Category Archives: Shoes

Pajama Party

With the weather getting cooler, I’ve been focusing more on comfort in my wardrobe than anything else. But comfortable certainly does NOT have to mean boring. I like to keep things simple and functional but still pretty, and this outfit is the perfect combination of the two. The best part of this outfit, you ask? It’s essentially pajamas that I can wear to work!

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Black leggings, a comfy blouse, cardigan sweater and some functional-but-cute flats. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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I love the high-top tables in our break room. I also love that this was basically a candid photo, but it came out pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!

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These have been my go-to flats lately. Very comfortable, and extremely versatile. Plus, I got them for a steal at TJ Maxx!

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’ve been wearing this fun bracelet a lot.

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My favorite bobby pins from Birchbox!

I hope everyone is having an awesome day. Happy Friday everyone!

❤ Chelsea

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Sasha

Miss Sasha was very rambunctious Tuesday afternoon. When I had a few minutes to spare, I took a break to play with her. Here she is doing some basic tricks-“sit” and “paw”-for a treat.

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I also took that opportunity to take some photos. I’m really trying hard to keep this blog updated at least a few days a week! Thanks to my lovely Aunt Rose for taking my photos 🙂

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Skirt, Blouse, Cardi: Worthington (JC Penney)

(The link leads to the skirt’s page. The blouse and cardi are old.)

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Ring: Charles Emerson Designs

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Shoes: Kenneth Cole via TJMaxx (similar)

Happy Wednesday All! Only 2 more days until the weekend!

❤ Chelsea

Going Barefoot (Almost)

Last night I decided to try something a little bit different. Instead of lacing up my Nikes and heading out for a run, I decided to slip on my Vibram 5 Fingers and finally give them a try. If you’re not familiar with the brand, they’re these little guys:

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Mine are the “Treksport” style. I got them for less than half price through an Active.com deal!

The “barefoot” style allows you to run with a more natural stride. Traditional running shoes, like my Nikes, create the standard heel-toe motion that most of us are used to while running. But take your shoes off for a second and try to run with that same motion. It’s awkward, right? You naturally land on the front of your foot rather than your heel. That is how we as humans are meant to run.

Now, I won’t lie to you. These definitely take some getting used to. I only ran a mile, and my calves and shins were crazy tight. A little Mineral Ice before bed did the trick, though, and my legs are pretty much back to normal this morning. You shouldn’t try to start full-force on them. I’m starting off at one 1-mile run per week, and building from there. Ultimately, though, I will be able to run in these daily, and the knee and ankle trouble I constantly have while running will subside. How stinkin’ cool is that?

What kind of shoes do you like to wear to work out? Have you ever tried barefoot-style running shoes? If so, what did you think of them?

Spotlight On…Christian Louboutin

Subtitle: The Most Gorgeous Shoes on Earth

That I’ll be Able to Afford Someday

I’ve never been one for big name labels with a high price tag. I’m usually the type to scoff at a pair of $700 shoes (or really $700 anything that isn’t a large appliance) and buy an equally gorgeous similar pair for $25. There’s just something about Christian Louboutin shoes, though, that makes all that go out the window. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted something as much as I want a pair of those gorgeous pumps with that luscious red sole. (At least in terms of fashion, that is. I promise, I do have my priorities in check!) So today we celebrate Mr. Louboutin and his wonderful shoes. Feast your eyes!

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Lady Sling 100mm Black Patent//Fifi 85mm Silver Glitter//Filo 120mm Black Leather//Fifi Spikes 100mm Canari Patent

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Big Boots

Good Morning Fashionistas! So it snowed like CRAZY the other night in Connecticut. I woke up fully planning on a run yesterday, but the road and sidewalks were completely covered in snow. Luckily they were cleared enough for me to at least get a short run in last night after work 🙂

Instead of running in the morning, I took advantage of the extra time and caught up on a few of my favorite blogs. Then, around 6:45, I got out of bed and started getting ready for my day. One great thing about snow is that we get a dress-down day at the office, so I got to wear jeans, which rocked! Once dressed, I rolled up the legs of my jeans and pulled on these babies:

 

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Boots: Old Navy (old, similar)

Now, you’re probably wondering about the title of this post (which you totally read wrong, admit it!). To put it bluntly, I have HUGE runner’s calves. This leaves me unable to fit into normal knee-high boots without going up a size or two. These boots are a size 10. That’s right, a TEN! My normal size is a 5.5, maybe a 6 if I’m lucky, meaning that these boots are literally 5 sizes too big. I wear two pairs of heavy socks to make them fit, but after that, they’re wonderful! These are my go-to boots for snowy days. They keep my pants out of the snow and my feet dry. They’re also fuzzy on the inside, so they keep my feet toasty warm too! The compromise is totally worth it 🙂

Have you ever made a compromise for the sake of fashion? Maybe you bought something a size too big or in a different color than you would have preferred? Tell me your story!

Happy Almost Friday Everyone!

❤ Chelsea