Arizona Adventure

While it was what now feels like eons ago, my trip down south actually was still quite recent. Scottsdale, Arizona is one of my favourite places to visit on the planet, I love how it is a home away from home, a place where I can relax, soak up some much needed vitamin d, and just run free.

Cactus

Ironically I have such a soft spot for cactus, prickly pears are certainly a favourite- especially in bloom in the spring time!

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This little bunny (I decided to name Paul Rudd for some random reason) kept us company with beautiful bouquets of flowers at the table. He is so cute that next time I am bringing him home.

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Everyone has different views of what artwork is. I snapped a pic of this hanging on the wall in my neighbours house. The teeny tiniest scorpions I’ve ever laid eyes on.

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Being simple minded brings happiness in simple ways. For Rusty, this canvas tote is the ultimate toy.

IMG_2058Morning Run

Two different routes on my morning runs through the desert. It doesn’t matter if it is a thousand degrees outside. With scenery like this I’d run for miles.

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Saturday Accessories

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I plan on doing a little catch-up blogging over the next while. I have tons to share with you from my trip to Arizona over Easter break, and a lot of excitement coming up through the Spring. A couple weekends ago I went out with some girlfriends for dinner and had fun picking out some accessories before the night began.

I got those Manolo Blahnik BB pumps a couple years ago and I still love them just as much as I did when I first grabbed them. The colour is everything, don’t you think? Unfortunately they are a bit more stiff than some of my other pairs of Manolos so they don’t make it out quite as often as I’d like them to. I think at this point I own more BB style pumps than any other type of stiletto- and if you know my shoe closet you’d understand that that is quite the statement. Really they are just a great shoe. I know I compare them to Jimmy Choo’s Abel quite often but I have to say that MB is currently outnumbering JC. I can’t wait to share with you the latest addition from my trip on here. Don’t forget to stay tuned for that!

You may also remember that kissy face clutch by Kate Spade. It has made it onto Talk to My Shoes a few times now. I picked it up about a year ago while in Arizona when I was putting together an outfit for a special celebratory evening for E’s work. I love that it is a great size and super versatile- it holds everything, and more than what you would want to carry with you in a clutch and works just as well in the day time with a pair of jeans as it does in the evening with a cute dress. Definitely one of my better purchases. My favourite part? The “Hello Stranger” stamp on the backside.

I hope that everyone had a great Easter and that the Spring is treating you well. Today is very windy yet it is sunny so at least it is motivating to get up and get at ‘er. Thanks again for stopping by! Hugs.

OOTD: feat. One Teaspoon

I love weekends. Who doesn’t? Time off work to (attempt to) relax, check things off my to-do list, spend time with friends, and perhaps most importantly, wear all the things I love that I could never get away with at work. Like these ripped jeans for example.

Last weekend I went out for an afternoon of shopping, lunching and of course, Starbucks with a friend. It was abnormally beautiful out for this time of year- 14 degrees is practically Summer weather here. So, embracing the gorgeous day, I opted for a few favourites.

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So what was I wearing? My One Teaspoon Freebird II denim in blue blonde. One Teaspoon is quickly turning into a favourite of mine as far as distressed denim goes. These have a bit of a slouchy fit to them and are quite relaxed. I love the “make you look twice” type of distressing, it is not quite as heavily done as some of their other denim. Also there are zippers in the legs, something which I never thought I’d go for. This pair of jeans has an absolutely stunning wash and is so completely unique to my wardrobe I am loving every second I get to slip them on. Though they are a little big, I’d suggest to anyone to stay true to their own size.

I also took my Ferragamo Vara ballerina sneakers out for a stroll. I treated myself to these in a sale just after Christmas. The Vara ballerina sneakers are some of my absolute favourites design wise. I have a few pairs of them in different colours and am already thinking of more to collect. They are COMFORTABLE as heck, and still give off a polished-casual type look. In my opinion, one of Salvatore Ferragamo’s best styles, but just as a heads up, they run a tad small compared to other SF shoes, I have taken all of mine in half a size up.

I also brought out one of my favourite Louis Vuitton’s, embracing the sunny weather.

Not pictured: a sweater and silk tank both by Wilfred. Chanel aviator sunnies and my blue and silver Marc by Marc Jacobs watch.

Thanks to all my readers for stopping by! Don’t forget to follow the adventure via Instagram @talktomyshoes !!!

Words of Wisdom

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Ahahahahahahaha! I found this last night on Instagram and am still laughing. Is anyone else like this? It totally reminds me of all the times I’d dress up to go to Crappy Tire (Canadian Tire) and Superstore in Moose Jaw. I’d wear a string of pearls and a pair of Jimmy Choos, and get the best looks.

Sometimes it is just nice to look nice.