Shoe # 32 – New addition!

When I saw this pair of sneakers at Aldo store, it was love at first sight. But I couldn’t even try them on because they were too small and they didn’t have my size at the store. So I told my husband the sneakers could be a good Christmas gift. That happened before my birthday but I didn’t ask to be my birthday gift because he already had given me a whole new outfit (the one I used on my birthday party plus another top).

So on the day of my party, my husband gave me a little receipt. It was the receipt from Aldo and he had bought my gold sneakers! I was so happy and like a little child, I waited for the mail everyday to get my new pair of shoes. Of course I was wearing them in the very next day. I already used them countless times but only today I had the time to take some pictures.

It wasn’t any special occasion, just a regular day. But I needed to be sure they were going to be saved before the challenge ends.

WHAT: Aeillo gold sneakers from Aldo.
WHEN: Monday, November 28th
WHERE: Regular day, working at UF
WITH: Cropped jeans from See Thru Soul, Handmade top from a street fair that happens every Sunday morning in my city in Brasil (bought long time a ago), Guess watch, earrings from Brasil (they have some beads made of sandalwood so they smell like it)
When I went with the sneakers to the university, I got lots of compliments from some of my students (the girls, I meant). First I was very flattered but then later it made me think: Am I too old to be wearing them??

Shoe # 31 – Persian Dinner

We were invited for a dinner party in one of our persian friend’s house. This lady is a widow and she has 3 daughters and a full-time job. And she is always caring and helping every Iranian that arrives to town.

So in her dinner party, I was the foreign one. The only non-Iranian person there (well, me and the kids who were born in USA). So several time during the party, they would start to speak in farsi and I was left out. My husband tried to keep the conversation in English but it was hard. Finally I got tired and I started to remind them to speak in English, please. Kind of uncomfortable to ask at first but it was this or I would need to leave the party because I was bored.

It was another chilly night so one more opportunity for a winter shoe save! First I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to save all my summer shoes but it doesn’t seems winter is coming this year to Gainesville. So now I’m worried I won’t be able to save my winter shoes. Anyhow, the chosen one, to be featured on this week challenge, was a pair of high heel black oxfords.

WHAT: High heeled oxfords from Banana Republic
WHEN: Saturday, November 26th
WHERE: Persian dinner
WITH: Dress from Banana Republic, belt from the bottom of the closet, headband from Brasil, clutch from Aldo, Target earrings, trench coat from Express
Since it was cold, I took the opportunity to wear another trench coat. This one is probably the most expensive piece of clothing in my closet. It hurts my wallet just to remember that my husband paid more than 300 dollars for it. It was Christmas and I was obsessed with it since I saw in the window of Express. When he decide to buy it so I would stop winning, they didn’t have it at the store anymore. We had to drive 40 minutes to another town to get it.

Shoe # 30 – New Baby on the Block

On Sunday afternoon I went to visit a friend who had a baby a couple of weeks ago. Her baby shower was the Baby Shower # 2. It was her third baby and another girl for the team.  She was very cute with lots of long black hair and she remind me a lot of my daughter when she was born.

Visiting her gave a another opportunity to save another pair of shoes for the challenge! The weather was still weird, very cloudy and a little chilly. I chose to save a another pair of flats that have a more winter feeling and I love to wear them with black opaque tights:

WHAT: Ballet flats from Sam & Libby
WHEN: Sunday, November 20th
WHERE: Visiting friend’s new-born baby
WITH: boyfriend jeans short from Mossimo for Target, shirt from Banana Republic, blazer from Express, handmade belt from my friends Toty and Lea from Brasil, head band from Brasil, gifted earrings

Shoe # 29 – Baby Shower #3

It seems everybody is pregnant but me. And we’ve been trying to get pregnant since last year. The more time it takes, the more anxious I get, and the less pregnant I get!

Well, this was the third baby shower I got to go this year. This other friend of mine is about to have a baby end of December so we trow her a baby shower at my house last Saturday.

It was a weird day. Outside was cloudy and rainy but warm, with temperatures in the 80F. Inside my house, it was kind of chilly. So I took the opportunity to save a pair of boots for the challenge. I’m getting worried because this year, it seems that is not going to get cold ever here in FL and I won’t be able to save all my winter shoes.

This is what I wore for the baby shower:

WHAT: Brown boots from What’s What by Aerosole
WHEN: Saturday, November 19th
WHERE: Baby shower party at my house
WITH: Sweater dress from Victoria’s Secret, Bulova watch, sheer tights from L’eggs Everyday, earrings gift from hubby, grandfather graduation ring, bracelets gift from a friend
These earrings have a funny story. I saw them in a window of a store and my husband surprise me with them  on our wedding anniversary. Then, a couple of month later,  a few days before my birthday, I was a little depressed.  In order to cheer me up he decide to give my birthday gift earlier. The gift wast was the same pair of earrings!
I opened the gift and I thought he was making a joke and got the first pair and put in a box to give to me. After he told me that he didn’t do that, that he really bought it I went to my jewelry box and showed him the other pair. He could not remember that he already had given to me the same pair of earrings a couple of months earlier! I end up exchanging for something else.

Shoe # 28 – Homecoming Holiday

Last week I had my Friday happening on a Wednesday. Friday the 4th, was a holiday at UF for some homecoming thing. I still didn’t understand the meaning of that holiday but who cares: I didn’t have to work. And because I teach only on Mon, Wed and Fri, I was on a kind of vacation since Wednesday after I finished my last class.

Because of the holiday, lots of my friends were doing dinner parties to get together. We end up going to one of our Persian friend’s house for dinner on Saturday and I was able to save one more shoe for the challenge . We also went to have dinner with friends on Friday but I didn’t have time to take pictures. I’ll have to repeat my Friday outfit sometime soon.

WHAT: Maria Bonita black scarpin
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th
WHERE: Dinner at Persian friend’s house
WITH: Skirt and belt from Loft, black long sleeve t-shirt from Old Navy, gifted earrings, Bulova watch, good luck charms necklace handmade by a friend, Charlotte Russe ring, tights (are these tights or should I said pantyhose??) fromTarget.

And it was a chilly night so I got to wear one of my trench coats (I was starting to get worried that here in FL I wasn’t going to be able to wear any m]of my winter-ware). This one is Mossimo for Target

Then my daughter saw me taking the pictures and decided she want to pose too. Here she is wearing an all Gymboree outfit.

The shoe does not seem to have a very high hell on this picture. It almost look like a kitten hell but it’s not.  I’m just a bad photographer!