The Most Comfortable Booties Ever On My Feet

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Disclosure: I was provided a free pair of booties from Arcopedico for review purposes. However, all comments here are my own opinion.

I got a new pair of booties last weekend, Arcopedico bootiesand I’ve worn them every day since. I think my other shoes are jealous. Seriously, these Arcopedico booties are extremely comfortable. As a teacher, I’m on my feet all day…and these booties did not disappoint.

Now that the cold weather is here, check out Arcopedico’s super cute line up. Extremely comfortable, these booties are made to be worn for hours on end. They also provide excellent support and have side zippers for ease of taking the shoes on and off. The arch support is off the hook awesome. Even better? They weigh less than a pound, the majority of which are vegan, washable and crushable. They make the perfect travel bootie too because they fold up. How cool is that?!?

Arcopedico booties

They come in various styles, guaranteed to elevate any outfit:

Arcopedico bootiesL19: This best seller makes a great travel shoe as the Lytech* upper folds up to a small size in your suitcase, but will regain its shape as soon as you put it on. (These are the ones that I have.)

L8: The L8 is a comfortable and versatile bootie that will transition seamlessly between seasons. The PU outsole has a built-in arch support for all day comfort.

Luana: This bootie has side goring which allows for even more flexibility to fit the shape of your feet. The supportive sole is on a slight wedge to give a fashionable appearance while maintaining the comfort Arcopedico is famous for.

Arcopedico is sold on their site, as well as in brick and mortar stores nationwide.

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*Lytech, a blend of Lycra and Polyurethane, is a bio-degradable, vegan material unique to Arcopedico. It is water resistant, machine-washable, lightweight and breathable. It is soft and conforms to the foot for extreme comfort.

Warby Parker 2016 Summer Collection

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Since I started wearing glasses again about two years ago, this I’ve become a bit obsessed with all the beautiful and stylish choices available these days. Warby Parker has an awesome selection! The newest sunglasses in their Summer 2016 Collection include shapes for both women and men. Celebrating all that is fun about summer, these new frames come in colors such as Grapefruit Soda, Sand Castle, Ocean Mint, and Belize Blue.

Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Bensen in Belize Blue
Bensen in Belize Blue

Anders in Crystal

Anders in Crystal

Topper in River Stone Blue Fade
Topper in River Stone Blue Fade

 

These new options of shades are perfect candidates for Warby Parker’s Home Try-On program. Warby Parker allows you to pick out five frames from their collection, and Warby Parker will ship their selection to you for free so that you can try them on in the comfort of your home.

And, as always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. How sweet is that!?!Tilley in Grapefruit Soda

Did you know that you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars at Warby Parker? Well you can, so don’t let that money go to waste.

So don’t settle for boring glasses and get a pair of these hot frames today. You’ll be sizzling this summer!!!

See Summer Better

Valentine’s Day Style to Get Your Heart Pumping

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What’s your style for Valentine’s Day? Do you want to look classy, about it sassy, sophisticated or provocative? There’s no right answer, but whatever your answer, Rent the Runway is bound to have a look for you. Shop Rent the Runway’s selection of Valentine’s Day styles so you can capture a look that will get hearts pumping.

Red Hot Valentine’s Day looks from Rent the Runway

Rent the RunwayJay Godfrey Linc Jumpsuit Rent the Runwaynha khanh Red Lace Dahlia Dress Rent the RunwayGiamba Lips and Ladybug Shift

Don’t forget to also check out Rent the Runway’s accessories. You will find the perfect earrings, necklace and handbag to go with your Valentine’s Day ensemble. And did you know that they intimate apparel for sale? YES — just add a strapless bra or shapewear to your shopping cart.

Rent the Runway: Add a free backup size for the best fit.

New to Rent the Runway is their Unlimited collection. Chose from thousands of designer looks, including dresses, jackets, tops, accessories and more — all for one subscription price of $139/month. You get unlimited clothes and accessories and never have to worry about wearing the same clothes over and over again. What a fantastic concept!

Review of Halftee Layering Fashion

I received a free sample of Halftee for review purposes. All opinions here are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

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The layering look is really in these days, sildenafil but sometimes the added bulk can be unflattering. Or maybe your favorite flowy top sometimes shows too much boob, abortion and you need to reign in the girls. HALFTEE to the rescue!

I got my sample of HALFTEE in the mail on Monday. I wore it yesterday under a too-big sweater to hide my bra straps. It was so comfortable that I am wearing it again today for added coverage under a loose t-shirt with a deep neckline. halfteeIt looks like I have on a full tank top, but it stops right under my boobs with a soft, non-binding but secure band. I have to admit that I’m impressed and want more of these.

They come in several versions: tank (what I have), short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, and long sleeve. Some even have a lace neckline. They have maternity and girl sizes too.

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Here’s what Halftee says about this product: “The Halftee is unique because it ends just under the bust line, so fashionistas don’t have all the extra material around their waists. Each Halftee is rose-petal soft, breathable and extremely comfortable and it stays put because of the signature band. It’s the perfect base for those creative, unique layering styles whether it’s a rugged, sporty, bohemian or no-nonsense look. It’s also great to during or post-pregnancy for creating a savvy, yet hassle-free style.”

Halftee can be purchased online at www.halftee.com and prices range from $18.99 to $34.99.As featured on HSN Shopping Network.

My Rent the Runway Experience

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Rent the Runway generously gave me store credit to try out their service for myself. About two weeks ago, I went to their website to pick a dress for New Year’s Eve. I found their website to be very user-friendly with lots of categories to narrow my search like length of dress, body type and price. I really like that they have reviews and photos from real women who have rented each item since I’m not a size 2, tall, eat-a-burger-for-the-love model. Those reviews helped me cross a few dresses off my list for sure.

Finally I found my favorite dress that I thought would look good on my 5’3, size 10-12 hourglass body. A super-cool feature is that you can order a backup size of the same dress for FREE! Well, my backup size wasn’t available, so they offered to let me rent a second style in two sizes for a discounted price. Sold. I also decided to take a gamble and order the “mystery bling” for $15.

My box with three dresses and earrings arrived late Wednesday evening. I opened the boxes to find three DIFFERENT dresses, not the two styles that I expected. I wasn’t crazy about the replacement dress that they sent me. It looked too matronly on the hanger. (See #3.)IMG_3213Dress #1 was a nice, thick stretchy fabric, but it was a bit short for my tastes and a little snug through the butt area. IMG_3245Dress #2, my favorite, came only in a size 10. This is the one I was expecting to come in a 10 and a 12. I could have zipped it if I didn’t care to breath all night. It was so beautiful with a deep V-neck that showed off the girls nicely. But again, the breathing thing, so…IMG_3253Dress #3, the one I did NOT pick out, fit me perfectly. It looked much better on me than the hanger. Boobs and hips will do that. On the third try-on, I realized that it was a NAVY dress, not black like the others. This required a different shoe option. Panic set in for a moment since I was pretty sure I didn’t have navy dress shoes. But alas, I found a pair of pretty navy ballet flats that did the trick. IMG_3274My mystery bling were these fun ear jackets. IMG_3214I really enjoyed doing my makeup up all sparkley for my night out with my husband. IMG_3269

Anthony looked so handsome all dressed up. IMG_3275WIMG_3278e had a lovely dinner at Good Food by Ferneau. I had the Korean pear salad, then the Surf n’ Turf. OMG — amazing. I didn’t even get a photo of the chocolate pots la creme. It was probably the best dessert I had all last year. I want another one RIGHT NOW. IMG_3279  IMG_3283

Today, I packed up my three dresses and the earrings in the pre-addressed return envelopes that were provided. Tomorrow I just have to pop them in the mail. So easy. I’d definitely use Rent the Runway again — maybe something red and shiny for Valentine’s Day. IMG_3301

Rent the Runway contender for Inc. Company of the Year

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I am in awe of women entrepreneurs, nurse and the two ladies who started Rent the Runway are incredible. I love their story that is featured in Inc. today, illness and I’m totally stoked that Rent the Runway is launching its new subscription service in 2016.

I really like dressing up all glitzy, but rarely get the opportunity anymore. You’re more likely to see me in jeans and a sweatshirt with snot somewhere around the shoulder. Being a mom of four kiddos can do that to one’s sense of style. But sometimes I just need to dress up and be a WOMAN, not a mom.

I’m completely enamored with the holiday collection that Badgley Mischka has created for Rent the Runway.  I want to go out for New Year’s Eve with my husband and pretend we are James Bond and whoever the latest Bond Girl is, drinking fancy drinks and dancing the night away. Of course, I’ll need to take a nap first, so I can make it til midnight and kiss my man under the twinkle of dancefloor lights.

Baby’s Got Back

Somebody should design a diaper for “full figured” babies. My baby girl has got a BIG BOOTY (guess she gets that from me), more about and often times her diaper just doesn’t cover it all.

It’s more like a DIAPER THONG.
IMG_1078So where are my Shark Tank millionaires? What name do you like best:

  • Apple Bottom Diapers
  • J-Lo Diapers
  • Baby’s Got Back Diapers
  • Big & Beautiful Diapers
Let’s do this.
 

Shop for a Cause

I received a complementary copy of The Fire Driven Life for review purposes. However, and all opinions stated here are my own.

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, shop you know that I love to cook and try healthy new recipes. I received a review copy of Vanessa Chamberlin’s new book The Fire Driven Life and was quickly drawn in by the beautiful photography and easy to follow flow of the book. IMG_0853Food is more than just fuel to Vanessa. She says, gastritis “…I began to see every healthy meal as a statement of self-love. Simply put, I recognized that I loved myself enough to pursue the highest level of self-care. This was a life-changing revelation for me.” Vanessa believes that nutrition is the foundation of well-being. She calls her food philosophy the PlantFire diet – every healthy meal and snack reinforces your love for yourself and that “from there, you can continue to strengthen and build on this new foundation in other aspects of your life.” FullSizeRender(1)The book is organized well and contains not only details on her vegan eating plan, but guidance on food shopping, exercise, stress management and more. It’s a well-rounded lifestyle plan.

Since I eat hummus almost every day, I made the Red Roasted Pepper Hummus. It was easy (whipped it up in my Vitamix) and delicious. IMG_0846Even though I will probably NEVER be a vegan, there are several other recipes in the book that I look forward to trying out — especially the Holiday Brussels Sprouts made with cranberries and walnuts.

So if you are looking for a new vegan cookbook or lifestyle plan, I suggest you check out The Fire Driven Life. (link www.VanessaChamberlin.com)
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