Friday, July 19, 2013

Boots Standing Tall

Resuscitate your boots!!  Even though it may be hotter than hell to wear your tall boots, they still need to keep their shape for when that first cool breeze of autumn blows through.  Those poor pony hair boots slouching and looking so sad.  Bring them back to life with this trick...old catalogues and magazines!!

If you are like me, you have too many old magazines from 5-6 months ago, old JCrew and West Elm catalogues.  But you feel guilty just tossing them?  Rest your pretty head and recycle them as boot fillers!!!

Grab about 30 pages, or so, depending on the heaviness of the boot, and rip a chunk out with the binding.  This will hold the pages together.

Fold in half...

...and slip into boot all the way to the sole.




Friday, July 12, 2013

Birthday Suit

It's my birthday!!!  And I'll wear what I want to!!!

For some reason, I think I was a hard core rap star in a previous life.  I loooove gansta rap among other genres...I bump it in my car and, yes, I do get those weird looks.  So, when I scored a Puma tracksuit for 1/2 price at the Camarillo Outlets, I instantly zipped up my jacket and through on my gold chain.  Wouldn't you?!

Feeling the adventurous and having to be outfit appropriate to go bowling, I threw on some leopard pants, of course!  Under my jacket, a linen halter top kept me cool to through those strikes.  And my wedge sneakers gave me some height, which I love.

I celebrated with my family by going bowling!   It was so much fun being active with my family.  We usually go out to dinner or brunch.  This outing was such a breath of fresh air! 

Top: Madewell here  Pants: Forever 21 here  Shoes: Nike here
Necklace: Forever 21  Watch: Nixon

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bringing the Heat and Polka Dots

This Los Angeles heat makes me want to imagine I am in the Caribbean.  So, I am dressing like it.  Without any tropical vacation in sight (bummer), I am engaging my imagination!  I am channeling The Golden Girls sitting on their lanai except with less clothes.  Ha!

I am loving polka dots...they are the new black, you know.  I am making them go with everything.  Then, I pulled this necklace out from the back of my jewelry box.  I have had this one for 7+ years, oh god, really?  Anyways, draped it down my back and now, boom! a new feel!  Yes, I used 'BOOM!'

Top and Shorts: Forever 21 here  Shoes: Zara  
Clutch: Forever 21  Necklace: Club Monaco  Bracelets: gift  Sunnies: Paul Frank