Valentino Inspired Flats

One of the hottest designer shoes on the market is the studded Valentino shoes both flat and heeled.  The gorgeous flat option is a must for everyones wardrobe. At almost $700 a pair its just not reasonable for most people’s budget (umm thats more than my car payment lets be real!) however this pair is under $50!!! There are multiple heel options your 3.5″ can be found here, a simple pump can be found here, and the nice kitten heel at 2.5 can be found here.

The most amazing part is how incredibly comfortable these shoes actually are. They were constructed incredibly well for the price and even came with extra rivets.  I was honestly skeptical after all its a knock off product and honestly they were padded, flexible and had pretty great traction on the floor.  The pointed toe is amazing for elongating the line of the leg and overall are just a great basic for any woman’s shoe wardrobe with a really fun twist.

These are absolutely going to be a staple to go item for my wardrobe, especially with jeans this fall and winter.  They are a great fun twist to any outfit and will leave your friends wondering just how much you actually spent on your shoes ;).

 

Recreating Viral Outfits

Long Sleeve Crew T-Shirt | Midi Pencil Skirt | Flat Fold Over Clutch | Dress Pump | Colorful Buckle Bracelet Bangle | Cat Eye Mirrored Flat Lenses

So there is a highly viral pin going around featuring a woman in a floral pencil skirt, white tee and an adorable bag and the full source is a site in China where the actual skirt appears to have no shape and be incredibly low quality.  (Amazon link to the one I’m talking about) So I decided to find something in my favorite pattern of all time and my favorite color and recreate the look in items that will actually show up looking the way they are pictured.

I think this look has gone very viral because its super simple but super flattering.  Pencil skirts are so incredibly universally flattering for so many body types.  They are just an amazing classic piece everyone should own in 200 colors and patterns. Gorgeous fitted pencil skirts will make you feel like a million bucks!  Keeping it simple with a fitted long sleeve tee really makes this skirt shine.

I love all the fun details in the skirt and this bracelet is a great dupe for the far more expensive Clic bracelet (You can read more about my review of this bracelet over here).

Some of these viral photos are purely smoke and mirrors so I hope I created a look that you still find inspiring.

When What You See in the Mirror Isn’t Reality

After so many years of struggling with learning to have a more healthy relationship with food the one thing I’ve never learned to have a better relationship with is the mirror.  See what you see when you see a photo of me is not the same as when I see the same exact photo or myself in the mirror.

No matter how fit I get, how ripped my abs are or thin I am, I can still pick apart my body.  I could sit and pick apart every “flaw” for hours.  There is no being happy with how I look.  I genuinely will never be able to see what you see.  Now can I tell myself its a crazy voice in my head? YES!  Has that always been the case? NO!

When I let someone tell me the way I looked defined my value was the day this monster took over my mind and it never totally left.   I know this voice that says I’m not good enough is crazy.  Have I gotten to a place where this monster no longer controls my life? Absolutely!  Its still there, but it no longer controls me.

(Obligatory pug photo… cause pug!)
The worst part might be the worry about other people judging my size, my body or how I look.  Choose your words wisely, you never know the battles people are fighting.

The Shoe EVERY Woman NEEDS in Her Closet

Every woman needs this pair of shoes in their wardrobe hands down no questions asked!  A simple or less than simple pair its totally up to you. A nude flat is a must have!

Nude flats are the perfect shoe for any occasion! They can be very easily dressed up or dressed down. They are a quick easy shoe to grab in place of sandals or sneakers (especially in fall) while looking more put together. They automatically make any outfit look polished, chic and put together.  They blend in so well with your foot that it continues the line of your leg so beautifully.   They are the perfect neutral color that goes with everything and depending on shape are perfect for any outfit, jeans dresses, shorts, anything.

Nude flats are one of those items like black eyeliner that you will see me wearing frequently with many different looks.  They go great with everything!  Must have for every woman!