Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who Belongs To These Shoes Vol.11

The answer to last week's shoes...

Christina Ricci

She wore her YSL pumps with this ruffled Alberta Ferretti strapless dress at Elton John's Enduring Visions Benefit for AIDs. She carried a black Tiffany & Co. clutch to finish off her classy look.  

Where to find shoes like Christina's:

This week's pair...

Celine Criss-Cross Platforms

A few hints about who's wearing these:
-This blogger has traveled all over the world including to Paris and Japan.
-She's been featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair and her mother was a model in the 80s.
-She lives in Texas and is famous for her red hair and bohemian style.

So who do you think belongs to these shoes?

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Shoes!

     Charlotte Russe is having a buy one get one for $10 in-store sale on shoes! Of course, being the shoe lover that I am (and having spotted a couple pairs that I wanted during an earlier shopping trip) I spent some of my birthday money on two incredible pairs of booties...yes, amazingly I still have birthday money leftover from August! Online you can also buy one shoe and get another pair for $15. The nice thing about buying them on their site is that they have a wider selection including rainboots, clogs, and pumps. Either way, you really can't go wrong with Charlotte Russe shoes. Aside from their often towering heights, they are pretty comfortable and well made for the price. Their shelves are always stocked to the brim with the latest trendy shoes and perfect winter boots. And at any given time, they always keep a good pair of classic black pumps around for that last minute party or night-out that you need some simple, chic heels. Well, I could go on ranting and raving about all the reasons I love CR, or I could just move on to showing you the pairs I bought...

Double Buckle Peep-Toe Booties
(these were my $10 pair!)

Sequined Almond Toe Bootie

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who Belongs To These Shoes Vol.10

The answer to last week's pair...

Blake Lively

Her entire ensemble at Spike TV's Scream Awards was straight from the Lanvin Spring 2011 runway.

Where to find shoes like Blake's:

This week's pair...

Black Yves Saint Laurent Pumps

A few hints about the person wearing these:
-She wore these shoes last week at a benefit in NYC for AIDS.
-In 1999, this actress was a guest host on SNL and parodied Britney Spears and the Olsen Twins.
-Her first big role was Mrs. Flax's (played by Cher) youngest daughter in "Mermaids."

A closer look...

So who do you think belongs to these shoes?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

From One End of DC to the Other

     I recently got back from a trip to Alexandria, Virginia with my family. My sister lives down there so we went to visit her, as well as make a few day-trips to Washington D.C. We left last Thursday and stayed until Monday. The car ride was a long 9 hours, but it was worth getting to see my sister and nice being in the city for a change. We spent our first day at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, looking at all the exhibits until it was nearly closing time. We took the metro back to Alexandria and joined my sister and her boyfriend for dinner at a delicious, authentic Greek restaurant. The next day we all spent at the Smithsonian National favorite animal was the panda! Afterwords, we ate yummy thin crust pizza on the sidewalk at a street-side Italian restaurant. The last day, we walked all around D.C. to see the Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. That night, we drove to National Harbor, ate at an amazing Mexican restaurant, and finished off with Ben & Jerry's.

Roaming around a bit before going to the Smithsonian.

Cute, antique Valentines!

The original Barbie and G.I. Joe.

Julia Child's kitchen.

My favorite exhibit!

I love the sunglasses above and the beaded purse on the far right.

Grace Coolidge's velvet-trimmed flapper dress.

This is such a sweet painting of Rosalynn and Amy Carter.

Some sketches of past First Ladies' inaugural gowns.

Michelle Obama's inaugural absolute favorite.

Jason Wu designed with such detail that it made her dress the best in history by far!

Mammie Eisenhower had her name embossed in her inaugural heels!

This was another one of my favorites.

Dorthy's ruby red slippers.

Nastia Luikin's Olympic leotard.

Kermit the frog.

Simba's mask from The Lion King on Broadway...the one show I've been dying to see all my life!

Enjoying dinner at a Greek restaurant back in Alexandria.

My dish was one of the ancient Greek recipes on the menu.


We stopped at a cafe for lunch on our way to the zoo.

My croissant sandwich.

The cheetah was the only animal we were able to see for a while.

My favorite! This guy was munching away on his leaves!

The elephant was shy and only let us see his back-side!

This little gorilla was posing for us!

My sister and I.

My sister, her boyfriend, and my mom.

A komodo dragon!


The tiger and lion were being lazy and just chilled in the same spot the whole time!

Sipping my Italian lemon soda at the Italian restaurant we ate dinner at.

My mom and brother.


At the Washington Monument.

My dad and little sister on our way to the WWII Memorial.

At the WWII Memorial.

My sister and brother.

My mom and dad.

The view from the Lincoln Monument.

Inside the monument.

At the Korean War Memorial.

We never walked to the Jefferson Monument because we were too tired to go much further, so we settled for this view across from the Washington Channel.

We didn't actually walk to the White House or Capitol building either, but by that time we were satisfied with what our zoom lenses could do!

Walking the streets in National Harbor.

This little boutique look really cute, but they were closed so we had to sick with window shopping! It was probably the for the best, or we might have missed our table across the street!

My dinner...I forget what it was called, but it was delicious steak, sausage, and vegetable pieces on top of spicy rice. For appetizers, they served us BEYOND WONDERFUL guacamole with homemade tortillas.

We got Ben & Jerry's after dinner and my little sister and I liked their cash register screen!