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It’s my WFH day, also known as my most favorite day of the week, yes even more of a favorite than Friday.  I get to sleep a whole 1.5 hours later than normal and stay in sweatpants all day long, if I so choose.  Today however, I’m having lunch with my lovah Kacy to lessen the withdrawal symptoms so I’ll probably shower at some point.

Yesterday after work, I begrudgingly made my way over to the gym for my leg workout (barf).  10 minute warm-up on the treadmill looked like this:

2 min at 4.0
6 x 30 seconds hard 30 seconds easy (9.o for the hard, standing on the sides for the easy)
2 min at 4.0

Followed by:
2 x 15 freehand squat jumps as a second warm-up

Three sets of each of these done as a superset
10-12 Plie dumbbell squats
10-12 lateral non-alternating barbell squats
10-12 calf raises

All wrapped up with 20 minutes on the treadmill.  Personally, I think running after lifting legs should be considered by the government as a form of torture.  I felt like I was barely lifting my feet up off the treadmill and was in danger of tripping and face planting for the whole 20 minutes.  Needless to say my legs were complete trash after, and they’re still pretty trashed today.

When I finally got home at the end of the day, I was greeted by 3 packages waiting for me!  I think half the fun of online shopping is receiving everything it the mail a week or so later.  One of my prizes, was my latest Bridier Baubles purchase, the Cisco Cuff (Hook).  I think it makes a lovely addition to what’s normally happening on my wrist.

Package numero due was my new running shoes!  My old ones had holes in the back of the heel so these were more than necessary.  I love the brightness of them, and I can’t wait to wear them because they’re sooooo cushioning.  Yay!

The third thing was my new pair of Toms, they’re red with stripes and adorable, and I’m probably wearing them to lunch today so I’ll take a picture then.  And, friends, I must confess I’m still waiting for one more thing and I hope it arrives a day early so I can pack it for my weekend in PA.

Oh, and one last thing, Happiest of happy birthdays to my lovely roommate and friend Adrienne!

Brunette Moments?

So, you guys know I’m kind of ditzy right?  I say and do some really dumb shit, often.  Like that time I accidentally “liked” an ex-boyfriends relationship status change on Facebook.  That was embarrassing.  Oh, I never told you all about that?  It started innocently enough, I saw said ex-bf was now “in a relationship” and 8 people had “liked” the status. Obviously I wanted to see who had done so, but instead of clicking on “people who like this” I clicked “like”, and then there it was “Kelly McCormick and 8 others like this”.  FUCK!  After I recovered from my heart attack, I unliked the status immediately and began to wonder if ex-bf still got a notification about it.  If he did, he was kind enough to ignore it and not remark, but holy shit, did I feel like an asshole for a few days.

After I moved to Virginia in 2010, I noticed I was missing my favorite pair of Coach gold sandals when it came time to  bring out spring and summer clothes. I searched and searched, both in VA and PA, and after a year convinced myself that I had lost them.  Left them somewhere to never be recovered, probably at an ex-bf’s house where they may have been thrown away.  I sucked it up, bought some new sandals and moved on.  When I went up to PA two weeks ago, I was digging around in my closet hoping I’d maybe left some sneakers there so I could go to the gym with my sister, and what did I find?  The missing pair of gold Coach sandals, in a shoe box, in my closet.  Guess I never thought to search there.

Here they are, making an appearance with my new coral pants. Doesn't matter that it was 47 degrees out this morning.

My toes are bright orange and my nails sparkly blue.  Apparently I was feeling silly when I picked out my colors at the salon last night, or like a 6 year-old girl.  Whatever.  The eye-brows have also been tamed, and I’m nearly ready for Vegas.  Damn though, being a woman is expensive.  However, having freshly waxed eyebrows makes me feel like a brand new woman, so that’s worth the $15 or whatever I paid last night.  (So bad at paying attention to prices).

In fact, I recently inquired with some of my ladies as to what a normal price is for a large sectional sofa, as it occurred to me I really had no idea.  Apparently, the $5000 Crate and Barrel charges is not normal, go figure.  Darren will be happy to learn I’m trying to take lessons in bargain hunting and being frugal.

This post was really random, but it will probably (definitely) be my last one until Monday or Tuesday, unless I pay for wi-fi on the flight tomorrow,  but I’ll probably be too busy drinking with my roommates to do such a thing.  Wish me luck in Vegas, homegirl can’t drink like she used to!  Oh and Happy Happy 30th Birthday to my friend Michelle! Miss you!

The Evolution of a Shoe Obsession

I have 27 pairs of shoes here with me in Virginia, and that doesn’t count flip-flops or sneakers.  When I was cleaning my room the other day, and therefore organizing my closet, I couldn’t help but notice there is a sort of trend when it comes to my high heel collection.  They are fabulous, and also somewhat costly.  As with most things, it all started with my first pair.

Stuart Weitzman wrapup, in black satin.  These were purchased way back in 2004 prior to a summer filled of weddings.  Back then I was just finishing my Freshman year of college and my dad had given me $200 to purchase a dress and new pair of shoes.  I found these shoes first, and was more than willing to shell out $150 for them and then find a $50 dress.  Full ensemble here.  I was so in love with these shoes, that I fell down my basement stairs and almost broke my ankle wearing them around the house.  So pretty, but a killer on the feet after a few hours.

The next summer while shopping in Philadelphia I procured my second pair of designer heels, and omg are they gorgeous.

PRADA Raso Ricamo Diamond.  The curved studded heel, the jewels across the toe, the less than 4 inch high heel, I still die for these.  These were a gift from one of my mother’s boyfriend’s in an effort to buy my affection.  It worked.  A few weeks later he also bought me a car, but that’s neither here nor there*.

Sometime during my junior year of college I decided it was perfectly acceptable to splurge on a “holiday” shoe and wound up with these Stuart Weitzman platforms.

With a name like “Charcoal Twinkle Tweed,” how can you say no?  You can’t tell in the picture, but yes there actually is a slight sparkle to these lovelies.  These are probably the most comfortable 4 inch heel that I own, and I’ve wandered through the streets of Philadelphia in these with no problem, well once band aids have been strategically placed in blister prone areas that is.

The next addition to my collection was courtesy of my mom, thanks to my obsessive stalking of a Neiman Marcus sale.  They were marked down 50% a month prior to Christmas in 2007, and my mom knew how much I loved them.  Imagine my excitement when they showed up under the tree Christmas morning.  Also, I am of the belief that every girl should own at least one pair of Manolo Blahnik’s.

True story, Carrie actually wore these exact shoes in the Sex and the City movie during Charlotte’s bridal shower at her apartment.  Yeah that’s right, I’m that stylish.  These are my go-to dressy heel for almost everything, including my 23rd birthday party when I got caught in a sidewalk crack and nearly ruined the heel.  Thank god for shoe repair saviors.

A shoe that doesn’t get nearly enough wear from me, is my fuschia patent Cole Haan slingbacks.  I bought these on a whim back in 2009 to go with a grey dress, whole outfit can be seen here, but because they are bright pink I don’t wear them nearly as much as I wish.  They are part of the Cole Haan/Nike Air line, so they are amazingly comfortable, I need to break these out more.

The latest addition to my collection of designer footwear is the pair of Burberry wedges I gifted myself as a 26th birthday present.

These aren’t technically a “heel” so I don’t know if they count, but I love them.  Especially since they are a wedge which makes them infinitely more comfortable.  I have a few other pairs of heels in my arsenal, but those are much more practical price wise and label wise.  I still love all of my shoes though.  Don’t even get me started on my Tory Burch Reva’s or countless paris of knee-high boots 🙂

So there you have it, the evolution of my obsession with designer shoes.  Now, if someone wants to buy me these for Christmas, I wouldn’t be opposed. Just kidding, even I know that’s an insane amount of money to spend on a pair of shoes.

Workout yesterday was 50 minutes on the elliptical while watching Titanic, haha, followed by abs and some inverted yoga crap that makes me feel like a bad ass.  Tonight, is dinner with Steph and I am sooooo excited! Hopefully we can talk more about organic cucumbers and things of such nature.  The fam arrives tomorrow which means there is an absurd amount of grocery shopping and food prep that needs to be done.  Happy Thursday!

*I am aware how spoiled and bratty this post makes me look.  It is what it is, I’m really not though, and this was all for silly fun because like I said, I’ve been boring myself lately. I just like pretty shoes.  Also, it should be noted that said car was eventually purchased from that boyfriend.