Loving Valentino Lace

I’ve been blogging about the fact that I love lace and here are two excellent reasons why:

  • Dress: I saw this first picture some time ago featuring Valentino’s beautiful lavender/blue? dress. Cameron Diaz also wore it on the cover of the May issue of InStyle. So pretty.
  • Shoes: Aren’t these lace and crystal Valentino shoe boots gorgeous? I picked them up at Neiman Marcus Last Call last weekend. They were the only pair and they were sitting in a locked glass tower. I heard them calling my name. One salesperson later and they were on my feet. Like Cinderella, they fit like glass slippers.

As I was paying for them, the woman behind me asked, “Are those the ones in the glass tower? They are so beautiful.” I replied, “Yes they are, and yes they are.”

Sneaking Neon Colors into a Conservative Office

I’m a consultant and one of my clients is a very conservative investment firm where jeans are only worn on Fridays and women are most often seen in bland outfits and low heels (gasp). Those who know me are aware that high heels are my thing and I’m rarely seen in anything lower than a 4-inch heel.

I love to use one or two aspects of the current trends in my outfits and I was definitely up to the challenge of encorporating a bright seasonal neon color. Of course, in my case, I still had to remain very professional and corporate.

In this case, I chose to wear a more conservative black Tahari suit and add the color using my Zara heels in bright orange. I love the effect. If you look carefully, you’ll also see that my nails and toenails are painted very bright as well.

Hehe…..What a rebel!

My Dream Closet

I’m dreaming of the day when I have a closet that’s similar to one of these…Big sigh!

Right now I have a very narrow and full walk-in closet. I NEED a bigger closet. My husband, Tim, (bless his soul) says that our next house will have a room that we will convert into a closet for me. I can’t wait.

In the meantime, I continue to dream…

I’m Loving These Cool Shoe Birthday Cakes!

It’s my birthday today and I am definitely in the mood to celebrate. Here are some fabulous cakes I found on the web. I especially like the first one because it’s for a 70-year young woman who obviously loves high-heeled shoes, fabulous purses, and champagne. You go girl! 

Love my New Toecap Shoes!

I recently posted about shoes with toe caps here where I raved about the Louis Vuitton shoes in pastel colors. Sadly, at $1400., they were out of my price range. That being said, I noticed these shoes on Wendy’s Lookbook and decided that they would be one of the classic pairs that I would have for years. At a lower $139.00 price point from Nordstroms, the Classiques Entiers were easily justifiable. BTW. You’d be amazed at the things I can justify. ;-)

The other night, Tim and I met some friends for drinks at our local wine bar. It was pouring rain (we’ve entered the rainy season in Florida) so I didn’t spend a lot of time on my hair (What’s the sense when it will go flat in seconds?) choosing a simple ponytail instead. I did put on a very colorful and tropical dress and donned my still new shoes. The tropical pattern definitely lifted my mood and I had a great time catching up with friends I hadn’t seen for awhile. Here are some pics of the outfit.

Of course you know I had to share this! I wish they were real.



Botanical stilettos photographed by Michel Tcherevkoff.

(via jammietoast)

How Cute are These?
I stumbled (get it?) across these cute shoe cupcakes at Cutest Food. Unfortunately, I don’t see a recipe but I thought I’d share the picture with you anyway.

How Cute are These?

I stumbled (get it?) across these cute shoe cupcakes at Cutest Food. Unfortunately, I don’t see a recipe but I thought I’d share the picture with you anyway.

Shoes - How High is Too High?

Have a look at these Louboutin 8-inch heels? Could you wear them?

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love a great high-heeled shoe. At 5’2”, I love being closer to the clouds every time I place a sky-high Cinderella shoe on my foot. I rejoiced when platforms were introduced to balance out the pin thin heels and make them easier to walk in. I don’t excel at math; however, I can quickly solve this equation:

 (4 1/2 inch heel) - (1 1/2 inch platform) = Sky high heels with more comfort!

Christian Louboutin designed these shoes for the English National Ballet fundraising auction that took place last June. The eight-inch heels with trademark red soles feature Swarovski crystals. His inspiration?

Louboutin said:

"Isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven."

Interestingly enough, when I searched Google for other 8-inch heels, all the results came up with the word stripper in the title. Hmmmmm.

Does anyone know what these sold for?

Celebrating the End of a Busy Week at Trulucks

As mentioned in an earlier post, by day, I’m a mild-mannered consultant for my own company TSJ Enterprise, Inc. I’m currently working with a client that is doing an internal upgrade to their systems. It’s been a tough week—a week where I’ve worked hard to keep my cool. My motto is work hard, play hard and boy was I ready to play hard.

I met my husband for happy hour at Trulucks in Boca Raton, Florida. We were ready for martinis and some chillaxing. And that we did. The band was enjoyable and so was the people-watching. Boca Raton is known for two types of ladies: Very rich, very old ladies and plastic surgery babes. Yes ladies, we can definitely tell that you’ve had work done…Here are a few pictures of me leaving the bar. I think you can see that I was no longer stressed and well on my way to enjoying a fun weekend.

I’m wearing the lacy Express top that I recently purchased and blogged about here that pairs well with my skirt with a bottom frill. To complete the outfit, I’m wearing my favorite Louboutins, an understated Fendi purse, and Prada sunglasses. The designers were all getting along nicely.

My only regret is that my heels are tall and thin and those cobblestones were unforgiving even before the martinis. I had to walk very slooooooowly.  My husband snapped a picture of me at my car just as I was about to swap these magnificent (impractical) shoes for some driving shoes (P.S. My car is a standard and I don’t dare drive her with the tall and tiny heels on my shoes for fear that they will snap off!) I’ve included a picture of the heels so you can see just how tall and thin they actually are. I’m not kidding, am I? Ah, but so beautiful….

Cheers to you and have a great weekend!

Friday funny. Enjoy!

Friday funny. Enjoy!

Inspired in Orange

Yesterday, my Santa Claus (a.k.a. known as the Fedex guy) arrived with my new Zara shoes. They are a delightful orange, beige, and black combination and I’ve seen them featured in other blogs. Long story short…they are now mine.

As new purchases often do, they inspired me to change outfits and model them around. They work perfectly with the Candie’s skirt I bought on sale from Kohls on the weekend.

I normally don’t go for the maxi length or pleats in a skirt because, as I mentioned before, I’m only 5’2” and they tend to swallow me up and be a little unflattering or matronly.  This skirt caught my eye because it only has a half-slip lining which provides perfect coverage where you want it, but allows the skirt to breath more, something that comes in handy in the Florida heat. The half slip and light fabric also give it a more youthful look and I think they stop the skirt from overwhelming me. After wearing it for the first time yesterday, I think it might become my favorite on-trend piece of the season.

What’s your favorite look of the season?

I’m Seeing Spots

I’m always cleaning up my photos to try to keep my hard-drive space available and I recently came across this outfit that I wore for Valentine’s day. Aside from the fact that I love the day, I smiled when I saw these pictures because not only do I love this dress and shoes but I think the smile on my face clearly enhanced the whole outfit. If you saw the quote that I posted the other day, you already know that I feel that the beauty of a person is enhanced by style and fashion; however, how you feel about yourself makes a huge difference to how you look. In this case, there’s nothing like two dozen roses and champagne to light up your look, for sure!

I love this leopard style dress by Tadashi Shoji for many reasons. One being that because I’m constantly watching my weight, I like dresses that are somewhat forgiving and flattering. Tadashi Shoji has a way of creating flattering dresses for women with “normal” figures. This dress does exactly that with the way the fabric gives and gathers in strategic places. I also love the pattern—It’s striking but not overwhelming on my 5’2” frame as long as I use it as the only patterned piece.

And don’t get me started on these shoes! They are one of my favorites because I go crazy for heels that stand out and these definitely do. They are by BCBG Max Azria and my husband bought them for me (making them even more special). I love the jewels. I like to pretend that they’re diamonds. :-)

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