Monday, January 4, 2016

Born suede fringe booties!

Oh my gosh. I love wearing heels & booties with heels. They are my go-to for pretty much any occasion, especially if they are black suede, which goes with almost everything in my wardrobe. I love it! 

Bonus points if they're comfortable. 

I found these Born fringe suede pseudo-booties on eBay and I just adore them. I got them for a great price, and so when I got them and saw that the little leather ties were kind of rough-looking, I didn't mind. 

All I needed to do was change the leather ties, and they would be good as new! Luckily, I had some leather in my stash! 

Here is a before picture, although you cannot tell the leather ties are worn in this picture. I wore them like this twice and actually brought a foldable pair of flats in my work bag in case my shoes broke while walking around the metro stations! :) 

Fully restored!

Friday, January 1, 2016

New year, time to focus!

Happy New Year everyone! 

I was never good at sticking to resolutions, because I always felt like I was just doing it because I needed to choose something to fix for the new year. I love the idea of refocusing, regrouping, and reorganizing to accomplish something I want to accomplish in the new year, but I like to think that instead of resolving to do something, I would change my perspective a little bit and focus on what I want my future to look like and what I can do to take steps toward that future in the coming year. 

I got some inspiration from Levo's #31DaysofHustle campaign and decided to choose one word I would use to define my 2016. I chose the word "yes". This means saying yes to the things that I normally would not say yes to because I am worried about taking a risk or am feeling under-confident (such as taking a challenging work or personal project or taking those Judo classes I have been wanting to take). My goal is to remember that I am much more awesome than I think I am sometimes and I need to expand my horizons by saying "yes". I am sure I will be very glad I did. 

Do you have a word that describes your 2016? You can always head over to Levo for some inspiration!