I finally did it. I bought some TOMS this week. It’s so funny how I will be indifferent or even dislike a fashion item or trend when it first comes out but the more I see it/them the more it grows on me – does that happen to anyone else? That’s what happened with TOMS; when the first started popping up everywhere I didn’t dislike them or anything but I didn’t really think they were my type of shoe. The more I saw them, though, the cuter I thought they were. Several months ago I decided to try a pair on at a store in the mall and I liked the way they felt (they had more of a sole/support than I thought they would) but I thought they looked horrible on my feet (although I think that about most shoes since my feet go on for miles – size 6 shoes are just so much cuter than size 10/11!). Saturday after I took the PRAXIS I went to mall for a little while just to browse and take a break after all the studying/school work I’ve been doing the past few weeks. I decided to stop and try on a pair again. And again I just didn’t think they looked as cute on my feet as they do on other peoples. I shopped a little bit more and on my way out, I saw another TOMS display in a different store. I went in, just to look, one last time. The guy helping me brought out a pair of red ones for me to try and wouldn’t you know it…I liked them! So I bought a late birthday/hooray-the-PRAXIS-is-over present.
I’m loving them! They are so comfortable! And since I’m loving them so much I’ve worn them every day since I bought them, so be prepared to see them a bunch this week :). It may or may not be the case that I’ve planned all my outfits this week around these shoes…
Oh and I also found an amazing jacket at Goodwill last weekend when we celebrated Riley and my birthdays that I was pretty excited to wear this week, too (it matches my TOMS perfectly, too bad I didn’t have them the day I wore the jacket! Maybe next week…)
Wednesday – Bible study, visiting elementary school with Daddy, church
jacket/Goodwill; shirt/Loft; jeans/Gap; shoes/Payless
I was so so excited about that jacket. Two weeks ago when we went to celebrate our birthdays, we stopped at Goodwill for a little shopping. It was the first Saturday of the month so it was 50% off day. The store was crazy, and if you’ve ever been there on 50% off day you know the lines can be nuts; plus we went in the afternoon so it was pretty picked over. So I wasn’t really expecting to find anything and I wasn’t even planning to spend a lot of time looking. But while I was walking through two aisles of clothes this jacket just jumped out and grabbed me. It’s so me – kind of different and vintage, but still structured – and I do love a good blazer/jacket (it looks like a blazer but it’s more of a thin cotton material). I tried it on right there over my clothes, Mom loved it too, and so I bought it.
Thursday – practicum, first cake decorating class(!)