“…but it’s better to be known for your soul.” Famous words of Kenneth Cole (appropriate, no?) I am known far and wide for my shoes, and this is one lesson that I am desperately trying to learn. There have been a lot of changes for me this year, and I’m trying to come out of it as a better person – physically, mentally, and emotionally. So for this month’s links, along with the usual fun fashiony tidbits, I am going to throw out some of the posts/sites that have been helping me along. Because working on yourself is like filling your closet – a never ending job!
As some of you know, I work for a state agency, which means a few things – I get to wear almost anything I want; we’re having major budget concerns, so raises are hard to come by; and, every now and then, we get merit bonuses when there is a little extra money. I got this bonus on Friday, and it was AWESOME!!!! So of course, I went straight to the mall to spend my hard-earned money, and you know what?? It was hard! I went into Sephora TWICE and nobody would help me – not that they were all too busy, they were just standing around gossiping. But every time I approached someone, they walked off. So then I went to Express. But the one dress that I really wanted was not available in my size. So then I went to American Eagle – and then I remembered that I am not 22 anymore, and that nothing there is appropriate for the office. Then I went to Nine West. And while they were having a BOGO 50% off sale, I could only find TWO pairs of shoes that I liked (pictured below). Seriously, I thought I might be getting sick! But it got better on Saturday – I went to Marshall’s and found some cute things, and a pair of Nine West wedge mary janes on sale for $22 (pictured above). Then I went to Ulta, and had the most amazing help ever. Then it was off to Aveda, and again, had awesome assistance. So my money was able to spend itself
All shoe photos by ME!!!
ALSO… I am stealing a page from K’s book, and setting some June goals for myself.
I have about $1500 in savings – I want to end the month with that same amount there or more. No more dipping!
Walk (I can’t run yet) at least 2 miles, five days a week.
Bring my lunch to work at least 3 days per week.
Go out at least once a week to happy hour or dinner with some friends.
Post at least 2 “extra” posts here (so on Saturday or Sunday)
Finally get off my lazy butt and go see The Avengers (and also Snow White and the Huntsman. Oh, and also Magic Mike – love me some Channing Tatum!!)
TO THE LINKS!!!
I need one of my exs to text me so that I can send this message.
Absolutely beautiful, but what are they all used for?
As I have been trying to eat healthier, I have been learning how to cook with the seasons, and this has been so helpful.
Perfect for getting clean after a night on the town.
I have literally been eating this 3-4 nights per week for the past month. I’ve just been substituting feta cheese for the mozzarella. Love tomato season!!!
To make up for a trip that I abandoned for my ex, I will be taking this vacation next February.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a bad place to go either!!!
I so need to brush up on my spy skills!!!
I think I could pull off making this…