During the tail end of my summer off each year I find myself reworking my closet and getting rid of unwanted items. I used to have a fairly elaborate system for deciding whether or not to keep a piece in my wardrobe here yet at this stage of life I’ve refined my process even more. This is not a novel concept, but it’s works for me. If I pick up clothing, shoes, accessories and don’t feel the love, out it goes and is donated to someone who will appreciate it. Simple….. It feels so good to pare down, doesn’t it? I collected a huge bag of donation items last weekend and already my closet feels lighter and brighter–with more room for new favorites.
I have a couple of new favorite pairs of shoes. They are well-priced, stylish, and I just realized they are made by the same designer, Franco Sarto. His shoes have been a go to for me for a number of years. When I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, I frequented the Franco Sarto boutique. Now I order online as I did with these.
These are the ‘Filigree’ wedge in the concrete shade. I’ve always appreciated the ease and comfort of wearing a wedge. These are my new favorites and perfect for transitioning into cooler temperatures. I wore these out to a delicious belated birthday dinner at Sopa Thai in Yuba City with family. We had so much fun, and my shoes were comfortable for walking around town.
I also bought these Franco Sarto ‘Grip’ sandals ice last spring and wore them constantly during the summer. Zappos has them in a number of pretty shades. The perfect summer sandal (click photo for link).
I’m eyeing these for fall:
More stylish options from Franco Sarto:
A few favorite links:
This post from Domaine on one of my favorite sunny escapes transported me back in time.
I loved these images and the spirit of this young woman sharing her joy.
We can enjoy a sunny escape to Provence through Shannon Ables blog or
this cool pad featured on Franki Durbin’s blog which reminds me of my days living in LA.
This is good food for thought on How to Have a Healthier Marriage.
Hot off the press are some new arrivals at my Stylemindchic Boutique!!!
Welcome to the weekend!! I’m ready for a change of pace–are you? My new work year is off to a fast start but I’m looking forward to some pool time, sunset grilling on the terrace with my husband, and time with friends this weekend.
What are you up to this weekend?