That’s a stretch

So, you go shopping and buy some beautiful new shoes. They’re a little tight, but you look in the mirror and see how perfectly they look on you and ALL of the outfits you could wear them with. The shoe salesman promises you that, of course, they’ll stretch. An amateur would wear their new pair out and about over and over until they get worn in. As a seasoned veteran, I know this is the absolute worst idea in the world. For example, I bought these beautiful new booties to wear on my trip this weekend. How will I make sure they are nice and comfortable by Friday? Well, dear reader, I will tell you. One of the perks of sitting down for almost the entire eight hours you’re at work? Stretching your shoes. Your feet aren’t subjected to dancing, walking long distances or standing for hours. Instead, they get to sit comfortably under your desk. I’m not going to lie, your toes might still get a little tingly, but, hidden safely under your desk, you can give your feet a little break. Do that outside of the bar and get ready to be judged–or at the very least, very dirty feet. While you’re not wearing your shoes, stuff socks in them to keep their shape and continue a little extra stretching. I paired my new beauties with tights, a black and white striped dress and this comfortable sweater. The dress looks chic while the sweater warms my look (and me) up! I’ll be sure to get a photo of these booties with my Friday night look too!





Sweater and Dress: Express, Necklace: Francesca’s, Ring: Tiffany & Co., Tights: Forever 21, Booties: Steve Madden

Photos by Ashley Goelitz


Don’t block me out

Wow, I’ve really been slacking! In my defense, I was sick for a week, but I digress. Today’s outfit is very modern office. I looked in my closet for a dress and I saw this lovely color-blocked one that I haven’t worn in ages. It’s very flattering and comfortable–which isn’t easy for your average office dress. I started dressing a lot less traditionally professional recently. When I first started my job, I was all slacks, pencil skirts and blazers. Not only did that get a little boring, it isn’t very realistic in the offices most of us work in now. Very few of my friends have to dress like that every day. I didn’t want to get sucked back into the “Office Space” style dressing by pulling out this dress, so I chose a few items to keep it fresh. First, this blazer. It’s eye-catching, modern and super cute. It is still professional, but it doesn’t look too stuffy. Plus, it makes this dress look more interesting instead of making it look more straight-laced. I added some tights to keep me warm and patent heels to end it all on a polished note. I added some light black and gold jewelry items to bring my usual hint of glam.




Blazer: Anthropologie, Dress: Express, Tights: Macy’s, Heels: Calvin Klein