Shoe #19 – Match-match

Remember in the 80ths and the 90ths when you would always match you purse-belt-shoes before going anywhere? I was very obsessed with this trend and would rather die than walk outside of my house if “the trio” wasn’t perfectly matching.
Is so much better nowadays when you can just mix and match, isn’t it? Well, sometimes that girl from the 80th-90th inside of me wants to get out and MATCH! 
So this is what happened on Saturday, when I took my daughter to a kids birthday party.

WHAT: Studded ballet flats by Aldo
WHEN: Saturday, June 25th
WHERE: Taking my daughter to a kids b-day party
WITH: Boyfriend jeans shorts from Mossimo for TargetAnn Taylor Loft top, bracelets from Charlotte Russe,  earrings from Brasil, Guess watch, grandfather’s graduation ring, Aldo clutch.

I took this photo without the flash to try to show better that the clutch totally match my flats. they’re both studded and in the same color (which I can’t describe but it’s kind of a very light greyish-beige).


Shoe #18 – BBQ at home

Since we moved to Florida and to this neighborhood, we’ve been meeting our new neighbors little by little. I think we met almost all the neighbors immediately around us. So far I can say we couldn’t have chose better neighborhood. Everybody is great and we are loving to meet each one more and more. 
So last Saturday we decided to trow a BBQ party at our home to thank our neighbors for the warm welcoming they gave us.
This is what I wore that day:

WHAT: Indian ballet flats from Candie’s
WHEN: Saturday, June 11th
WHERE: BBQ party at home
WITH: Boyfriend jeans shorts from Mossimo for Target, Ann Taylor Loft tank top, old belt from Brasil (I call it the “Captain America”belt) bracelets from Charlotte Russe,  earrings from Brasil, Guess watch, ring from Aldo Accessories.

Shoe # 17 – The Killer Shoes

During the summer in 2005, my husband and I went to Germany and then Portugal. He had two conferences to go and I went with him, just to have fun. There, I saw espadrilles in every woman feet. Everywhere I would there, there were they: espadrilles. I’ve had never seen them in USA by that time. I went crazy about and want to buy one. I left for the last day and for my surprise, all the shopping were closed on Sunday. Brasil is like that but I think I got used to USA where everything is always open. 
Sadly, I went back to USA without my pair of espadrilles. Then, one day, I think it was 2005 already, I was shopping at Nordstrom Rack and I saw these pair of espadrilles and I went crazy about. I always buy things on sale, I hate to pay full price but for these ones, I didn’t are. I wanted them so bad I paid full price. They had them in black and blue and I chose the blue ones.
I love them but here in Florida, they were killing my feet!!! I thing because the heat and humidity, my feet must have been swelled and the edge of the top part (king of hard for me to describe it) was hurting me so bad that I wish I as less stingy and had bought the Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats. But they were $12.00 at the place that I checked and I didn’t want to pay “all this money” for it.
Anyhow, I decide ti use my adorable espadrilles to go out for lunch with a friend. So here is the outfit.
WHAT: Espadrilles from Nordstrom Rack (it says Preview International on the insole)
WHEN: Friday, June 3rd
WHERE: Lunch with a friends
WITH: Jeans skirt from GAP outlet, Bulova watch, Old Navy tank top, vest from One Clothing (bought at Ross), necklaces from Charlotte Russe,  belt from Volcom*, earrings and bag from Brasil, graduation ring that belong to my grandfather and now it’s mine

* I just went to this store website and notice that it s totally not age appropriated for me! 
** You can see in this last picture that my feet looks a bit swelled and you maybe you can see what I’m referring to when I say “he top part was hurting me”. I tried to use Photoshop to put an arrow on it but now I remember why I had this program for so many years and I don’t use: it’s so difficult to just learn by clicking on the buttons (bottons??? I never know which one should I use). I hate when programs are not self intuitive. I definitely need to buy a book to learn how to use the damn thing.