Stilettos and Diapers

8.22.2014

School Orientation {Fashion}

Last night was Cooper's school orientation/meet the teacher night. I can't believer 1st grade is already here. I thought it would be much easier than last year, and it was, but I still fought tears several times in the hallway. I just don't want my baby to be gone all day!

I don't know how you are, but going into school stresses me out like whoa. I get all concerned about meeting new parents and teachers and the impression I'm giving. It could be orientation, parent teacher conference or just a volunteering day, but I'm always thinking about what I'm wearing. Last night was no exception. Since I just got asked by a guy at my front door last week if my mom was home, it was even more in the forefront of my mind to dress a little more "grown up". I wanted to be comfortable, but look just fashionable enough, without going overboard with a romper or super trendy look. 

What does that equal? Old faithful with a little twist. 
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Jeans | Top: TJMaxx, similar | Shoes c/o | Bag | Bracelet ($8!) 


Jeans for comfort, a flowy top that allows you to move, a cross body so your hands are free to hold all the stuff (and wipe some tears) and a pair of fab shoes. Adding in a fun pair of shoes and a trendy bag made a relatively normal outfit just exciting enough. I love these neutral wedges from Rack Room Shoes. They are nowhere near boring, but could go with just about anything! If you're outside of the south where the temperatures are already dropping, you could pair this look with a cute pair of booties or a low heel. I'm loving these options. 


8.21.2014

Rack Room Shoes: Models Wanted!

It's obvious by the name of my blog, just how much I love shoes. I have far more shoes than any one person needs and yet I still buy more. Why? It's an addiction, I tell you. See?
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I may have passed along my shoe love to Cooper. He has 5 pairs of sneakers to head back to school with, all different styles and colors. And I can't blame him one bit! He shopped this year at Rack Room Shoes, where the selection was great and the deals were even greater!

One thing I didn't know about Rack Room, is that over the past decade, they've used real customers instead of professional models in all their seasonal advertisements. How cool is that? Every year, they host the Models Wanted contest. The contest is for families to enter for a chance to win a photo shoot and be featured on the Rack Room Shoes website, in advertising inserts and in the 385 stores nationwide. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Models Wanted campaign, Rack Room brought back participating individuals and families from the last 10 years to return to the set as Rack Room Shoes models. Not only did they get a chance to come back to model, but Rack Room gave them $5,000 to donate to the charity of their choice!

Lucky for you, they are on the hunt for new families for their 2015 advertising!

I've seen some of your Instagram feeds. There are plenty of you who have perfected the art of bribery until you get your kids to smile and are ready for the bright lights. This isn't just any old photo shoot, either. It's professional hair, makeup and chauffeur services to the shoot. It's also Rack Room gift cards, the shoes you wear in the shoot and a commemorative book and DVD of the experience. 

Who's in? 

For the 2015 campaign, Rack Room is inviting Rewards Members to enter at http://www.rackroomshoes.com/modelswanted

Not a Rewards Member? You can easily become one here! Entries are being accepted through September 8, 2014, so hurry on over and enter the Rack Room Shoes Models Wanted contest today!

This post is sponsored by Rack Room Shoes. All opinions are my own. 

8.20.2014

#CrusingCarnival: Curacao

Today begins a few photo heavy post about our amazing Carnival cruise! We had an awesome time and I've been so anxious to tell you all about it. I'm going to start with our ports, because they were simply amazing. 

Our first stop was Curacao. It's an island in the southern Caribbean, just off the coast of Venezuela. The city was so colorful and the water was gorgeous. 
Carnival Breeze: Port of Curacao
We didn't know what to expect, really, when we took our first cruise last year. We knew we wanted to get out and actually see the ports this time, so we booked the Sea and See excursion. The first part was a submarine ride, which made me a little woozy by the end! It was so worth it, though! Callan chanted "I found Nemo!" basically the whole time and Cooper took some wild video on his phone that would make anyone get sea sick. 
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The next part, was a bus tour. We saw all the colorful buildings, historic landmarks and the Curacao liquor factory. 
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After that, we had a little more time to walk around on our own. The boys played instruments in a reggae band and got some souvenirs. I would love to go back and spend more time in Curacao! 
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I had every intention to consolidate the ports together, but there are far too many pictures. I can't wait to show you more ports and all the fun stuff we did on the ship!
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