Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

create your own look

Shoes c/o Adrian Allen and Dress c/o Natalie Attired. I linked lots of options that I adore too!

the scoop

Well, here we are, part three of my mini series on ways to style these beautiful Adrian Allen shoes. See Part Un and Part Deux. For this post I decdied to wear them with dresses. A shorter dress for cocktails or date night and then a maxi for a summer wedding or warm vacation destination. 

my outfits

In this first look I am wearing a short black dress with a sheer yoke. Very simple style but also very versatile. Adding nude shoes elongates my legs and the leopard clutch adds a little color to the look. For jewelry I kept it simple with a multi amber necklace. I grabbed a scarf for those chilly restaurants or any late evening breeze. 

In the second look I wanted to feel romantic so I styled the shoes with a maxi dress in a fun print. Big hoop earrings and a wicker tote in some pictures and a clutch in others completed this vacation getaway look.

The shoes are the star of the show for both these outfits. Isn't it amazing what a pair of shoes can do for an outfit? 

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

Shoe Girl Gone Rogue Part Trois

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Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Create your own look

Shoes c/o Adrian Allen and Tunic c/o Natalie Attired

the scoop

On Monday's post here I told you about my love for these shoes and promised that I would spend this week showing you how versatile they are. For today's post I thought showing you how they could be used for a vacation in a warmer climate or in the summer would be fun. These shoes would be perfect for a pool party, or for summer entertaining on the deck. Or think about wearing them out to lunch on a hot summer day.

my outfits

My first outfit is a tunic c/o Natalie Attired that is a lovely sheer fabric making it perfect for a swimsuit cover up. I grabbed a big straw bag and boom! This look is so comfortable, chic and fun! You can see other ways I styled this tunic here

My second look is showing you how fun a lower heel can be with shorts. I put on a pair of floral shorts with a chambray shirt for this look. A little cross body straw bag completed this look. I will certainly be wearing these shoes all summer long! 

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Deux

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Shoe Girl Goes Rogue Part Un

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

create your look

Shoes C/O Adrian Allen links to exact jeans with my DIY hem, exact pink top, exact clutch and similar sweater below.

the scoop

I've been told a few times that I must like my heels. And it is the truth, I love a shoe with heels but it's not the heel as much as it is the style of the shoe. I like my shoes to make a statement not just cover my feet. Give me a shoe with style no matter the heel and I'm all in! 

When Gwen from Adrian Allen shoes contacted me I wasn't familiar with their shoes. But to be honest when I clicked on their website to look, this shoe took my breath away, literally I sucked in air. Who would not love theses shoes? Right away I could envision these shoes on my feet styled in so many ways. 

So this week I will be showing you just how versatile these shoes are with a mini series! Today is Shoe Girl Gone Rouge-Part Un! 

my outfit

I decided to style my shoes for this post with a couple of casual looks. Something I would wear to go shopping and lunch with girl friends or out for an evening with my husband.

In the first look I am wearing a light weight neutral colored sweater with bell tie sleeves over a lace t-back bra and white skinny jeans. I put on a Butterscotch Amber necklace and carried a leopard clutch and boom! An easy chic look.

In the second look I wanted to be a little more romantic so I styled a pink tie front top, switched out my necklace and carried a tote creating another soft and easy look.

After wearing these shoes I realized that not only were they fabulously chic but ultra comfortable. I could seriously wear them all day and feel great. These shoes are a luxury; a splurge but so worth it. I really think I need them in black too!

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

Shoe Girl Gone Rouge Part Un & Thank You For Reading Giveaway

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Soft Surroundings Review

THE OUTFIT

This outfit c/o Soft Surroundings is part of their "Timeless and Traditional" fall collection. I am always looking for stylish looks and this outfit provided me the ultimate fall transition look! 

I'll start with this Serengeti Necklace here. It has three hand-carved plates of naturally shed water buffalo horn with all of their natural color variations of caramel, black and cloudy white. They are strung on a supple, suede cord and have glimmering golden and jade insets on each piece of horn, further enhancing the exotic look. I have worn this necklace with so many things already. There is no end to the possibilities for using this necklace to elevate a look.

This Berkley Top here comes in several beautiful colors. I choose the color Brick desiring a real fall vibe. It has lovely bell sleeves and gently drapes the body. It is chic and comfortable.

My 5 Pocket Pull On Leggings here are so comfortable and come in several colors also. I thought the white would contrast nicely with the top and was right. I love the look. I wish I had these pants in every color!

These Vince Camuto, Calley booties here are going to be on repeat this fall as they go with anything and everything! The detail and comfort are amazing.  I was most excited by the neutral color that is so fashionable this season. 

Note: I sized down in the pants and wish I has sized up in the top. The booties were true to size. The necklace is adjustable for many lengths depending on your outfit and preference.

For more stylish reviews check out some of my Fierce 50 sisters at J Touch of Style here where you will see three fabulous women wearing their Soft Surroundings' outfits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


OTHER LINK UPS

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! 

I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting!

I hope you will join us HERE!

Eating Using 80% Rule

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EATING USING THE 80% RULE

I think the way I eat has a lot to do with how I feel, especially as I get older. My body has never handled over eating very well, and less so now. If I over eat I feel bloated, and get tired almost immediately. My body is using all it's energy trying to digest food. I may get gas and even some gallbladder discomfort.

The hyperavailability of food in our culture makes it hard not to over eat and to eat too often. So our bodies are working almost nonstop trying to digest. Only at night does our digestive system get a break. I began to feel much better and have more energy when I fast for a small period as I outline below. My energy level also benefits when I remember to eat healthy portion sizes. Remember this is me, I am not advocating anything. I would suggest reading more about intermittent fasting, clean eating and talking to your doctor.

In my first post I gave you a typical day for me for meals. You can see it here. My rules for a healthy diet are;

1. Try to eat healthily 80% of the time. I know I will fail if I set a goal of perfection.

2. Eat mostly vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

3. Eat limited amounts of meats, dairy and rarely sugar or processed meats.

4. I limit my red wine intake to 4 to 6 ounces a day and rarely have any other alcohol.

5 I don't eat after 6 or 7 PM and then not again until 10 or 11 AM the next day. I do have black coffee when I wake up.

My No Recipe, recipes

I've had requests to share some of my recipes so I thought I would tell you how I have evolved to a more healthy cooking plan. I have always loved to cook and as a young cook I always thought I had to have a recipe to follow precisely. As life went by and I became more proficient I learned to modify almost every recipe I used to meet my specific tastes. What I have learned at this stage in my life is that a lot of recipes ask for unhealthy ingredients. How many of your favorite recipes use cheese, butter, milk, cream, red meats, etc? I have found the not using a recipe produces some really wonderful clean meals. 

As I have said before a couple of nights a week I will make cheese burgers or homemade pizza (still healthier than restaurant). But the rest of the week is dedicated to being good to my body and feeding it well. Here's some examples.

I always keep a bag of frozen organic skinless boneless chicken breasts in my freezer. Each afternoon I take out a couple to thaw for dinner. About 40 minutes out I lightly coat each side of the breasts with olive oil and then sprinkle on a little garlic powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and cracked black pepper. I pop them in the toaster over to roast at 400 degrees for 35-40 mins. A regular oven works just fine.

While the chicken is cooking I throw together what I call a medley. Here are my three favorite options.

Option 1. I chop finely, a zucchini, a yellow squash, 1/3 red onion, a couple of tomatoes, and an avocado and toss in a bowl. I coat with the juice of one lime and some olive oil. I let it set to let the flavors blend while the chicken cooks. When the chicken is done I chop it up in small pieces. I am not a big meat lover so I limit mine to about 3 ounces (the size of a deck of cards). Since my husband goes to the gym everyday and lifts weights I give him 4 to 5 ounces. I toss the chicken in and devour! Really, this is so good.

Option 2. I chop up some onion and mushrooms and saute them in a little olive oil. I add a can of chopped tomatoes, and a can of our favorite beans, usually Cannelloni and add little heat through red pepper flakes or even a jalapeno. When the chicken is done I chop up, dividing as above and add. Again this is the most delicious and clean meal!

Option 3. While the chicken is roasting I cook a cup of orzo in chicken broth. It takes ten minutes. I set it in a big bowl to cool. While the orzo is cooking I chop some onion and a red pepper and saute for a few minutes and then set aside to cool. When cooled a little I add it to the orzo. I then add chopped, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, Kalamata olives and avocado. I add a splash of balsamic vinegar and olive oil to coat. Lastly I add the chicken. This is my favorite. Not quite as clean but oh so good.

My point is, I could put something different together every night as long as I have vegetables and lean meat on hand. I can mix it up with any herbs and spices for variety.

THE TRUTH

I often hear friends say they know their diet affects their health, energy, and how they look but too many of them have thrown up their hands in response to the confusing and often contradictory reports of things that are good and bad for you and how they change sides every so often. (Has anyone kept track of how many times coffee crossed back and forth across the good-for-you/bad-for-you line?) The reason we feel this way has less to do with the scientific research and a lot to do with the abilities of the headline-seeking media that report on it. Scientific understanding about diet and health progresses slowly and is based on dozens or even hundreds of studies. When the headlines report that a vitamin is worthless or a food will reduce heart disease, it is almost always the case that the person reporting is taking a finding out of context which distorts its meaning. Even if they did a perfect job, the next study is likely to retract or modify those findings. In truth, there are diets that contribute to your overall health, energy, and appearance and there are diets that detract from these attributes. I will talk more about the stable part of what science has told us and how it can be put to work to benefit you in future posts.

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That's it for this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!