Thursday, April 12, 2012

Be Still My Heart

 It's been a good week for talking to some of my favorite (non-Saint Louis) girls in the world. Really, the only one I've missed is Meg (Meg, if you're reading this, we need to g-chat) but that's beside the point.

The point is that a great e-mail chain regarding very pretty clothes/shoes was started this morning by one lovely sister-in-law (Laura) and Kathia (another lovely sister-in-law) and I have kept it going. 

By the way, this is a terrible photo of me, but the only one I could find. We need a better pic of the 3 of us ASAP!

 There's been lots of discussion of vintage style, wedge shoes and my current obsession, these new boots:

And the discussion reminded me that I've not shown them off on the blog. They're Frye Jane 14 Stitch boots and they're divine. And yes, the first place I noticed them was over at the Pioneer Woman blog but at the time, I never thought I would want them due to an irrational fear of wearing heeled shoes for long periods of time. Of course, I fear has been abated because these shoes (after the first "stretching-out" day) are crazy comfortable!

They're not cheap by any means, and it took lots of soul-searching and prodding by friends much more fashionable than I, but I finally bit the bullet and bought them. They are absolutely going to last me for the next 20 years.

I love them.

If only we were experiencing a normal spring and not this unseasonably warm one (have I complained enough about the weather yet?), I may not have taken these off until May. Alas, boots and hot, sweaty feet do not mix, at least not in my book.

On a side note, you can see the extreme difference in quality between our old camera and my new favorite toy (the Nikon D7000) in this post. Whoa! Huge difference!


  1. (1) Honored to make that list of friends! We'll figure out a way to chat soon. My own blog's on hold, since my life is exploding at the moment. Loving catching up on yours.
    (2) Yay, Nikon! I have the humbler D5000, but they are d i v i n e. Hope you're having fun with it.
    Now, show me more of your future home!

    1. I totally understand the blog break. I've taken many of my own and done so much less eloquently than you. I can't wait to catch up though and a Bloomington trip will hopefully happen this summer (especially since we might need to to make an IKEA (in Cinci) run. And you will certainly see more pics of the house but I don't want to jinx it before we close ;-)

  2. Gahhh!!! I've been eyeing up those boots for years!!!!! I have a pair of ankle boots from Frye and they are worth every penny. Now if only I could convince you to see the light and go Canon...;-))

    1. Oh my Darling, I always have an always will be a Nikon girl (I think this is my 4th). Just one place where we'll have to agree to disagree :-)