Saturday, July 30, 2011

*Special Edition* Saturday

Well, tonight I am going out with some of he ladies.  We are on our way to see Mary Poppins at the Orange County Performing Arts Center and what better way to enjoy a night out then with these FANTASTIC shoes.

Pair #14 is another pair of Irregular Choice. These shoes feature a burgundy patten leather with a gold leather woven detail.  I love everything about these shoes, especially the robot detail painted on the bottom.

Well, I am off.... I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend  and I will be back on Monday!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday the 13th!

Good morning!  I am off to a meeting so this will be quick today!  Pair 13 is a pair of black peep toe platform heels.  I have them paired with an army green sleeveless, belted dress, with a black tank peeking through and black footless tights.  Oh and Gramma Molly's traditional bright red lipstick! 

I'll be back tomorrow for a special edition... until then!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mixed Message?

Good morning!!! I don't know about you, but wow I did not want to get out of bed today!  The coffee is kicking in and I am ready to take day 12 of this challenge!

Today I am wearing a pair of black leather Vans.  The best part about these flats is the signature Vans checkerboard detail.  I have these checkered shoes paired with a red and white polka dot dress.  I like to add that funky detail of wearing one patterned piece of clothing with a different patterned shoe.  However, when I do this I keep my colors simple.  After all, I don't want to look like that unfortunate grandma that you see at the grocery store and wonder.... "who let her out of the house wearing that?!?!"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Sandals!

Woohoo!!!!  It's Wednesday and the week is half over.  Today is day 11 of my shoe challenge and one, of the many things, I am noticing is that since I am selecting shoes that are not in the 'current rotation' I am putting together outfits that have also been sadly over looked for too long. 

Today I am wearing a pair of cream crochet wedge sandals with ankle ties.  I am trying to figure out why I never wear them....

I have these sandals paired with a light blue, pink, and white Indian print skirt and blue top.... very summery.  I hope the weather comes through so I can go out at lunch and enjoy some fresh, warm air!

I'll be back tomorrow with pair number 12 and a special edition is planned for Saturday, as I am going to a 'special event'... stay tuned!

Oh and one quick shout out to Erica Ontiveros... GOOD LUCK TODAY! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mustard Madness!

Happy Tuesday!  I feel fantastic after a great night of sleep and relaxation!  Now I am ready to introduce pair #10....  I love these mustard Mary Jane's.  They are bright and boisterous, not to mention so so comfy.   I keep hearing the following statements about these shoes:

-  You are the only person I know that would EVER wear those shoes!!
- OMG!  I can't believe you found shoes to match that shirt! (Oh, my top is a cute mustard peasant type top with a gathered waist and collar. Notin' fancy!)

Of course I am used to goes along with my eclectic taste and it only makes me love these fun flats that much more.

Have a terrific Tuesday!  See you tomorrow!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sleepy Start...

It was a crazy weekend, filled with too much work; but the coffee is finally starting to kick in and I can get on to the task at hand.

Today is pair#9; a super comfy pair of Born black leather sandals with a silver adornment.  Some days I love these shoes and other days, not so much.  With that being said, these shoes were not my first choice this morning; however, they fit the outfit (a multi colored peasant skirt paired with a black sleeveless sweater layered over a red tank) and they definitely fit the beautiful 75 degree temperature today.  Plus, they are uber comfortable which fits perfectly with the exhaustion that I am suffering through... O-well, it's nothing more coffee won't fix :p

Friday, July 22, 2011


Happy Friday!  Congrats on making through another week.  While I am looking forward to the weekend, I am on call for work so chances are I will not be getting much relaxing done.  Hopefully, I can still try to squeeze some pool or beach time in!

Pair #8 is a colorful pair of Roxy slip on tennis shoes with Hawaiian flowers embroidered on top. These are another pair of shoes that have been overlooked for way too long.  Today I them paired with dark wash jeans, a white Ann Taylor top and silver accessories.  When I came into the office I was told I looked very "fresh & summery".  PERFECT!

I hope you have a great weekend and I will be back on Monday with pair #9. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Zippers! They are Everywhere!

Zipper detailing has been a huge fashion trend over the last few years.  You see them adorning everything from couture dresses to rosette headbands.  Providing both a twist on function and  that "funky factor".  So when I saw these shoes a few years ago, I had to get them.  Not only do I  love the zipper detail, but I also love the deep burgundy patten leather and how the color varies depending on the lighting.  However, the best detail of all.... they were on SALE!!!!

I wear these shoes with everything from jeans to office attire.  Today I have them paired with a traditional plaid sleeveless blouse and black tuxedo style capries, perfect for my afternoon meeting.  These shoes add a pop of style that allows me to remain hip, stylish, and professional.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Sugar Please!

Good morning!  I hope your Wednesday is off to a wonderful start!  I am enjoying coffee and cereal while tyring to avoid all the kids in the office for "Bring Your Kid to Work" day!

I cannot believe it is only day 6 of this challenge.... While I am having a ton of fun re-discovering some overlooked and neglected shoes, this takes a lot of thought and planning.  I am excited to see how it all works out =D

Today I am wearing a fun and flowery pair of "Sugar" red, black and white flats.  These shoes are great because they add a little kick to a cute skirt or pair of shorts, but they wear more like a tennis shoe than a flat.  

I have these shoes paired with a cute red dress with tiny white polka-dots, a black cardigan, and one of my favorite watches....and yes, we do have a dress code here.  I just choose  to 'challange' the small print!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Happy Tuesday!  Today is day/pair #5, the intro into my own personal Converse rainbow.  I currently own 15 pairs of Converse and actually would like a few more colors.  When one reaches for a rainbow, it must include the full spectrum of color, right?!

It was cold and overcast in San Clemente this morning, so what better way to "brighten" the day then with my vivid blue Chucks!  Paired with socks by "Little Miss Matched".

Okay, now back to my coffee!  Have a great day!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Somebody has a case of the Mondays!

I hope you had a great, relaxing weekend and were able to take advantage of the fantastic weather!  I am feeling every bit of this Monday, so I have some old school Adam and the Ants playing at my desk today. 

On to 'THE CHALLENGE'!  Today is day 4 and I am wearing a super cute pair of Levi's flats.  They have some great subtle details that make them a good neutral shoe that goes with just about anything.  So much so that I have worn through the 1/2" heel one time already (I heart my shoe repair guy!)

My favorite detail on this shoe is the classic red Levi's label!

And the fact that these shoes only cost $9.99 on clearance over 3-years ago... they have definitely exceeded their value which makes them that much better =D

Friday, July 15, 2011


Happy Friday!  I am very excited for the weekend and more unpacking.  Today is a 'field' day at work which means I have to wear somewhat sensible shoes.  These are my red corduroy Hurley tennis shoes.... paired with some of my favorite mis-matched socks!  Gotta have some fun, right?!?!?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

*PLAID* It's my favorite color!

Pair #2 of ???
These plaid Irregular Choice Mary Janes are so fun.  My favorite part is the subtle green details (the buckle, the pinked leather trim around the seams, etc).  And of course the pink hounds tooth lining is a perfect contrast!

It is a bit dreary here today, so these add an extra punch paired with my bright green, knee lenght skirt and bright white sweater.  A little spot of sunshine on this drizzly So Cal morning.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Shoe Challange!!!

Let the games begin.  I just moved into my new house....while this is a very exciting time, packing was not as much fun as I had hoped it would be.  I have an extensive shoe and fabric collection; however, I didn't realize how extensive until I had to pack it all. 

I often get asked about my shoe collection, most often people want to know how many pairs I have.  Truthfully, I didn't know, so I figured this was a perfect time to count them.  The grand total was 115 pairs.  Since then I have found a few more pairs lying around the office and in my car.  The grand total is actually 120 (OMG!) pairs of funky footwear.

I was then challenged by a good friend to see if I could wear the shoes consecutively, without any repeats.  CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.(Thank you Shanelle)

Today I will began my challenge  Here are the rules:
1.  Wear all the shoes consecutively without any repeats. 
2.  Weekends don't count.
3.  Photos will be posted everyday
4.  A brief description of the shoes will be given if they are super fabulous!!!

Here are today's shoes:
These are Irregular Choice "Marie Antoinette" 3 inch heels from London. They are sage colored suede with gold brocade flowers and they reside in a beautiful pink box in my closet.