Running Shoes Weren’t Made for This

under_armor_pink_shoesRemember those new Under Armor running shoes I talked about? Well, I still haven’t used them much at the gym and they aren’t really broken in yet. However, I like many ladies, have learned to use my running shoes for an unintended purpose: chasing after a guy. I bought these shoes at Dick’s Sporting Goods, not on the eHarmony website, and yet I seem to be metaphorically using them for the wrong thing! Smart one, Liz.

I don’t think I’m the only girl who is misusing her running shoes though. The more I talk to girls from all over the country (and even the world), they all seem to be doing this too. The question is why? Why do girls put themselves through this? I don’t know the answer honestly. I can speculate that maybe it’s because we know that the guys we’re interested in won’t bother to try and chase us down. It could also be because guys know that women will come to them, thus eliminating the notion that they have to put a little effort in too. It’s anyone’s guess though.

The point is that girls are feeling like if they don’t do the “chasing”, then the guys they’re interested in won’t be bothered with them and might even move on to another girl who IS trying to snag him. Curiously enough, relationships where only one party is trying to make it work typically don’t last too long. It has to be a mutual effort. The romance and all that jazz is only worth it when both people are willing to give 100% to it. Otherwise, it’s one person doing all the work and one person enjoying the benefits.

I’m personally vowing not to be a “chaser” anymore. It’s one thing to be a little flirty while illustrating one’s interest in the guy, but it is quite another to be doing all the leg work in getting his attention and admiration. Ladies, I challenge you to make this vow too! We are beautiful, smart women that want men who see our value and know that not pursuing us would be a grave mistake. Simply put, let’s not sell ourselves short.

A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her.

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Bows and Stilettos

Bows and Stilettos

I’m just going to cut right to the chase here and say that those shoes are too cute! Stilettos heels make legs look great and that color is perfect for Autumn. I think it was Victoria Beckham who said I always wear heels, I can’t concentrate in flats.” I concur. However, sky high shoes like these can be super uncomfortable from brands other than Christian Louboutin. I’ve tried some of those red bottom shoes on and there’s a reason Mrs. Beckham can walk around in them all the time- they’re very comfy! For the average person though, we shop at Famous Footwear and Designer Shoe Warehouse, both of which do not house Louboutins. Shame isn’t it?

There ain’t no rest for the wicked though. I found a pair similar to these heels for a much cheaper price from¬†Guess. Although not the same exact color, I think they could pass for almost as cute and just as comfy.

If you clicked on the link above it probably took you to a little site called Posh Mark. I’m new to the Posh Mark world, but I want to put some of my clothes up for sale that I don’t wear anymore. What do you all think? Anybody want to raid my closet? Comment below!

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Weekend Wear

abercrombie_and_fitch_scarfHappy Saturday everyone. The weekends come and go so fast but I’m determined to make this one last. On the agenda is a few hours of home work tomorrow morning and then actual money-making work in the evening. Finally, girl time with my bestie, Lindsey, on Sunday. We rarely get time to just hang out and do nothing for hours on end so I’m looking forward to it.

Proper hanging out isn’t complete without a cute outfit to do it in (and an iced latte). I’m wearing Old Navy shorts, Ann Taylor top and shoes, Abercrombie & Fitch scarf, and a Target belt. I’d give you the links to each item but they’re from so many seasons ago I don’t know where you would find them! The shoes I found over the summer for only $25 and sadly they aren’t sold anymore. Here’s an adorable alternative though from Express. The rest of my outfit is pretty easy to find in most stores and I didn’t spend much money on it either! If you’re in need of shorts like mine for next summer, shop in Old Navy’s clearance section. Seriously, shorts are under $5 right now! You can still look great without a hefty price tag if you plan ahead a bit.

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Top Picks from J Crew Fall

My favorite store to shop at for fall trends is J Crew! They have the best basics and preppy styling I’ve found and better yet, they had in fun, trendy pieces to appease the fashionista in all of us. Browsing their online store I focused on colors that are associated with autumn. My skin tone goes best with autumn colors anyway so this is the best time of the year for me!

I chose a few fun accessories and pieces that work well together (you’ll notice a more neutral color palette). All of these picks come from J Crew Factory and most are on sale! Comment below with your favorite piece! Mine is the pleated skirt! Enjoy the 2nd day of fall!

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Staple Accessories for the Lady’s Closet

As promised from my previous post, here is my list of staple accessories and shoes you should have in your closet. Before you question why everything is nude and black, remember that the point for these add-ons is that they are supposed to go well with everything. You can add color later on!

One thing I should probably mention about the items shown here is that I totally realize for most people the brands I chose to include are unaffordable for the average person. After a little bit of research and browsing some stores, I discovered that most of these things are available at Target, they just won’t have the designer logo or price tag. Enjoy your shopping!Staple Accessories

Did this help you? Is there anything I missed? Comment below and share with friends!
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