Thursday, July 1, 2010

Breaking out some new sandals...and a few rules

This has been the year of the shoes in my closet. Shoes and cardigans, really, but I'm really addicted to buying shoes. There, I said it. I have way too many, yet never have a problem finding another pair I "need". Recently as I was looking for my perfect black sandals (that should be arriving on my doorstep today in fact) I came across the perfect neutral sandal:

Two Lips "Twizzle" Wedge Sandal in Bronze:

I ended up trying them on and decided to add them to my collection as well. I couldn't pass up that cute striping on the wedge heel! Today is the first time I've worn them and so far I have to say, they are super comfortable and I'm in love. I don't have a single blister forming (this is a rare occasion it seems) and I've walked around in them carrying my 24 pounder to and from basketball camp without a problem. They are true to size (I took my normal size 9) and have a 4 1/2 inch wedge heel with a 1 inch platform on the toe. Thankfully my husband is tall at 6 feet 4 inches. Makes my love for tall shoes easier. I highly recommend these!

It's really feeling like summer here today...nice and hot. We're headed out to the park in a few hours to meet some friends so I wanted to wear something I wouldn't sweat to death in. I opted for a jean skirt and a tank/lightweight cardigan combo. The skirt is definitely more of a lighter weight denim so that'll help in the sun.

Short Sleeve Rosette sweater-J Crew Outlet (Spring 2010)
Tank-J Crew Outlet (Spring 2010)
Wonder Tee-Downeast Basics
Denim Skirt-Old Navy (OLD--purchased around 2006--similar HERE
Wedge Sandals-Nordstrom
Necklace-gift from my husband-Tiffany
Bracelet Watch-gifted from in-laws
Flower stud Earrings-Forever 21--similar HERE

Yesterday we stayed home most of the day so I didn't get too dressed up--just a pair of denim shorts and short sleeve shirt with sandals. Nothing to write home about. I was all about comfy casual! We stopped at Jamba Juice on the way home from my boys' basketball camp and somehow I managed to spill some on me...ignore that spot on my shirt!

Puffy Sleeve Striped Tee-Old Navy (Spring 2010)
Denim Shorts-Old Navy (purchased around 2008)
Gladiator Sandals-DSW
Hoop Earrings-American Eagle

So since tomorrow is the start to a new month, I'm gonna set a few ground rules for my shopping. During the month of July I will NOT be buying any clothes for myself UNLESS an item on my wish list magically decides to go on sale for a much better price (and if they all go on sale I can only pick one or two). If it's not on my wish list (the one I made here on my blog), it's not coming home with me. There are two other exceptions I am making: 1. When my husband and I go to San Francisco for the day in July I will allow myself to make a purchase or two...we'll be sans children and I cannot pass up the opportunity to shop! I will be with my husband which means the shopping won't last too long anyways so I won't have the chance to buy too much...he's not a shopper and 2. If I happen to get out on a girl's night for shopping I'll allow myself to purchase something. Not a lot of somethings...just something. So there it is. I hope I can do it! It'll take some will power, but really, I don't need a thing. It's all about wanting at this point. This will really force me to use what I have already which is a good thing.

Hope you all have a happy day!


  1. I need to set some ground rules as well!!! I have been buying up shoes like crazy! I love that Old Navy striped tee so cute!!!

  2. It must be going around, because I've been on quite the shoe binge recently too! Love your new wedges, they will go with so much! You look adorable, hope you had a fun afternoon and didn't melt out there ;)

  3. Shoes here too! So many cute ones!! Hey are you in the SF Bay Area??? I am!!

  4. I am Peggy! Love it here!!! We're military so we'll only be here two more years. Where are you??

  5. I love both outfits but especially the first one! That color combo is so sweet!

  6. Can you email me at Thanks!