1. I was thinking last week about blogging about my favorite shoes. Because, you are just dying to know about them, I know. You just didn’t know it. Then last night Tori started tweeting about buying some shoes. And I tried to convince her to buy them. And now I’m thinking about my favorite shoes again.

So here they are:


But one angle won’t do. Because these shoes are iridescent. I know! Look at them from a different angle and you see:


That Jessica Simpson is smarter than she makes out to be. I love these because they are unexpected and can really go with lots of things. I told Tori last night that I wear them with any candy colored top. That makes me seem fun.

I’ve had these shoes for probably a year now and I think they’re still looking pretty darn good.

2. In other fashion news, I was going to show you a dress I fell in love with in the December issue of Town & Country. I looked it up on the designer’s website, however, and fell out of love with it. Hard. Sometimes it’s necessary to see how clothes will hang on an actual body. So, no picture here. I will, instead, remind you of the dress I fell in love with last year…and would gladly take it as a hand-me-down. As proven above, I have no issues with wearing last year’s fashion.


Dang I look good in it (thanks Tori)!

3. In still more fashion news. I used to feel naked without a watch. But then the battery died (and I’ve been too cheap to get it replaced) and I haven’t worn a watch since. I obviously got over the feeling naked part. Today I received a temptation email from Rue La La. These watches are on sale right now:

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You know what’s absurd, that I would consider buying a new watch and abandon the old one that just needs its battery replaced. Sometimes I wonder about myself.

4. Last, but certainly not least, as it is giving me a whole new outlook on fashion, two recent blog posts are making me think totally new things about fashion. The first post was my own about the Uniform Project. Daja replied including this remark:

I heard a wardrobe consultant say that we should spend something like 30% of our clothing budget on clothes and 70% on accessories. She said that accessories made all the difference and we could dress for much cheaper if we knew how to accessorize better.

Um, where has that little piece of advice been all my life? I rarely buy accessories, which brings me to the second post. Lula posted about Summer of Le Musings of Moi. Summer is what I look like to myself in my head. Too bad the mirror rarely reflects such stylish style. AND she’s a thrift shopper. True genius. Lula and I were emailing and talking about accessories and I was noting how I am too cheap frugal to buy accessories every season.

So for my new outlook on fashion I will attempt to spend less on clothes and more on accessories. If I were to buy one dress and then just accessorize that everyday I think I’d be off to a good start…if only my clothing budget weren’t so miniscule.

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I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

6 thoughts on “Indulge

  1. I was reading an article about snoods over the weekend. (Google it if, like me, you are among the uninformed. Being a fashionista though you probably are all over this hot trend!)

    The mother is the queen of accessorizing. Me? Not so much. I clearly missed that gene. I could probably learn to like scarves though.

    And the SAME dress every day. First off, just wearing a dress all day, every day would make me want to slit my wrists. Not sure how that girl is pulling that one off!

    1. I only know what a snood is from researching 40s styles for a Christmas party we’ll be attending. They’re coming back in style!? That would be awesome as it seems one of the only ways I’m wearing my hair now is in a ponytail. Having a stylish reason to have it pinned like that would be cool 😉

      I’m not quite sure I could pull off the dress everyday either. In the winter I need some long johns under my jeans. Maybe I could layer the dress over the jeans (and long johns). That seems to be hot right now too, although I haven’t been a fan before.

      Scarves are pretty user friendly. I have enjoyed wearing the two I got a couple weeks ago.

  2. Those are really cool shoes! My faves aren’t even from last season…. more like 5 years ago! But I still love them, regardless. I am not good at accessorizing. Never have been. Lately, it’s a good day if I actually have my wedding ring and watch on, much less any other jewelry/accessories. I’ve gotten to be pretty lazy about stuff lately, though, and I’m thankful for my own kick in the butt about it.

    1. I got two scarves from Express before our Boston trip. I’ve been wearing them like they’re the only things I own 🙂 I need to start dabbling in jewelry, but I have a hard time liking the stuff that’s plastic and looks like it’s from the 80s. I need things that won’t break the bank, but don’t make me look like a kid. Where do you shop for yours?

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