Seychelles usually doesn’t disappoint. What vintage loving woman doesn’t like fringe and tassels? This runs true to size, only, I have tiny ankles so the back of my ankle comes out a little every time I walk. It’s not as secure as I’d like, but it’s not like my foot comes out so it’s fine. For fall, once I start wearing socks, it’ll fit perfectly. The leather is quality, and still stretches well and easily for you to get your foot into it. The height is perfect, not too low, yet comfortable when you walk in it for a long time. The only con which I’ll probably get used to is the inaccurate color. I got the mushroom version and it’s darker in person than the almost grey that’s pictured on the website. It’s more of a darker mushroom taupe. Also, did you know this comes in mustard yellow (although not available in Nordstrom)…I like these shoes so much, I’m getting it in yellow. Good stuff people. ps. if you didn’t know, nordstrom is having a sale (like, right now!)…so this was on clearance. It’s great not paying the retail price. store: nordstrom color: mushroom retail: $129
This store’s pretty generous to the tall females, let’s face it. Am I right? This dress is a miracle for people like me, 5’2. I can actually wear flats in it and won’t look like I got swallowed by the dress. I can wear wedges and makes the dress even better because it makes me look leaner. The material is incredibly feminine, flowy, that just moves when you move. It’s a perfect summer dress with a built in slip, so it’s not see through, but thin enough that you won’t feel yourself sweating in it. Also, I found that it doesn’t wrinkle easily, which is great for those vacations and long hours of sitting. I feel so feminine in this dress…even moreso when there’s a flirty breeze in the air The color is better than the description because the gray looks a little more like a muted slate blue, contrasting well with the bright yellow I’m a Dcup, so the top actually fits great on me, although, to be more modest, I wear a tube cami underneath. The BEST BEST part is that this dress comes with optional straps! YES! so for those who will be dancing away in this […]
Zi showed me that she can make new shapes out of existing different shapes so I wanted to catch it on video. I took this video today. She’s 26 months.
after eight years. Azzedine Alaia in Paris Couture week. drool not droll
Zienne. I haven’t been blogging, and if I had, it was always about your Ate. I didn’t forget about you. It’s just that your Ate is so busy with things this summer, firsts that I know she’ll remember throughout her life, like ballet and reading, graduating kinder, and trying to sustain an ant farm that dies after 24 hours. But you. Never in the sidelines, little one. You are your own spirit, one that commands attention. You have determination like no other baby I’ve known, not even your Ate. Your Ate would get discouraged and frustrated, when you would always demand, “I do it!” And usually, you do. The force is strong in you little one. You can speak in sentences, very fluent with your thoughts and emotions. You even know how to manipulate your mom when you’re in trouble; you grab my face with both your hands and say, “I love you, mama. Happy? I soweee (sorry), mama. I love you soooooo much!” You’re also so aware of where your sister is. When you were younger, you wouldn’t mind if your sister was absent from your side, but now, you feel so empty without her. She’s your best […]
SJBCI Family Retreat 2011 “Redeeming the Family” Willow Valley Lancaster, PA July 17-19
My daughter completed her first summer reading program hosted by Rutgers Univ. The benefits of this program were Emma’s confidence to read in a relaxed and easy atmosphere that affirmed the things she knew about reading, and gaining some methods to teach Emma how to read troublesome words. Sadly, I doubt I’ll register her again next summer because I was hoping that this program would challenge her more than what she knew. With the price we paid for enrollment, I think I can facilitate this myself next summer. However, for the first year, I’m glad I did it (although while going through it, I was a bit of a debbie downer). Emma had a good time and she really gained encouragement and confidence in reading. So, her absolute last class, she wanted to take a picture with her teacher. She even drew her a memorable picture.