March 14, 2012

The Giffee Sandal

Everyone has been pretty on the fence about these guys. They either love them or hate them. I happen to  love them, and they fit me perfectly. They had to be mine.

Preen for Aldo Rise. The Giffee Sandal. What do you think? Would you wear it?
It's my go to summer shoe now if I'm feeling fashionably feisty.

March 13, 2012

Shoe Splicing

I don't know if you have seen the slightly heeled sneaker fad, if you haven't you've probably been in a cave for several months. I think I like them, though I have yet to try on a pair. I just don't know if I could pull them off. Generally I don't make a habit of wearing sneakers out other than taking Whiskey to the dog park or riding my bike. I don't really think I could pull them off. However...

I personally think these are kind of amazing. I'm in love with them (though not their $300+ price tag). I would wear these all over the place! It's like a boat shoe-moccasin-timberland boot! The shop refers to them as a high top boat shoe. They're amazing. And completely handmade on an individual basis. I've never spent over 300 dollars on a pair of shoes, but I come pretty close to justifying this purchase. I'm pro most items on Etsy, and this shop, Jules and Joshua is a definite thumbs up! Check them out.

March 7, 2012

Spring Cleaning: Part 1

Hello everyone,
Man, have I been busy lately! Between trying to clean out my apartment of as many worldly possessions as possible (it's so hard!), and finding out I've got an incredible new job that starts in less than two weeks (eek!), it's hard for me to find the time to do much else.
As mentioned, spring usually means a clean out for most people. That being said, I have never ever done any 'spring cleaning' before. Why? Because I like my stuff! That's why. Haha. Seriously though, it's so hard for me to let go of things.
I still have clothing and shoes from years ago that I only wore once. I still have makeup that has gone dry and turned to dust. I still have scarves that went out of style in the 90s. And don't even get me started on jewelry. The jewelry was the first thing I tried to tackle, and let me tell you, it's insanely difficult for a girl that collects jewelry as a hobby, to get rid of some... so naturally, I didn't. I just found a better way to store some of it.

I bought a deep glass dish from Daffys and tossed most of my bangles and bracelets in it.

I found a perfect acrylic storage case at The Container Store.

Also at The Container Store, I found this set of drawers. Which happens to be perfect for my odd earrings and 'too large' rings.
You can see my eagle ring, bone hoops, spear head double ring, and my awesome lego alien I won at Oscar bingo. Oh yes.

I also had enough space to stash my favorite perfumes together in a pretty, sunny spot.

Two stacked paper trays from the container store give me storage on top, and room for my newest magazines on bottom.
You can also see my bangle jar next to it.

 So much jewelry! And I haven't even gotten to my necklaces, non-stud earrings, hair accessories,  makeup, or clothing organization. Though I did end up donating about a freezer bag full of jewelry that I do not need any more, which I am really proud of.
Be prepared, friends! I fully intend to see this through, and plan on documenting along the way just in case anyone else is having 'spring cleaning' cold feet like I am. Is it fun? No. Is it necessary? Yes, I think so. It really makes everything feel fresh and new. It's like beginning again, and getting to take an inventory and really look at yourself and what it is you want. Try it! ;)