Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wolford Toeless Sheer Tights (aka Nylons) & Sizing Info

  These toeless tights by Wolford were perfect for me last weekend.  I wore them with some strappy shoes and a mini dress for an evening out last weekend. They are made with two openings at the bottom of each foot- one for your big toe and the other for the rest.  These were perfectly invisible so I could have the coverage for my legs yet still wear strappy heels without my toes covered in nylons and their seams.

   I read a review that someone posted saying that the tights ran the first time they wore them, but I didn't have that experience.  Certainly be careful putting them on because they are delicate.  Mine are ready for another use whenever I want them.  I saved the packaging and have folded them back onto it so I can tell them apart from the regular pantyhose in drawer.

  Here's the sizing info on the back:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


  It didn't take me long to decide I would like a pair of these sandals by Fleeps after I saw a friend of mine wearing her new bright yellow ones.  The style is pleasantly novel, and they come in so many pretty colors.  

  I already have a few pairs of havaianas in a couple of bright colors so I thought it would be nice to order these in "galaxy blue" because the dark color against my frog's-underbelly-white feet would highlight the Fleep's unusual style:

The way to wear them is to slide the straps until it fits comfortably around your ankle and then tuck the loose end of the strap into itself, like you might do with a long belt.  Fleeps go up to size 11. I found them to be true to size.  They are really lightweight and there is enough cushioning that I didn't feel any little rocks walking through the parking lot while out running errands.

  Another nice feature of Fleeps is the company's pledge of 10% of  the purchase price of each pair goes to funding the Fleeps Foundation, which in turn partners with non-profits to provide educational support for disadvantaged girls around he world.  Click HERE to visit Fleeps official site to read a better breakdown and explanation of the company's philanthropic mission:  "Buy a pair, Change a life."

  They arrived pretty quickly in a sleek little box and inside there was a brand information card as well as a coupon code for 10% off a future purchase,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

ootd- #ArchivebyAlexa Misty Dress

Archive by Alexa "Misty" dress |  Sam Edelman sandals

  i love this dress.  I only planned on getting the frilly white blouse from Alexa Chung's collaboration with Marks & Spencer but this dress really caught my eye as well.  I ended up ordering it twice because the first time the ruching on the bust was crooked.  Also, the construction of the sleeves is a bit off-  they are a little restrictive if you were to try and reach something out of the cupboard above your head, for example.  I am still keeping it though because it is pretty and I like wearing it.  I just won't try to high-five anyone when I'm wearing it.

  It's been very easy to order from Marks & Spencer.  The order came really fast.  I have just sent off my return, so I'm waiting to see how long it takes to process,

  This a UK 12.  I usually wear an 8 or 10 in US brands.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Chooka Vintage Tulip Rain Boots

Aren't these the cutest rain boots?  I didn't hesitate to pick them because I think rain boots should be fun, and these boots, called the "Vintage Tulip" in beige, are definitely fun!

   Washington Shoe Company, the manufacturers of rain boot brands Chooka and Western Chief were kind enough to send them to me- perfect timing because we are still alternating between rain and sunshine in the Pacific Northwest.  

  I was excited to get a pair of my own cute rainboots- my girls already wear Western Chief boots.  My older daughter has been wearing the "Quilted Duck Boots" since the beginning of winter and her little sister has the "Butterfly Wings" rain boots.  

   So, if you have been thinking about getting your own fun rain here is a good opportunity: Each site has a special code you can use on your order, good until 4/30/16.

  Five dollars of your $25 purchase at Western Chief:

A Chooka travel mug with purchase of $40: