My apologies for the delays in posting the video that should have gone up on Friday... but the new site will be going live soon, so that's why I haven't posted anything yet! Sit tight
Do you guys remember my rant about my October Ipsy bags, and specifically, their craptastic Ultimate Bag that did NOT deliver on any of their promises? (You can go read that HERE)
Well, my Ipsy literally did not deliver my October bag, I had to complain 4 times and get my bank involved, and when my items DID arrive finally on November Freaking First, I didn't actually get the items I paid for with my add-ons, and the items I SHOULD have received were replaced with crappier no-name brands (like my Nanette Lepore fragrance, ended up being replaced with a literally half-empty no-name brand. Yes, it was half-empty).
I only received another bag this month in October because Ipsy owed me stuff, basically. I will NEVER get another Ultimate Glam Bag (you get way more sample sizes than full, they outright lied about how many full-size products you receive), but I did get another Glam Bag Plus, which is ALL full-size, and half the price, but this will be my last Ipsy bag because fuck those guys and their terrible policies.
I think I'll be taking a break from all makeup subscriptions for a while because not only am I just infuriated with the way Ipsy treats its customers, I am just drowning in products right now anyway. I have 19 unopened eyeshadow palettes, 4 full size exfoliating scrubs, 5 primers, 9 mascaras, 4 unused red lipsticks... I think I'm probably okay to just sit out the next year! My makeup will probably expire before I finally get around to using it.
I'm also super tired of Ipsy's dumb collaborations. The Ipsy x Tetris gave me a chuckle... but now it's like Ipsy x Everyone Ever, and I don't care. The collab makeup has all been crappy quality so far (there are Wet n Wild products that are better than these), and maybe Ipsy should just stick to giving us products by actual cosmetics companies instead of trying to give us "exclusives" that belong in the trash.
But good news, I'll be posting a new video here and on my youtube channel tomorrow! I have in fact been recording videos, but they haven't been uploaded because I'm trying to export my blog over to Wordpress. Thanks for being patient!
The title of this post probably tells you that this product was full of microfiber lies.
Let's start with the product! I am not even going to link to it because screw those guys, this product is sooooooo awful I don't even want my blog driving any amount of traffic to them. It's that bad. Basically, this product is one of those microfiber hair wraps, except that this one claims to dry your hair FIVE MINUTES hahahahahahahaha. I really really wanted this to work.
First off, I did not pay for this product, THANK THE LORD. But as you can see, just because I get something for free doesn't mean I'm going to lie about it and link and get my kick-backs. Screw that noise, I'm not THAT kind of blogger.
Secondly, this did not dry my hair in five minutes. I didn't really think it would, honestly, but I also just really wanted a nice hair wrap because I only have one (which I received in a FabFitFun box) and I wanted to have a couple extra for when that one is wet or in the wash.
Third, this product looks NOTHING like the product image above, and even though it didn't try my hair in 5 minutes, it didn't even work as a god damn wrap!!!
LOOK AT THIS! It doesn't even fit on my head, and because it has no gussets anywhere, it can't actually hold your hair!!! The yellow one is the Miracle Hair Wrap that doesn't work, and the pink one is from FabFitFun, in case you wanted a direct comparison.
The pink one is larger, curved, and has an elastic gusset that creates a sort of "cup" for my hair to go into, so I can then wrap it around my hair and button it in place. It doesn't dry my hair in 5 minutes, but it also doesn't claim to. But it works really well as a hair wrap.
The yellow garbage one is small, no elastic, no gussets, and where does my freaking hair even go? Since it doesn't even wrap my hair, it obviously isn't drying it either.
Also, the fabric is MUCH MUCH thinner than the pink FabFitFun one. (God, I wish I knew the brand of the FabFitFun hair wrap, so I could just buy more of those).
Anyway, if you see any ads for a hair wrap that claims to dry your hair in 5 minutes (the company has a LOT of different brand names they are going by, warning), just DON'T.
Even for free, this was a waste of money.
First, I am working on a new site, so bear with me. Posts will NOT be daily while that's being worked on. I'll jump on here and there sporadically.
Secondly, we've entered the month of November and you know what THAT means: annoying holiday fundraisers for my kid's school!
My daughter is raising funds for her 5th grade camp trip through the awful, ineffective, "sell your parents unnecessary garbage" method that never works. Her camp trip is not only mandatory, it's also $225. I don't like when "mandatory" and "$225" are in the same sentence. I also don't like how my property taxes have literally doubled and yet the school still can't just fund this for every single student. I don't want to go on one of those "mah tax dollahs" rants, but I dooooooo. GET OFF MY LAWN.
Anyway, even though your kid is probably selling the same garbage as my kid, you should buy her garbage anyway because buying unnecessary crap we don't need is the American Way, and you don't want to be THAT guy who hates America. Only a communist would decide that they don't want to support the mandatory camping dreams of children. (If you're one of my family members and actually want to buy some garbage out of familial obligation, here's the link: https://www.shopfund.com/Shop?t=EM&sid=469510 and she's going to know who does and doesn't love her based on this. No pressure though.)
Here's what I wore while buying double-sided gift wrap for no reason from my daughter even though I know full well I'll end up writing that whole check for $225 anyway...
It is COLD out here, so it's all about the layering right now. Is it just me or do my arms look really stupidly short?
Apparently all the stuff I wrote about switching over to a new platform because weebly is balls didn't actually get successfully published and I just had some bizarre blog post that was just a sacrilegious Jesus meme that says "BRB", with none of the explanation about why. By the way, it's things like that that have necessitated that I move away from weebly. I use their paid services and it's garbage. I shouldn't have weird blank posts where nothing I wrote actually gets published. Soooo... basically, I am busting my flat derriere behind the scenes to redo my entire blog, on an entirely different platform (the URL will stay the same, don't worry).
In the meantime, my life has been full of actual for real WORK, which is nice, because getting paid is always nice, but I am LE TIRED. I just want to be a pampered, spoiled little housecat. I feel like I've earned it somehow. I mean, I haven't, but I FEEL like I have. And my feelings are valid and how dare you be dismissive of my dream of doing nothing all day!
I also have literally 5 trips coming up and you'd be surprised how exhausting all of that is to plan. It's definitely first world problems to the max, but one of those of trips is work-related (as in I have to go be my husband's charismatic arm-candy for a company Christmas party in Chicago, which is WORK on my part, because I am introverted and awkward to the max, but they specifically invited me as well, so I need to crank up my schmooze to professional-grade schmooze).
Anyway, here's how my busy, overly-productive October has been so far! I got some Halloween decorations out. Spray paint some empty wine bottles black and put some festive decals on them, some twine, and your'e done. Plus, you get to drink wine.
My kids carved some pumpkins. That one that isn't super obvious what it is, is a pumpkin in a pumpkin carved on a pumpkin. Pumkinception.
The kids also did a corn maze which I didn't participate in. Pretty sure I'd just wander for days and have to fight raccoons for provisions just to survive. I wasn't sure which was worse: dying from the elements (or raccoon wounds), or dying from embarrassment when they have to go send people in to rescue my grown ass in a children's maze.
And here are my kids! I don't post many photos of them because I always make sure I ask first, and I always forget to ask. They're all super awesome and I'm not biased in the least.
See you soon! Not sure if that will be tomorrow, due to having to do actual work (gotta make that money *cha-ching*), but definitely Wednesday at least.
I own a lot of black and white stripes, as it's a very neutral pattern that you can pair basically anything with. Here's what I'm wearing!
The pop of turquoise color is my favorite part of this outfit, and it's a very cheap trend to jump on! I ordered a bunch of opaque colorful stockings from Amazon, from different brands/sellers, and the ones that I felt were TRULY opaque and had the boldest colors were from HERE for only $8.49 and free shipping, and I'm wearing them in the photo above so you can see that they definitely pack a punch. There are some cheaper options on Amazon, but they're more transparent, so if you don't want super opaque, you do have a lot of choices. The ones I bought are also thick enough to be warm, which is important as I head into Seattle Darkness (the sun is basically done with us now).
My outfit breakdown:
See you tomorrow!
One of the easiest ways to mix patterns is to simply pair a floral with a stripe. It's one of the few pattern-mix pairs that I don't think you need to really focus on the scale of either pattern. You can even choose to ignore color, though if in doubt, just make sure there's one common color in the two patterns.
Today I wore this striped duster cardigan over the floral Kate Spade top from my latest Material World style box (designer consignment). I could have kept red as my pop of color, but I like incorporating a secondary accent color (to keep my look from being too matchy-matchy), and I think red and a robin's egg blue pairs really well together.
Here's what I wore:
I'm stubbornly avoiding putting on a coat yet, because I refuse to just skip over autumn and head straight into nuclear winter, so I'm just layering with lots of cardigans and pretending I'm not cold.
Not going to lie, I have been SLOPPY these past few days. Transitioning to cooler weather is generally not a problem for me, but it IS when we go from 31 degrees F/ -0.5 degrees C in the morning, to freaking 60 degrees F/ 15.5 degrees C by the afternoon. I don't even know how to dress for that. Generally our weather out here in the Pacific Northwest is content to be predictably cold, soggy, overcast, and miserable. I don't like whatever nonsense is going on right now. We don't want you here, Sun. Go back to California!
Anyway, I did put on real pants and real clothes today, instead of sulking in my stretchy pants/workout attire.
See you tomorrow!
Happy Friday everyone! Quick video (about six and a half minutes) to just show what I got in my latest Material World designer style box (check out the service HERE if buying premium brand clothing for cheap is your thing). As you can see, I'm wearing the outfit from Wednesday in it (that's when the video was recorded), so you can REALLY see how fluorescent that sweater is! LOVE IT.
For my newer readers, here are the links to my previous boxes if you want to check them out (they'll open in a new tab/window:
Now on to Material World Box #9!
I didn't have time to try these things due to my kids' being off school and parent-teacher-conferences (kiiiiilllllll meeeeee). Parent-teacher conferences are the epitome of the "meetings that could have been an email"... but here are some close up photos of the items and the price list.
Who else was excited about the DYT store bringing jewelry back? Definitely me! What I was NOT excited about was that the prices seem a lot higher than what they charged before they took a hiatus. I don't know if it's because they switched distributors, or were not charging enough to for the business to be sustainable the first time around. Either way, I was a bit miffed. These are inexpensive fashion jewelry pieces, and I want them at inexpensive fashion jewelry prices.
I'm definitely fine with paying for quality metals (gold, sterling, gemstones etc). But if it's not made of something actually valuable, I want dirt cheap prices!
I saw a pair of (now sold out) resin earrings that were multicolor craziness, and LOVED THEM... until I saw the price tag of $18.99. Okay, granted, that's not a terrible price for earrings in general, but it is for RESIN. Resin is a very cheap material and you can find resin earrings EVERYWHERE as they are on trend right now, and you have thousands of choices for well under $10, so how does DYT get off on pricing them that high?! Clearly SOMEONE is buying them, because they sold out, but that someone is NOT me.
HERE are the nearly identical multicolor resin earrings I found on Amazon with free shipping, for a mere $6.98. (Click on the image or link to go directly the listing, and also, if these aren't your style, they have a TON of options!)
Obviously I swooped these up and LOVE them. They are very lightweight, as I can't tolerate heavy earrings, but still manage to be large enough for visual impact. These are definitely a statement earring, but you won't have that sagging ear lobe problem with any resin earrings, which is great news especially for mature women.
See you tomorrow!
People often think of autumn colors as being jewel tones and rich shades, but I tend to go in a different direction. Black and white are year-round neutrals for me as they basically match everything in my wardrobe, and although a fluorescent yellow-green sweater might not be the typical autumn choice, I think it works great. And animal print is on-trend for fall, with leopard everywhere. I think snakeskin is a fresh take on that.
Here's a breakdown of the outfit:
-Big announcement yesterday over on Facebook in the DYT group: there will be another ILML event, and of course, I will be there, flamboyant as ever, wearing very spikey shoes, and smuggling in champagne and actually-caffeinated coffee (this is being held in Salt Lake City as it has every time before, and dear lord, save me from their strict liquor laws and lack of drinkable coffee).
I can always tell who the non-Mormons are because they see me holding coffee and bee-line over like a crack addict going through withdrawal, demanding to know where I got the goods (the Hilton does NOT have a freaking coffee machine in the lobby, and housekeeping loves to "accidentally" bring you decaf to your room no matter what you actually ask for). I literally bring my own coffee from Seattle. And yes, I've mapped out a liquor store downtown within walking distance of the Hilton, to buy wine.
Wow, I sound like a raging alcoholic.
But seriously, you can't expect me to people that long and that hard without caffeine and some late-night recuperation in a wine glass. (And half these Mormons not-so-secretly drink anyway, ask me how I know *winky face*).
This event will be October 2020, so there's a little over a year to plan. You in? [insert peer pressure here]
Taking the day off to celebrate my middlest daughter's birthday! And yes, she insists on smiling that way. Such a sweet cherubic smile.
Happy Birthday, Nubbers aka Blondo!
I've been an Ipster for years, in spite of their issues, and decided to forgo my regular Ipsy Glam Bag ($12) and Glam Bag Plus ($25), and opt in for the much more expensive, first ever, Glam Bag Ultimate ($50).
The regular Glam Bag ($12) contains 5 deluxe samples and the occasional full-size product, and the Glam Bag Plus ($25) contains 5 full-sized products. The newly released Glam Bag Utimate ($50, ouch) contains 8 full-size and 4 deluxe samples. You can just get TWO Glam Bag Pluses for $50 and just get 10 full-size products. Or, if you do like getting some deluxe samples, get one Glam Bag plus and the regular Glam Bag for a total of $37. The Glam Bag Ultimate did not feel like an upgrade, especially considering it is TWICE The price.
Here is what I am receiving, but note: I bought 5 add-ons, and cashed in my stockpile of points for that Violet Voss palette.
First off, let's talk about the fact that I am getting duplicate items that I literally already received LAST MONTH! The Ibom clay mask, and I already have one of the F.A.R.A.H. brushes (I'll post photos of last month's haul).
First of all, we are not going to talk about my hair. It's doing some weird "the bigger the hair, the closer to Jesus" thing today, and who am I stop my hair from testifying about the good lord, or something?
Now, my outfit though, is probably committing a bunch of sins but I just don't even care. See those burgundy crushed velvet over-the-knee boots? Those could only be worn by someone who has reached the bottom-most depths of their inability to care. You can not wear crushed velvet and give a damn. Nope, not a single one. Go put that damn back, it's not yours.
To make it even better, my mock-turtleneck (because I'm short, leave me alone you giraffe women) is not only a cheetah print, it's freaking sparkly.
Then I decided that what this outfit REALLY needed was some freaking neon because clearly the other items were just NOT enough. I was definitely not going for "tasteful" here. There is nothing even kind of tasteful about crushed velvet thigh boots with 4-inch heels.
A breakdown of the outfit my kids won't want me to wear to their gymnastics practice tonight:
See you tomorrow!
I'm finally getting around to sharing what I chose from my quarterly Elizabeth & Clarke box!
On the left is the Unstainable Ramirez (gorgeous burgundy sheen, love it), and on the right is the Unstainable Hart asymmetrical top. Not that it really matters if something BLACK is "unstainable". (If you want to see how unstainable these actually are, I did a video where I dumped coffee on one of their white unstainable tops, HERE).
And here they are, on me. For reference, I wear size 00 in their brand, and their sizes only go up to 18.
The lengths of their shirts DO get longer as the sizes go up, so any petite readers who wear larger sizes, keep that in mind. It's generally only a couple of inches. Also, they base most of their sizes on the average female height of 5'4, instead of supermodel heights of 6'0, so taller women may find the sleeves run short, especially if they are thin and ordering the smaller sizes that don't have any extra length.
I am a hardcore Elizabeth & Clarke fan, but I was very disappointed in the contents of the upcoming Winter Box, and decided to skip (FYI, you can skip a box by simply emailing customer service, and you'll get a response very fast, in about a couple of hours).
Right off the bat, I know 2 out of 3 of them are just colors that look terrible on me, and the only one I'd even consider wearing is the sweater in the middle... but I already own a blue and white striped sweater, so that's just redundant.
Granted, I could simply pick shirts from their unstainable line instead, but I literally already own nearly all of them! Hashtag First World Problems.
So the next Elizabeth & Clarke review will be in the spring of 2020. Honestly, it'll be nice to take a break from all the boxes I receive. I'm trying to pare down all these subscriptions into something more reasonable because I am drowning in shipments and no one needs this much clothing, ever.
See you tomorrow!
How embarrassing, I thought I had already posted this...
Soooo... obviously this video was recorded prior to my haircut, and seeing my overgrown hair makes me realize that the haircut was definitely the right choice (though I do think it's a bit too short right now, it'll be JUST PERFECT in about a month because my hair grows like radioactive weeds).
It's my September Material World style box! Quick recap of the service for people who aren't familiar with it... it's like Stitch Fix, but the brands are all luxury and premium, but the prices are pretty affordable in spite of the designer labels because they're all consigned. (If you want to check out my previous boxes from Material World, here's #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7. Those will open in a new window, FYI).
Here's the price list, because I don't like to say something is "affordable" or "expensive" because that's very personally subjective, so seeing the actual prices, you can determine for yourself if those prices work for you. You'll notice that some of the items are not that much different from Stitch Fix prices (I've had 26 boxes from them, and granted, you always pay more for new items than consigned).
And now here are the photos of what these items actually look like ON me. God I have ugly feet. I mean, in my defense, I don't even TRY because I run marathons so my feet are just going to look like trash. (This is why I generally avoid open-toed shoes. No one should have to be subjected to my toe nail jank).
I'm trying to figure out what would be fun, versatile, easy to wear pieces for Nassau, Los Angeles, and Mazatlan (2 of these trips are mandatory, and 1 is for fun). I realized that all 3 of my upcoming trips are in sunny, beachy places, so I can really just create ONE travel capsule wardrobe that works for all of it. The pants are awesome and not up for debate (except that they might be too thick and sweaty), but I'd love some feedback on the top.
Upsides: It's a cotton poly blend so it won't wrinkle, probably would look cute with my swim top strap exposed, and it's loose-fit so I can eat too many tacos and get bloated on margaritas without looking like a dump truck. Black matches everything I own, so it's versatile.
Downsides: it's black so I'm going to sweat my tiny gazungas off, and nothing with significant amounts of cotton in the blend is going to be that breathable, so this might end up feeling like wearing a swampy towel all day.
Hey everyone, I'm back! My in-laws were in town, if you were wondering why I wasn't blogging. I usually try to give my readers a heads up when I'm taking days off, but for some stupidly optimistic reason I always think I'll maintain my normal schedule while guests are iij n my house, and I've been wrong 100% of the time.
But, some fun news: I'm going on a cruise.
Okay, I know I've bashed on cruises a lot as being something only old white people who demand to dial to your manager do, but I'm attending for social reasons. We are getting a group together from all over the US and Canada, and I don't want to miss this chance to hang out with my friends that I only see once a year. (Want in on the shenanigans? I can add you to the Facebook group! Send me a message. There is a Facebook icon below my photo on the sidebar. Click that to go straight to my profile).
See you tomorrow!
As a semi-regular jet-setter, I have a pretty different set of requirements for my clothing when I'm traveling than when I'm staying put, and obviously things like versatility (the ability to be dressed up AND dressed down) is key so I can pack lightly, but the other important thing is NOT NEEDING TO BE CONSTANTLY IRONED. Which eliminates most of my button-up shirts.
I know not everyone has positive views on MLMs or on Lularoe, but I promise it's not all garish prints and stretchy pants. This button-up (the Valentina) is a surprise hit with me. Comfortable, stretchy, and doesn't wrinkle, even after I literally slept in it! (That photo on the right is me after sleeping in it)
Office appropriate? Check.
Casually chic? Check.
Glorified pajamas? Check.
There are lots of brands that make stretchy knit button-ups, not just Lularoe, and I think this type of shirt is definitely something that should be in your closet. Most people who dislike button-ups have complaints about them being uncomfortable or feeling too formal, or not wanting anything they'll have to dryclean or iron... and a stretchy knit button-up is none of those things. Mine is a very very pale blue, but you can buy something like this in virtually any color, or patterned if that's more your style.
As I'm 36 years old, I don't necessarily want to resort to t-shirts all the time when I'm dressing casually. For me personally, as a mom of 4, I think elevating my style and taking it up just a notch, helps me look less frumpy and less sloppy. Button-ups can still be just as comfortable as a t-shirt, but not make me look like a sleep-deprived college kid who is barely hanging on to her sanity and is one coffee away from passing her midterms. That grungey sloppy college look is waaaaaaay less cute on us middle-aged-moms. We just end up looking like a People of WalMart meme.
You want a shirt like this. It feels like wearing pajamas in public but still being office-appropriate. There is no downside here. (Once again, mine is the Valentina by Lularoe if you want the exact style I have. You probably have like 40 friends who sell this, so it shouldn't be a problem finding someone, but you can join my friend Meghan's group if you like irreverent humor and getting a good deal, right HERE.)
This is the outfit I wore when I went to get my haircut. I think that when you go in for a chop, you should always always ALWAYS wear an outfit that embodies what style you're going for. I was aiming for something modern, effortless, and flirty, and I dressed the part. If I went in dressed all corporate or mumsy, I likely would have received a more corporate or mumsy haircut. Your stylist is going to look at how you present yourself for some clues on what your overall style is and your wants/needs in a cut. Give them the right clues! The last thing I wanted was some matronly "mom" haircut, or something very boring and conservative. If you're worried about being treated like a middle-aged mom and getting a soccer-mom-haircut, or even worse, the I-need-to-speak-to-your-manager haircut, you can also slip off your wedding ring and not mention that you have kids. Granted this really only works if your stylist doesn't already know you. I don't go to the salon frequently enough to ever be recognized. Hell, you can even make up a fake job like being a fashion blogger *cough* if you want to make sure you get a cut that's youthful, modern, and fashionable.
I wasn't entirely sure about the yellow stockings but I think I like them. They are much more straight-up-Crayola-yellow than marigold (I do not have anything resembling professional photography equipment, and I don't like to filter my photos, so colors are not always accurate). I saw a lot of crayon-colored-legs on the fall runways so I decided it's a pretty cheap trend to try, and if I hate it, whatever. I can still wear lots of my regular clothes, but this time, my pop of color can be my stockings instead of shoes or a handbag. A different approach to incorporating that bold color statement.
Here's my outfit breakdown:
See you tomorrow everyone!
I got my haircut yesterday! For those of you keeping track (which is no one), the last time I got a haircut was over a year ago, September 2018, at the I Love My Life event in Utah.
Needless to say, in spite of all my Olaplexing, my ends were still a bit more trashed than I wanted to admit. Plus it was actually painful for me to wear my hair up in a ponytail due to the weight pulling at my scalp. As a long distance runner, I wear my hair up for hours at a time because I don't need to have all this crap strangling me when I run.
It is a lot shorter than the length I actually prefer on myself, because I want to be able to ignore it for at least 6 months. By going a little shorter when I actually go in to the salon, I can extend my visits by a lot. I don't know why I dislike getting my haircut so much, but I just do.
Actually, I know exactly why. I just don't think a freaking haircut should cost $80+. And my stylists are always increasing the costs. AAAAANNNNNNDDDD you have to freaking tip them too, or be that client that's considered a cheapass.
So there, that's why I avoid going to the salon. It just isn't worth the price tag.
I used to prop up a bunch of mirrors and cut my own hair (wavy hair is far more forgiving of mistakes than stick straight hair, especially if you wear it layered and tousled like I do), and I think I may just go that route again, and then give myself $100 of extra blow money instead.
Now on to some other news... I had a pretty rough weekend as my plans to fly my brother and myself out to Seoul to visit my grandmother completely fell through because she passed away. I went from being elated that I was free from all follow-ups and testing and had no trace of cervical cancer, to kicking myself for not visiting my grandmother sooner when she was still alive. I was too busy being angry at basically everyone I've ever been related to for all the ways I feel like they failed to protect me or care about me when I was young and everything was awful (in my defense, I really was failed by a lot of the adults who should have stepped in).
I don't really want to fly out for a funeral service, and honestly, I don't really know if any of my family members even want me there. No one has ever reached out to me, and I can only imagine it's because my mother likes to paint me like a horrible witch, while she neglects to mention all the ways she violently abused me and tried to emotionally destroy me and then try to freeload financially off of me (there are reasons I don't let my mother into my life, and it's mostly to protect my children from her).
I guess I just wait now until my brother lets me know what's going on, if we're flying out, dates, etc. I am out of the loop, but then again, I kind of did that myself. When you cut out all the toxic mentally ill family members, you often lose direct lines of communication to other family members who are more distant.
I hope my grandmother knows that after all these years, I quit being mad, and I know she didn't have the same freedoms as me, and she didn't have the same fire to go fight every fight like I do. But she did her best, and she lived a very long life. She's with my grandfather now, wherever that is, maybe it's nowhere at all.
Why is it so hard for me to go visit the motherland? I have a lot of baggage there to unpack.
I can't believe I found these, new in box, unworn, on Poshmark, in my size! This particular pair of Rothy's shoes was a limited release from before I had really heard of this brand. The Slate Metallics are a black shoe that fades into a sparkly silver metallic toe, similar in style to my Midnight Metallics, just different coloring.
I was actually in the market for just plain basic black Rothy's, but you know what? Those will be available for sale for-freaking-ever, so I jumped on these.
Granted, I definitely PAID for them. Whew. People definitely know what their discontinued limited edition Rothy's are worth. This thrifty item feels like when I get a good deal on a pair of Loubs. Still expensive, no matter what!
These totally work as a replacement for basic black, right? Right? Trying to convince myself here!
Have you guys seen the new Chelsea ankle boots that Rothy's just released? Check them out HERE (and take $20 off if you're a newbie)! I'm trying to convince myself I do NOT need more boots! I've managed to be good and avoid buying any of the summer releases (they made it easy by not being colors I liked), but dang it, they are really trying to make me go for broke this fall!
Happy shopping everyone! Thrifting makes the world go round! See you tomorrow!
Tracy is a sometimes-working software engineer, all-the-time mother and wife, long-distance runner, biracial, shoe-loving, multi-lingual, world traveling, wannabe fashionista who drinks entirely too much coffee. She lives in the Seattle area and enjoys making babies and judging people.
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