The Friyay Fit — Going to a Book Signing

Mother was a longtime patron of the library.  I don’t think I ever saw her not deep into a book.  She loved to read all genres and was always a member of the Friends of the Library.  So, she would have been thrilled to go with me to the North Richland Hills Library for their “Behind the Book” series.  I will blog more about it another day, but I wanted to share “my fit” I had to meet Tess Gerritsen, author of her newest release I Know a Secret from the Rizzoli & Isles TNT series.

My most favorite thing to wear is jeans.  If I could wear jeans everyday of the week I would, especially if you find a designer that feels good when you wear it.  I discovered CJ by Cookie Johnson years ago and own several pair of her skinny jeans in distressed washed and indigo.  I also love the frayed or released hem style that, according to designers, is a trend that will be around awhile.

If you don’t have a lot of money to invest in new clothes or feel really confident in your current wardrobe line up, I suggest instead focusing on adding just a few new accessories.  Two items I picked up for fall are from Cabi  — the Deidre Scarf and the Secret Garden cuff.  The scarf is big enough to wear as a belt and I wore it tied in a knot loosely around my neck.   Here is a fun Pinterest article on “125 Catchiest Scarf Trends for women in 2017.”   I adore the hinge cuff bracelet.  It has the most interesting, heirloom looking encrusted jewels — including a honeybee! The orange tee is also from the spring line of Cabi, but you could find any color tshirt to coordinate since animal print is considered neutral.  Doesn’t a leopard fit in anywhere?  For a Cabi catalog contact [email protected]  I’ve been a long-time customer of Cabi and the clothing is gorgeous and very well made.

The other thing I love are loose, long cardigans.  The cardigan I am wearing is a linen blend from Ann Taylor several seasons ago, but here is a similar style that is on sale at Ann Tayor now.   I like linen blend because it’s dressier so it can go with most everything in your closet.  Navy is supposed to be the go-to color for the fall especially with olive.  And belted cardigans are really popular right now, too.

Next, shoes.  I purchased these Apt. 9 block heel sandals from Kohl’s last spring and they are still available at $24.99!  They come in brown, denim and black and make a perfect transition shoe into the fall.

Next, you need a tote to carry all your books home from the library. I love my Vera Bradley quilted denim back pack that I purchased last spring for 50% off! It’s perfect for work because I can put a change of shoes for the long walk to my office from the parking lot and it still has room for my lunch box along with essentials like my wallet, phone, eyeglass case and makeup bag.

And to finish the outfit off, you need a good lipcolor.  I love LipSense — the color that lasts until you take it off.  A great color is “She’s Apples” a warm, matte orange red.  If you’re on Instagram follow LizzieLucasLips to see more beautiful shades and ideas for wearing lipcolor or email [email protected]

So, that’s my fit for Friday.  I hope you are inspired for the weekend ahead!

The Soles of Spring: Comfortable and Fun!

Yesterday, I dished about my aging feet here.  It doesn’t have to leave you depressed though, because I am back today with hope!  I’ve done some personal shopping for you with cute and comfortable shoes for this spring. My favorite places to shop for shoes are DSW, Kohl’s, Target and Sole Society.

Aerosoles Wedge Sandal from DSW.  Comes in white, black and red.  These are so comfortable.  I own this black pair.  I love the jute detail and the sole is really cushiony.  I have worn these with skinny and cropped jeans, and a denim pencil skirt.  But, I would not wear these with a maxi and midi skirt because I think they would be too frumpy.  In my opinion, you need a heel for both those types of skirts.

These Vince Camuto mules are chic and would look fab with a midi skirt. From Sole Society, the “Franine” comes in this pretty blue, red and black.

If you want something dressier for a dress or the full skirt, these Kohl’s Apt. 9 sandals are the perfect sandal.  Block heels are on-trend this spring — they are everywhere!  With a 2-inch heel these are just high enough to make your calves look sculpted without making you feel uncomfortable.  A block heel gives you more support, similar to a wedge.  I like the cognac color, but they also come in black, denim (too cute) and white.  I am not a fan of white shoes, unless they are sneakers.

 

These are adorable —  from Target.  Merona low-heel block sandals in four colors — red, taupe, black and blue.  They have a suede-like texture. I wore these the other day with a t-shirt dress and denim jacket.

 

 

Grey for summer — perfect with white jeans!  From DSW, these Steve Madden wedges are just the right height, and wedges are very comfortable because your weight is evenly distributed.

 

Sneakers — my go-to for running errands are Skechers.  I wore pairs similar to these on our vacation to Turkey a few years ago.  My feet were always comfortable.  In fact, most days I wear my Skechers and I find these give my feet the rest they need for when I must wear work shoes.

I also like Chuck Taylor Converse slip-on shoes from Kohl’s.  I have these in white and navy. They are perfect with jeans, shorts, a t-shirt dress and even a pencil skirt.  White sneakers are totally okay to wear especially if you have put a self-tanner on your legs.

And, these Denim Wedges from DSW are worth the risk of spraining my ankle.  Denim shoes are also a hot trend for spring, and the added touch of the embroidery, wow.  These tall wedges make you look like you have legs for days.  Okay, so maybe your leg might be in a cast, but still, your one leg would look hot!

If you go to Pinterest and type in “Block Heel”, you will see so many ideas. Happy shopping!