Category Archives: Shoes

It’s All About The Dots

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day!

I have a new schedule the last couple of weeks and I’m just trying to get used to it, please don’t mind my absence from blogging. Soon I will get the hang of it and be posting regularly like usual.

I thought I would share my love of polka dot! While on a trip to Boise to visit family almost two weeks ago, I discovered at DSW the most amazingly cute little polka dot pumps you have ever seen! I mean a good pump is a great purchase (it must have a perfect heel and be comfortable) but a pump with ton of flair AND those two options is a great find!

Here is the Anne Klein Fayza Pump! It comes in lemon yellow polka dot fabric and black snakeprint faux leather, and let me tell you it’s so comfy and cute! First the heel is so dainty and feminine, while also great to walk, then the ankle strap with buckle is wide and so visually stunning.

I saw this gorgeous shoe from one aisle over and had to run to the other side because it was so freakin cute. Unfortunately the store did not have my size, but I promptly went online and ordered my size. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive so I could wear it!

Here is a link to find your own darling shoe in yellow polka dot. You are welcome my friends 🙂

Anne Klein Fayza Pump

I’ve fallen… behind or down? ðŸ˜‚

Hello friends!

Sorry it’s been so long! Work has been crazy with three big trainings in three weeks! That left me pretty busy and at night I was worn out.

But I’m back and ready to share some fun content!

Closet shoppers pay attention! 😂

I’ve had this long jacket almost two year (OldNavy) and these amazing heels around three years from (Nordstrom Rack). I combined these two with my sweater dress from Target and (Shazam)! I have a new amazing outfit that’s super on trend now!

I get so excited when I discover a new way to wear something old! Plus it’s always fun to wear these suede heels (I’m so glad I’ve had them this long- they’re one of my most comfortable heels!

Anytime you can shop your closet and discover something new is a good day!

Closet Creativity

Hello friends! And welcome to another installment of my thriftiness/thankfulness marathon labeled as closet creativity! I hope my efforts to shop my closet help you think of ways you can also do the same!

Today I’m sharing a new (yet old) outfit I created from my closet and I really had some fun! First I snagged my blue floral pants by Loft (purchased last year or year before) a T shirt from Target, my striped cardigan (newer but not in the last two months) and I was stuck at what to do with my feet! These pants are normally a summer staple and wear with one or two open toe shoes but it’s not very warm although I still wanted to do something fun! Then I remembered my glitter pumps I purchased last year from White House Black Market and realized my cute patterned socks (Amazon) would match perfectly with the turquoise detail running through the pants!

All day I was mesmerized by the sparkle and floral of my shoes/socks/pants. I’m so glad I decided to shop my closet because I have somewhat forgot about these glitter pumps and it being the holiday season, glitter is so trendy and fun-not to mention adding the socks which is such a fun look I’ve seen on many of my favorite Instagrammers!

I have a typically difficult job as a therapist in a residential setting; most of my clients are difficult, complicated, and struggle with powerful mental illness and/or addiction. It’s normal for someone in my field to develop distractions or ways to make sure they don’t burn out. I have to say that my glitter heels were a much needed distraction the day I wore them.

Normally many people see fashion as frivolous and silly, but my blog, my Instagram, being creative with my closet, wearing glittery heels to work, this is what helps me avoid burn out and this friends: This Is Real World Problems.

Thanks for reading and being on my journey with me!the real world news

Affordable Shoe Heaven

Hello friends!

How is your Saturday going?? I hope it’s been wonderful!

I thought I’d share some great buys I got on shoes lately!

First (they’re both slides for some reason) I found a darling patterned slide at Target for $12 on clearance! Woo hoo! It’s black and white and yellow, so fun!

Then I snagged a candy colored stripe slide with huge bows at JCPENNEY and they were on sale for $19.99 but I got an extra 20% off that day- some special sale- so I’ve snagged two cute summer slides for a smoking deal that doesn’t break the bank!

How’s that for Saturday good news??

The Changing of the ðŸ‘ 

Hello friends!

I’m sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I’ve had a big week of family visiting from hubs daughter to my family reunion so it’s been busy!

Today I finally gave up and threw away a pair of shoes! Nooooooo

Yes it really happened! I purchased these sandals a couple years ago and they just look ratty now but I hate to get rid of shoes! I’ve worn them a couple times and look down and they have rips on the sole and buckle is coming undone. It’s time.

Every year or so I must get rid of a pair of black sandals or black boots. These are the items I wear most and hence I wear them out. So here is a posting to share my grief (😂) and Joy with my new shoes!

I got these slides on clearance at Target for $12 and the studded sandals at Forever21 for $20. Really let’s be honest, I’m not suffering LOL!

Happy weekend friends!

Parking Lot Shenanigans

Hey Everyone!

Happy Friday and weekend! I wonder if any of you have sweet plans this weekend? I’m on call, so I’m staying close to my cell phone but hopefully things will be smooth 😉

Yesterday I WAS NOT ON CALL, so me and hubs lived it up with some of our married children and grandchildren! Our married son and daughter in law gave hubs an evening of bowling and so that’s how our fun started out! There were six of us in total, and I ended up winning (121)- still not a great score but it’s better than I did last time so that’s good!

Then we ate at Costa Vida which has a location right at the bowling alley. After that the little kids were getting pretty tired and they called it a night but I talked hubs into taking me to a movie! Jurassic World! Whee! (I didn’t like it as much as the previous Jurassic Park movie but really I got out and did something so that’s most important 😉

Although we had some struggles in the parking lot! We couldn’t find anywhere to park and so I suggested hubs drop me off and I would check in on our MoviePass app with both our phones….interestingly enough after I got out of the car I realized I left my phone in the car but spent the next ten minutes chasing after hubs car in the parking lot but he never did see me! He is driving away and I’m running behind him trying to catch him….he didn’t see me and turned down another lane, I went through cards and tried to get his attention but he didn’t see me again and this happened about four more times until he parked! Picture this woman running up and down the parking lot waving her hands and yelling! Yeah that was me! Hubs needs a new windshield if he can’t see me chasing after him! LOL

Running through the parking lot, I blended in with the asphalt with my black/white/gray/edgy outfit! It’s my high waist-wide leg striped pants by Express, my graphic Beatles Tee, my gray mini shoulder bag, and my white wedge sandals by JCPenney (at the movie theatre I had changed into flip flops-thus I could run hahaha and I got about 1000 steps so there’s that) and a new edgy eye shadow look inspired by an advertisement I saw on Instagram!

Hope your weekend is wonderful friends!

High Waisted Striped Cropped Pants

Weekend Revival

Hello friends!

So this weekend I got to lay in bed after six am twice!! I think it’s so peaceful to wake up naturally:) (granted I did wake up sweating at 1am but I’m pretty sure that had to do with yesterday being the hottest day so far (freaking AC is not on) and NOT me waking naturally LOL).

Even though I was very busy yesterday: grandson basketball game, lunch with kids, grocery shopping, wash car, organizing my pantry and putting in shelves, laundry mat to wash huge mattress pad and pillows, but at the end of the day I felt very accomplished (Celebrated by watching 2nd Avengers!) I even found time to discover a new pair of fringe sandals and circle bag at Target (while looking for shelves!) so I really think as I accomplished stuff on my list, I gradually de stressed and was able to find something cute!!

What a great weekend! (I hope your weekend was lovely too and thanks so much for reading my random weekly thoughts!)

Pop of Spring Color

Hello Friends and happy Wednesday!

It seems as if Wednesday came really quickly to me, what happened? Well I attended a neighborhood gathering on Monday, last night went to the movies and all of a sudden it’s Wednesday! Yay! Maybe I should have plans every night for some type of fun? It seems to lower my stress with work right?

I thought I would share a fun look inspired by my recent copy of In Style magazine (Demi Lovato on the cover).

I love to get inspiration by magazines and I saw in one page spread several pictures of light pink and yellow or gold together. I thought I would copy that look with my baby pink sweat pants (JCPenney) and my yellow “anchor” sweatshirt (OldNavy). It’s a fun combination, although a little casual for work, so I added my pink (Coach) sandas (I got them last year for my daughter’s wedding) and a fun (Betsy Johnson) bag I got not too long ago at TJMaxx with glittery rose gold earrings. I think the accessories raised my look to more dressy for work.

When I got home I switched into my pink sneakers for a fun movie night, we saw “I Could Only Imagine” and seriously it was amazing. Go and see if you have a chance, great movie! Hope you like my pink and yellow look and….happy Wednesday!

Shopper Held for Ransom(

Hello Friends!

This is an urgent message for Obi Wan Gabbana:

I’m a member of the Obsessed Shoppers Committee on a diplomatic mission to Target! Their many brands: Who What Wear, ANewDay, Ava & Vive, Knox Rose, Mossimo, Universal Thread, Sugarfix, and Xhileration are too much for a simple impulsive woman (like me) and can be classified as an act of war 😉 LOL (I guess you could say I’ve been watching Star Wars! I even speak six shoe languages, although not Bacchi)

Every time I go to Target I find great items I would love to snag, although we all know I need to exercise SOME self control, it’s a skill right? So instead of buying everything I see, I will take some pics of my favorite pieces and tell you what I would do with them! That’s just as much fun as a diplomatic mission to Alderaan right??? (I AM NOT A COMMITTEE!) Help me Obi Wan Gabbana you’re my only hope…

NOW PRINCESS WE WILL DISCUSS THE LOCATION OF YOUR HIDDEN TARGET CARD!

Bahahahahahaha! (Cute princess below is my granddaughter a few years ago) 😘

ok I found several darling pieces at Target!

Aren’t all these the cutest?? I love the lavender mini bag! I ended up buying the (3rd) and (5th) items! The floral lace skirt was only $8 and the earrings regular price but are super cute with the skirt and I’m thinking a gray t shirt or sweater depending on weather 😊

The two floral tanks would be cute with white pants and a jean jacket or bright jacket to match the tanks.

I love both shoes! Aren’t they darling! I think the olive green sandals would go with anything and same with the slides. They’re both so fun and summery.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Target review! Go and see if there’s something you would enjoy! Have a happy weekend!

Excited Pink

Hello Friends!

I am finally feeling a bit better! Yay! I seriously have to consider getting the flu shot this coming fall, that hit me real bad…hope it doesn’t ever happen again!

I got to wear the pretty red/pink sweater that I got from Target awhile ago! I originally got this sweater to wear with a floral black/pink/red skirt but I have to wear it with other things right?? An item of clothing needs to be flexible to work in many different ensembles! I love this sweater because it striped, combines hot red/pink, and has some real pretty ruffles on the shoulder which makes it unique.

So I had to wear it today, but wanted to use some creativity in putting an outfit together…(black pants would be too simple right??) So I paired with my pink Express fitted jeans, my black OTK suede boots, and then in a moment of impulsivity grabbed my Desuigal bag (pink, red, camo, black-remember I snagged it at the Dallas airport in a frenzied moment between flights?? I felt so accomplished to find something so darling at such a random time and 40% off)-Score!

I have so much fun wearing something that’s a little out of the ordinary and it helps to make up for my still constant headache….(I’m sure it will eventually go away)…

Later today after work I got my hair done courtesy of my talented niece Bronwyn at Suggestions Salon in Orem Utah. While waiting for the dye to cure (?) I leafed through some magazines and saw some real fun and creative (styles) to combine for some interesting outfits. I love discovering new inspiration for clothes, it’s just really fun and then my brain starts whirring through all my clothes trying to figure out new creations to showcase my personality. Don’t you think each of our own fashion choices should give a clue to our personality? No matter a person’s age, I think yes is the correct answer! After a nice wash and scalp massage (maybe this is key to de-stress?), I realized my headache was gone, so that is such a blessing that I don’t even have a headache anymore or wobegone roots! What a great way to end my day! Have a happy Tuesday night/hump day tomorrow! We are halfway through the week!! (I added a link to this gorgeous sweater)!

Women’s Striped 3/4 Sleeve Shoulder Frill Crew