the shoes of a lifetime.

Some little girls dream of their wedding day, others their first car, but when I was a young tot it was all about the shoes (still is, for the record).  

I have always been very in tune with my feet.  From the hourly removal of my shoes with the purpose of readjusting my socks (ensuring proper seam placement, of course, don’t all 2-year-olds do that?), to the daily wrapping of each toe every day in the ballet studio, I’ve always been up close and personal with those stinkers.  So it follows suit that as a child I imagined what it would be like to someday adorn those feet I know so well with a pair of true “big girl shoes”.  You know, the ones that beautifully fancy heroine would wear in a good romcom.  Which brings me to the above pictured glory shoes.

There is just something about black leather peep-toe stilettos.  They are sexy, classy, versatile, chic, and will never, ever ever ever, go out of style.  So it’s a no brainer that when you find a pair of Burberry peep-toes made of buttery black leather with the perfect heel height and a nice little platform, AT THE OUTLET PRICE!, you purchase them.  There is no consideration, calculation or thinking twice.  You prance around the store in them until everyone else there starts glaring at you and you simply must take them off, place them in the box and pay for them.  Then you leave the store, come home, reverse the boxing process and strut around your apartment in those beauties.  Because they are real, genuine, bonafide big girl heels.  And they are yours.


{what I wore: AE denim cutoffs, denim polka-dot shirt, old scarf, RayBan wayfarers, }

{what I ate: the famous Hope Street Pizza greek salad with chicken}{where we went: downtown to Kennedy Plaza to watch the FBP summer intensive students rehearse for their showcase}

Yesterday was a good day.  I went to ballet class, had one of my favorite salads for lunch, rocked a new denim shirt from Anthropologie (I braved the whole denim on denim ensemble- how edgy am I?!), did my best Rosie the Riveter impression, and watched an adorable little future-ballerina practicing her pirouettes alongside the ladies of the FBP summer intensive program as they rehearsed downtown for their finale showcase.  Luckily, the heatwave has finally subsided (bring on the thunderstorms!) and life actually seems livable once again.  Every other sentence out of my mouth is no longer a complaint about the sticky, sweaty, humid state of my body and the air around it, woohoo, this is progress people!

At the downtown rehearsal, this one little cutie wanted IN on the ballet.  She was twirling, kneeling down, and at one point even laying down on the ground…doing as “the big girls” do.  My mom pointed out the fact that I used to do this exact same thing when I was young, dancing for a crowd whenever the opportunity arose.  I guess if you’re ballerina at heart, it becomes obvious at a young age.  DAaaawwwwww, getting so sentimental on you all!  Better stop while I’m ahead…Happy Friday, lovies!  Have a fantastic weekend.


{top: Alex & Ani, David Yurman, The Little Buffalo, April Daze, hair tie from Wink in NYC; bottom: Tiffany & Co., Burberry watch, Wink, Cape Cod, David Yurman, April Daze}

These days, you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their wrists.  Whether they’re bare, lightly frosted or fully stacked, a person’s “armswag” can be very telling of their personality.  If you’re into layering, the way in which you choose to mix and match wrist candy becomes a form of artistic expression, allowing others a special little peak into the your brain.  I’ve decided to start a new post category called “armswag” to showcase some of my favorite wrist-adorning combos, starting with the two photos above!  The first I took in Florida, right after purchasing the seed bead/evil eye bracelet, and the second was yesterday’s silver stack that I like to think of as the classy set.  If you have any photos of your #armswag, send ’em my way!  I’d love to see them.