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Picture 0051Picture 007Attire:
Merona for Target – Gray heavy knit dress (not maternity, just a size larger)
Sofft – Brown suede Mary Janes with flower detail
Ann Taylor – Gold necklace and hoops
Twisted Silver – Gold bracelet

Washed and conditioned
Pureology Bow-dry amplifier
Dried with round brush

Laura Mercier – Flawless Face Kit in Sand
Nars – Blush in Orgasm
Body Shop – Shimmer Cubes in Warmth: Peach on lid, Chocolate in crease and along lash line
Victoria's Secret – Lip gloss in French Kiss
Cover Girl – LashBlast mascara in Rich Black

Well I am back to work, and actually glad about it. It felt good to get back into a routine and care about what I look like, etc.

I bought this dress on Sunday; I am trying to not buy any more maternity clothes but this dress was super cheap and I think would work post-maternity if I shortened the hem. I also think it could look cute in colder months with a black turtleneck and tights.

These shoes are AMAZING – I have been on the hunt for comfortable shoes and these have really fit the bill. I wore them all day on Monday – we went to visit my husband's grandparents, did a lot of walking in town and at the cemetery, was away from home about ten hours and my feet never hurt and I never got a blister or any chafing. The heel is higher than I would think would be comfortable, but I think the heel puts my back more in alignment, and the chunkiness of the heel makes me feel very stable. The strap has elastic hidden behind the flower so it doesn't cut the circulation off on my swollen feet. They also have a super padded footbed that doesn't make me sweat or slip around. They aren't cheap… but man are they heaven for the tootsies!

I also want to thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers. It has been a very tough week – my father-in-law's death was completely unexpected and you may have realized from my stories that he lived very close by (a block away), worked with my husband and was one of my husband's best friends too. I have been with my husband for 15 years, so I have known his dad that long. We have gone on road trips together, vacations, in college I stayed at his house any weekend my husband (then boyfriend) had leave from the military, he was over a couple times a week and was my friend as well. We are getting through things, my husband is coping ad your positive thoughts have really assisted with us healing. Thank you!

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  1. Hi,love your blog. I would love to feature you in your Sofft Veronica shoes since my blog is all about stylish, comfortable shoes. I own three pair of Sofft and the footbed is gloriously comfortable and cushiony! Stop on by and let me know what you think.
    Kirsten at BarkingDogShoes.com

  2. Sorry for your loss.

    I’m also a fan of Sofft shoes–I have a very comfy, very worn pair of their clogs that got me through 8 hours a day standing on hard floors teaching overseas for the bettter part of last year. Mine were about $40 at Marshall’s and were worth every penny. On the lookout for another pair. . .

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. 🙁
    Wanted to add that I have the same shoes in black–and I found them at Marshall’s for $29. I’ve also seen them at TJMaxx.
    They are wonderful for being on your feet all day!

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your father in law. I know it will be very difficult for you and your husband for quite a long time.

    I have the shoes you have on, but I want to tell you about some that I have that are similar, but the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They are mary jane style by Nurture. I believe the are sold only at Dillards; I am a flip flop addict, and they have taken their place, that’s how comfortable they are. I have pictures of them on my blog on an earlier post, and you can find them online at Dillard’s. Check them out, and take care please!

  5. As ever, you look fabulous, Allie.

    I was so sorry to hear about the death of your father-in-law. I am blessed with a poppet of a FIL, so I can only imagine how painful it must be to support your husband with his grief, and deal with your own. My thoughts are with you all.

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