Friday, June 17, 2011

There's No Substitute for the Real Thing...Unless There Is.

Sorry to have been MIA yet again. It's truly been a series of poorly timed and thought out events; namely, summer school started at the same time that I decided to (drastically) cut back on my caffeine intake. I had gone from two (in reality, I think it could be considered 4) cups of coffee a day to one. I even tried tricking my brain into being content with half-caf, but there truly is no substitute for the real thing. Turns out that coffee is my Prozac, so it has not been a fun week.

I could not motivate to do anything - cook, exercise, blog... you get the picture - besides drag my very tired self into work and back each day. And because my blogging philosophy is to write when I have something to say, not because I feel like I have to say something, I have been neglecting in my duties. My apologies. I have, however, been catching up on some really good and equally bad T.V. thanks to the internet, specifically Twin Peaks and Cougar Town. (What? I watch Cougar Town for the fashion and the interior design, but the quirky, campy factor has me embarrassed to admit that I am hooked.) Similarly, there have been some good and bad movies that I have enjoyed equally on Netflix: Heartbreakers - the French film, not the American version staring Jennifer Love Hewitt (C'mon, I'm not that bad!) - and Killers, which was a fun RomCom.

But enough excuses and T.V. talk. I am back up to four two cups a day of liquid happiness and the world makes sense again. And what really makes sense with this skirt that I posted about last week...

are these shoes - Stuart Weitzman's Alex Wedge.

But at $365.00, there's no way I could afford them. (Although I did try to justify them as a dollar a day, which is crazy talk!)

Then I happened upon these babies:

They are the spitting image of the wedges above, but at a fraction of the cost: $69.50. And so my heart moved on from the real thing, Alex, to the substitute, Steve Madden's Fantastik. I'll be honest, I love the thicker weave the Alex's water hyacinth wedge, but was it worth an extra $300.00 I don't have? No.

Fantastik with a "k" and I are madly in love these days. Check out our PDA's.

Oh, and if you are curious, the nail polish is Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Mint Sprint #440. I picked it up at Target, and this genius polish covers in one coat and lasts for about 3 glorious weeks. I really don't want to know what's in it.

Psst - I am standing in the grass that we planted a couple months ago. Isn't it fantastik with a "k"?

Oh happy (Fri)day!


  1. Loving the maxi skirt, sandals, the toes! all of it!!
    and I'm sure you felt bad, cutting out caffeine and all. I hope you start to adjust and feel back to normal again! ;)
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Thanks for dropping by, Drew! I will be wearing this combo all summer long. It's super easy, comfy, and chic. Perfect for sipping on some coffee all weekend long. Lol!