Thursday, May 31, 2012

Step Up My Game

In life, I’m all about the little things. Little things add up to make a big difference, after all. But in my wardrobe.

I could blame motherhood or life-juggling, but the truth is that I haven’t had a knack for putting together complete and total outfits since, well, ever. Top covered + bottom covered = dressed?

Then I went to Ireland. Where I fell in love with scones and round towers and James Joyce and flats. Not apartments—shoes. At a store called Dunnes I found four pairs of adorable flats, and every last one fit my feet. (Note--I bought all four pairs and spent about $30...not Euro, dollars!)

my favorite Irish shoes

You need to understand that I have short-wide (aka duck-foot-shaped) feet. I usually wear one to two sizes too big in shoes just so my wideness can have room. I’ll have an inch or so in the toe but be breaking out the sides.

I have Irish feet?

When my parents returned to Ireland a couple of years later, my mom asked me what I wanted as a souvenir. Flats.  As many as you can fit in your suitcase.

May 1st started our Summer of Healthy Living, which means better eating, exercising, reading, praying, and (because I love to pile on the goals), for me, a challenge to play with my “look.” I want to add accessories. I want to do stuff with my hair. I want to find a mascara that doesn’t flake into my eyeballs. I want to experiment with color and texture.

At least two days a week, I am going to think outside my style box. Look—I bought a headband. Now you know I’m serious. 

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  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! It is all fabulous!

    I would be absolutely honored to have you link this up on my Casual Friday link up party that started yesterday, it would be perfect!


  2. Why, thank you! I did! I did! #31. I enjoy the link up party a lot and will go to it weekly.

  3. Love the headband. I know what it is like to find shoes that fight and are comfortable. I have big wide feet. Once I find a shoe I jump on that band wagon.

    1. Headband was on clearance at Target, and a BIG leap for me to wear. And I have a couple different colors of the same shoe since it's so hard to find a good pair. I understand!

  4. Your post made me giggle! "I love to pile on the goals" I'm with you friend! I hope your summer results in many of those goals worked on and your health improved! And I love flats. They are very comfortable to wear over heels :)

    Working Kansas Homemaker (.com)

    1. Thanks! They should make flats that give the optical illusion, somehow, of height. That would be the perfect shoe?