(Infomercial jingle) Ladies & gents: what shoe
size are you? Or better yet, what size are your sneakers? Are you, like
me, a 7.5/8? I know that depending on the brand, I can wear a 7.5 or an
Now, how much do you pay for
these sneakers? $80? $90? $150+? Well pay that price no more! Because
right now you can have your favorites (and then some) for the low, low
price of $59.99!
enough with the crap. Truth is, I’ve been overpaying for sneakers ever
since my body decided my feet will be 7. I then began to buy men’s
sneakers (because I thought they were cooler than ladies’) in size 5.5.
Less expensive than a men’s size 9 shoe but still the price as a women’s
size 7. Then, one day, I came to the realization that if I could
convert my shoe size to men’s sizing, I could probably do it for kid’s
sizing. I went on a hunt. It was trial and error for me: I tried on
different sizes of kid’s shoes until I found that I fit comfortably into
a size 6/6.5 (again, depending on the brand and how the sizing runs).
Now, kid’s sneakers are essentially what I look for. I still gravitate
towards ladies’ and at times even men’s, but honestly, kids have some
pretty darn cute styles. Lots of options and all versatile. Added plus:
I’m paying less per pair! $70 bucks for a woman’s sneak usually means
it’s about $50 in kids (depends on the shoe, & size). Try it out for yourself!
you can wear sneakers AT ANY AGE. Just make sure they fit your personal
style- and your feet. Check out my favorite styles from Finish Line and
Let’s face it, at some point, we’ve all said it.
“Omg! I have nothing to wear!” as we shift through closets replete with clothing. Clearly the "I have nothing to wear" declaration is a hyperbole of epic proportions. If we truly had nothing to wear, we'd probably be either (a) arrested for indecent exposure or (b) taken to a nearby nudist community where we'd live amongst other fellow humans who have nothing to wear.
reason why we feel like we don’t have anything to wear? We shop mindlessly, trying to follow every trend fashion magazines throw our way. We buy
without a plan in mind. We see things in stores and get all goo-gaga
instead of thinking “Wait, does this really fit into my wardrobe? My style? Am I really going
to wear this more than once, or at all?”
If your answer to any of these questions is no,
put it down, step away, leave it right where you found it. I’m not trying to make shopping tedious, but next
time you go out, think about the aforementioned questions and follow my
tips (below) on how to overcome the “I have nothing to wear” epidemic.
1.Buy quality pieces
but keep in mind: quality doesn’t always have to break the bank. I've found great, long lasting pieces at Zara, Gap, H&M and even Forever21
(believe it or not). Read labels and see the makeup of the clothing and
care; the composition of fabrics and how you care for the clothing you purchase makes a huge difference on its longevity.
A list of my basics, clicky on the linky: "'Til You Drop"
A list of basics for anyone and everyone (no matter what your style!): "Chanel Made Me" 2.Keeping your style in mind, get your basics first, add trends later.
Think of your wardrobe as a house- to build it, you need a strong
foundation. Quality basics are that foundation. Trends are the fluff.
Not every trend needs to be followed. Stick with what works best for you
but don’t be afraid to experiment with a trend you think is cool. (My
best advice for trying out a new trend, wear it to a family outing.
They’ll be brutally honest and you won’t care because it’s only family).
3.Seek pieces that look expensive. Silk, suede andleather are fabrics that look expensive and will make you look like you dropped serious "dinero"- even if you really didn’t. If you look like a million bucks, you’ll feel like a million more. 4.Keep it simple-
Fight the urge to layer on too much. Too many accessories distract from
a great outfit and too many layers, well you’ll be sweating like a pig.
Pick core items that fit you best and accessorize accordingly. Don’t
overdo it. It’ll look like you’re trying too hard. The goal is to look
effortlessly chic. 5.If you’re going to spend big bucks, spend them on accessories. One of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe it to have timeless accessories. They add glamour to your favorite jeans and tee and oomph to a simple LBD (little black dress). If you can, splurge on real jewelry- be it silver or gold (I prefer gold), handbags (hello Chloe! or Tory Burch/Michael Kors) and shoes (Can you say, Manolos?) Plenty of times I've repeated outfits but changed up the accessories and everyone still oohs and ahhs- as if I'd just purchased it. Disclaimer: Stick within your budget. Die hard fashion fans will sacrifice rent for a designer bag but pace yourself. If your goal is a $1000 bag, save a small amount each month until you reach your goal. You'll feel accomplished and look great!
Stay stylish my friends.
Random song lyrics!!!!!
“Your love is bright as ever… Baby daylight’s wasting.”
This visionary designer deserves a post of his own. Season after season, his intricate, masterpieces grace the runways leaving everyone in their presence in awe. Year after year, I am left with the motivation to work harder and harder so that one day I am able to at the very least, witness the artistry that are Elia Saab's designs. A racing heart, vivid hallucinations and tremors are not the result of "recreational activities" with me- my drug comes in the form Elie Saab and his marvelous, wondrous, breath taking, alluring works of art.
Excuse me if my words have failed to capture the essence of the vestiture below- I can't think straight... Literally one of the world's greatest designers to have ever lived.
If I am ever given the privilege to even see in person an Elie Saab original, I will die a happy woman. I mean don't you feel IT when you see these images and all his others collections??