Friday, October 3, 2014

Celebrate The Small Things - Oct 3 - Girly Stuff!

It's Friday and I'm Celebrating The Small Things!  Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly celebration where some bloggers have decided to post about something worth celebrating...no matter how big or small it is.

This week I'm celebrating a couple of girly things...shoes and makup!

First, my search for a pair of shoes that I can wear with my custom fit orthotics (and are not sneakers) has resulted in these!



Yes, they cost me $135...but considering that this is my second pair of shoes that I wear, I'll take it.  It's always been hard for me to find shoes because I'm a size 5.5, with a bit of a wider foot.  And now that I have my orthotics, this has made things even harder since I need to find shoes with a removable insole to accommodate them.  Next, I sort of need a bigger shoe...and this doesn't always mean a size bigger.  My new boots ended up being a great fit because I got them in a size 6, but they don't feel too long, probably because of the orthotics.  I ordered a pair of cute Clarks shoes, but I had to return those because when I put my custom inserts in I couldn't get my foot in the shoe...at all!  I think Clarks tend to run a bit small and narrow and just may not be good for my feet...too bad since they were really nice shoes.  Anyway, I'm really happy with my cute new boots!  (For anyone looking to order shoes that are orthotic -friendly, I ordered from onlineshoes.com --they have a great return policy and a wide selection.  Click here for the boots I ordered).

Second thing I'm celebrating is my new makeup palette (from coastalscents.com) that I got on sale at 50% off...and I had an additional $5 off coupon!  Total cost:  $5 for a 20 eyeshadow set!  So proud of my frugal shopping!  (As I'm re-reading this for editing purposes, I'm cracking up at the frugal comment...right after I just told you that I spent a fortune on my boots! LOL)


(The bottom picture has both the Revealed 1 & 2 palettes, just to compare both.)

Happy Weekend!

What are you celebrating?


If you'd like to Celebrate The Small Things, visit our wonderful host, VikLit @ Scribblings of an Aspiring Author for more information.  And don't forget to check out her co-hosts:  Diana Wilder, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, Katie @ TheCyborgMom, and CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse


 

14 comments:

  1. Neat boots! Looks like you had a very successful week :)

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    1. Thank you! My week wasn't too shabby :)

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  2. Sweet boots! It's tough to find shoes that fit orthotics - but it looks like you found some really nice ones!

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    1. Thank you! It has been pretty difficult, but I hit the jackpot with these! My daughter wants me to buy her a pair...umm, no! I'm not spending another gazillion dollars for boots for her too LOL

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  3. Cute boots, and I love the color! That is funny about the frugal part, but hey, when you find something that works, you have to get it. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lori! I try to be as frugal as I can, but I guess I'm just gonna have to suck it up in the the future for good shoes...considering I have such terrible feet!

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  4. What great things to celebrate, shoes and make-up, lovely :)

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    1. I don't normally get to celebrate such girly girl things...it was a good week :)

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  5. I love those boots! I'm pretty frugal myself when it comes to most things too, but with shoes I don't mind paying out. I only own two pairs of shoes and tend to wear them until they are done, so it works out pretty cheap - oh, and of course I have three pairs of running shoes, but they don't count. ;-)

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    1. I love how you're just "not counting" your running shoes LOL You will find no judgement here! :)

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  6. The older I get, the more comfortable shoes are important! I work from home, so my shoe wardrobe is a pair of tennis shoes for wearing on the treadmill and a pair of houseshoes for around the house. For leaving the house, it's one pair of fancy flat sandals in the summer and a pair of flat knee-high boots in the winter. That's all I have and all I want! Purses are a different matter. I only buy 2 or 3 a year, but they're fancy!

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    1. I love handbags too! Oh, let's not even go there :)

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  7. Adorable boots! I have a hard time finding shoes, too. I'm a size 4. My son passed my shoe size when he was 9.

    Oh, and I'm totally jealous of that makeup palette! For $5?! I'm fainting in shock. Those are the colors I wear, too! I've got to check that website out.

    Sounds like you had a great week, Katie! ;o)

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    1. Kimberly, I feel your pain! Having small feet (or large feet) makes shopping so much more difficult. Haha...both my kids' feet are bigger than mine...and my kids are 11 and 14 years old :)
      Hope you find something you like on the Coastal Scents website...they have really great prices, and the products are made well. I've gotten a couple of their brushes, which are super soft!

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