This stylish yet practical American Eagle boot is sure to be a staple. It features slouchy faux suede, soft jersey lining, a lightly padded insole for comfort and a lightweight, flexible outsole. Fabric and manmade materials.
Slouch boot features a towering shaft and slip-on design, allowing for a clean look. ; Synthetic leather upper and shaft. Split seam toe. ; Durable synthetic bottom. ; 3/8 heel
Then I started working a lot more, in heels. Weekends were my time to wear comfier shoes, and the stilettos took backseat in my closet for slightly more practical footwear on the weekend. Then i got pregnant, and learned the joy of swollen feet and ankles. All of a sudden my weekend footwear was being pulled out on *gasp* a wednesday or thursday!
Chasing after kids became the final nail on the coffin of my "heels can be practical too" line of thinking. Dont get me wrong a sexy pair of shoes is still my weakness, and i still dream of laboutins and gucci stilettos. On date night, I like to wow my hubby with a short skirt and high heel combo, because face it nothing is sexier than heels. Its just that my life about more than sexy now, and for the park and grocery store that have become my stomping grounds a great pair of ballet flats is a whole lot more practical.
And now it seems my acceptance of the necessity of flats in my wardrobe has gone a step further, this season I find myself really wanting a pair of flat heeled boots. There are just so many great styles out there!
Flat suede boot
flat pull on suede boots with ruched calves. softly rounded toe. dark nickel check engraved trim above heel. 1/2" heel. leather upper, lining and sole. made in italy.
Funny - Black Capra
Gold-toned hardware adds a fashionable finish to the BCBG Max Azria 'Funny' boot. ; Adjustable straps with two large buckle accents. ; Partial inside zipper for easy on/off. ; Leather upper. ; Leather lining.
Roost - Acorn Calf Boot
Whether you're sitting or standing, illustrate an impeccable look this season with the BCBGeneration Roost. ; Thigh-high boot. ; Rounded toe. ; Soft leather upper. ; Partial inside zip with adjustable straps and buckle closures at the top of the shaft. ; Man-made lining. ; Lightly padded footbed. ; Stacked block heel.
Galley in napa with patent cuff
These over-the-knee napa leather boots feature an exposed back zip and notch behind the knee. 1" covered wedge heel. 23.5" shaft (uncuffed) and 16" circumference. patent leather cuff and rubber sole. Can be worn cuffed or tall
Certain names put teachers on edge, according to a survey by Bounty, a British pregnancy and parenting club.
The 3,000 British teachers surveyed by Bounty said names can peg kids as potential troublemakers. Boys named Brooklyn, Jack, Kyle, Liam and Jake reportedly strike fear in the hearts of educators, as do girls named Chelsea, Aliesha, Brooke, Demi, Jessica, Casey and Crystal.
"Teachers are only human and make assumptions like the rest of us," said Bounty spokesman Faye Mingo when unveiling the survey on the group's Web site.
"Rightly or wrong, most of us make assumptions based on something as simple as a person's name, and we base these on our previous experiences," she said. "It's only natural for teachers to make assumptions based on behavior and performance of former pupils with the same name."
Mingo added: "But I bet they're happy to be proved wrong."
The poll reported that 49 percent of teachers said they make assumptions about students as soon as they see the names of the class roster. However, while teachers may roll their eyes at little Brooklyn or Chelsea, 59 percent of teachers said those same kids are usually the most popular among their peers.
The teachers surveyed said half of the naughty kids chill out as the school year progresses.
"While many parents may worry about the name they choose for their child, all children will make a name their own," said Mingo.
I love photography, I suck at it, but I love it. I take s lot of pictures, of everything, and everyone. Not only do I enjoy taking pictures, i enjoy looking at other peoples as well. There just something magical about being able to capture a moment, be it a wedding, a new baby, or even just a walk.
I stumbled across Peekaboo photography a few months ago and Ive been a follower ever since. Take a look yourself, and you;ll see why. . .
Its almost worth the trip to Utah for a photo shoot. . .
Shown here in the boys’ print, this set includes one printed kimono style long-sleeve footed romper, a knotted knit hat and swaddling blanket all packaged in a PPB Signature gift box.
Organic Stroller Blanket
Shown here in Morning in Machu Picchu, this soft, stretchy organic cotton blanket is perfect for on-the-go adventures with baby and stroller in tow.
Shown here in the girls print, this set includes one printed kimono style long-sleeve onesie, a knotted knit hat and pant all packaged in a PPB Signature gift box.
Check out the entire fall collection here
Recently Nicole Ritchie introduced a line of maternity clothing carried by maternity super store A Pea In The Pod. The line features a few bohemian chic pieces similar to the starlets signature look, but i was really disappointed in the majority of the collection. It just seems boring to me, and the same type of outfits that I could get at Target or Thyme for a whole lot less. I love Nicole Ritchies style, and I love how every piece she wears looks like one of a kind. I wish she had incorporated a bit more of that originality into what she is trying to sell us.
As for value, I really don't see any here. The pieces seem very overpriced for what they are. Dont make any mistakes, I love brand names, and ive been known to spend way more than I should on a great pair of jeans or shoes. I just dont think a tag with Nicole Ritchies name on it makes a pair of maternity leggings worth $58.00.
What do you think? Would you shop from the collection (you can see it here)? Do you think a name is enough to sell a clothing line?
Shabby Apple is a clothing boutique offering a variety of stylishly modest eloquent feminine dresses and accessories for women, preteens, and younger girls.
I happened upon Shabby Apple while searching for dresses and am I glad that I did. What sets Shabby Apple from the rest in my eyes other than their exceptionally chic styles is the fit to flatter section on their site!
The Fit to Flatter section is there to help their customers find the right dress for their figure! I found this extremely easy to use and very helpful. What you do is answer 3 different questions about your body or you can browse the following categories to find your body shape: Hourglass, Apple, Pear, Pencil, Athletic, Womanly, Tall, and Short.
They also offer a great selection of maternity dresses, something a little different then the usual tubes and empire waists offered by most maternity lines. These dresses are actually stylish, and can be the perfect pick me up on those days when it feels like the fashion world has forgotten about us for 9 months at a time.
But the best part of their line, in my opinion would be their baby dresses, I'm a sucker for anything cute and pink so this shouldnt be a surprise. They even offer matching outfits for mommy and baby, and while that could be too cutesy with some dresses, with these its just plain cute.
Head on over to Shabby Apple to check out their collections, you'll be glad you did.
Patrick Swayze died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.
Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008.
He was the star of such movies as "Ghost," "Dirty Dancing," and "Road House." Swayze was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.
Modern housewife is sad to be bringing you the news that a wonderful store, Baby Bear Boutique, will soon be shutting its doors for good. The upside however is that everything must go and its going at wholesale prices! Check it out,
GlowBaby Journal Giveaway
We will be having even more contest in the upcoming weeks so check back often, and good luck!
"In the middle of night, the very early hours of September 9, 2009, Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born to Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. He weighs 7 lbs. 14 oz. Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. Thank you for all of your good wishes," the couple wrote on Richie's Web site. "
What do you think of the name Sparrow?
I just wanted to let everyone know im still around. Ive read all your emails and want to say thanks to everyone who enquired about my "disappearance". I havnt been abducted by aliens or kidnapped by pirates, just a little sidetracked by being seven months pregnant and in the middle of a huge home reno. Im back though and i have some great stuff to share with everyone, so keep an eye out over the next few days.
Using history as her guide, nationally recognized midwife Gaskin explores what she hopes will be a renaissance in natural childbirth, something that she's been advocating since the mid-1970s. By focusing on how women of ancient civilizations and other modern peoples give birth, Gaskin puts our own hypersensitivities in perspective, uncovering a beautiful, sometimes orgasmic experience rather than a dreadful, painful one. Sure, pain is part of childbirth, but preparing for the pain in a realistic rather than sentimental way--whether giving birth at home or in a hospital--can be the key to a woman's ability to deal with it naturally. Within the pages of personal anecdotes, some touching, some startling, from Gaskin's patients and colleagues, every woman is sure to find something to relate to, whether or not she chooses to have a medicine-free labor. The helpful back matter features a glossary, a detailed resource list including advocacy groups and Web sites, and a bibliography that includes periodicals, rounding out an extremely comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the topic.
Have you read this book? Id love to hear what you thought of it.