Spring is my favorite season for fashion… Living in California, I can include items from pretty much every season – a fall sweater, winter jeans, spring tan, summer sandals and I’m all set! Last week J and I enjoyed a yummy alfresco dinner at one of our favorite spots Naschmarkt Restaurant, and I threw on this outfit.
So this may be a slightly controversial post, because today, I will be talking about – wedge sneakers.
When I first heard about the concept I was horrified, and like most fashion trends I come around to them. Granted I started out with a $20 pair from Target, but I really like these (although my mom and sisters are currently trying to talk me out of them – thoughts?!).
I find these to be the most COMFORTABLE shoes, and while I’m not all aboard the “wear your Nike Frees with your brunch outfit movement,” I am working on introducing them to somewhat classic outfits – because it is very ideal to run your weekend errands in these (not gonna lie).
I have a few personal “rules” when it comes to wearing these shoes:
- Do not pull your wedge sneakers out from the 90’s – you know… this and this pair? It’s ALL about the HIDDEN wedge.
- Dressing is all about proportion (general rule) – but because the sneaker can be a bit bulky on your foot, leggings or skinny jeans are a must. A large sweatshirt, or longer jacket on top helps to balance out the look.
- Use this look for errand running/sporting events. Do not rock wedge sneakers at work, dinners out (unless you are ordering your meal from a counter) or anywhere you don’t want to deal with people commenting on said sneakers (it’s going to happen).
Despite the rules and regulations, I have had some of the most productive days in these shoes. You feel bada**, and it is the joy of wearing heels (good posture, certain body parts look particularly nice, etc.) but with the comfort of a sneaker – what isn’t to like!?
So much about fashion right now is the winter white movement… It looks super crisp, clean and refreshing but in a cozy, comfortable way. Unfortunately the white jean look is not a flattering one for yours truly, so I prefer a winter “light approach”…
I also love the idea of being able to wear slouchy jeans and a cozy sweater, and pulling everything together with a structured coat and stilettos.
I have been on the prowl for a cozy fisherman’s sweater this season, and have been living in them – one of my favorites is this Gap sweater, that for the price, cannot get ANY better!
I I also am loving J.Crew’s denim department lately, and recently caved and bought my first pair of distressed jeans (my dad’s voice in my head throughout the transaction – “why would you pay for ripped pants?!”).
I love the little luxuries in life (who doesn’t?!)… and a cashmere sweater and some sparkle never hurt anyone – enter my prep inspired weekend wear…
These jeans have been my new go-to and I love that they seem to dress up a more causal look. I also scored this men’s sweater and couldn’t be happier with the cozy fabric and forgiving cut (fall foods always result in me having to pull out my “roomier tops”… darn those pumpkin baked goods!)
I also am a huge fan of this Tory Burch Satchel. It is the perfect size (can hold my camera along with my standard “purse necessities”) and has a removable strap which is great for when you need an extra hand 🙂
image by Micheal Moebius
I was leaving an amazing dinner with my sister and hubby, and what does my sister notice on my brand new jeans?! GUM. The worst thing anyway… or so I thought… One call into my mom later and I was all set… here is what I did (for denim)!
1. Take an ice cube to the gum stain. You want to freeze it through (if you are working with a smaller garment you can put the whole thing in the freezer if you prefer).
2. Use a butter knife (or the backside of a dinner knife) to scrape the gum off. It should come right off!
3. Repeat steps 1-2 until the stain is removed.
4. Run item through the wash with the hottest water the material can handle.
5. Make sure gum is totally removed from article of clothing before putting in the dryer (unless you air dry your clothing).
It will be good as new!