Embellish This!

Embellished shoes have been a big trend this summer.  You can’t go anywhere without seeing fur, pearls, embroidery, yarn, emoji’s, etc. on shoes of all types.  It doesn’t matter if the shoe is flat or high heeled, tennis shoes or mules.  You can find embellished ones.

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This is a fun trend worn the right way.  Don’t go overboard with the embellishments.  If you have embellishments on your shoes, one other small item is OK, but let that do.  If you add embellishments in too many other places it could be too much.  You don’t want the items to overpower you.  You want them to enhance your look.

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Most of these shoes come in pretty bright colors, and some in pastels.  There is something for everyone.  If you like lots of embellishments you can find it.  If you like something simpler, you can find it.

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Some of the designer styles are expensive, but you can always find the lesser expensive ones that look similar for a fraction of the price. It all depends on your budget.

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As I’ve gotten older, I still love my shoes, but comfort is very important to me as well as style.  I look for both.  They can be the best looking shoes, but If I can’t walk in them or if they hurt my feet just walking around in the store, I won’t buy them no matter how nice they look.  In the past I may have 😦

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Because I like a little bit of bling and I’m more into tennis shoes these days, i was excited to find the two together.  Comfort, style and bling…….yes!

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Find the embellished shoes that work best for you!

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Out On The Town!

My husband and I have always enjoyed our date nights. Since our four girls were little we’ve found that extra time to spend alone and just enjoy each other’s company.  Sometimes it’s a dinner and a movie and other times it might be going out for ice cream and taking a long ride.  It’s not always easy to find that extra time, but it is so worth it, especially when you have little ones.

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You have to find a date on the calendar that you think might work, look for a baby sitter, negotiate the rate and DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR.  Yes, I put those words in all caps, because sometimes as women we forget when we go on a date with our husbands or boyfriends that we can dress up a little.  We don’t have to go overboard, but dressing to impress your loved one and to boost your self esteem is a great idea.

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You can leave the large baby bags at home, you don’t have to carry a handbag with everyone else’s stuff in it, whether large or small, and you don’t have to wear your everyday lounge around the house clothing. If you are a stay at home Mom, you may not dress up everyday, so this gives  you a great opportunity to show off your true style.

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Why not wear your favorite jeans and t-shirt, but dress it up a little with some sexy heels and a cute jacket or scarf. You can also wear your go-to summer dress with sandals or your go-to winter dress with boots and a trendy handbag.

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Don’t forget about the accessories.  They are just as important as the outfit.  If you don’t wear earrings often during the week, change it up for your date night and add a simple pair of studs or hoops.  If you’re like me and love to wear jewelry on a regular basis, just change it up a bit or wear less to show a simpler look.

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Of course, your attire will depend on where you’re going on your date night, but just remember to look your best. Make this a night or day to feel special.  Not that you don’t feel special already, but think of it as a time to impress your significant other and increase your self-esteem.

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If you’re going out for pizza, you don’t have to wear your little black dress with pearls and heels. You may get a few stares at the restaurant.  Dress for the occasion.  Flats can be just as cute as heels.  There are lots of different styles of flats that are trendy today.  Some with embellishments and some not.

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Tennis shoes can also be worn on your date night as long as they are not the ones you wear to work in your garden.  They should be clean and appropriate for your outfit and appropriate for your destination.

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Maxi dresses are great for date nights as well, as they are very comfortable and forgiving depending on the style.  Remember to dress for your body type and stick to your style.  Don’t try to be someone else.  Dress to be the best “you” that you can be.

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Enjoy your date night!