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Unique Shoes for a Unique You

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Shoes provide unlimited possibilities for coordinating your favorite outfit. Whether you’re shopping for heels or flats, peep-toes or platforms, unique shoes provide an opportunity to live out loud, keep up with the hottest trends, and express your own individuality.

While some shoe fashionistas prefer to keep it simple, others opt for unconventional styles that make a bold statement. Bright colors and artistic designs can create a style experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. In the spirit of care-free girls around the globe who have a passion for the cute and quirky, I’ve collected a few unique shoes styles to add to your wardrobe.

The Shoes of Note Flat from ModCloth will have you venturing back to homeroom with this clever design. Mixing it up, one shoe resembles a traditional composition notebook while other mimics loose leaf paper. This stylish pair of quirky shoes will certainly be the hot topic of the week.

If you prefer to mix business with pleasure, the Clear Agenda Flat at ModCloth is one of my favorite fun and quirky flats. Inspired by the classic spectator style design, the shoe is colorful, lively, and full of adventure.

The Printed Mary Jane at Urban Outfitters is a fantastic blend between past and present, and convergence between style and comfort. These quirky shoes are a perfect vintage staple to add to your collection.

Urban Outfitters T-Strap Mary Jane is another great pair of shoes that should find a special place in your closet this season. These unique shoes emit classic beauty and style while transcending time.


One of the cutest quirky shoes I uncovered were the Jeffrey Campbell Atherton D’Orsays from Anthropologie. This distinct shoe is a hybrid between an oxford and a sandal with a modern twist. The scalloped design is ideal for breathability and comfort while the embellishments provide a remarkably eye-catching look.

The Bernie Mev Cuddly at Zappos is a cute, colorful and comfy addition to your wardrobe. These unique shoes feature a beautifully woven pattern with all of the lovely colors of the rainbow.

Speak with your feet while wearing the DV8 TTYL shoes available at Zappos. Your friends will be keeping an eye out for these one-eye-open slides that are both amusing and stylish.

Scrumptious style abounds with the James by Black Milk and Solestruck. This snazzy oxford is dark yet daring and will go great with trendy dresses and pants.

Another pair of unique shoes walking around the block are the Cut Sandal 1 by Deux Souliers at Solestruck. A fascinating hybrid between a sandal and oxford, this shoe is much like wearing 3D art on your feet.


The ballerina in you will absolutely love the mel Dreamed by Melissa Ballet Flat that I discovered on Amazon. The shoe has a unique geometric-shaped toe and an attractive bow embellishment on the side.

Extra, Extra! Read about the All Black Hot News 2 Casual Flat. This amazing Amazon find is always dishing the latest scoop. The super cute, mixed-media slip-on is actually made of newspaper!


I found the adorable Friends of Mine Puppy Slipper by Marc Jacobs at Piperlime and fell in love instantly. This novel pair of unique shoes is a great conversation starter; the word on the street is that they are incredibly comfortable as well.

Mouse Spotted Ballerina Flat - White Multi

The Mouse Spotted Ballerina Flat by Marc Jacobs found at Piperlime is another cute discovery. Tiny rodents have never looked so fab and these unique shoes are guaranteed to keep you on your toes.


Follow the yellow brick road out of Oz and into style with Iron Fist’s Over The Rainbow Flat brought to you by The playful flat brings anime to life with vivid illustrations and charming adornment.


If an edgy punk look is what you are in search of, look no further than the Misfits Skull Flat at This shoe really stands out with gothic artwork and a neon accent.

Searching for unique shoes has never been easier with the large number of options available for your shopping pleasure. Some styles range from flirty and playful to dark and grungy while others add a contemporary spin to vintage styles. You can choose to be bold and make a statement by dressing up your favorite threads with quirky flats that are not only eye-catching but, designed to suit your unique personality and style.

Best Plus Size Swimsuits

Friday, May 30th, 2014

If you enjoy this post, check out my post on the best plus size dresses for summer weddings.

Best Plus Size Swimsuits and Coverups

It’s almost June and beach parties and cruise vacays are right around the corner I have scoured the web for the best plus size swimsuits and coverups of the season in sizes 14-34. Don’t say I never gave you anything (okay, I looked for me too).

Swimsuits for All

Use this link to get 10% off your purchase! Cannot be used on clearance.

Eclipse Plus Size Smocked Maxi Dress
Price: 42.00

Beach Belle Oasis Plus Size V-Neck Swimdress
Price: 68.00

Shore Club Garden Party Plus Size Underwire Tie Front Tankini
Price: 66.00

Shore Club Black Plus Size Crossover Swimsuit
Price: 68.00

Shore Club Raspberry Plus Size Bandeau/Halter Swimdress
Price: 46.80

Beach Belle Jamaican Sunset Plus Size V Neck Swimdress
Price: 68.00

Beach Belle Botany Bay Plus Size Blouson Tankini Top
Price: 42.00

Vogue Nassau Plus Size Mesh Pants
Price: 32.00

Carmen Marc Valvo Plus Size Tribal Muse Beaded Halter Tankini
Price: 154.00

Jessica Simpson Plus Size Rose Seersucker Ruffle Swimdress
Price: 128.00

Jessica Simpson Plus Size Seashell Tie Front Bandeau Halter Swimdress
Price: 118.00

Anne Cole Plus Size Sunbeam Stripe Bandeau Swimsuit
Price: 98.00

Neon Coral Plus Size Laser Cut Tie Front Tunic Price: 48.00

Black Plus Size Laser Cut Tie Front Tunic
Price: 48.00

Swim Sexy Sunrise Plus Size Underwire Bikini Price: 66.00

Swim Sexy Sachiel Plus Size Swimsuit
Price: 40.80

Tropiculture Plus Size Black Draped Mesh Halter Swimsuit
Price: 68.00

Delta Burke Red Plus Size Twist Front Swimsuit
Price: 89.00

Swim Sexy Woodstock Plus Size Bandeau/Halter Bikini Top
Price: 30.00

Swim Sexy Jardin Plus Size Bikini
Price: 78.00

Black Plus Size Batwing Tunic
Price: 42.00

Morrocco Plus Sized Slit Shoulder Tunic
Price: 28.00

Eclipse Plus Size V-Neck Slit Shoulder Tunic
Price: 28.00

Black Plus Size Chevron Empire Tunic
Price: 48.00

Longitude Delilah Side Shirred Surplice Swimsuit
Price: 69.00

Longitude Parrot Jungle Tank Swimsuit
Price: 69.00

Longitude Delilah top print Empire Swimdress
Price: 69.00

Longitude Lavender Dot allover print Lingerie Swimdress
Price: 69.00

Shore Club Plus Size Eclipse Shirred Halter Boy Shortini

Price: 70.00

Shore Club Plus Size Eclipse Side Panel Twist Front Swimdress
Price: 46.80

Tropiculture Plus Size Black Split Front Peplum Tankini Top
Price: 44.00

Swim Sexy Lips Underwire Midkini

Price: 78.00

Swim Sexy Black Plus Size Fringe Tankini
Price: 78.00


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Sand and Glam Illusion Swimsuit, Cherry Bomb (Womens Plus Size) – $138.00


Get free shipping on all orders of $50+ at ModCloth.

Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Rainbow Galaxy “ Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99 Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Red – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99 Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Royal Velvet – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99 Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in White Chevron “ Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Wild – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 62.99 Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit in Black – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99 Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit in Red – Plus-Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99 Beach Read Cover-Up Dress in Coral – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 59.99
Beach Read Cover-Up Dress in White – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 59.99 Fruity Suity One-Piece Swimsuit in Black – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 66.99 Go Boardwalking Sandal in Black from ModCloth Price: 19.99 Sashay to the Sea One-Piece Swimsuit in Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 62.99


Beach House Woman Geo Print Bikini Swim Top

Anchor Print Cleavage Enhancer Tankini Swimsuit

Anne Cole Signature Striped Bandeau

ASOS Curve

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Forever 21

Forever 21 offers free shipping for purchases over $50.

Tropical Paradise Swimsuit

Forget-Me-Not Swimsuit

Breezy Sandstorm Kaftan

Tropical Dream Cutout Swimsuit

Paradise Cove Bikini Set

Bombshell Bikini Bottom

Bold Cutout Bikini Set

Festive Fringe Bikini Set

Sheer Crochet Tunic

Boho Babe Woven Sandals

Patterned Straw Sun Hat


Winter Coat Roundup

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The first truly cold day this winter, I broke the zipper on my beloved Michael Kors down coat. I was lucky to have a tailor just a few blocks up the street so I stopped in to find out how much it would cost to fix it. She said it would be $65! That’s more than half what I paid for the coat when I bought it last winter (thank you, eBay). I told her I’d take my chances with a coat that won’t close.

Of course, a few short weeks later we had 19.5 inches of snow.

Anyway, here are some cute winter coats that still have buttons and zipper intact!

Hooded Hem Pleated Red Coat – $147
Army Green Long Sleeve Buckle Strap Epaulet Coat – $106 $58
Hooded Hem Pleated Black Coat – $147
Double Breasted Watermelon Red Coat – $142
Ryu Cocoa Shavings Coat – $135 $70
Epaulet Decorative Fur Collar Creamy White Coat – $155
Double Buttons Bowknot Red Woolen Coat – $191
Band Collar Double Breasted Coat – $151
New Style Lapel Dark Blue Coat – $140

13 Pairs of Boots I’m Super Into

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

After talking about all of those cute tights and leggings, I figured we need some boots to go with them. Here’s a roundup of 13 pairs of boots I’d definitely be down with wearing this winter (though some are more snow-appro than others).


(1) bandi faux-leather lace-up bootie in cognac
(2) rowdy in black
(3) fanciful footwork boot
(4) glitter-patter rain boot
(5) yoki – troopa brown buckle booties
(6) prospectress boot
(7) xena in nude
(8) hinni in black
(9) crossing borders boot in ice
(10) wonderland gal lace-up boots
(11) steve madden – bankker in cognac leather
(12) brave in brown
(13) betsey johnson – litza in taupe leather

Slumber Party!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Some of my favorite New Year’s Eves as a kid were good old-fashioned sleepovers: a sappy movie, a bowl of popcorn and some hilariously green mud masks to ensure we all look bee-yoo-tee-ful. Some friends and I had a slumber party a few years ago to relive the old days and it was just as fun as I’d remembered them: staying up all night talking, eating terrible snacks and doing each other’s nails.

Here’s a roundup of ingredients for a super sweet slumber party.


slumber party, sleepover

(1) leisure cute fuschia pajamas – $64
(2) butter london nail polish (trout pout) – $14
(3) thelma & louise – $16
(4) timebalm spearmint aloe face mask – $20
(5) late night stories shorty pajamas – $65
(6) girl talk: 1995 edition – $72
(7) 40 winks striped floral pajama set – $68 $34
(8) chilote house shoes – $68 $48
(9) quinn popcorn: meyer lemon & sea salt, 6 bags – $15
(10) blue ivy striped v-neck pajamas – $122
(11) deborah lippmann nail polish (sarah smile) – $16

Beer of Yesteryear: Building Your Own Retro Bar

Monday, December 17th, 2012

We’ve been talking for awhile about turning our basement into a Mad Men-esque retro bar complete with classy barware and vintage decor. Ever since I saw those gorgeous vintage bar stools on One Kings Lane awhile back, I’ve had my eye out for pieces that would work in this vintage-style bar of my dreams.

Here’s a fun little round up of starting points for building a retro bar and bringing a little Mad Men into your real life (minus the sexism).


Vintage / Retro Bar
Retro Barware
vintage retro bar items

No retro rec room or mid-century modern mancave is complete without at least one kitschy vintage tin sign. I’m partial to this twilight lounge sign or this cute red arrow that says “ice cold beer sold here.” You’ll also want some sort of retro wall clock or neon sign. The RCA wall clock pictured above is a cute one. (p.s. I found a 10% off promo code for Retro Planet – use code RPAB10TY.)

To continue the red, black and chrome theme, you might pick up a retro chrome dinette set like this one or this sweet red and white vintage-style bar. I also like this more understated black and silver one. You’ll need a couple of old-fashioned bar stools like these red and chrome ones or these black and chrome bar stools that have a back. (p.s. I found a promo code for 15% off those barstools + free shipping – use code BARSTOOL15 on orders over $349 – ends 12/31/12.)

Once you have your classy bar set up, you’ll need some classy retro barware to go with it. I love this vintage-y glass carafe for water or wine, this gorgeous, vintage gold and glass cocktail set and this beautiful green and yellow bohemian decanter and glasses.

For wine, you’ll also want a beautiful antique-style wine opener / uncorking machine and a classic decanter, and for cocktails you’ll need a vintage ice bucket like this one. If beer is more your scene, these vintage-looking pilsner glasses are where it’s at. I also love this beautifully textured whiskey decanter and glass set and these simple, classic martini glasses. And don’t forget the cocktail shaker – I love this classy one (here’s a less expensive version).

For a more casual, family-friendly look, you could get a retro glass straw dispenser and this adorable “tap is terrific” water bottle. You should also get these adorable retro milk bottles and these old-fashioned milk glasses (or maybe I just should). These 50s-reminiscent Collins glasses would work equally well for a Tom Collins or a Shirley Temple.

Another nice touch would be a vintage style lamp for mood lighting. And if you really want to get crazy, you could add this amazing retro microwave (where was this when I was looking for one last year?).

And of course, what retro bar is complete without some retro cocktails to go with it? This vintage cocktail recipe book is a nice starting point as is this one. This cocktail book is actually from 1947 so you know the drinks are authentic. If you’d like retro recipes to serve with your cocktails, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook looks like a good bet (there’s a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake!).

vintage tin beer sign, retro chrome dinette set, RCA wall clock, tin twilight lounge sign
vintage style lamp, red and white bar, black and chrome bar stool with back
vintage cocktail recipe book, red and chrome bar stool, retro microwave
black and silver retro bar, vintage glass carafe, glass “tap is terrific water” bottle, retro glass straw dispenser
green and yellow bohemian decanter and glasses, vintage gold and glass cocktail set
vintage chrome ice bucket

Vintage Style Lingerie

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

vintage style lingerie

Striped Sailor Flats: Ahoy, Matey!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

striped sailor flats


Ahoy, matey! Give me yer red and white striped sailor flats or ye walk the plank.

Blue and Green Beaded Ombre Statement Necklace

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Blue and Green Beaded Ombre Statement Necklace

Love the ombre effect of this gorgeous blue and green beaded statement necklace from ModCloth. I would be tempted to wear this every day.