We’re doing something different today, folks! With everyone on the hunt for gifts to be purchased in the next 10 days (AHHHH!), I hoped it might help somebody out there if I point out some of my current favorites. And several of these are under $20 to boot (heck, I even included boots)!
I’m typically allergic to shopping, but the cool weather here in Florida has me pumped to finally bring out my cold weather gear. Boots and jackets and hats, oh my! Here are some new boot buys:
1) Madden Girl Motorrr Combat Boots
Okay, I love this new fold-down combat boot trend. Wearing them makes me feel like the Pink Lady equivalent of 2014. I’m definitely way more Sandy from Grease than Pink Lady, but this makes me think of her last scene – spandexed out, permed, and rockin’ it. Grunge is back(ish)!
2) Nine West Lazona Wedge Booties
It took me a while to get on the bootie train, but I have officially gotten aboard. Knee high boots may be my all-time favorite, but booties are PERFECT for Florida, since our winters are super mild. And these wedges? So comfortable I could probably jog in them. Just to catch a train, mind you, but I’d fall over in normal heels trying to pull those tricks. This taupe is an amazing neutral.
Reading is one of my favorite things. Being transported to another world, without rotting my brain with TV, is pretty much the best. Here are some of my new loves:
1) Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
I haven’t finished this memoir yet, but carving out time in bed for the last couple nights has already brought me about halfway through Wild. Yes, this is about a 20-something woman finding her way. But unlike all those other, sometimes fluff, novels, this details a woman’s physical journey hiking the wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail. She’s unapologetic, she’s in WAY over her head, and you realize how tough she is before she does. And hey, if you prefer to watch your stories over reading them, the movie adaptation with Reese Witherspoon has been nominated for a Golden Globe. I’m psyched to see it in theaters after I finish the book. I promise not to snootily proclaim, “The book was MUCH better.”
2) Watership Down, by Richard Adams
Okay, this book was written in the 1970s, so this recommendation is a long time coming! I’m out of the loop, though, and only just stumbled upon this book courtesy of my husband. I don’t want to lose anyone by saying Watership Down is about rabbits journeying to a new home, but uh, that’s what it’s about. And it’s AMAZING. Richard Adams is the best storyteller, especially when the rabbits tell their version of fairy tales. He created a wonderful world with its own mythology and traditions, and I seriously don’t think I’ll look at rabbits the same way again. Maybe just trust me on this one?
Well Made Up
I bother getting done up probably twice a week, but when I put in the time, I want great results without insane price tags. Here are a couple must haves to pull it off: