Friday Find

The tale of this Friday's Find begins with an unfortunate "slip" (pun intended) earlier this week.  I happened to be wearing one of my favorite pair of summer shoes - a pair of Clarks nude colored wedges that I wear ALL SUMMER.  While walking in the house my foot got caught on the ledge of the doorway in the breezeway.  Argh...I put a rip of sorts, on the top of my shoe and scraped my toenail to boot!  Now what??????  I need this shoe - or one like it.  I need a nude wedge in my wardrobe.  I wear them with dresses, cropped jeans, pants, etc.  The color, being nude :), goes with everything.   I purchased these shoes a couple of years ago so I first pulled up at the order (QVC) but the shoes are no longer available.  The budget for a replacement is not big so I had to do some "fashion investigation".  Luckily, Amazon came thru for me.  I actually had several options to choose from in a nude wedge-like shoe.  I decided on the cork wedge in nude, also Clarks (so I knew the fit would be great as would the quality) AND they were a great price.  Thanks to Prime - they arrived a quick 2 days later. 

I have to be honest, I do not love these like the others but that's okay.  The color is great, the fit is good, they are comfortable, and the quality is great.  The only true downside is the footbed is suede and (this may be tmi) and my feet sweat, a lot.  I will be watching to see if the color changes too fast.  In the meantime, I am taking the favs to my local shoe repairman to see if he can work any magic to repair my "slip".  

Have you been out searching for any replacements to your favs?  I 'd love to hear more.  Leave your finds in the comments below.



same outfit 3 ways

So, first I was going to title this "cheap pants, 3 ways" but I changed my mind.  However, that's what this is.  I picked this pants up at Old Navy for less than $15 bucks!  They are all cotton, washable, and comfy.  In addition, this style is "trend-right".  They will not only be wearable for more than one summer, they can also be paired with boots for a cooler time.  

The photo on the left is a look I would wear on a cooler evening for dinner with friends or perhaps a meeting with a client.  As a side-note, though this is not meant to be a story of budget but I must tell you the shoes cost more than the outfit but are one of my favs.  The middle outfit is something I would wear today.  The temperature is set to be in the mid-80's today but as I have mentioned, I am not one to go for shorts first.  The scarf as a belt softens the outfit a bit as do the shoes (another of my favs).  You could easily change this out with a cloth belt and sneakers for a more casual look.  The outfit on the right is perfect for date night in the summer on a cooler night.  I love the way that just changing to heels and adding a casual jacket you really can change the look of an outfit.  One final note, it is the final touches of each outfit (blazer, jewelry, and shoes) is where my money is ... versatile, high-quality, classic pieces.  

My challenge to you:  Shop your closet today and find some versatility!  Get the most of your stuff!  Need help?  Have questions?  Contact me!

Friday Find in West Michigan I believe Spring has Sprung!  

My Friday Find is this  awesome sandal I recently purchased from Macy's.  

This is the  Clarks Somerset Women's Caberet Charm Peep-Toe Flats in the color Tobacco.|BS%26slotId%3D6%26kws%3Dclarks%20somerset

What I love:

  • This sandal is so versatile both in color and style.  The combination of the brown and black makes it compatible with so many color combinations.  The peep toe style makes it perfect for now, when the temps are just starting to warm; yet it will still be great in the summer temps as well. 
  • The heel height is perfect... not a complete flat but barely has any lift at all
  • The fact that the upper part of the sandal is leather means this is a quality sandal that will give you fashion wear from season to season.  The footbed is made of a dark velvet-like material which not only adds comfort, but will hide that obnoxious "sweaty foot stain" ...or does that just happen to me ????
  • The overall style of the sandal has both classic touches with a bit of edge as well.  I love this tobacco color because it has the black combination of the back strap.  The outside stitching around the front half of the sandal adds a touch I enjoy.
  • The quality.  Clarks are a great go-to brand for me for long lasting quality and wear.  

I love this sandal...I have paired it today with skinny jeans and a cute linen-blend top.  That's right, I have even pulled a little linen out... Welcome Spring !!