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Alright Guys…

I’m working on my final memo for the quarter. And when I say memo, I mean 8 pages of exceedingly precise and concise text that in regular writing is roughly 10 pages (how do I know? Because my memo is currently sitting pretty at 10 pages…so much editing to do!) Needless to say, I’ve been a little distracted and slightly crazy (before proof reading this sentence read as: “Needless to day, I’ve been a little distraction” yeah…lots of distraction going on over here). So. Today, I’m bringing you some things that have been getting me through my crazies.

Puppies!

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Grumpy Cat!

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Things I want when I’m all graduated from this program and can actually afford awesome stuff:things-id-tell-my-17-year-old-self

Shoes

colecciones

Crafts

melted snowman

Bacon

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And, of course, Jenna Marbles!

Things I Don’t Understand About Girls Part 2: Slut Edition

Outfit Pics to come this weekend…post-memo-pacalyse. Woo! Something for us all to look forward to! Have a good end to the week guys, God knows I can’t wait for Friday at 4 pm when I officially start my first true weekend off from life in months!

A Goodbye to a Good Friend

I was on the verge of tears this week when was sitting at work, realized one of my favorite shoes was feeling sort of weird, looked down, and realized there was a giant hole in the toe. The kind of hole that means these shoes are 100% not Pacific NW safe unless you want your feet to be prunes before you make it to the car from your front door. The kind of hole that cannot easily be repaired. The kind of hole that means it’s time to say goodbye to a good friend.

I got these shoes for Christmas this last December (they’re not even a whole year old yet!) and they quickly became a staple to my wardrobe. They go with almost every outfit ever and, in honor of the loss of my beloved Lucky Brand (too expensive to immediately replace) shoes, I thought a photographic retrospective of the life of these shoes was in order. So, without further adieu, here are some of the outfits these shoes perfected.

I’m seriously going to miss these shoes! But at least they were loved.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Happy (yet mournful) Sunday!

Stripes: New Shoes and A New Era

Today’s post is going to be quite short and sweet because I’m in the middle of packing/moving (also, my apologies for the conscise nature of my next week’s worth of posts, movie and acclimating to a new environment usually takes a lot out of me…which makes me sound like an animal moving from the wild into a zoo so please imagine me as a sloth or panda bear exploring their new habitat). Heading out of my little college town and back into the real world is really the start of a new era for me and what better way to start a new era than breaking in a new pair of shoes?!

The other day, Sequins and I met up for our usual lunchtime pictures and as we moseyed around town we found our way into a little shoe shop (it’s small, independently owned and local…we are true hipsters). I’ve been looking for a new pair of shoes for my upcoming summertime travels (more on that later, I promise) and the owner informed us that all the spring shoes (all but three pairs of shoes in the store) were 30% off. This was a serious recipe for disaster for our little blogger selves. Luckily, we both walked out with just one pair of shoes apiece and these were my little gems! So far, no blisters (my biggest new shoe fear) or weird marks on my feet.

Blazer:Charlotte Russe//Tank:Banana Republic//Jeans:Gap//Shoes:Mi Shoes

Stripes: Wish List

Ever since entering the big leagues after graduation, I have been really excited to buy my “big girl” clothing and accessories which means I’ve been actively seeking out new clothes (something I didn’t do too much of in my poor undergrad days). Here are a few of the itms topping my wardrobe wishlist:

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I am SOOO in love with this skirt and the only thing keeping me from buying it is the fact that, on sale, it costs $420.00. Yeah, that’s a little more than I can shell out for a skirt at this point in time for a single article of clothing.

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I just think this is the cutest little necklace ever!

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I have been dying for a pair of flower sandals since last summer…and these are SO CUTE! And way cheaper than the Anthropologie ones I originally fell in love with.

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And finally, I would do almost anything for a pair of these bad boys. Like, OMG. Why aren’t they already in my closet? This is probably what I get for having been born a Muggle…

And there you have it, a Saturday wish list of things I would go crazy for if they magically appeared in my closet (and no worries, I did totally try swishing around a stick while saying ‘Accio skrit/shoes/necklace’ with no luck, *sigh* once a Muggle always a Muggle).

Stripes: Shining My Shoes

I’ve come to realize that my leather goods require a bit more attention than much of the rest of my wardrobe. This fact became blaringly obvious when I realized just how scuffed my black work shoes had gotten after only a couple months of use. So I decided to man up and learn how to shine my shoes!

Nope that’s not the glare of the flash on my right shoe, that’s the excessive scuffing. 

This is seriously the simplest thing you can do to freshen up a worn down wardrobe. I was a little intimidated going into the shining process because I’ve never once shined my shoes (actually, I had been thinking of just buying a new pair because I thought they were to worn down to be shined) so I wasn’t expecting much to come from this adventure which is why there isn’t a legitimate before picture of my shoes; I realized after one shoe that this is the coolest thing ever (my life is pretty boring) so I whipped out my camera and caught the rest of the process. That’s why in the picture above the left shoe looks so nice and the right one looks so not.

The only supplies I needed were:

  • Scuffed Shoes
  • Black Shoe Polish (which I borrowed from a guy friend because men shine their shoes a lot more frequently than women it seems)
  • 2 old Washcloths (one cut in half and used to apply the polish to the shoe and one for the shoe to sit on while it dried)

To start, you’re going to want to do this in a well ventilated room because the polish packs quite the chemically smell. As far as shining the shoes, you just want to rub the rag on the polish then wipe the polish on the shoe. I let it sit for a couple seconds then buff it off with a clean part of the rag. I did two layers on some of the more scuffed parts of the shoes near the bottom but I was shocked that the polish matched the original sheen of the shoes. I swear this stuff is magic.

And so you have it, shoes that look as good as new!

Anyone else have any small tips to easily brighten up a wardrobe? or shocked by their first shoe shining experience!? I swear this stuff is magic!

-Stripes