Happy Sunday! Here's a quick post about some favorite fashion finds, as well as a little update on what's been happening on this side of the screen.
Have you heard of Tieks? They're comfortable, foldable ballet flats with a trademark blue sole. Now, these things are pricey. Really pricey. BUT- they're the only ballet flat I've found that doesn't rub the back of my foot raw. Even my Tory Burch Revas (even MORE expensive) that I've had for 6 years now still irritate my sensitive skin. So, for this flip-flop lovin' girl, on the rare chilly Florida days when I need a bit more substantial foot covering, these are it. Worth every penny. Plus, they're buttery Italian leather and feel (and smell!) so good.
I love the Ballerina Pink color- a neutral that pairs with everything. I'd been waiting for these to come available in my size for almost a year, and they FINALLY did just before Christmas. If you want a certain pair, check out the website and add your name to the wait list if need be. Also subscribe to their Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feed- that's how I found out new sizes were being released and snagged my coveted pair.
Unrelated, but cute, here's a little visual I found that gives some ideas for different ways to style the ever-popular button up. See, here's the thing. I have A LOT of clothes that I love, but I'm a bit lacking in the styling department. Pictures like this are so helpful to me. Hope you like it too.
Speaking of fashion, I'm planning to do a little blog sale of lots of my clothes that I just don't wear anymore. Let me know if you're interested and I'll be sure to let you know when it's up and running.
Lastly, here's a quick update of what I've been up to lately. Mostly teaching and such, but I've been squeezing in a few trips to one of my favorite places- Disney World! Yes, I'm a child, but I love it. Phil and I go about once a month and escape reality for a few days, and enjoy eating, drinking and merriment. We have annual passes, and it's only about an hour away, so we make the most of it.
I had a workshop in Viera the other day (which is right by 1-95, compared to our little beachside community which is a good 15 minutes away from the freeway), so when it ended at 3:00, I hopped on the highway and went over to catch a few hours of opening day at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival.
In addition to the amazing plants and flowers, they're also offering food and drink booths, just like at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival. Here's a few pictures from my quick jaunt:
Living in Florida is simply PARADISE in March.
I LOVE air plants. It's a fact- I just do! This part in the Mexico area of World Showcase always has an beautiful array of them, but during F&G, it's full of orchids! Just gorgeous.
Here's a sampling of some of the food and drinks this year. These are from the Florida Fresh booth- watermelon and feta salad with arugula and pickled onions (yum!!), Florida shrimp with local corn over andouille sausage grits, and tomato wine. Yep, tomato wine. It was- ok. Kind of like a Bloody Mary in wine form, a bit spicy and not overly tomato-y. Would I get it again? Probably not. But that salad is on my list the next time I'm there (which will be this coming weekend when I go with my brother and his family!! Maybe I'm a bit obsessed. Don't judge!)
This, my friends, is a Dole whip 'float' with spiced rum. A Dole whip is pineapple flavored soft-serve, and has a bit of a cult status in the Disney community. They even make t-shirts featuring this stuff. F&G took this classic and paired it with spiced rum, and it was actually pretty good.
That's it for now. If any of you are local or visiting the area and want to meet up in the parks, you know I'm always game!
In the words of a particular oversized rodent:
"See ya real soon!"