I’ve been in a blah mood lately, and since nothing cheers me up like dressing up I am jumping back in and linking up with Eboni over at Fashionista Next Door for her Style Me Friday feature.
This week it was all about the short suit. Whether you bought it together or you put it together, shorts and blazers are all the rage this season. Dressed up or dressed down this combo just works. Oh and let me tell you about the shorts with the sailor design…does wonders to hide the pooch. Thank me later
I tried to keep with the inspiration photo by going with a print and solid, I just inverted them. I also did a little print mixing as my tank top is striped.
Blazer: Thrifted Shorts: Banana Republic Tank Top: Charlotte Russe Shoes: Sole Society Earrings: Mommy’s Necklace/Bracelet: Thrifted Purse: Nine West (gifted) Sunnies: Chloé
Have you pulled out your shorts yet…or dare you go there?!!
ShoeDazzle is sponsoring today’s discussion, however all opinions are my own. You already know.
As a self professed fab mom I have the habit of purchasing a ton of dress up clothing and high heels but on those days when I feel like dressing down I’m finding myself being more drab than fab because I haven’t done a great job of purchasing nice kick around clothing and shoes for those hot days when no one has time for a maxi dress and fancy shoes.
Lately I’ve been hanging out in shorts, tops and dresses but to my dismay my collection of flat shoes is minimal, and I don’t really count the numerous pairs of colorful flip flops that I have accumulated over the years from Old Navy. At this point I have worn my Tory Burch flats to death because I have few options and I’m in dire need of a pedicure….but that’s neither here nor there.
I am on the hunt for a few pairs of cute, function flats/flip flops/sandals that I can throw on and that are reasonable in cost. With summer here I really have no desire to drag two children into the shoe store so I am going to turn to some online options in the next few weeks to see what I can get.
One online shoe retailer I have been peeking at is Shoe Dazzle. I recently completed their online quiz and they supplied me with a showroom of shoes based on the pictures that I selected during the quiz. ShoeDazzle is currently offering 25% off your first purchase made within 2 days of taking the online quiz. Get started here!
Here are my top four picks and you will probably see me rocking at least two pair of these in the very near future.
In the past I have been leery of these online shoe shops but I have been purchasing from them more often and ShoeDazzle has proven to provide timely shipping with true to size fitting with my past experiences. Recently Rachel Zoe has come on board to offer her style advice regarding on trend shoes for those who may be a little style challenged…and in my eyes Rachel is always on.
In addition to Rachel’s style advice there is a Daily Fix shoe which is sold on that day only with free shipping. Once you get the hang of things there is also a VIP Membership program that provides members with free shipping on all orders and exclusive offers for 10-25% off regular priced merchandise for $9.95 per month.
ShoeDazzle is proving to be a great resource for online shoe shopping while helping women make good, on trend shoe purchasing decisions without dragging a girl friend along or a depending on a small child to tell you whether or not a shoe looks good.
ShoeDazzle is currently offering 25% off your first purchase made within 2 days of taking the online quiz. Get started here!
*I was provided a complimentary date through Great Date Deals. All opinions are my own…you already know*
A few weeks ago the Mr. and I stepped out for a much needed date night courtesy of Great Date Deals. Great Date Deals is an awesome website that does the hard work for you when it comes to selecting activities that you can do as a date. Great Date Deals offers deals for a number of major cities outside of Atlanta so make sure to check and see if yours is listed. I won’t lie, a part of the reason why we don’t get out as much as we should is because by the time we go around and around about what to do and where to eat while keeping our budget in mind we just end up staying at the house…true story.
The website listings are powered through Groupon so when you click to purchase the deal you are taken to the Groupon interface. Basically like I said they have done the hard part for you, so now there is no excuse for you to not hit the town with your honey.
Mr. and Mrs.
For our date we headed out to The Cup – A Gourmet Cupcake Cafe located here in Atlanta. The location holds couples events that consist of lite fare and drinks, couple inspired games and cupcake decorating. Yes, I said cupcake decorating where you indeed get to eat lots of cupcakes.
If you ever find yourself stumped on what to do for a date night or even a night out with the homies visit Great Date Deals Online or on Facebook.
When was the last time you went on a date? Where did you go?
So when life throws you lemons, the general consensus is you should be catching these small round objects whilst ducking to avoid getting hit from others that are undoubtedly being hurled at you. In the midst of bobbing, and weaving please add in squeezing, and the pouring in of sugar and water. Don’t forget to carefully stir all of these ingredients together in a nice southern inspired glass pitcher fit for a wrap around porch in the heat of summer.
On a good day I’m all about wetting your whistle with the sweet tartness that makes all well on a hot summer day. However, on today I feel like emptying all of the lemonade that I’ve made into a super soaker and having target practice.
I. AM. TIRED.
See the thing with faith is those days come when you truly want to throw in the towel and admit defeat. Today is that day. The past few months have been a true roller coaster ride and I’m sure we all know when we’ve hit that rock bottom, that throw your hands in the air moment and I’m not talking about waving them around like you just don’t care in the party sense..but very much so in the literal.
These past few weeks have proven to be a challenge in the worse kind of way. This house situation has consumed me for the past year and the place where we are now offers up a whole ‘nother level of risk and reward. I promise to share more later in the week but today I just cried and needed to come here to my virtual couch to sit and have a chat.
In return for being such gracious listeners, can I offer you a glass of lemonade, I sure have a lot of it to go around. I’m pretty sure at this point putting it in a water gun and going to town will be the equivalent of pumping 6 oz of breastmilk and knocking the bottle over. I know about this.
I would rather give you some refreshment, read encouragement. If I’m still pressing you should to.
By the way, I’m offering you a glass of good, wholesome southern lemonade…cause I know nothing about the Mike’s Hard variety. Nothing.
How you doin’?
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