Did I ever mention how last year was the year of shoe destruction? I’m serious. My dogs ate at least three pairs and I lost a pair of Sperry’s to significant mud-soakage. It was a sad loss, indeed.
I’m just coming to understand the love of shoes. Yes, it’s taken me about 25 years to get here and now I finally get it. SHOES! Shoes are a glorious thing and something I am without more than a few pair of. I just want a pair in every color of every style. Is that too much to ask? [Hint: Yes]
So this new shoe love. I have a really small collection. This is probably why in the cold weather months, I live in my boots. I have a brown pair and a black pair, one for every outfit. So I’m set when the weather is cold. But for warm weather? Well after last year, I’m just left with two pairs of heels and a pair of orange sandals. Seen here. I need some new flats [this outfit was dying for a pair of red flats] and perhaps another pair of sandals and wedges and ankle boots for spring. Oh and new oxfords since those were one of the dog-destroyed pairs.
Moving on now..
This weekend was warm! Now, the 60 degree weather wouldn’t dare be considered “warm” territory in Florida, but here? Oh it was sweet relief after a very cold winter. I will never complain about the cold [I'd rather be cold than sweating], but I have to say that I am quite excited about spring! The gorgeous warm weather just beckons us to be outside. I finally got to wear shorts outside when we went for a hike yesterday and those casper legs are a sad sight. They practically reflected the sunlight right off of them. The better to light up those new shoes my feet are hoping for. Ahem. Right?
Sweater: Old Navy [similar]
Sandals: Target [similar]
Skinnies: Urban Outfitters
Tank: Old Navy [similar]
Necklace: Forever 21
I know, I know I wear this jacket a lot on the blog. But considering I only post about one outfit post a week at this point, that means I only really wear it once or twice a week. So it’s not THAT bad. I mean, sort of. Anyway, you now know many different ways to style this jacket. Okay four, four ways.
Our weekend was lovely, just another one spent at home. Those just happen to be the best, I tell you. We’re fairly productive on the weekends, but still get in plenty of lazy for good measure, as is necessary for any good weekend. Saturday morning it SNOWED again. Just a bit. Big, fat wet flakes and flurries for the first few hours. So already this weekend rocked my socks off, of course. Then we took the dogs to the vet. I’m trying to make that sound exciting somehow, but It’s just not happening. Luckily it was a routine visit.
The snow on our drive over to the animal hospital made it much more enjoyable to be doing such non-enjoyable tasks. Nola was due for something and we finally transferred Penny Lane from the original animal hospital we brought her to after we adopted her. Turns out she was due for everything, so just as we were about to leave they flagged us to come back in for an appointment. That poor girl got the works. We now know that she is way stronger than you think and will not let you spray anything up her nose. Never again. Our dogs are now up-to-date and our wallets a bit lighter. Such is life and puppies.
That night we ordered Thai takeout and watched Brave. I just had to make note of that because Thai takeout is a rarity these days. I honestly believe I could eat pad thai everyday and be completely happy about the whole thing. Noted.
Sunday we went to church as usual and heard one of my favorite sermons yet. I’ll definitely share the link once it’s up and ready. We went to Trader Joe’s where we shopped with what seemed like hundreds of people crammed into one tiny store. It’s a general rule that you stay away from TJ’s on the weekend, but we break that rule on occasion and pay dearly for it. Later on we took the dogs on a long walk where my hands very quickly turned to ice. I seem to underestimate my threshold for cold-induced pain. In other words, I’m a wimp. Then we ate bread, cheese and other such snacky things for dinner and watched many an episode of Burn Notice, as per usual. Because that’s what weekends are for.
Shirt: American Eagle Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack Beanie: Kohls Jeans: Urban Outfitters Boots: Frye
Well, we had quite the weekend over here at the Hill household. Saturday was snow day. If you follow me on twitter, you know that I finally had my first date with snow! We’re into each other, snow and me. I know. I KNOW. For most of you, this would be just another ordinary day. For us in Charlotte? For us it was the first day of accumulating snow in over two years. For me it was my first snowfall at home. I live in a place where it sometimes but rarely SNOWS! We’re not in Florida anymore, Toto. We quickly realized that snow here is not just a weather forecast, it’s an event, people. I instagrammed the heck out of Saturday, I was just so excited. Oh yes, a whole blog post of snowy photos is impending. Get pumped.
Sunday, I was up quite early to get my hair and makeup done for a photo shoot that I was modeling for to help out Jen and Jessica with their new business venture. Twenty-degree temperatures and I was wearing a short-sleeved top and skirt with tights. And flats. In snow. I don’t know if I’ve ever been that cold, but it was truly worth it. I can’t wait to see (and share) the photos that Jessica took. But now? Now it’s Monday. Most of the snow has melted away and it’s back to reality. Can I go back to winter wonderland yet?