“…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!!!
My favorite painting on a cake?? I better see this on my birthday!!
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…
The two lessons I am focusing on right now.
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