Post sponsored by DSW:
So, first and foremost, muchas gracias for hooking it up with the perfect summer sandals, in my all-time favorite color. An especially excellent pair for those of us who are just, you know, “so busy” (I really am though, seriously – I swear.)
Still enjoying the California sunshine for a few more weeks as I sort out my visa situation and eventually make it back to Paris, and maybe even try London for a couple months…who knows! Spending 3 days in the middle of the desert and a handful of weeks in California has reminded me just how important it is to dress for the hot, hot heat out here. Especially if your life happens to resemble that of the energizer bunny…ain’t nobody got time for heat stroke.
Yeah, sure, Liz and I did happen to giggle a bit about buying matching “so busy” hats, but the words do happen to hold true lately. And while these days more hours are spent in front of a computer screen, either doing this or my digital marketing / social media consulting business, than I do “running around” (unless, of course, I am running to the kitchen to fill up my…coffee), occasionally there inevitably comes a time when we all must step outside. You know, with shoes and everything!
When I saw these cute strappy sandals from DSW, I was excited to style them up with a neutral, practical and comfortable ensemble that is very easy, and summer-appropriate. Not only do the shoes add a playful pop of color to the overall look, but turquoise just so happens to be my favorite color (notice the balloon tattoo on my arm that matches perfectly?!).
I love this color so much, not only because I think it is pretty, but according to the color psychology pros (yes I believe in this stuff), “Turquoise controls and heals the emotions, creating emotional balance and stability.” For me, the tattoo is a constant reminder to strive for a balanced life and try my best to let go of things that weigh me down. A reminder to work my hardest to rise above frustrating, stressful, of undesirable situations.
But, hey, you know what else helps me stay stable? Shoes. Let’s be real, there are few things that soothe the soul quite like a cute new pair of shoes (and bonus points if they are turquoise). It’s called “retail therapy” for a reason.
Photography by Maurice Sampson
And a little note from the brand: At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes, and in the power of shoe lovers. With thousands of styles for men, women and children, we’ve got something for everyone, no matter who they are or how they dress. Shoes say a lot about you. Say something great.