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Shoesday Tuesday: Nike Rainbow

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Longest Shoesday Tuesday I've ever done but I just couldn't stop myself once I started browsing these Nikes. Having "shoe game" is one of the most important superficial things for a born and bred Miami native. I have never been part of this club, because I've always preferred girlier shoes and I've also never had a reason to. But ever since I joined the gym in the summer I've been eyeing all the pretty workout gear on the bodies of people I will never look like. If I can't have their butts, at least I can have their workout clothes amirite? (No but seriously, the internal social comparison at the gym is not as intense as I imagined it'd be. Halleluyah).

But anyway, I started by investing in some VS sports bras during the semi-annual sale, then I moved on to leggings from Marshall's (great deals lemme tell ya), and now I'm thinking it's time for shoes. Hence this Shoesday Tuesday. I wanted to organize them by price, low to high, because that's how I shop always (budget life).  But those pretty colors were begging to be put into a rainbow, and also you can compare similar styles more easily this way.

These are the cheapest at $45.99.
And these mermaid colored beauties are the priciest at a hefty $225.

So there it is, the longest Tuesday Shoesday I've ever done. Are you into sneakers? Do you call them that, or tennis shoes? Fun fact: South Florida takes this term from our northeastern transplants. See below.

Fun Stuff Friday: Stylish Rain Gear (brought to you by Hurricane Matthew)

South Florida took Hurricane Matthew very seriously. We are a party people, but when it comes to hurricanes we know the importance of preparing (and maybe throwing a hurricane party indoors). But it ended up missing Miami-Dade County entirely. We've had worse storms this year that weren't hurricanes. Still, most offices closed here as of yesterday afternoon and everything else shut down today (rightfully so). Meaning that I had nothing to do but sleep, watch Netflix, and put together this rain-inspired Fun Stuff Friday because, though I hate rainy and stormy days, I do love rain gear!

I LOOOVE all these jackets. I actually don't own a rain jacket... or a bubble umbrella, which I've always wanted. Hmmm....

I do own the red TOMS (here's an outfit post with them and some recent photos below) and I get tons of compliments every time I wear them! Which is a lot, because it's always raining here. I wore them to work yesterday and 3 people complimented me on them and asked me where they're from. They're only $59, and the best part is they fit my wide calves!


Well, thanks for reading! Hope you liked my rainy day gear. And stay safe out there, northern FL, GA, and the Carolinas!

Anthropologist Style in Ancient Greece

Well hello! I started my new job and have fallen behind on my Mediterranean cruise sharing extravaganza. Today is all about our excursion from the port at Piraeus to Sounion and Athens. I begin with the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion and then we move on to the wonderful buildings of the Acropolis in Athens.

The beautiful Temple of Poseidon, as seen from the eastern side
For Athens and Pompeii I wanted to wear something very anthropologist-like. I was an anthro major in college, so it makes total sense. I went with this breezy blouse with an interesting print to it-- reminded me of the patterns in Ancient Greek vases. Such a nerdy thought process now that I think of it. I just really like matching my outfits to the places I'm visiting. Lol. Then I went for this white scarf with tassels from Francesca's, because it just seemed like something my archaeology professor (the amazing Dr. Geller) would have worn. The distressed jeans I did more for the modern aesthetic of Athens. I also added some dangly leaf earrings (like the leaves in the ancient Greek crowns!) which you can see in a selfie below, some aviator sunglasses (because aviators are the official explorer sunglasses in my mind), and my gray TOMS for comfort. Yeah, I take this travel dressing thing really seriously. 😂

PicMonkey Photo
Tour headset covering my LOFT arrow necklace!

Blouse: LOFT // Jeans: J. Crew // Shoes: Toms via Nordstrom
Scarf: Francesca's Collections // Backpack: Target // Sunglasses: LOFT
Necklace: LOFT // EarringsLOFT // Fitbit Charge HRTarget
Bracelets: Candles & Confetti bangleMaria Shireen hair tie bracelet,
Asos heart bangle (similar)

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Fun Stuff Friday: Kate Spade New York Minnie Mouse Collection

So apparently this collection has been out since March but I'm just now discovering it.
I was Minnie Mouse for Halloween in 1992 (a cute little toddler Minnie Mouse I was) and I guess you could say that's where my love for Minnie started. These Minnie creations are perfect for a trip to Disney but would also work great to add to your Minnie costumes on Halloween.  My two-year-old-self would approve. Especially of that shiny clutch. 😍

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse
I mean look how cute this clutch is!
P.S. Not my photo - photo source here

Aix-En-Provence et Marseille

Aujourd'hui, je vous présente ma journée à Aix-en-Provence et Marseille. 💙

Maison Jules Sleeveless Printed Midi Dress

Our cruise stopped in Toulon, France but we opted to take the Aix-en-Provence and Marseille tour. There were also options for Nice or St. Tropez. I had never been to the south of France and I am a huge Francophile so I would have loved any and all of these places. But this excursion was not my favorite because it left us such little time in beautiful Marseille.

These outfit photos were taken atop the Notre Dame de la Garde. It is SO windy up there! Marseille in general is apparently infamous for its winds. I feel like I should have known that as a huge Francophile but I did not! This was in May so I went for this Maison Jules blue floral print dress which photographed well but I kept flashing everyone the whole time. There's strong breeze down below but up at the top of Marseille it is seriously gusty.

As with my previous travel posts, I begin with the outfit photos and details and then show you some of my favorite photos and moments. 

what I wore to marseille, south of france in the springwhat to wear to France in the spring
floral spring dress France
Marseille from the Notre Dame de la Garde
Marseille spring outfit

Dress: Maison Jules via Macy's // Cardigan: Jeanne Pierre, Macy's // Sandals: Steve Madden // Wedges: BC Footwear // Backpack: Target (similar now $8.98!) // Fitbit Charge HR: Target // Bracelets: Candles & Confetti bangles, Maria Shireen hair tie bracelet// Earrings: LOFT

Dress is sold out out -- below are alternative prints of the same dress.

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