Moto Jackets

Tanesha (www.girlwithcurves.com @girlwithcurves) just brought me WAY back to when I used to “borrow” my brother’s motorcycle jacket back in high school. Sure it was 2 or 3 sizes too big, but I loved it anyway!  Where is that darn thing?  It is pretty much just like the top black jacket on that board below.   Maybe it’s time to get another…?

PS – If you aren’t following Tanesha, what are you waiting for?  She oozes class, femininity, style and does it all so well!  She represents the plus size women, but non-plus could learn a thing or two about a thing or two, too (not to be confused with tutus…though Tanesha rocked that awesomely too).
Moto Jackets

Cobblers are THE BESTEST!

I posted about a pair of shoes that I was absolutely in love with, but was afraid I couldn’t wear b/c they were too narrow for my feet.  ENTER COBBLER who stretched them overnight and they were perfect the next day :)

So yes, I DID WEAR THESE to the Christmas party last month :)  They fit perfectly fine and looked FANTABULOUS!  Of course, I’m not used to walking in heels anymore, so after a couple of hours of standing/running around after Shrimpie, I was patting myself on the back for bringing my ballet flats :)

Let’s take a look again, shall we? Sole Society’s Margie T-strap Studded Beauties that are close to the Valentino’s seen around, but for a wee fraction of the price!  Now, if Sole Society no longer carries your size, try Nordstrom as they carry Sole Society as well :)  You’re welcome :)

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If only I had narrow feet

Well, that’s a catchy title, if there ever was one!

You see these lovelies?  They are shoes from Sole Society called “Margie” and I LOVE THEM!  Seriously, I posted on Instagram asking if it was possible to be in love with a shoe.

margie

I was so disappointed that Sole Society didn’t have my size in stock.  THEN, I saw Nordstrom did (*angels sing*) so I ordered and got them here by Monday.  I took them out of the box and I swear, my mouth couldn’t stop grinning.  I was THAT happy.  I tried them on and loved how they looked!   However, my feet are too wide (I guess?) and so they were pinching my pinkies.

I didn’t know if you could stretch patent leather so I called cobblers around and they said they could.  I also tried walking around in them w/socks on.   Still, I was hesitant to stretch, and possibly, damage such a pretty pair of shoes.  Plus, what if all that stretching still didn’t do anything ?  Would I be able to return them?  Being uncertain, I ordered a 1/2 size bigger yesterday from Nordstrom and chose Next Day Shipping (which is $25!!!!).  I figured they would get here on time and I can see if they would fit or not and if not, take 1 of the 2 to the cobbler and get it back on time for our Annual Holiday Party on Saturday.  When I ordered, they were in stock.  I checked today and the status said Estimated Ship Date was tomorrow, 12/14!!!  BOOOOOOO!

I did a Live Chat w/them and it turns they were on backorder and none in their warehouse so they had to find a Nordstrom that carried it.  They took off the Next Day Shipping fee (only right), but I still won’t get it here by Saturday.  I don’t think they ship on Saturdays…they said next Business day which would be Monday / Tuesday (depending on when it does finally get fulfilled).

So, it looks as if my lovies won’t be on my toesies on Saturday afterall.  I love the way they look, but I love comfort more.  Maybe I will take the ones I have to the cobbler to see if they can stretch enough to make them fit.  I kind of doubt it though (see bottom left corner pic).  I want my toesies to not feel like they’re going to fall off.  I don’t want to be sitting all night with my gorgeous shoes!  What’s the point in that?

Holiday Party Dress – 2012 #1

affordable holiday party - 2012

I think this dress may be the winner…IF it gets here on time and fits.  I got my original order and it was too small so I ordered it again w/rush shipping.  Should be here tomorrow and I need to hope it fits bc I loved it!

So, which shoes?

 hmmm…long cardi, short cardi or blazer?

Accessories?  I need to go through and unpack my fashion jewelry now, I guess.

Windy City Dress in Forest – ModCloth.com
shoes from top left counter clockwise
Sole Society – “Stephanie” in black  | ModCloth – “Surprise and Shine Heel” in Gold  | Sole Society – “Stephanie” in Platino|  Sole Society – “Julianne”  |  Sole Society – “Margie” via Nordstrom

New Year’s Resolution – 2013: #1

MIA for almost 1.5 months and I’m back with a confessional type entry…here goes…

New Year’s Resolution #1 will be to limit myself with shopping.

I’m not sure by how much yet.  Maybe 1 or 2 shoes per season, 1 outerwear, etc…or maybe by a dollar amount.  I’ll have to think about it.  It just can’t be ALL of this in ONE week.  This is all because we’re going to a Holiday Party next weekend and one thing led to another.

Exhibit A:

TJMaxx - DKYNC Dress

TJMaxx – DKYNC Dress

DKNYC Dress purchased at TJMaxx – Fits ok, but a bit loose on the shoulders (built in cami straps keep falling) and waist.  I’m afraid I’ll forget to suck in mah belly and I’ll look pregnant all night.

Exhibit B:

modcloth "Windy City Dress"

modcloth “Windy City Dress”

“Windy City” Dress from ModCloth.  Wasn’t sure about the Forrest Green color, but it is the holidays…and a bit more subdued than a red, but more than a black.  Besides, the shoes coming up would all look great with this…yes, that’s PLURAL on the “shoes”.

Exhibit C:

modcloth - "Essential Elegance" skirt

“Essential Elegance” skirt

Lot of Fashion Bloggers out there have nothing but love for this skirt sold by ModCloth.  Who am I to argue?  I thought I could pair this with a gold sequin top that I got on clearance from Target last year as a possible ensemble for the holiday party.

Exhibit D:

Sole Society’s “Margie” Studded T-Strap (purchased at Nordstrom).  What is not to love about this shoe?

sole society "Margie"

sole society “Margie”

It is feminine, sexy, femme fatale and a take on a pair of Valentino’s I saw at Nordstrom’s.  I was almost very upset because I had these as my FIRST Sole Society purchase, but there was some problem with processing my payment.  I had to wait until 7am PST to talk to a rep and by the time that happened and it got all sorted (which was fairly quickly once I finally was talking to someone), it was no longer available…as in SOLD OUT in my size.  Now, it’s rare Sole Society re-stocks and even if they did, I don’t think it would be before our party next weekend.  So, I was desperate and googled it.  Lo and behold, Nordstrom had them and saved the day!

Exhibit E and F:

Sole Society’s “Stephanie” cut-out heel…I mean come on, I had to, that’s my name!

sole society "Stephanie"

sole society “Stephanie”

I was looking for a gold shoe and I liked the look of this and that the platform wasn’t too much.  I’m pretty over all the platform goodness of years past.  If it’s more than an inch, I’ve started to look away.  I think I’m just getting too old to rock those (mid-30s, in case you were wondering).  Even these I had to think about longer than usual.  Anyway, I was looking for gold to pair w/the skirt and gold sequin top.  Now I can see this with the green dress as well!  Now, my problem is that none of these clothes are in my possession and I’m not sure how they’ll fit so I ordered these in black as well to wear with the DKNYC sequin dress…but now, I’m not so sure they’ll go together anyway.

Exhibit G:

Last, but not least, Sole Society’s “Julianne“:

sole society "Julianne"

sole society “Julianne”

When this first came out, they featured the cobalt/royal blue color which is gorgeous.  Problem is, I’m not young enough or confident enough to pull off such a bold color.  Besides, I’m trying to limit my shopping and am afraid I would have had to buy outfits for that blue suede lovey…I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve built outfits around shoes plenty of times, but I’m really trying to just work with what I have…at least after today ;)

So, I can’t figure out how to justify any of this except that dangit, I love them all – at least online.  I’m actually hoping they don’t fit right or are not comfy, etc…so I can return some of them because I think I would keep them ALL!  Mind you, 1…1 holiday party.  I work from home and can be in sweats all day long if I wanted.  I am not a Fashion Blogger…just someone who wants to have access to the fashion she likes.  I know I’m ridiculous though – I still have a pair of booties and a pair of riding boots STILL in boxes and I’ve had them for over a month now!  I also have other heels, flats, etc.  either just worn once or none at all.  I think I may have to sell some on eBay again…Really, I need to cut the shopping down or I’m going to need a second job just to fuel my clothes/shoes/home decor shopping addiciton!

By the way, these can also be found on my Pinterest Board: Style & Fashion

Overwhelming Weekend…so, let’s shop!

This weekend was a crazy busy one and my head is still spinning!

We started house hunting in the area late last week. We’ve been driving around and seeing which neighborhood fit our likes and wants and needs. We weren’t planning on buying just yet, but actually did see some good deals and even 1 great deal. Of course, that great deal just went off the market (actually, 2 that we really liked went off the market – 1 was pDaddy’s pick and the other mine). To say my heart broke just about sums it up right. I even put a sad face next to the listing of my pick. This place had great square footage and made great use of their space leaving only 90 feet unfinished! Great price too! I never thought I could fall in love with a house (just by looking at pictures), but I guess I can. It wasn’t even brand new or anything, but still…

I really hate when I’ve been a good girl and can’t get what I want!

Anyway, we had to get back to the drawing board, so to speak, and to say I got overwhelmed last night? Again, just about sums it up. There’s always just one thing missing or not quite right…I’m starting to think living in our townhouse rental for a few more months won’t be so bad afterall.

I was so dizzy from checking things online, on my phone, driving around and around and around and looking in and going to Open Houses that by the time I went to Target to buy a few things, I actually just left with what we needed. I was DIZZY in every sense of the word and didn’t feel well and just wanted to get out of Target. Me! That NEVER happens! I can spend hours in that store!

I needed a break from house hunting so after we got home and I relaxed a bit on the couch w/some tea, I ended up relaxing some more by doing what? Shopping, of course! Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic had an online only sale – 30% off – yesterday, but extended to today (BR looks like it goes until 6/6). Enter code: 24HOURS. You have until 11:59:59.000PM – or something like that ;) You’re welcome :)).

Momma needs a new pair of jeans!

I’ve had a pair of Old Navy jeans sitting in my cart for, I don’t know, over 2 months now! I swore I wouldn’t buy anything until I lost more weight, but the jeans I own aren’t fitting me right anymore. I haven’t lost much weight, but I have a pair which are too tight (too much wash/wear/dryer?) and another that just doesn’t sit well on any part of my lower body). I just needed a new pair of jeans that fit well and I hope these are the ones. Of course, 30% off doesn’t apply to the jeans, but whatever already. I needed something from the weekend that was tangibly mine. Then again, I wanted the flares in the lighter rinse and/white – no size. I also wanted that gingham long-sleeve “camp shirt” in blue – no size. Yellow – no size. So, I went for the red. Even with shopping I couldn’t get what I wanted.

So the one thing I wasn’t a good girl about was running. That overwhelmed me too…W5D3 calls to run for 20 minutes straight. 20. I couldn’t do it. I kept waking up late and then everyone started waking up so my workout window, well, went out the window. I think I may have to do W5D2 again (8 min run, 5 min walk, 8 min run) and then I’ll freak out over Week 5 Day 3 again after that.

OLD NAVY:
“The Dreamer” Jeans – light wash in pic
Retro Hi-Rise Flare Jeans – dark wash in pic (on sale!)
Camp Shirt- running out of colors! (on sale AND qualifies for 30% off!)

Remember, enter code: 24HOURS at checkout…restrictions do apply so read the fine print :)

WW: Mother’s Day Edition

What a FANTABULOUS Mother’s Day Weekend I had!  pDaddy done did outdone himself this year!  From Flowers and a new Garmin watch on Friday (perfect timing for my 1st 5k run), to being one of my cheerleaders and biggest supporter for my 5K on Saturday and booking our brunch aboard a Riverboat Cruise on Sunday, he made everything, within his control, absotutely, perfect.  And of course, God lent him a hand and made the weather perfect as well…Surrounded by all my loves and girls behaving (for the most part), I couldn’t have asked for anything more!  Of course, it would have been nice to have OUR mom’s around, but mine’s in the Philippines tending to her school and pDaddy’s is back in NJ, but will be here next month!  Still, one of the best weekends in a while…and apparently, I have one more surprise in store on Saturday…don’t know…not asking… lol

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On Me (Thank you InStyle Magazine for your “Neutral Know-How”…Blush (petal) & Olive do look wonderful together!):
Blush Ruffle/Tier Top:  Rue 21 :: Cargo Skinnies:  Mossimo – Target (2011) ::  Denim Jacket:  Guess Jeans (2006) :: Wedges:  A2 by Aerosoles “Plush Above” in Tan via Kohl’s :: Sunglasses:  Michael Kors via TJMaxx :: Satchel:  Steve Madden via TJ Maxx :: Pearl Necklace:  Local Store :: Watch:  Michael Kors .

On Beans:
(Blue) Dress:  Hand-Me-Down from her cousin | Denim Jacket:  Cherokee – Target | Sandals:  Xhiliaration – “Heidi” from Target | Headband:  Target | Sunglasses:  Disney Little Mermaid – Walgreens

On Razz:
Pink Shirt:  Old Navy (s/s 2011)
Gray/Silver Skirt:  Old Navy (s/s 2011)
Pink Sweater: Target
Sneakers:  Sketchers Twinkle Toes via Kohl’s
Sunglasses:  Walmart

On Shrimpie:
Dress:  Beans’ from 2005 ..::.. Sweater:  Ralph Lauren – gifted  ..::..  Sandals:  Xhilaration “Jumper” – Target ..::.. Sunglasses:  Dora via Walgreens (site only has Winnie the Pooh, but same style)

hmmm…now…what delimeter should I use?  “::”, “|”, “..::..” or just going onto the next line?  I know, such problems in my life!  hehehe