I recently attended a Book Party for life coach Kathy Kelada’s new book “Be the Shoe”
Kelada has made breakthroughs with clients through shoe metaphors and was inspired to write the book as a result. It’s a beautiful book and a unique approach to self-help. I for one am ready for some “Closet Therapy”.
“Be the Shoe” makes a perfect gift for all the women in your life. The hand painted water colors of various shoes are stunning. As I wrote in Shoes Tell the Story, I have always said that shoes tell the story of your life. This book illustrates that in ways that will surprise you.
When I was getting dressed for the party I was focused on the shoes given the title and chose my favorite J. Crew navy sequined flats. Little did I know my blazer would coordinate so well with the book.
J. Crew Blazer (this was previously sold out, but as of press time a few sizes are available!)
After seeing “Arrival” for a movie date with my husband recently, I had aliens on the brain. A friend had spotted this wall for me the week before and it went perfectly with my mindset after the movie. If you have not seen “Arrival”, I highly recommend it. It was a casual Sunday date and the perfect opportunity to add a touch of plaid with my new favorite flats. I kept the rest of the look simple with my tried and true Western chambray shirt and black toothpick jeans both from J. Crew, as well as my J. Crew Ryan sunglasses. The Western chambray shirt has proven to be one of my best buys. I have worn it year round and featured it previously in Falling into Neutral and Demin on Denim.
I’ll take all the plaid, all of it. I just can’t get enough. I just need a matching collar for Cupcake (my puggle) and we would be all set. J. Crew‘s holiday offerings have not disappointed this year. I hear there is even more next week! I can’t wait. In the meantime, I have had both the sadie flat and scalloped heel on repeat. Have I mentioned that the pom-pom on the flats is navy!?!
The holiday party season is upon us. And, while I don’t usually go for lace — I’m more of a leopard, stripes and plaid kind of gal – I recently tried on these lace pants and they are so comfortable (maybe even more than the pajama party pants I featured last week in Pajama Party) that well, I may be a convert … to lace ! I love the feminine touch they give to my Black Watch plaid blazer and striped St. James top. Now, I’m ready, in comfortable style, for any number of holiday events.
Do you know where the name Black Watch plaid comes from? It is named for the Black Watch, a regiment formed in 1725 to guard the Scottish Highlands (in kilts). Now you’ll be ready with an outfit – and some interesting trivia to discuss about it.
There are some amazing pieces in the latest J. Crew roll-out. This velvet blazer in pink is no exception. It comes in a beautiful pewter as well. Just when I think I have all the plaid shoes I need, I must have (at least) one more. I featured the Sadie Ankle-Straps in Tartan in It’s time for Plaid! a couple of weeks ago. They sold out right away, as predicted, but have been restocked! I have worn them non-stop since they arrived last week and I have lost count of the compliments I’ve received. They are so comfortable and I love the mix with the Black Watch club collar shirt and the pink blazer. Don’t delay, they are likely to sell out.
Geometry was by far my favorite subject in High School (as I mentioned in this week’s Mani Monday post). I loved solving proofs. I found great comfort in the logic the discipline uses to explain things. My teacher was very passionate about the subject and a bit of a character. He often told me that I was the best female Geometry student he’d ever had. I did challenge him as to why I was simply not the best as I don’t remember missing one single question on any test the whole year. In any case, he inspired me to excel in math.
Here is an apple and a nice even gingham pattern in his honor.