One shoe every girl needs in her closet is a comfortable ankle bootie. Booties can be styled in so many different ways making them a great option for any season. You can’t go wrong dressing them down with distressed jeans and an oversized t-shirt – it’s the perfect ensemble for those days you are out running around (or after kids :) and need something comfortable but still put together.
You can also dress up your booties with a more polished look, like black denim and a blazer to make it work for the office or out for dinner. Below are 4 booties every girl should own:
Black leather bootie: I love a good pair of edgy leather booties (love the buckle detail on this one). Whether you have a more feminine style or are all about the menswear, it’s a must for bringing some edge to your wardrobe.
Western bootie: I am all about the western bootie (how pretty is this pair?!) They can do so much to transform your look and are perfect with jeans during fall and winter or paired with cut-offs or a shift during spring and summer.
What are some bootie styles you can’t live without?
Hey guys! Thanks again for all the sweet birthday wishes this weekend! You guys really are the best!! I can’t believe I hit the big 3-0 but it’s really given me a new attitude about life. For some reason I was kind of stressed about hitting my 30’s but then I came to this epiphany about life, and I’m really excited for all the things to come!
For one, I realized that some of the best memories are the ones you step outside your comfort zone. It’s been on my bucket list for a long time to go diving with sharks and parasailing. Our whole family is obsessed with shark week but we are all pretty scared of them so I was pretty excited to go all out and dive in head first (literally ;) on our trip.
Between all the adventures we had planned and the downtime we spent between the pool and beach, my beauty routine was basically out the window. (Who has time for that on vacation, right? ;) But I just started using the ANEW Vitale collection and love it. It helps to improve clarity and minimize dullness to keep you looking fully-rested (despite the jet-lag) so I didn’t have to worry as much about makeup. The day moisturizer also has SPF 25 – a must for the many hours we spent outside.
Cody is surprisingly really romantic. He keeps every card I’ve given him, brings me flowers home just because, leaves notes for me on our bathroom mirror in the morning, I really got lucky with him! When Cody and I were dating, he arranged an elaborate treasure hunt with cards awaiting me at each stop leading from one spot to the next: Starbucks, inside jokes, my favorite lunch spot, shopping spree, our favorite place to look over the city with a CD of all our songs, ending in dinner and cinnamon rolls waiting for me at home. It is still one of my all-time favorite dates (although admittedly I was convinced there would be an engagement ring waiting on the other end, but the cinnamon rolls were a close second :)
The treasure hunt was hands-down one of the most memorable dates I’ve had. Cody did it just because but I thought it would make a great Valentine’s Day date. You can adapt a treasure hunt for any wallet, whether you include budget-friendly ideas or go for the gold with extravagant ideas. Below are a few ideas to inspire your own treasure hunt this Valentine’s Day.
FREE – Make a playlist of ‘your’ songs: There’s nothing like having all your favorite songs in one spot and this will be sure to be on repeat.
FREE – Clues to take him/her to meaningful places from your relationship: Whether it’s where you first met or the spot of your first kiss, a walk down memory lane will be a definite hit.
$ – Favorite drink at your go-to coffee shop: Nothing says you’re paying attention like getting your S/O’s drink order right at your favorite coffee spot. Make them proud and have their favorite drink waiting for them.
$-$$ – Shopping at his/her favorite store: Who doesn’t dream of a shopping spree? Have a gift card waiting at your S/O’s favorite store and let them indulge a little. I’m loving Express‘ collection for date night looks right now, especially their dresses. I just got this dress and love the eyelet detail at the hem (also got this one). And I love this red fringe heel that’s the perfect festive touch for Valentine’s Day, whether you add it to your LBD or dress up boyfriend jeans.
$$ – Pampering: Whether it’s a massage, manicure/pedicure, or another one of their guilty pleasures, your date won’t refuse an opportunity to unwind.
$-$$$ – Dinner at his/her favorite restaurant: If you’re S/O’s favorite restaurant is one you save for special occasions, there’s no better time than the present (or Valentine’s Day ;)
FREE-$$$$ – For an extravagant treasure hunt, go big by checking off items of your date’s bucket list. Whether it’s free or something more adventurous like skydiving, swimming with sharks, or a helicopter ride, it will be a truly unforgettable date.