Living Your Best Shoe Life With Koolaburra

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Koolaburra mules slides
Koolaburra mules slides
Koolaburra slides
Koolaburra slides mules
Vero Beach white outfit
White outfit Koolaburra slides
White outfit ruffles

If UGG is the seasoned vet in the shoe world, then Koolaburra is the hip up-and-coming newcomer! That's because Koolaburra, sister brand to UGG, evokes a fresh, effortless SoCal vibe at a lower price point. They are also comfortable, and incredibly well-made. But don't take my word for it!!

I'm wearing the Raychel in black with an all-white outfit for some beachside sightseeing in today's post, but these - or really any of the Koolaburra styles - would go well with so many different outfits. Any pair can be dressed up or down, day-to-night, for almost any occasion, for under $80 (* for most styles, including my own).  If you're not wearing Koolaburras yet, then you simply aren't living your best shoe life! 😉

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Today's Everyday Fashion: Old Faithful


I've worn this skirt every year for the past 5 years and it never seems to get old. It's safe to say it's my favorite "night out" piece. I wore it to my bachelorette in Key West, for dinners and birthdays, and with the hubs in Havana (pictured). I wish I could bottle whatever formula tells you when something will become a staple piece like this skirt. I'm often wrong both directions - either thinking something new will be a staple and then it's not, or totally underestimating the loads of repeating in that item's future. I can't say for sure what skirts will make power moves in your closet but I rounded up some potential players below!!  

Top: Magnolia Boutique, $29 (similar color)
Skirt: Zara, $39 (similar ideas below)
Shoes: Dolce Vita/Amazon, $33 (same)
Purse: Ann Taylor, $30 (similar, similar)
Earrings: Amazon c/o, $10
Approx. dates: Skirt and purse are 5 years ago. Shoes are 3 years ago. Top is 2 years ago. Earrings are 1 year ago.

Favorite mini skirt through the years 2013-2016

Original posts from 2013  /  2014  /  2016

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Four  /  Five  /  Six
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Today's Everyday Fashion: The Original Travel Blogger

Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana yellow ruffle dress
Havana, Cuba

Last summer someone brought my husband's great grandmother's travel journals to the family reunion. There were stacks and stacks of them - full of pictures of Europe and Africa, aboard the Queen Mary 2. It was amazingly vintage and glamorous and I remember thinking with such well kept records, "she's the original travel blogger!!" One of my favorite things about blogging is having a journal of all the cool places we've been. Whether it's right here in our backyard, or on the streets of Havana in today's post. And of course I hope the style is inspiring, too! I bought this yellow dress and purse specifically for our trip (last year, when our trip was originally scheduled, so they are sold out now). I remember being in the fitting room and wondering if this dress was a little too over-the-top, but I'm so glad I went for it!! It's so festive and tropical that I was literally twirling. For your next trip or event, go all out girl! Snap those pictures and keep those memories forever - and I will too!

Dress: H&M, $70 (old, similar below)
Shoes: Marc Fisher/Amazon, $89 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Amazon c/o, $8
Sunglasses: Francesca's, $10 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes, dress, purse are 1 year ago. Earrings are recent.

Lemon yellow print dresses on a budget

Asos  /  Amazon  /  Lord & Taylor  /  Macy's (plus)
Lord & Taylor  /  Amazon  /  Asos (plus)  /  Amazon  /  Asos
Asos  /  Amazon  /  Macy's  /  Lord & Taylor

Today's Everyday Fashion: All The Colorful Walls


If it looks like we spent hours tracking down the perfect walls and cars for this post I gotta tell you - Havana is really just this colorful! These pics were all taken within an hour, in the span of a few blocks, a short walk from the casa particular where we were staying! I also stumbled upon a vendor selling souvenirs, and immediately fell in love with this fan, so I added it to my outfit. (And now it sits on our travel wall, among the much-loved things we've collected from our trips.) Havana is a feast for the eyes and this stripe top with a slight retro vibe was a perfect fit - for both the weather and our surroundings!

Top: Forever 21, $16 (this top is identical)
Shorts: Levi's, $27 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, $20 (similar, similarsimilar)
Purse: Forever 21, $30 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: Amazon c/o, $8
Sunglasses: Francesca's, $10 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shorts are 2 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Purse is recent. Top is new.