Shoes are a very important aspect of a wardrobe. They are the thing that you will wear again and again through different outfits. I have a slight shoe problem, I have so many, but I know I am not alone in this addiction. My real issue is not the shoes but rather the fact that I do not have enough room for my shoes (no denial here right?!). The last pair I bought I literally had to get rid of an old pair just so my new pair would have a spot in my closet. I have all sorts from sneakers, to flats, to heels, boots, and booties. I think my obsession has gotten worse the last few months since I actually wear heels to work almost every day now. Why are shoes so important though?
Shoes play a very important role in your style, they can make or break an outfit. Often times they may even be the star of your outfit, the key factor that ties it together or sets your look apart. Personal style is a great way to express yourself and that goes all the way down to what you put on your feet. I think you can tell a lot about someone by their choice of shoes. Are they confident, outgoing, colorful, trying too hard, real or a fake? My shoe obsession does not end with my own feet, everyone I meet I look at their shoes. I even look at strangers’ shoes, it is just something that I do, it interests me. I have even used it on multiple occasions as a conversation starter.
I love this quote I came across today:
Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally – Christian Louboutin
He is so right. There is a certain feeling you get when you put on that new pair of shoes. You are excited to wear them and excited to be seen in them. You walk better in them, have more pep in your step. You get a sudden burst of confidence and your attitude is that like your new shoes, you too are new. I can relate to that, I love that new shoe feeling, just look at my closet!
Is anyone else with me on this?!
We always see styles recycle and different trends come circling back around. Last year, and still remaining in this year was a lot of 70’s, hippie, flower child, looks of flairs and florals. This year we are seeing some 90’s trends.
Exhibit A: the choker
I maybe only wore a choker once or twice back in the day and when they came back recently I rolled my eyes and thought why? As usual, the more and more you see a trend the more you kind of want to try it. So I found a dainty, scalloped lace black choker on sale at Nordstrom for $5 and thought what the heck. Turns out, I love it! That doesn’t mean I am all gong-ho about all chokers, I am drawn more to the thin styles. I want a choker to be an accent and enhancer to an outfit, not be drastic and draw all the attention. Adding a thin choker to a casual outfit, like I did here with a v-neck, adds just enough to make it look stylish and not just thrown on. I wasn’t intending to wear a blazer with this outfit, I only brought it because I needed a jacket and I ended up liking the whole combo. I think I have mentioned before how I like throwing a blazer over a casual outfit like a tee but I especially like this one because it is a boyfriend blazer and fits looser.
Exhibit B: thick soled sneaks
Now another trend I have noticed is thick soled sneakers. Again I was against this, until I saw the right ones for me, and now I have two pairs. I got them from Target (of course), they are from the dv line. The first pair I bought are a peach color which you will see here soon enough, and the second pair that I am wearing below my old roomie got for me for my birthday. They are so cute, I already have summer outfits planned which require cut off shorts and a tan (perfect for my vacation in June!). What’s even better is they are only $29.99 and run true to size. Want to know a secret? Shoes are 25% off on the Target Cartwheel app until Monday! I tried linking these for you here but I cannot find them online, BUT I was at Target today and I saw them there still.
Check it out and happy weekend!
Today is the day, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all are being festive and are wearing pink or red! I think that is one of the main reasons I like Valentine’s Day, pink is my favorite color and so much cute stuff comes out at this time, and hearts!
Just as I promised I got a picture in my tutu skirt outfit from my day 2 post (find it here). I am so in love with this outfit and even more so when it is on. I feel like a princess with somewhere important to go. It is just so classy and girly I can’t get enough, and again I am still all about pairing my pink velvet heels with it. What a combo!
I hope you all enjoy today and eat some chocolate, I know I am! <3<3
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Are you ready? My boyfriend and I aren’t doing anything special but I wanted to do something cute for him. It’s nothing big but consists of chocolate and who wouldn’t want that?
I made this Reese’s heart “bouquet” with obviously the chocolate, Dove milk chocolates to fill the “vase”, and everything else was from the value spot at Target! I love the glass container. I knew he wouldn’t really care about the container afterwards so it doesn’t hurt that I like it and already know how to repurpose it. The felt hearts and the Reese’s are taped to heart shaped drink stir sticks. I originally was looking for skewers but when I found these I figured the candies would mount better to the heart than a thin stick. I put the whole thing together in maybe 5 minutes. These cards are from the value spot too for $1 and come in a pack. If you need a good gift idea something like this is perfect and works for just about everyone from a boyfriend, to a friend, to your boss.
Happy almost Valentine’s Day!
In my day 3 post I mentioned how I had one more lip color to talk about (catch up here) and here it is! Along with the ‘True Love’ color I bought, I also got this one called ‘Beet it’. You can probably guess the shade by the name right? Yep it is a beet/berry color and is soooo pretty! It is bold like the bright pink/red of ‘True Love’ but in a different way. I think this dark lip is a little more sexy and great for going out at night, it just pops so much, especially if you do not wear dark lipstick that often. This darker shade would be super cute with blush pink for a Valentine’s Day date. Again this is from Lime Crime and is another matte liquid lipstick, or what they call their Velvetines.
Can you also witness how cute this Valentine’s Day mug is? I got it from Target (of course) and I made myself throw an old mug away to get this one because my cupboard is so full. It would make a super cute little V-day gift to fill with candy or whatever other little things and tie a ribbon around the handle. Tomorrow I am posting the the little candy gift I am making for my boyfriend so be sure to come back! If you missed any of the previous days find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.
Kiss me I’m Caffeinated
Find these two here:
‘Beet It’ Berry Red Lipstick – Lime Crime (ON SALE!)
“Kiss me, i’m caffeinated” Coffee Mug – Target
A trend that has been really popular for quite awhile now is midi skirts. You can find so many different styles from solids, prints, velvet, chiffon, lace, tulle, pleats, and so many more. I am totally with this style right now. Not only are midi skirts cute, but they are great for work because they are always long enough! It is so annoying when you wear a short skirt sometimes. If it is a loose skirt you have to worry about the wind, if it is tight you have to worry about it riding up and you are constantly pulling it down. Neither of these happen with a midi (well they could but not as often). I currently have three, and I realized that all three would be great for Valentine’s Day. The tulle skirt I obviously posted already and am so in love with it (if you missed it you can find it here), the burgundy pleated skirt is a great way to utilize a different shade of the Valentine colors, and the gold can be paired with a pink or red top.
Now all of these skirts I bought quite awhile ago but I linked some similar ones for you below!
Gold Midi Skirt:
Gap Forever 21 Anthropologie
Blush Tulle Midi Skirt:
Charlotte Russe Express Forever 21
Burgundy Midi Skirt:
Forever 21 Mod Cloth Charlotte Russe
Today I am talking lips! My older sister (Beauty by Nicole Breanne) is a make-up artist and got me hooked on Lime Crime matte liquid lipsticks (I have posted about them before). They are so awesome, have beautiful colors, and honestly stay on ALL DAY. There is a color I have been wanting for a long time and it went on sale! It is beyond perfect for Valentine’s Day and get this, it’s called ‘True Love’. It is a bright pink-red. I think red lipstick is so beautiful and sexy but I find it difficult to wear myself, I am usually drawn more to pinks. This color is perfect because it is not quite red, but has enough red in it to make me feel good.
What better way to spice up an outfit than with bright lips? There is something about it that gives me confidence, does anyone else get that? I think fierce lips radiate an energy and gives you a certain attitude like you know you look good. Guess what else? It is still on sale for $10!! I have one more Lime Crime matte velvetine to post for Valentine’s so be sure to come back!
Find it here! ‘True Love’ Matte Velvetine Lipstick
PS, this link has a coupon code!–> Lime Crime