Everybody, Everywear: Lace and Oxfords

This month for Everybody, Everywear bloggers everywhere are wearing lace. After the voting ended, an lace was announced the winner I automatically started thinking about what lace items I had in my closet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any lace or lace accented pieces. I guess I did have a camisole or two that have a small amount of lace trim on the neckline. In my opinion that didn’t actually count. I didn’t even have any cute lace wrapped accessories. What I did have is a lace nightie. Insert giggles, snickers, or blushing. I immediately began brainstorming on ways I could make it appropriate to wear out.I lucked out and had a nice, cool day last week. I’m talking thunderstorms the night before and only reaching 65. I was ecstatic! That meant I could layer a bandeau under and a cardigan on top. That meant I could be completely covered, yet still show off my lace.

I took advantage of the beautiful weather, and my free time by going to the park and taking pictures on the bike path. I’ve taken pictures outside before, but it isn’t nearly as nerve wracking when your husband is taking your pictures. This was my first go around with outdoor self-portraiture. I lucked out and nobody went by on the path. I just had to deal with a construction worker gawking at me from the parking lot. I hope to do this more often, now that I am home with Lyla during the day. I guess I should start reading up on Hello Monkey Face’s Self-Caught Feature. I didn’t have any issues with other passer-bys until I moved up to take accessory shots.The Scoop

Nightgown-gift, Cardigan-Walmart, Belt-NY and Co, Jeans-William Rast  for Target, Shoes-Payless

How do you deal with curious onlookers? Any outdoor self-portraiture tips?

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

If the shoe fits…

Sadly, this pregnancy I’ve had to put away several pair of heels. They are just causing me too much pain. I hope that after the baby is born I can wear them again. I’m not holding my breath. After Lyla was born I had to semi-retire several pairs of designer shoes. Meaning, I was able to wear them if I was planning on being carried everywhere like a true princess deserves. Since life never turns out quite how we think it should I could only wear them when I was willing enough, or would be drinking enough, to endure the pain. On a side note I could wear one of the pairs quite easily without feeling pain, or much of anything else from my ankles down.

Since, several frequently worn pairs are missing from my shoe wardrobe adjustments must be made. I don’t have many pairs of flats or sandals, so I added a two pairs. One pair of silver flats and a pair of black wedges were welcomed into the family. I hadn’t planned on adding heels of any kind, but I needed a comfortable pair of dressy shoes I could wear to recital. Both of these purchases were made at TJ Maxx. I like purchasing shoes from TJ Maxx. They usually are decently priced, and hold up nicely under normal wear and tear.

I planned on wearing the silver Lucky Brand flats pretty regularly. However, after the first day I realized a few changes needed to be made. I’ve had pointe shoes that caused less discomfort during a two hour class. They would dig into my heel, and the round heel had zero padding. The thin rubberized, plastic sole doesn’t bother me. I like that they are lite and flexible. I just wasn’t happy that I could feel the heel more and more with each step.

Since, I had some purchases to be made to make these shoes a happy mate for my feet I thought I would share my finds with you. These are things that I’ve found make some shoes, including a few semi-retired shoes, comfy or at least tolerable. Dr. Scholl’s massaging gel heel cushions helped with the pain underneath my heel, and the Dr. Scholl’s for her heel liners made it so my shoes didn’t dig into my skin. The only issue I had with them is that they also made the shoes just a tad tight on my bigger foot. Things I’ve gotten that worked well in other shoes are the Dr. Scholl’s for her ball of the foot cushions and the comfort insoles. I’m comfortable recommending these cushions to make the little fixes that some shoes need.

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 Ack!!! I’m still putting together posts from my 30 for 30 challenge. However, I lost a few sets of pictures. That means you won’t be getting a full 30 outfits. That’s ok with me…I’m kind of over documenting this challenge. I finished it over a month ago, so the fact that I’m still posting pictures just drags it on and on. However, since I took a break from blogging I also took a break from taking pictures too. Now it is hard getting back into the swing of things. I will promise you that I won’t still be posting my winter wardrobe once spring officially arrives.
The Scoop
Cardigan- Walmart
Skirt- Motherhood
Shoes- Payless
Scarves- Target
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