Spring Style – Half Sheer Skirt

Hello, hello! So much has been going on lately and I don’t know where to begin. Let’s see… There is a movie being filmed in my area called Spring Breakers starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and….James Franco. Really. In my hometown! They have been filming on St. Pete Beach, which just so happens to be where I work. The movie has everyone all in a flutter and everyone trying to be extras. What are the odds that my celeb crush is filming a movie here?! They just filmed a major pool party scene at a hotel near my work which is also the same hotel that my family has had a timeshare at for years. Kind of funny. The stars have been seen around town, even Selena with Justin. My boyfriend has been making fun of me for following the filming online via Twitter. How often is a major movie filmed in your town though? (if you don’t live in LA or NYC, etc.)

Check out this picture uploaded on Ashley Benson’s Instagram account:
The movie description on IMDB is “Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.” Pretty different from Selena’s other roles, I would say.

Onto other things more relevant to my life…
I am looking to buy a house, so I’ve been house hunting lately and hopefully will find something perfect for me, my boyfriend and my two cats and his husky. I can’t wait to have a home of my own, so I am trying to be patient. 🙂 I also just started doing yoga which has been great for my posture and well-being. Meditation has really helped ease my mind and I am loving it.

I hadn’t been shopping in while but I had been seeing these half sheer skirts everywhere and found this bar III one at Macy’s that I fell in love with.

 It is so comfy!

Metallic Gold Wedges: INC from Macy’s, Half Sheer Skirt: bar III from Macy’s, Vest: Forever 21

I’ve also seen some other cute ones that are a lot more dressy with lace and such. What are your thoughts on these skirts? Boho-chic? Too long for your taste? At least my long legs are good for some sort of style for once.

Best,
Phoebe xo

Shoe Dreams & Confessions

I have a confession to make. I love shoes. I love high heels, pumps, booties, flats and bedazzled gladiator sandals.

Okay, now that that is on the table – my second ridiculous confession. I love heels, yet I don’t wear them. It is hard to not come off sounding super materialistic as I write this. Well hey, it’s a fashion blog. It’s true though.

I’m fairly tall as it is (just over 5’7). I love looking at heels in awe at the store or online. If I actually get the gusto to purchase the pair, I’ll only end up wearing them on special occasion. Even then I usually feel awkward wearing them. I’d end up wearing a pair out with my girlfriends at a bar, then find that I’m towering over all of my friends, and most of the guys. My other confession being that I have a tendency to like shorter men. (Sorry babe, had to call you out for the sake of this post.) Apparently I’m drawn to short, petite women too, because most all of my girlfriends are around 5’3-4 or so and they wear heels just to feel normal next to me, who quickly becomes the amazon woman when wearing a pair of pumps.

Does anyone else have this issue? I know most girls feel more confident and empowered when they slip on a pair, which I usually do at first. Then that quickly fades away when I find that I’m looking down on people as I talk to them. I’m not even that tall! My mother is 5’9 and my father is 6 ft, so I could have been even taller. Don’t get me wrong, I really couldn’t care less what people think of me dating a shorter guy. It’s when I wear heels and it becomes more pronounced and suddenly there’s an elephant in the room (or so I think). It’s not even just that. I could get over that. But my feet could also be compared to Big Foot. I wear a size 9, and my feet are very WIDE. So, even if I find a pair of heels I’m absolutely in love with so much that I don’t care about where I wear them or who I wear them around, they usually don’t fit in the first place. Then, I have the issue of where to wear the shoes. What occasion is appropriate? A date? A party? The bar?

So yes, I usually end up with heels that sit in my closet that I look at and think how beautiful they are. Stupid? Maybe. I like to think of them more as a work of art. I may not rock them as other girls would so well, but I know I can at least admire the print, the quality, and the construction of it.

One particular pair of shoes that I have been coveting so much lately that I had a DREAM about them is this pair of 6 inch wedge booties, Pauline by Shoemint (new website with a collaborative collection by Rachel Bilson, Nicole Chavez and Steve Madden). (Of course, they’re currently sold out.)

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*Drools*

6 INCHES! Okay, then I’d definitely feel like an amazon woman. But they are GORGEOUS. I love the color. The suede. The wedge. The corset stitching in the back. Ugh. I even get $25 off my first pair. They’d be perfect to wear for the holidays (Or is 6 in too inappropriate? Probably.) My boyfriend also thinks they are ugly. Which immediately makes me think of ManRepller.com. I may be living in lala land. But, my question for you, readers, is it worth it to purchase a pair that I think are absolutely fantastic, or just print out a picture and hang it on the wall?

Am I crazy, or does anyone else have this problem? I need your help fashion bloggers!

Kudos to you if you read my long post! xoxox

Best,
Phoebe xo

Have mercy on your feet!

Okay, we don’t all like to talk about feet unless it’s about shoes.

Have you ever shopped for an expensive pair of designer shoes, you try them on and they fit great. You buy them, and then go home to change into them. You leave the house and after about an hour of wearing them, you feel it.

It’s the one spot where it’s rubbing your foot raw. You didn’t bring an extra pair of shoes. Uh oh. I’ve had this happen plenty of times. Whether it’s a blister on your bunion or a mark on your heel, it ruins the joyous new-shoes state you’re supposed to be relishing in.

Dr. Scholl’s For Her Rub Relief Strips are amazing. I was skeptical that they would work at first. After wearing a new pair of Coach leather flats that made my feet blister so badly they bled (gross, but true!), it made them feel so much better. After I healed, of course. The best thing about the strips is that you can size them up however you want. It comes out of the dispenser, you press a button and it cuts the piece to your fit. You can put it anywhere you are feeling extra pressure in your shoe.  So don’t give up hope on those problem shoes just yet. If there have been some gorgeous shoes sitting in your closet because they don’t fit right, give these a whirl.

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 5 ft dispenser for $9.99 at Walgreens.

Check out all of the Dr. Scholl’s For Her feet-saving products here.

Best,

Phoebe xo

Fall in Florida

The pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks, all of the pumpkin goodies are back at Dunkin’ Donuts and the Tampa Bay Rays got the AL Wild Card. Fall is here and I could only be happier if it would just cool down a little here in hot and sticky Florida. I’d love to be able to slip into some skinny jeans, boots and sweaters, but unfortunately all I can bear to wear right now are shorts and sandals still. I thought I’d compile a list of things that I wish I could be wearing (or could buy now!).

I’m loving jewel tones like emerald and burgundy right now.

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Hey, I put some new shoes on..

…and suddenly everything is right!

Here is my attempt at a “what I wore” post, but I wish would have had more accessories to go with this outfit. If I was at home and not living out of a suit case, I would have paired this with a large bangle bracelet, a long statement necklace and a brown/tan purse to accentuate the shoes and bring it all together. My best attempt at any accessory was my gold-mirrored Ray Ban aviators 🙂


Flats: Steve Madden Top: Pacsun, Kirra Shorts: Ruehl Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Best,
Phoebe