I can't resist a cute pair of boots for fall and winter. I had such an aha! shopping trip that I had to share it with whatever readers are still out there!
Observe the below:
The first pair of boots I bought are XOXO brand (on the left). They're super cute, but they're not the most comfortable boots. I know, I know, why did I buy them? Because they're super cute! And it was a moment of weakness. Anyway, this purchase from Famous Footwear was a bit disappointing. Not only were they uncomfortable, they were extremely loud when I walked. Clomp clomp. They also set me back almost $70. Not cool.
Then, a week later I was on a Target mission (a mission to not walk past the shoe or clothing section, which I obviously failed at) and discovered almost the exact same shoes! Only these were $35! And they only had one pair left! And it was in my size! This must be too good to be true, right? Wrong! They fit perfectly!
I win! And the trip to return the XOXO boots is tomorrow.
Since taking a break from Cup of Tea (my last post was in March believe it or not!) I've regained some of my sanity. I go back and forth between feeling okay with sharing online and then all of a sudden it doesn't feel right posting my photos to the world.
I'm here to say that I've been considering the return to the blog world, with some changes. First, I want to redesign my layout and second, I want to simplify. We'll see what that means.
Happy Sunday! Today I'm mixing it up and bringing you a good old outfit post! Yesterday I attended a semi-casual spring luncheon at my friend's church. As you can see by the patches of snow behind me, it's still kinda blah looking in Michigan. My fingers are crossed that real spring weather is on the way.
I snatched this tunic from my sister's bag of giveaway clothes. So she'll probably laugh when she sees this post. It's cute and it was free!
I was recently given the opportunity to pick out a jewelry item from
RedEnvelope to share with you! What a neat site. I'd heard of it before
but never really took the time to poke around to see what they had. What
the variety of gifts! I ended up choosing the Artisan Sentiments Necklace and have since been wearing it a lot. I'm very pleased with my selection!
In house news... yesterday I had my new refrigerator delivered! And I had my new range delivered this past Tuesday! I'm so geeked. I feel like I just got a new toy for Christmas and want to set it on my nightstand so I can look at it while I fall asleep. Seriously. I think I'm going to go hug it now. I'm so weird. Will share pictures soon!
Hope you're all doing well! Sidenote: did you hear that Google Reader is going away? I've started moving all of my blog subscriptions over to Bloglovin' so make sure to move yours too! :)
Remember my post from last month when I found an exact match door for my house? Well, if not, here's the recap. My house was built in 1942 and it still has all of its original interior doors except for one. And the door that was put in it's place is just horrible, because it's fake wood, it's the wrong color, and it just doesn't match the design of the house (don't get me wrong, the white door below is a classic look, but it's not the right design for my house, a 40s bungalow). I was super lucky to find an exact match of my original doors in the correct size! It was painted white, but I had it stripped.
Below we have the funky fake wood white door. This has to go.
And here is the freshly stripped door that I found to match my originals!
It seriously looks like a brand new door! You wouldn't guess it is actually 71 years old.
Now the next step is to stain it to match my originals. I still can't get over the fact that I found an exact match. How many times can I say "exact match" in one post?
In other news, I am currently in the middle of a big winter storm! It's sleeting/icing/raining/snowing outside right now. Good thing I'm all tucked in wearing yoga pants, now to pour that glass of wine...
And finally, a few bloggy things to tell you about! First, Cup of Tea is finally using PassionFruit Ads! I don't know why I was putting this off for so long because it was really easy to set up. Stop by my Sponsor page to have a look! You know you want to... :)
And finally finally, I am offering my Cup of Tea readers 20% off your purchase at eShakti! Remember this post from last summer? Well now you lovely readers can buy your favorite eShakti piece and love it forever like I love mine. From now through March 10th use code CPFTESTYLE and shop to your heart's desire! They offer a huge variety of sizes and customizing, so take a look!