NOLA hurrah- part 2

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If you saw the last post, you’ll notice that I basically am going to post the same shoes in every vacation post! While I wear heels most days at work (when I’m really not walking much at all), when walking around on vacation (and when running errands, for example), I absolutely must must must wear comfortable footwear! I’ve suffered from plantar fasciitis a number of times and swear by my Crocs sandals for long distances. If you’ve ever been in the same foot boat, I recommend trying out Crocs. They really have come a long way from their standard clogs to having shoes that pair pretty easily with dresses. And no, I’m not paid by Crocs 🙂 Have a good one, readers!

Dress: Forever 21 (a lot of years ago! But I think around $20)

Denim top: thrifted ($3)

Shoes: Crocs ($40 marked down from $60)

It’s #monthlymani time again! This month we picked a #Aprilshowers theme. I created a cloud theme by sponging color on my nails with a tissue; super easy! Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her #Aprilshowers #monthlymani! And join us next month for the #Mayflowers theme!

head held high

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Some days, it just feels like when it rains, it pours. Today started out as one of those days. But, I called my mom (always helps). And then, I opened a magazine and the first photo was this:

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The quote is a little hard to read, but it says, “Keep your heels, head, and standards high.” -Coco Chanel. Coco, Mom, my sis G, I am feeling this vibe. Sometimes, you feel down, or scared, or worried, but you have to keep your head held high and have faith (and wear the right shoes).

Dress: J Crew via thrift ($5, retails for approx $150)

Blazer: thrift ($5, unknown retail!)

Necklace: Bauble Bar ($28 marked down from $34)

Shoes: Crocs (seriously, I may never take them off)  ($40 marked down from $60) available

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It’s #monthlymani time again! This month the inspiration was a beach theme-! I painted an octopus and then its tentacles over both hands. 🙂

Check out the other ladies’ below!

Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide
Kristi from Delightfully Kristi
Lyndsey from Dressed in Mascara

re-charged and ready

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I’m back! Vacation was so amazing; thanks for all the well wishes. I was relaxing up north in Wisconsin and loving every minute of it. I’m re-charged and ready for life!

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Dress: eShakti (can’t remember price, but I know it was on sale, of course!)

Belt: Forever 21 ($6)

Shoes: Crocs (seriously, I may never take them off)  ($40 marked down from $60) available here

Lace cardigan: thrift ($4)

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And, of course, a few pics from my trip! Fashion Huntress tips and tricks on my next post, when I’m all caught up with everything else! Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! And for the lovely well wishes!

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maxi dress and mountains

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Hello, readers! My apologies for the delay in posting! I was at a family wedding over the past week/weekend. It was such a lovely and beautiful event, completely filled with love and joy. Below are two of my pics from the road trip there:

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Now I’m back in Chicago and back to the daily grind. This is my maxi dress and mountains look- perfect for summer, if you ask me!

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Dress: Forever 21 ($24)

Blazer: thrift ($5)

Tank top: Mango (had it for ages! can’t remember the price!)

Shoes: Crocs ($40 marked down from $60) available here

Necklace: Forever 21 ($3)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Omg! Can you believe these shoes are Crocs? Umm, they are. I don’t believe Crocs make it to the fashion blog scene very often, but I have to say, these shoes really don’t look like Crocs and are seriously comfortable. In fact, I walked 10 straight miles, in Disney world no less, with zero foot pain (which is unusual for me, since my heels will generally start to hurt). For long summer days and vacation, I think these sandals are a great option for looking stylish and still comfortable. They remain on sale and can be viewed via the above link. 

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2) I cannot say it enough- slips are pretty much essential for maxi dresses. Most summer maxi dresses are unlined, and therefore, definitely require a slip. I prefer my slip dress to basically all slips. It’s the easiest to wear due to being a full dress slip, and doesn’t add too much layer/heat to any outfit. Slips are pretty easy to find via places like TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. Many are available at undergarment specialty stores, but tend to get quite pricey! I recommend finding one at a discount shop, since you won’t really need it often and it doesn’t need to fit like a glove anyway! 

Has anyone else tried out Crocs? Loving? Hating? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!