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Hi everyone! Hope you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram where I’ve been posting a lot, but decided I was due for a real blog post too. December was a rough month for me as you might remember, but life moves on, the holidays end,  and I’m having a lot more good days than bad at this point. I’ve been spending lots of time with friends but also working on being happy with my own company (with Coco by my side of course). I’ve also been really enjoying a kickboxing class I do on the weekend and have been walking to work with a co-worker weather permitting – exercise is good! It is really a day by day process to rebuilding a life that looked different for a long time. There are a few quotes that I’ve found particularly helpful to go back to when I’m feeling low.

This first one is from a divorce blog I’ve found very helpful, Round and Round Rosie. As hard as divorce is, it really forces you to spend time with yourself, to learn from your mistakes, and makes you stronger. As my wise cousin Tami says, it is humbling and gives you a lot more perspective and empathy. These are all good things.

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This is another one that I think is really beautiful that brings me some peace. We love, and hurt, and learn to forgive ourselves. It is part of being human.

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Funny enough, just a few weeks after I wrote that life update in December, I met a great guy I’ve been dating ever since. We met on Bumble and he flew here to meet me the day before Christmas Eve. Hard part is he lives in Chicago, and the fact that he travels for work and has 2 young kids makes seeing each other a bit challenging. But in some ways that is good because it means I still spend plenty of time with myself, which is where I need to be right now I think. I haven’t put it out there publicly because it is scary. It is new, and let’s be honest, could leave me with a broken heart. But you can’t have love without risk. We’ll give it a few more months and then I will hopefully get to share more details with you all : )

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In happy news, I spent a fantastic weekend with my girlfriend’s Randi, Kelli, and Vivian in Ft. Myer’s this past weekend. I’m a Cali girl and I love the sunshine and warm weather. And getting out of town with great friends is always a good idea. I love this new bikini I picked up from Victoria’s Secret, comes in sizes A-DDD and is so comfy!

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My cousin Tami, as mentioned above, is coming into town Thursday through Monday and I’m soooo excited, and then 3 weeks later I head to Austin for my annual sorority sister reunion trip! I really am lucky to have a life filled with love and support to help get through the ups and downs.

And speaking of love, well you all know my love for shoes!!!! Here are some of my favs out now:

These Pia Sandals from Sole Society are the perfect summer evening shoe. I got them in gold and I can already tell I’m going to wear them to the ground. But be warned, they run quite small. I’m sometimes an 8, usually an 8.5, but ended up needing a 9 in these. I was so happy I exchanged for the 9 because they are perfect now!

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I also adore these Sole Society black and white striped pumps, they are great to add some summer flair to your basic black pieces. I took an 8.5 in these. rima_black_white_stripe_3337

Loft is killing it with their shoe game this year – see all shoes here.

I picked up this pair of gold wedges and I’m in heaven. The perfect heel height, comfy, sexy, and goes with just about everything. LOVE. I got an 8 in these and they fit great, probably an 8.5 would have worked too.

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And these flats are seriously the cutest, I want them in every color!!! Took these in an 8. At this price they can’t be beat!

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Clearly I’m having a thing for gold sandals this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy shopping!!!

 


Very excited to be participating in Marionberry Style’s Trend of the Month link up today, this month it is all about lace! I don’t have a lot of lace in my closet, in fact only 3 items. I’m sure I will be sad about this once I see everyone else wearing their lace, but then again, maybe I will get some great shopping inspiration  : )

It isn’t warm here yet by any means, but the sun was shining so I was inspired break out the bright colors. I paired my lace shell with my polka dot jeans and then added a bright cardigan and my new favorite shoes you saw in my mid-heel shoe picks recently.

Are you all wearing lace this season?

Blouse – H&M (similar), Jeans – Gap, Cardigan – Halogen, Shoes – Loft, Bag – Target, Necklace – Premier Designs

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I don’t know about you all, but I am dying to start wearing open toed shoes! It is going to be awhile before that actually happens here in Seattle, but I decided to get a jump on some new shoes for spring to have something to look forward to. And I found some cute closed toe options as well that will keep my feet a little warmer and dryer in the meantime.

Seeing as how I live in downtown Seattle and rarely drive anywhere anymore, it is essential that my shoes be comfortable for walking a decent number of blocks. For me, I’ve narrowed this down to nothing more than a 3 inch heel.  I’m a little jealous of all those bloggers out there rocking 4-5 inch heels in NYC and such, but uncomfortable feet make me grumpy so I’ve made it my mission to find mid-heel footwear that still makes me feel fabulous. I’ll hang on to some of my higher heels for nights I know I will mostly be sitting, but those are few and far between so I’m focusing my efforts on more walkable options.

Loft currently has a great selection of mid-heel shoes, here is what I ended up with: (I am an 8 or 8.5 and took an 8 in all of these)

I will most definitely be wearing these slingbacks soon thanks to the closed toe, I love the pop of citron they will add to my outfits. Also wouldn’t mind a pair of these in the floral print too.

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Adore these neutral 2-tone sandals

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I find gold shoes to be a warm weather essential and these are so cute with the snake skin embossing.

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And of course a little Target shoe shopping is in order, I have found some of my favorite shoes there. Even better, they are having a buy one, get one 50% off sale right now. (online only)

I was so excited to find a pair of closed toe espadrille’s, these will get tons of use this is spring when I want to dress for warmer weather but also want dry feet. The neutral color is fab but they also come in black, red, and teal. I want those too!

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Another great 2-tone shoe, a wedge this time, I’m loving the cobalt color on these, but like the other color choices as well.

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If 3 inches is still too high for you, check out these adorable 2 inch wedges – the snakeskin is so cute!

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Have you started shopping for warm weather shoes yet?



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