Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Frowny Face

I pulled my sunglasses out the other day, and this is what I found. So sad! I can't believe they're broken. I've had them for at least five Summers, which is probably the all-time longevity record for Catherine sunglasses. And I took such good care of them, too! I never sat on them once. And I actually put them in a case every time I took them off. See how there isn't even one scratch on the lenses?

It's not that they were investment sunglasses or anything— I got them for $20 at Marshall's— but they were one of the best looking pair of shades I've ever owned. And I felt like a rockstar every time I wore them.

Hmm . . . I wonder where the superglue is . . . Maybe I can turn that frown upside-down . . .

(Shades photos © Littlehouse of Style)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The last time I wore shorts for something other than a workout was back when cargo shorts and flannels were popular. Which is why I found it completely surprising that I not only tried on a pair of shorts recently, I actually liked them!

I found the shorts at Moods of Norway when I was in Bergen, Norway. Moods specializes in what I would call California fashion— bright colors, floor-skimming patterned dresses, and just a lot of fun. I probably chose the least colorful piece in the store, but the cute pleats and cuffs on these shorts speak to the fun attitude of Moods. They also came in bright pink satin, which I was not brave enough to try on.

I even went further out of my character and bought flats recently. I love walking all over the city in the Summer, so I forced myself to look for shoes that would go the distance. I was expecting it to be a chore, but I actually put down a pair of heels to pick up these Dries van Noten sandals! I love the metal detailing and they are really comfortable.

Ah, pockets . . .

Here's to getting out of your comfort zone and getting comfortable!

(Shorts photos © Littlehouse of Style; Moods of Norway shorts, Club Monaco shirt, Dries van Noten sandals, Nine West belt, Aldo necklace)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Off the Wagon . . .

So you're thinking, hmmm, I've never seen those shoes before . . . Wait. Did she? Is the Shoe Diet over? . . . But why would she crack over a simple pair of satin peep-toes?! I though she was stronger than that . . .

Then I'd give you that I'm-up-to-something look . . .

. . . and slowly turn around . . .

. . . and you'd see why I broke my 6-month Shoe Diet. Sparkle heels! Not only sparkle heels, but Prada sparkle heels from several seasons ago. So you're thinking, Ebay? Century 21? Oh no, my friends, I actually found these at the Prada store.

The salesman told me that for some reason the headquarters sent these for the Spring sale, even though they're from a few years ago. And I'm pretty sure they got overlooked by all the people who went to Prada the day the sale started, because the way the shoes were positioned on the shelf, those incredible heels were hidden from view. Oh, and did I mention they were super on sale? Yay!

Another reason why I gave in, is because it's my birthday this week. It was either break the Shoe Diet, or break my annual tradition of buying myself birthday shoes. Needless to say, I'm a stickler for tradition.

Sparkly shoes photos © Littlehouse of Style