Everyone who knows me knows I love shoes. I mean, seriously, I have a shoe wall (I know, I know- I'll do a blog post about it eventually). When FFaNY, the Fashion and Footwear Association of New York invited me to attend their shoe show, I jumped at the opportunity. With boyfriend in tow, I headed down to New York on Tuesday.Read More ➛
I've always felt that red heels have a place in every girl's closet (or in my case, shoe wall), but it wasn't until recently that I realized I could use a pair for things other than parties and events. While the traditional red heels (also know as FMRs) are more sexy than practical, a pair in burgundy with a less intense heel actually works very well at the office.Read More ➛
Maxxinistas rejoice! T.J. Maxx has FINALLY rolled out their e-commerce site. Though it doesn't seem like the brand has talked about it much (you'd think it'd be all over their social media), the site is definitely up!
I first discovered it yesterday via a tip from BeautyXpose on Facebook and could barely contain my excitement. Because the inventory at T.J. Maxx really varies by store, this will be a huge plus for many shoppers whose stores don't sell as many high-end, designer brands. If I've learned anything from living in New England, home of the TJX headquarters, it's that the merchandise can be completely different in stores just a few miles from each other.
T. J. Maxx's online store is currently offering items from their women's, shoe and handbag collections- sorry stylish gentlemen! Brands that jumped out at me were DVF, Marchessa, Cole Haan and Badgley Mischka, just to name a few.
Here are some of my favorite picks, available online. Hint: Hover over images for more details and price info, and click through to see on the T.J. Maxx website.
Now, raise your hand if you're excited? You know I am ;)
This was a very shoe filled Thanksgiving. As my mom called me in a recent email, I'm definitely a "boot girl." We picked out these flowered Uggs at Marshall's for just $99, a slightly steep price, but a real steal for Uggs.
Even if you're not a fan of Uggs, you have to admit, these are pretty fun! I was actually stopped by two employees at a shoe store who creepily stared at my shoes and finally asked me about them. They were absolutely SHOCKED when I told them the price.
I've been killing my feet in heels for the past few months, and after solidly REFUSING to buy a new pair of Uggs (every fashion blogger's worst nightmare), I gave in and got these. Well, technically, my mom bought them for me as an early birthday present. (Thanks Mommy, you can borrow them when I'm home for break- I promise!) I'll have to pair them with a cute outfit, because honestly, you probably still think they're ugly. (I promise you, they're not!)
Then there was the stop at Target with my dad and stepmom. Technically, we only went their to pick up some Zyrtec-D for my allergies, but we ended up filling up an entire cart! My dad helped pick out these guys for me:
...and at just $30 a pop, I was pretty proud of our purchases! Did I mention the first pair are real suede? Thanksgiving weekend was DEFINITELY a success! Thanks mom/dad/Donna for indulging my shoe habit!
You know you're a pink-blogging superstar when your readers startsending you unsolicited Pink Thursday submissions! I thought it was sweet when Aunt Sharon sent me an email with pink shoes (and another email today with pink flowers), exciting when Ilana sent me a link to a pink sun jar and super cool when Elyssa sent me a photo of her roommate's nails. What's weird is that they all sent me things within the past two weeks.
What a treat!
So yesterday I wrote about my experiences as an intern at blogher09. Unfortunately, I forgot to include one more piece of knowledge that I acquired: not all Crocs are ugly. I know, it sounds like blasphemy! Trust me, I am NOT a fan of the Croc, or at least I wasn't, until last weekend. Even as I write this post, sitting barefoot in the office, my free pair of croc flip flops are lying under my desk. Yup. I wore my Crocs to work, and I'm not ashamed.
Sure, they're no Jimmy Choos, but they're comfy, have a lot more arch support than my regular flip flops and they're not...well, hideous! I actually stopped a blogger at the springpad booth so I could take a photo of her shoes:
FYI- I've started a really awesome collection of my favorite pink things, many of which I've written about in previous Pink Thursday posts. Check it out- it's going to play a big role in my upcoming blogoversary giveaway. (Get excited!)