Last night, Tim and I were invited out to dinner to celebrate the birthday of our good friend’s mother. She is eighty-three years young and I thoroughly enjoyed the stories she had to tell. I hope that my stories are as interesting when I’ve reached her age.
For the evening, I chose a simple navy blue Calvin Klein dress with a white blazer I just purchased from Zara. I love the back on this blazer–I think the faux grommets take it from an ordinary blazer to a wow blazer.
[Shopping info: Dress is Calvin Klein; Blazer is Zara here; shoes are Christian Louboutin here; purse is Fendi Baguette; sunglasses are Chanel; Jewelry: necklace and earrings are Steinmart, ring is a gift from Tim; bracelets are flea market find and bought in Lake Garda, Italy]
Beth Shak gets to keep the shoes! On June 24th, I blogged about Beth Shak, a lady who was being sued by her ex-husband three years after their divorce for “hiding” over 1200 pairs of shoes (700 of them are Louboutins)…gee my heart stops beating for a second even now when I think about how many Louboutins she possesses. I personally get a bit giddy over my three pairs… But I digress…
Anyway, she was on “The View” today and discussed the fact that her husband dropped the case after he testified, and just before her daughter was going to testify. Apparently, he was aware of the fact that aFourier of them (he, she, and three children) were aware of the room where she stored/displayed her shoes and that they had all stood in that very room. Note: It had once been the youngest son’s room but he moved to another room so that she could create the walk-in closet. How do you keep that a secret?
The ladies discussed that since the ex-husband was very rich and did not need the money he would get for suing her for the shoes, their consensus was that it was a very petty move on his part and that he did it to get back at her.
From my shoes, I have to agree that it appears to be the case.
Anyway, I am very glad that the case has been dropped as I think it sets a dangerous precedent. See my earlier post comments section for my thoughts on this.
P.S. How cool is the backdrop for this interview! I love it!
Today was one of those days where nothing in my life happened that would make the news. I call these days ”vanilla days”. Since I wasn’t feeling the excitement that I normally do, I found myself gravitating toward neutral colors in my outfilt and, instead of fighting it, I went with the flow. Fortunately, as I’m a shoe gal, my Charles Jourdan shoes perked up my spirits and I tapped into their excitement. Shoes have a way of doing that for me. When someone says, “They’re just shoes”, I find myself looking at them as if they have two heads. Do you do that too? Seriously, you can’t explain shoes to someone–you have to feel it deep down inside.
Here are some pictures of my outfit of the day, my fabulous shoes that perked up my spirits, and the casual Italian restaurant that we dined at for our Wednesday night (I don’t want to cook night) out.
[Shopping info: Dress is consignment store (label missing); shoes are Charles Jourdan; jacket is MSK from Steinmart; purse is Fendi Baguette; sunglasses are hers, Prada SPR-29L, his Ray-Bans here; Jewelry: necklace is Brighton Karma; earrings are Brighton Karma, bracelets are Brighton Karma and Fannie's Finds, watch is Anne Klein here]
As I mentioned over the past few days, on the weekend I celebrated seven years of marriage to my husband, Tim. While going through my pictures, I stumbled across this one that I took on one of the cruises we did last year. It makes me smile.
This was an artist’s setup behind a plexiglass case for a jewelry shop in the ship’s boutiques. If you look closely, the display is called, “The Bait” and the hopeful groom is watching (through a peep-hole) his lady approach a very large diamond. I love the whimsical play on this proposal–is it the equivalent to a man talking about a “ball and chain”? You tell me.
Last night, Tim and I celebrated our anniversary at Abe and Louie’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton, Florida. We enjoyed a wonderfully romantic booth for two and mouth-watering service and food.
Dinner included Oysters Rockefeller, 10-ounce Filet Mignons, and we shared a side of macaroni and cheese. Oh so good. The wine we chose was a SIMI which has never disappointed us. For the wine, I was the official taster and I briefly considered keeping the bottle all to myself but reluctantly shared it with Tim. :-)
For dessert, we enjoyed chocolate covered strawberries and samplings of port wine. Unfortunately, the camera did not cooperate and many of the pictures came out too dark or fuzzy to post (I would have loved to have shared the pictures of the port wine tasting!)
I had planned to wear one of two very new dresses that I just bought on sale at Neiman Marcus (a beautiful Sue Wong creation or an Aidan Mattox sequined dress that I showed here) but after spending several hours on Saturday in the pool, my tan/burn lines were a definite no-no with the new dresses. I opted instead for a fav of mine that I’ve worn many times. I love the animal print, and the cut of this Tadashi dress is very flattering for the extra pounds. An added bonus is that it allows you to eat a big meal and still breathe.
P.S. I didn’t actually eat the whole steak. I took 1/2 home and I’ll be enjoying that for lunch! Also, now that you know about my burn, I’m sure you’ll notice it in the pictures.