I love the color of this cardigan, especially paired with the leopard print blouse! I kept the rest of the look simple with my favorite skinny cords from the Loft and my comfortable Dankso boots. I’m not a huge fan of these shoes but they keep my feet happy.
Source: Better Homes and Garden
My husband and I downsized from a house to a condo this past summer. Since the move we have been busy and haven’t had much time to get organized. A few weekends ago I deep cleaned the bathroom and reorganized our linen closet. It was a good time to throw out old sheets, bedding and towels
During the initial cleaning my husband volunteered to deep clean the kitchen. I use the word volunteer lightly. The truth is when I was cleaning he tried to give me advice on how to approach the work. I quickly dismissed him and said, “If you want to help, go clean something!” Shortly after, my husband began deep cleaning the kitchen! It looked Immaculate! He even found a great cleaning blog and sent me a link to this house cleaning checklist for future cleaning. Genius!
After the linen closet was organized I wanted to take it a step further and find the best way to fold towels and sheets. I searched Pinterest for ideas and decided to do a roundup of what I found.
Best way to fold towels – To get the perfect fold in your towels and save on space watch this video.
Source: Martha Stewart
Best way to fold a fitted sheet – Fitted sheets are so difficult to fold. Watch this video for a step by step tutorial.
Source: Martha Stewart
Best way to store sheets – use a pillowcase to store everything in the bed set. This will eliminate the time you normally would spend finding all of the pieces in a set, plus it looks nice and tidy.
Source: Red Book Mag
Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew (similar) | Boots: Corso Como (similar) | Necklace: Loft (similar)| Bracelet: Loft | Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) | Ring: Gorjana | Lipstick:M.A.C color Sinnamon
Happy Friday! The weather has finally cooled down in Seattle and it’s been raining non-stop. I hope everyone had a good week. My weekend will consist of catching up with friends and visiting the pumpkin patch on Sunday after the Seahawks game.
My favorite pant is the Modern Skinny by Loft! It’s dressy enough for business casual but still laid-back for the weekend. This fit is slim through the hips. It comes in an array of colors; I have in black, navy, grey, cranberry and rose. I’m a little less than 5’4” and the inseam is great at 31″ for wearing with booties, riding boots, or flats. This style comes in denim too – I have a distressed pair that sees lots of wear. I’m excited for the new animal print. I can’t wait to add this pair to my collection of printed denim.
The Loft is currently having 40% off on pants and sweaters. I would encourage you to sign up for the promotional emails to stay in the loop. But be warned, the Loft is addicting. Just ask my closet!
A few years ago I bought the cutest pair of ankle boots. I wore them for a couple weeks and then developed significant pain in both of my big toes. It was unbearable. Shortly after I went to the doctor and was told I had tendinitis in my toes and should wear a supportive shoe with a rigid sole (something like clogs).
I’ve tried almost every comfort shoe under the sun. Last year I purchased two pairs of Dansko sandals (worn in this post) and a Dankso ankle boot. Both are great and comfortable. However, when it comes to boots, I prefer something with a lower heel and a streamlined appearance. My Dankso boot is 4 inches tall!
A few weeks back, I stumbled on a pair of Dr.Scholl’s booties on Zappos. A lot of Dr. Scholl’s have a rigid foot bed and look more contemporary then what I’m used to for comfort shoes. I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and inexpensive they were. As recommended, I sized up a half size. I wear a 7 1/2 and purchased an 8.
If you have any other stylish comfort shoe recommendations, please leave them in the comments.