The Oxford Shoe: A Memorial Day Contribution

Friday, May 23, 2014

Being that Memorial Day weekend is upon us, I have been thinking about how grateful I am to have our military personal fighting for our freedom, especially since I have THREE brothers who have or are currently serving in the armed forces. Thank you Josh, Brendon and Jarrod for all you've done for our country now and through the years- I am truly grateful!

At this point, you're probably wondering what the heck my photos of oxfords have to do with Memorial Day?! Well, let me just first state now (to not offend anyone/give the wrong idea)-- I am NO way putting the value of a brogue/oxford above or even at a close notch to our servicemen and all they do for us and our country. Besides, that would be a very offensive statement, and just plain CrAzY!!....BUTTTTTTT....continue reading for more...

Sometimes a girl's gotta give a shout out to a shoe that's earned it's own Memorial Day (so-to-speak). Here are my reasons:

1.) They've paid their dues: Did you know the Oxford shoe has been around in the US since the early 1800s and before that in Ireland and Scotland? And they are STILL going strong in all sorts of styles- vintage, modern, minimal, colorful, printed, laced and raffia.

2.) They're highly educated: They were named after Oxford University. Nothing wrong with that- both stylish AND smart. THANK you for not making us choose between brains and beauty!! Unbeatable!

3.) Timeless Elegance: These shoes have not only been around for centuries (YES, centuries), they've managed to look better and better with time. Men and women wear them with an assortment of suits, jeans, shorts, socks, no socks, dresses, skirts, name it, it's been done. The best part-- most of the people sporting these shoes are very chic and artfully dressed.

Alas, those are my reasons for giving the Oxford Shoe it's own (faux) Memorial Day.

So, will YOU join in on the thanks for Oxfords? I'd love to hear- if you're a fan, yay! If you're not, why not? Please leave me a comment below! Oh, and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!

Peace, Love, Joy,



Friday, May 16, 2014

One of the most important and highly recommended pieces of clothing to invest in for the spring and fall seasons (you can ask ANY stylist) is a lightweight trench coat. I love the idea of owning ALL these gorgeous and chic trench coats, don't you?! A girl can dream, can't she?!

So....want the secret to owning a smashing and dare we say cove-table trench coat?! I know you do, so here it is: it's in the style- which should be a classic shape & tailored fit (double or single button, or wrap style- buy according to your body type), and where the statement idea falls into place is within the color, print, pattern or texture choice. Go ahead- HAVE FUN with it! After all, clothing is a form of personal expression!

Starting from Top Left & ending at Bottom Right:

Happiest Weekends my lovelies! Peace, love, joy to you & yours!


Welcome to the NEW blog!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


 Hey guys!! It's about time I came back, eh?! I've been many months in hiatus or hibernation...whichever you prefer is fine with me. are you? And what do you think of my new blog? There are still a couple tweaks here and there I need to fix....but overall, I am happy with the minimal look. 

These photos were actually taken about a month ago (I know, can you believe it?!), when NYC weather was just starting to get warmer. The hubby and I were out & about in West Village, just wondering around and having fun. I mean, what's better than exploring with your best friend? Anywho....The jacket I am wearing is actually a men's and I am still adoring my sneakers....those laces? EPIC!! Seriously, for all you gals you live in NYC- it's all about the statement sneakers and flats! WALK-ABILITY baby!

Much love to you all! Please follow me on any and all of the links to the right. PLEASE contact me if you want to be featured on my blog. 

Peace, Love, Happiness & Color,



Jacket- UNIQLO (similar here)
Dress- Zara (similar here)
Sneakers- Zara (Similar here)
Necklace- Topshop (similar here

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