K.I.S.S.

Remember that old acronym from school? Keep it simple stupid (or silly, as I prefer to say)? My very favorite teacher ever (Mr. Armstrong) used to always say that to our class. He also used to say that “pressure makes diamonds” which is a saying I like a lot-and still sometimes use, particularly when I find myself in a stressful situation. But it was K.I.S.S. that popped into my head the other night when I was trying to figure out what to wear with my new pink jeans. As much as I love colored jeans, sometimes it can be easy to over think what exactly to wear with them. I tried on a multitude of options (all of which I like and will eventually share), but I was really drawn to the simplicity of a plain white henley, sky high platforms, and some simple gold earrings and bangles to complete the look.

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Henley:  Forever21 (recent)

Pink Skinny Jeans:  The Limited

Wedges:  Steve Madden Nockout

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Bracelets: Tiffany and Forever21

Earrings:  Forever21

Sunnies:  Calvin Klein via Macy’s Sunglass Hut

So I have a funny story, or rather a confession, about these shoes.  But first of all I should give credit and say that I discovered them only because one of my friends had them first (you can check out her cute blog here) and they looked so fantastic on her, I just couldn’t help myself!!  So while these shoes are really, really tall, they are also really, really comfortable.  And because I am never one to shy away from high heels, I wore them to work-knowing it was a day I would be on my feet a lot.  And it also happened to be a day that my district team decided to walk to a nearby restaurant to grab some lunch on a break between meetings-all of which would have been perfectly fine had I not been talking up a storm and not paying attention which made me miss the big rock lying on the sidewalk that I, of course, stepped directly on.  And let me tell you, in shoes this high, there is no chance for recovery.  Not only did I fall FLAT ON MY FACE in front of 12 of my co-workers, but there were also about 10 other people in the very nearby vicinity who also witnessed my totally embarrassing debacle.  Now I am a clumsy person by nature and have been known to take some rather public tumbles, but this one was particularly humiliating.  Fortunately, my injuries were slight and only my knee and my pride were bruised.  But despite my “incident” and the lingering embarrassment, they are still one of my favorite pairs of shoes-I just make sure to tread a little more cautiously when I wear them. 🙂

xx

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