Thursday, December 29, 2011


Today I am wearing pair 120, a fierce pair of Christian Siriano flats.  My fellow Project Runway fans understand the reference!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And the Craziness continues!!!

I apologize, as I am a few days behind in posting.  So today will be another catch up day.  I am still recovering from being sick, compounded by holiday craziness, cleaning, and de-christmasting the House!

Friday 12/23/11
On Friday I wore pair 117.  A pair of silk Rock Dog peep toe flats.  I had them paired with a cute dress and sweater, appropriate for a Christmas lunch celebration and last minute gift pick up on the way home.

Tuesday 12/27/11
After a nice 3-day weekend and lots of celebration, I decided to break out a classic pair of Nine West black super pointy heels.  Pair 118 was very high in the rotation, prior to this challenge!

Wednesday 12/28/11
Now we are caught up to today.  Today I am wearing pair 119.  An amazing pair of Lucky Brand strappy black heels.  These were purchased to replace pair 95 (worn on 11/17/11).  I think these will be a good substitute, and I anticipate a long life of wear for these shoes.

I hope your plans are coming together to ring in the New Year, sadly I will be on call for work....and any friends/family nearby who have done too much celebrating to drive home safely!
Also AAA will be running Tipsy Tow again this year.   
From 6 pm to 6 am (12/31 to 1/1) they will pick up you and  your vehicle and take you home
to ensure you arrive home alive and minus the DUI!
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See you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Yeah....It's Winter Solstice!

Our days are going to start getting longer.... WOOHOO!  I do not like leaving work at 4 pm only to walk outside and it's already dark.  In just a few short weeks, I will have enough light to enjoy the beach after work!  Almost as exciting as Christmas!

On to I am wearing pair 115.  These are a great pair of green faux croc heels, another pair of Irregular Choice with a funky inside print also!

Also, since I had a field meet today, I wore pair 116.  Another classic pair of Doc's.

Well, I am off to fight the crowds and try to finish up my Christmas shopping.... lucky me!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Catching up!

I'm back!  I was home sick on Monday and the last thing I wanted to do was look at the computer to post anything.  I was in the office briefly yesterday; however, I was not feeling much better so  I did what I had to do and then went home and back to bed! 

Even though I still wasn't feeling well yesterday, I did come into the office, which means I still have to work within the challenge guidelines.  So I wore pair 113, my grey Chucks!

Today I am feeling much better and well rested.  I am wearing pair 114; a fantastic pair of Steve Madden flats. 

Aren't they fun?!?!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, December 16, 2011

9 More Days!

I cannot believe Christmas will be here in 9 days.  I really need to finish my shopping!  Just a few more things to pick up and help relieve Santa of some extra duties!  We are in non-stop food mode here in the office. I am happy I am a picky eater, as I avoid most of it; however, today I was given a customized cookie painted to look like ME!!!!

Isn't it adorable?  I love the pink shoes!

Well today I have two more pairs of shoes for you! 
First pair #111, an amazing pair of chestnut Baily Button Ugg boots!

I have wanted these boots since they where introduced a few years ago and after working 8 days of storm duty decided I would finally splurge on them.  I am a little bummed that the picture does not show the true richness of the color, they look a bit washed out here.... but I 'heart' them!

I have since changed into pair #112, a pair of gold and black Irregular choice kitten heals.

I have received a ton of compliments on these shoes.  And of course I love them, the crazy details, and yes... the orange and purple metallic on the inside is a great added bonus!

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One more day...

and then it's Friday!  I can hardly wait.  I have a ton of stuff to wrap up (no pun intended) so I can be ready for Christmas! 

Today I am wearing pair #110.  These are a great pair of black flats with a subtle black on black ruffle detail.  Prior to the challenge, I wore these shoes at least once a week.  I love flat pointy shoes and they are very had to find.... trust me, I have looked!

Have a good evening and I will see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Is it nap time yet?

My office is overflowing with enough holiday food and tasty treats to tempt even the strongest willed.  After 3 days of avoiding the gluttony, I finally caved and enjoyed a very rich piece of cheese cake today; however, now I am paying for it.  The sugar overload is wreaking havoc with my eye-lids and they are demanding that I close them.  As this is not a viable option at this time, I opted to pour some caffeine into my system.  I'm sure that will get me through the next few hours.

Meanwhile, here is pair #109.  A vibrant pair of red pep toe flats. 

Today I have these shoes paired with a black flirty dress over a red tank, black footless tights, and a cheetah print cardigan for some retro flair!

Hope your Christmas shopping is progressing nicely. 
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2-for Tuesday!

Okay.... two more pairs for you today! 
First, pair 107, a Converse classic!  Black suede with white star and chevron. 
They are a favorite and it shows!

Also today, when I arrived back in the office I put on pair #108.  A cute pair of grey peep toe flats! 

See you tomorrow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Come on down....

Today is Bob Barker's 88th birthday!  I must admit that I spent many a sick day watching the Price is Right; however, my favorite Bob Barker role has to be in Happy Gilmore.  I love when he fights with Adam Sanlder, so out of character from what you expect after years of watching him host a game show and hysterical!

Today I have 2 pairs of shoes for your viewing pleasure!  First, pair 105, another pair of Uggs... these are olive green and perfect for the super cold mornings.

The second pair, 106, is another pair of Irregular Choice.  Honestly, I did not realize that I owned so many pairs of this brand.  These are an olive green suede with purple foil embossing.  However; I love the buttons and baubles attached to the shoe.

Now, I admit, these shoes are not for everyone; but I adore them!

Have a great day and don't stress over the Christmas crowds!
See you tomorrow!

Friday, December 9, 2011


It's Friday and I am back home!  I am very excited to be done with 24 hour shifts with only an 8 hour break.  While it was needed and a great experience, it was also exhausting and strenuous.

Today I am wearing pair #104.  An amazing pair of tall, ruched, black boots.

As you can see, I have them paired with some fun tights, a black dress, and a funky black and white sweater.  A fun and girly outfit, after 8 days of jeans and work boots!

I hope you have a great weekend and I will see you Monday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December ALREADY?!?!?!

I cannot believe how this year has flown by and that Christmas will be here a a few short weeks!  I guess I better get started on my Christmas shopping!

Today I am wearing pair 103.  This is another from my sub-collection of Irregular Choice shoes, but more importantly, this was my very first pair.  At first they appear to be a subtle pair of black sling backs....

 but after closer investigation....

you see the face!

This is one of the reasons I have fallen in love with this brand.  The shoes, much like things found in Wonderland, are not quite what they seem!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Mark Twain!

Mark Twain is a literary genius and I spent my fair share of time reading some of his classics; however, I am intrigued by his autobiography that was recently released and have it on my list of books to read.

Today is pair #102.  A pair of groovy green BC flats.  I love the subtle details on these shoes, especially the silver rivets.

Today I have these shoes paired with dark wash, flat front jeans, a green top and a charcoal and green argyle sweater.  Perfect for a cool fall day! 

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Flower Power!

Today is pair 101!  They are a fantastic pair of Irregular Choice flats.  I love all the colors, it allows them to be worn with a plethora of outfits!

One detail, that I love about these shoes, isn't showing.... the pink sole. 

See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 28, 2011

PAIR 100!!!!

Wow, can you believe that I am actually wearing my 100th pair of shoes with no repeats!  Amazing!  I wish I had some confetti to shoot out of the computer to celebrate!

I hope you had a nice looooong holiday weekend!  To honor my still relaxed state of mind today I am wearing a pair of fun & funky flats made by Rocket Dog!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two in One

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you all have a relaxing extended weekend and a great dinner with family and friends.

Yesterday, due to technical difficulties, I was unable to post, so I will cover two days in one!  First pair 98, a pretty pair of pink peep toe heels.  I wore these yesterday with black capries, a pink fitted top and a black cardigan w/cream and pink details.

And then today I am wearing pair #99, a pair of winter white Doc Marten mules.

I have these shoes paired with jeans, a winter white top, and winter white cardigan.

I will be back next week to continue on with pair 100!
Have a GREAT weekend & Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Tweety Bird!

Yes, Tweety Bird made his first appearance on this day in 1942, in a 7 minute cartoon titled "The Tale of Two Kitties".  I grew up watching Looney Tunes and had no idea that some of them had been drawn so long ago.

This is a short work week, which I am very excited about.  I hope you are all ready, or making your final preparations, for this weekends festivities.  As usual, I am not ready nor are all my plans finalized.... I am far from worried.... these things always work themselves out!

Today I am wearing pair #97, a very old and faithful pair of black tall suede boots.

As you can see, I have them paired with some great textured tights!  I also have on a jewel tone green dress with a thick black belt, and a black, vintage, beaded cardigan.

Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow!

Friday, November 18, 2011


I am so so so so so happy it is Friday!  This has been a very long week, field with some unusual challenges; however, I have survived and am looking forward to a relaxing evening at home and more of the same throughout the weekend.

Today I am wearing pair #96.  A fun and flirty pair of Rocket Dog slingbacks.  I love the subtle flower detail and how the bright colors pop off of the black background.

I have these shoes paired with jeans, a super cute tank with a ruffle detail down the center and some great birds for extra detail (I PUT A BIRD ON IT!), and a gold cardigan.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

To be retired....

Okay, so I love a good black strappy shoe with a solid stacked heel.  And let me tell you they are very hard to find.  I have found plenty with a spiked heel, but that is not my preference!  So when I found pair 95 a few years ago, I was ecstatic!

These shoes have a bit of a hard edge and go great with everything.  Today, I have them paired with an army green knee length fitted dress with a matching tie belt, black footless textured tights, and a black cardigan.

The sad news is that this will most likely be the last time I can wear these shoes.  They are very, very old and have spent there fair share of time at Sam's Shoes, the local shoe repair in San Clemente.  Last time I took them in, the delivered the bad news that there was nothing more they could, but I just can not let them go without a suitable replacement.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Uncle Krackin'!!!!

Today is my big bother, Gino's, birthday; however, I know some great kids that used to be scared of him and his formerly overgrown facial hair.  So we decided that, since he has a giant octopus tattoo, that he would be affectionately nick named Uncle Krackin', and that seemed make him less 'scary'!  So Happy Birthday!  I hope it's the best yet!

As for my shoes... today is pair 94.  A classic pair of 8-hole Doc's!  Yes, these are original, made in England Doc's!

Normally these would be paired with a vintage dress and some crazy tights; but, sadly not today!  Jeans and a top suitable for time in the field!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hard to remember...

Some days, I actually have to scroll back through all my posts, just to ensure I am not duplicating shoes.  I have taking a lot of time to organize my closet and have tried to be diligent, but I am very thankful for a blog full of photos that can confirm today is not a repeat!

Today I am wearing pair #93.  A pair of great Madden Girl, red leather, round toe, heels. 

I love the vibe of this shoe.  They have a great retro look, and for some reason they remind me of my Grandma Molly.  I never saw her wear shoes like this, at least not that I remember, but something about the color and look makes me think of her.

Today I have these shoes paired with black floods, a red top with tiny white polka dots, and a vintage black beaded cardigan.  I even have on some great bright red lipstick, MAC's Russian Red, to be exact!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yes, I'll have another cup of coffee...

I am still trying to get on track, after a nice, relaxing, rainy weekend.  This weekend I finished a book and started another, I finished unpacking the kitchen, and took a few naps.  It was great!

Today I am wearing pair #92.  This shoes, purchased on clearance for $5 at H&M last year, are business in front and definite party in the back!

The comments today have been great!  When you see these shoes from the front you would never suspect the sensational detailing in the back!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with more shoes!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Today there is no post about shoes and outfits.  No posts about fabric or sewing projects.  Today I want to say THANK YOU! 

Thank you to all our Veterans out there.  To those I know and love, to the many more that I don't.  To those who wake up, day after day, to protect our freedoms and our country, at the sacrifice of their own freedom and sometimes their life... Thank you!

While two simple words don't seam like enough, I could not let this day go by without at least saying them!

Poppy Tony
John Zajicek
Micheal Beltran
Bill Wright
Jim Cade
James Foster
Bobby Foster
Bo Smith
Denis Yanez
Jayson Vandervort
Justin Vandervort
Ron Horn

...just to name a few!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

WOOHOO!!! It's Friday!

I am looking forward to the 3-day weekend and am very thankful to all our Service Men and Women that serve in the US Military.  They deserve more than a day of honor here and there, but it nice that our nation at least does that!

Today I am wearing pair #91.  These are a great pair of plaid, sling back, peep toe, wedges!

Today I have these wonderful wedges paired with dark wash jeans, a bright white top, and a red cardigan.
I hope you have a great weekend and have an opportunity to celebrate all the Veterans, past and present, that you know and love!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Anniversary Led Zeppelin!

Well, Led Zeppelin IV, that is!  Today is the 40th anniversary of this amazing and timeless album! 

Today is pair #90!  A great pair of vivid green Etnies! 

Comfort & style!  What more could you ask for?!?!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Under the Weather!

No you didn't miss anything!  I was home sick yesterday... curled up on the couch in my pj's, drinking hot tea, and doing what I could to feel better, including not posting to this fantastic blog.  It worked!  Today I am back at work running like crazy to catch up!

Today I am wearing pair #89, a super comfy pair of Roxy shoes with warm fleece lining.

They are just what I needed today.  Comfort and warmth!

Also, I got a fun gift today from a friend/co-worker.  She just returned from a trip to Hawaii and said she happened by a fabric store and knew she has to peruse the shop for something fun and unusual for me!
She brought me 2-yards of this amazing fabric:

I can't wait to find a whimsical and unexpected pattern to make using this amazing fabric!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rain, rain, and more rain...

I love waking up to the sound of rain; however, I don't like having to get up and go about my day in the rain.  Rainy days are great for lazing around the house, baking, watching movies, and taking naps!  So today I have already ventured to the orthodontist, the office, and will be heading out to the field for a while.

Good thing I am prepared!  Today I have not one, but two pairs of footwear to add to the challenge total.  First pair #87 is a super fun pair of rain boots.  They are made my Little Miss Matched.  I frequently reference their socks, but they also make awesome rain boots!

I get a ton of compliments and comments on these boots.  I adore them and it makes splashing in puddles so much more fun!

Now that I am in the office, I have put on pair #88.  My purple passion Chucks!  What more do I need to say.... they are purple and that makes them awesome in their own right!

I hope you have a great weekend and find something fun to do in the rain.  As for me, I will be breaking in my new kitchen tonight with one of my favorite meals..... potato tacos!  YUMMMMMMM!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful for Thursday!

I had a very nice time last night at the Skirball Center, even if it was a bit unorganized and behind schedule.  I truly enjoyed the conversation that was presented by some amazing, very established, educated women!  It was a welcome change to be celebrated for being a career woman with an education, instead of being judged based on what size pants I wear. 

One of the guest speakers, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is a documentary film maker.  Her film "Miss Representation" looks amazing.  The film explores the media's misrepresentation of women and how it has effected our culture.  I cannot wait to see it and take action to help change our culture! 

Also, I came home last night to a (almost) complete kitchen!  Tomorrow is our 4 month anniversary of moving into our new house and I finally have a kitchen!  I am so excited!  The balance of the work (faucet and garbage disposal) is scheduled to be completed today.  All that will be left is our counter tops and floor.  However, even without those last two items, my kitchen is (will be by tonight) fully functional!  WOOHOO!!!!  Here are a couple pictures...

Now back to, what seems a bit trivial after last night, the shoe challenge.  Today I am wearing pair #86, an amazing pair of Franco Sarto suede boots.

Love, love, love these boots!  Today I have them paired with an olive green dress that has some very small purple and camel flower details, and a camel cardigan.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


this week is dragging on!  It seems to be going very slow to me!

Well, today is a very busy day!  A large majority of my kitchen will be finished today.... WOOHOO!  Then I have the normal crazy work day, followed by a special event tonight up in LA.  I will be attending a women's event at the Skirball Center including cocktails, conversation, and a private viewing of the exhibit "Woman Hold Up Half the Sky".  I am looking forward to it!

Today I have two pairs of shoes to add to the challenge total.  Pair #84 a pair of pink Ugg boots that I wore into the office this morning.

Now I am wearing pair #85, a great pair of grey buckle boots.

They go great with my grey and cream dress and textured tights.  My outfit is accented with a purple tank and cardigan.

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon and I'll be back tomorrow!