May 4

Shoe Challenge #36 – Nude Prada Peep Toe

Here is my 36th pair of shoes from the Shoeper Shoe Challenge.  That fun challenge can be found over at Shoeperwoman‘s blog.

Just the other night, The Husband and I were invited to a Swing Dance party.  I was a bit dubious on a few items.  First, I am not a dancer.  As much as I love fashion and pretty girlie things, I am a total klutz on my feet.  Also, what does one wear to such an event?  I had a few choices hiding in the closet, and this is what I ended up choosing.

This polka dotted number is by maxandcleo.   I believe it was procured from a Macy’s some years back.

Ahhh!  And here we have… “Nude Shoe Perfection.”  I, like all Spring fashion fiends, have been obsessed with the neutral shoe trend.  I LOVE this look.  I have another pairthat have been posted before that I really like.  These are more than like.  Even with the absence of tan that I currently sport, due to genetics, I have lots of color in my skin.  Therefore, nude shoes can look very pink on me.  These are nice and dark.  For some, maybe too dark.  Not me, baby!  They are made by Prada.  I had seen another Prada shoe almost like this one, but the platform was almost non-existent and thus the heel was much lower.  Not what I had in mind.  Finally these were located by the wonderful Lissa.  Hooray!

May 3

Shoe Challenge #35 Railway Museum

 Here is my latest Shoeper Shoe Challenge from Shoeperwoman‘s wonderful shoe blog. 🙂


On Sunday, we stopped at a local train “museum.”  I am using finger quotes there because it barely qualifies for the title museum.  It is, however, a fun place to visit, especially if you enjoy trains.  In our house, Little Brother LOVES trains.  Consequently, we stop by this location whenever we are able.

It was a gorgeous day weather wise,  so I was very comfortable in a sun dress.  This was the first outing for this dress, and pleasantly, we (the dress and I) received many compliments.  I love when that happens!

Once again, Older Brother suggested the pose for the shot on the left where I am leaning to the side.  He seems to be joining in the fun of these photo opportunities, and I can always use new ideas.

The shoes are Prada from a few (3?) years ago.  They are like little ballet slipper heels.  When I wear them, I am taken right back to being 9 years old and in ballet class.  How fun is that?!

Here is the close-up of yet another dress from White House Black Market.  It seems I did go a little crazy with my shopping spree in that store.  I think the cut of their dresses are just very flattering, and the rose print on this one is lovely.

Finally, let me introduce you to My New Sunglasses!

I am a bit of a sun-glass maniac.  I wish I had a different pair for every outfit, or adventure.  I had been looking for a pair of cat eyes, but was coming up empty.  Typically I don’t like to buy big name items that are super trendy, so I was a bit nervous about the cat eye look.  While out on the hunt, a super kindly sales girl introduced me to these babies.  They have just a hint of the cat eye shape, but are still classic enough to pass the “should I buy them” test.  They are Chanel, but they label is subtle, which I really enjoy.  To me, I want the look not to scream designer, only to suggest it in gentle ways.  Sorry to ramble on a bit, it must be “new love.” 😉

April 25

Good Friday – Shoe Challenge #33

First, I apologize that my eyes are closed in this picture, I think I was laughing at Fred. 🙂

This is the outfit I wore on Good Friday.   We went to church and then to dinner at Island’s with friends.  It was a nice night.

The dress is by White House Black Market.  The shoes are Prada.  The tights are Spanx.  The cardigan is from Target.

I have had these for a long time.  I like that they are not just plain black pumps. (Which also have their place, don’t get me wrong.)  My favorite thing about wearing these shoes on Friday, was that Older Brother, who is 13, said he liked these shoes.  Generally, he is not a “shoe guy” and doesn’t comment much on my footwear.  It was sweet that he noticed, and said something.  What a good boy!

Here is another look at the dress, not covered by the cardigan.

I wish this picture was better, but the sun was coming in the window and causing me troubles. 🙂  It is very flattering because of the placement of the white piping.