save my life (see the connection there? Ha!). Me and my cursed black thumb. Waaaaahhhhhhhh.

If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put A Bow On It

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(I must be in a Beyonce mood this week, since this is the second week I’ve brought up one of her songs. But they’re so darn catchy!)

I know bows are sometimes considered juvenile or too young for an adult to wear, but I strongly disagree.

Here is my argument FOR the bow and four ways it could be worn:

1. With a bun for a pop of color.


2. Hold hair back slightly on side (this would work great with a set of swoopy bangs).


3. At the end of a braid.


4. At the top of a collar (instant bow tie!)


So…did I sell you? Are you going to start wearing bows?

Happy Fashion Friday!