If you know me or keep up with my blog, you know that I am in love with Fashion and being frugal with my fashion choices. I look for inspiration from various sources, magazines, TV shows, other fashion/lifestyle blog, and websites. My favorite website for fashion inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is awesome. Am I the only one that goes to Pinterest before Google now, especially for any kind of imagery?
I decided I would start a series of recreating beautiful pieces that I come across, using pieces I already have or pieces I can find for bargain prices.
Sooo, I am a country girl. What that means for me is that I love to walk bare-footed. Oooh, I love to go without shoes. The downside to that is the fact that I can sometimes have rough feet if I don’t do anything to keep them smooth. This is also the seasons for warm weather so my feet is seeing more sunlight and views from the public. So, what can I do to get summer ready for my feet. Insert Pinterest. I saw this post where it showed how you could get soft feet with relatively simple ingredients. I am all down for the simple. The question stands though: Does it really work?
I didn’t take any before or after pictures of my feet because honestly my feet didn’t look bad to the eye but didn’t feel smooth to the touch. However, I will share with you my steps.
1.I bought a pair of socks and generic brand vapor rub from Dollar Tree. It wasn’t on the ingredient list but I decided to buy a pumice stone to rub away this dry skin.
2.I would lather the vapor rub, quite generously, on both feet and then put the socks on my feet before bed time. For the most post I would keep the socks on all night but it is May with technically no spring so sometimes the socks found themselves kicked out of the bed.
3.The next morning, after showering I would dry off my feet and rub pretty vigorously with the pumice stone, inside my feet and around my heel area.
4.I would then lotion my feet up with Vaseline Intensive Moisture Cocoa Butter lotion.
I did this on average for 5 days in a week.
Did I have smooth feet like a newborn baby? No. I do feel that they do feel smoother than when I first started this process. I think the pumice stone did help get the dead skin off. I am not sure how this would work without having something to scrap off the dead skin.
My Best Friend values my opinions. I feel honored that she trusts me to help her look good. She sent me this picture of these gorgeoius skirts from THEAFRICANSHOP (an etsy store).
They are gorgeous skirts but we are trying to ball on a budget. So, I told her that I would look around and if I found one, I would get it for her. Lo and behold , I was told by my mom that the local Maxway ( http://www.vwstores.com/) had all types of skirts and dreses. It piqued my interest. I went in and there were long dresses, short dress, long skirts, short skirts, one color, multicolors. I went in and found her two possible options and sent them to my best friend. Before she can tell me which one she prefers, her first statement, “Cute but I so need help with a top.” She act like I don’t know her…lol.
I am in love with these vibrant skirts and I feel you have real fun with them, wear with flats, wear with heels. You can make it work for work or for pleasure. I also feel that the skirt should be the main attraction. As far as a top and accessories, simple is the name of the game. I would pull any one of the colors from the skirt for a top, simple tank top or tee.
Another alternative would be a denim shirt or vest.
Here are some other cute alternatives.
I hope to have given Renee some ideas on how to wear her skirt and I hope to be able to do an update to this post to show you how I helped her style it.