Happy Monday! I’m very excited that March seems to be going by at warp speed because Jeff and I have a trip to Paris planned coming up very soon. It can’t come soon enough for me. We spent all weekend watching French movies to get in the mood. I’m thinking about my wardrobe while I’m there and what to pack. I always struggle with my lack of practicality when it comes to packing. I think a need a good coat as a fail-safe wardrobe hero before I go. This Tomas Maier peacoat is everything I could dream of!

This may sound kind of ironic, but I’ve had some pretty bad luck with shoes lately. I had picked out the shoes I wanted for spring a few months ago and was waiting for them to become available for purchase. Those shoes were the Saloon boots by Dorateymur. Aren’t they dreamy? I ordered mine on Browns and waited anxiously for them to arrive. Three days after I placed my order I got a refund from Browns. Huh?? They had sold the last one in my size in store. I was pretty crushed if I’m being honest. I had picked out so many outfits in my mind to wear them with.

Well, back to square one, I thought. I picked out a gorgeous pair of patent boots from LOQ, a new LA-based shoe brand I had never tried before. I waited for two weeks for the boots to arrive only to find they ran an entire size too small. Of course! Upon checking into an exchange, I found the shoe had sold out entirely. Now I was starting to get a tiny bit frustrated. I know I’m the last person on this planet that needs more shoes, but we all know how happy (or unhappy in my case) a new pair can make us!

I looked and looked for a shoe that would fill the void left in my heart from all this shoe heartbreak. I stumbled on these Kurt Geiger Carvela pumps on ASOS and fell instantly in love. I ordered the white pumps right away and would you believe it? They were also sized incorrectly. I ended up giving the white pair to my mom, and ordering us both a pair of the gold Antidote pumps. So now between the two of us, we have three pairs of this shoe total.

I’m so glad I finally found a pair of shoes that could break my streak of bad luck. And the best part, they were a fraction of the price of the shoes I had my heart broken by! Word to the wise…if you are thinking about ordering this shoe, order a size below your normal US size. I’m normally a 39, so I ordered the 9, but it arrived marked as a 40. I ordered the 8 next time and it fit perfectly.

Wearing Carvela by Kurt Geiger Antidote pumps in gold, Stylenanda pants, a striped crop top I got on consignment, and vintage clip earrings (similar look here).

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We’ve had a few windy, cloudy days. I’ve been in the mood for boots and miniskirts…for me, that is such a go-to outfit formula and beloved look. It’s a look I love because it’s flirty and a bit sassy. I remember when I was first dating Jeff I wore a lot of skirts/boots outfits. Combat boots with tweed a-line minis, python ankle boots with ruched floral miniskirts come to mind when I remember some of those looks. I think it’s a good look for first dates, or any time! I wear this combination all of the time, especially with these super cute Marsell boots.

Wearing a plaid miniskirt by Marc Jacobs (similar here by Tibi), a vintage mohair sweater, fishnet tights, navy coat, Ferragamo Fiama bag and Marsell mid calf boots.

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