Thursday, July 16, 2009

maintaining a fashion blog when you don't have the time or money to shop

as I walked into nordstrom last night with my dad I realized just how long it has been since I went to the mall. and i hadn’t even gone there for shopping! we were having dinner at the cafĂ© and going off to see the new harry potter movie at the theater down the hall.

walking through the door, though, i was overwhelmed with a sense of excitement and eagerness. the shoe department lay right in front of my very eyes! how beautiful they all are. i passed through the department flipping over a pump here and a sandal there, but i felt.. deflated. the pep in my step had been lost. with work and commuting monday through friday, the area’s blue laws keeping the stores closed on sunday and my new found responsibility of paying lots of monthly bills on an intern’s salary have not afforded me the luxury of the leisurely browse. this, i realized, is why i have not had much inspiration for blog posts lately.

it is very difficult to maintain a fashion blog when you don’t have the time or money to shop. oh woe is me.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i like mine strappy

maybe it has something to do with the late arrival of warm weather. maybe it has something to do with the economy. but whatever it is, i don’t like it. what is “it”? ..the fashion pass to wear boots in the summer.

perhaps it’s a marketing tactic to help out consumers in this economy; you don’t have to splurge on shoes this summer because your winter boots are still in this season! well, not for me. nothing seems appealing about leather encasing my foot on a hot summer day. to me, “it” is not okay.

in fact, i think that it looks rather odd. these poor girls.. their feet must be sweating like crazy. the leather, really, has got to go.

if you insist on trying out this trend do not go above the ankle! one very, very crucial note to keep in mind, it is still summer! keep the boots at the ankles, ladies! and, try to go with an open toe if you are feeling particularly “fashion forward.”

ps- i prefer a heeled sandal. it offers height, it’s office appropriate and my feet can breath! ahh...