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Currently Dying Over…

March 10, 2014

Sooo it’s been a week since we’ve last spoken. My bad, sorry about that. I went on a fabulous week-long vacation to Jackson Hole, where I “skied,” definitely apres-skied — aka drank fancy drinks with fancy names like the ‘Wyoming Wildflower’ — snowmobiled to a hot spring — incredible! — and made so many terrific memories with great friends and my #hubs. The fabulousness of the vacay was punctuated with contracting the norovirus on Friday and not eating solid foods until last night. Hey, at least I didn’t pack on any vacation weight?


Anywho, needless to say I’ve had a spectacular past few days and I am now refreshed, severely dehydrated and ready to start bothering you again with my pursuit of fantastic deals.

But these shoes, unfortunately, are not a good deal. And I die for them.


Gimme the Jimmys!
Gimme the Jimmys! by annabjones featuring suede shoes


At $595, they most CERTAINLY are not in my plastic fork budget. But they are a great closet staple and since there are tons of similar ones out there, I will be able to find cheaper ones, they just won’t be made by Jimmy Choo. Poo. Perhaps this will become my new eBay project

Also, Silver Spoon Taste is going global, people. I won an “award.” Someboday likes mah blawg.

Thank you Sarah of therapeutic designs blog for giving me the Liebster award! She must like malbec as much as I do. Here is a little history on the Liebster…

The word “Liebster” originates from the German word “liebste” which means “dearest.” The origin of this award is unknown, although several posts have suggested a German blog. The rules of this award had changed over the years although the underlying goal remains the same: to bring attention to blogs that have not been discovered yet. It’s basically a great way for small bloggers — I have a big personality, very small blog — to connect and introduce their readers to other good bloggers.

Questions Sarah from therapeutic designs blog asked me:

1. If you had a free day to do whatever you want to do, what would you do?

Ooo I love this. I would wake up, make coffee, read the slew of magazines I subscribe to but never have enough time to read, then make lunch, read a good book, go on a walk, visit my nieces, then start cocktail hour at approximately 4 PM. And go to bed at 8 PM. I’m so crazy.

2. What is your earliest memory?

Tuff question. I don’t remember.

3. What is your favorite cocktail/beverage?

Cocktail — cosmopolitan with a lemon twist. Beverage — malbec. Duh.

4. Trip of a lifetime, where would you go?

Tour Europe for three weeks — start in Spain and work my way through France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and then end in Greece. Clearly I’ve thought about this a lot.

5. Dinner and dancing out with friends or dinner party and gathering at your house?

Hmm that’s tuff too. I like them both equally — I love going out to dinner but also love hosting everyone at home too. Sorry for the non-answer.

6. What is your favorite object in your home?

One of my favorite objects is a little glass blue bird that sits on the shelf in my living room. It was my grandmother’s and I always loved it — when she passed away I made sure to snag it because it reminds me of her. Blue was her favorite color. 

7. Summer or Winter?

SUMMER. For the love of everything that is holy please get here NOW.

8. Why do you blog?

I blog because it’s a wonderful creative outlet. Whenever I publish a post, I get this amazing feeling of belonging and satisfaction — the blog seems like one of those things that I’m just meant to be doing. It makes me so happy.

9. What and where is your favorite restaurant?

Ooo another tough one. I’m going to say Peninsula Grill in Charleston — they have a 12-layered coconut cake that is to die for. They actually have a registered trademark on this beast, it’s that good. 

10. Mac or PC?

PC, unfortunately. I’m so not cool.

I would like to bestow the ever-so-prestigious award upon one of my new fave blogs, Well and Green Atlanta, written by my friend Laura. I have no clue about eating healthy and reading her posts are truly eye-opening for me about how to eat well and live healthily. I actually did her belly-breathing exercises last night to get to sleep. I know she’s a friend and that’s probably breaking the rules but a little nepotism never hurt anyone.

Laura here’s da rulez:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Show off your award on your blog (in a post, widget, etc. like I did).
  3. Answer 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.
  4. Create 10 questions of your own. (You can use mine if you want).
  5. Nominate 5-10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination. (I only did 1)
  6. And of course, tell them about it and provide a link back to your website so that they can know more about the award!

My questions for Well and Green Atlanta, most of which are copied from Sarah:

1. If you had a free day to do whatever you want to do, what would you do?

2. What is your favorite childhood memory?

3. What is your favorite cocktail/beverage?

4. Trip of a lifetime, where would you go?

5. Dinner and dancing out with friends or dinner party and gathering at your house?

6. What is your favorite recipe you created?

7. Hot or cold?

8. Why do you blog?

9. What and where is your favorite restaurant for clean eating?

10. Mac or PC?

Write back! LYLAS! TTYL!! 🙂 <3 <3 <3

Fashion and Beauty

An Ode to My Wedding Shoes

November 26, 2013

I love shoes and I always have. When I was little I would squat down to examine my Aunt Val’s shoes — she always had the most fashionable ones — to get a better look at what I should be wearing as a four-year-old.

Because I never buy expensive designer shoes, I gave myself a “pass” so to speak during my engagement to buy new shoes for my wedding that I ordinarily would never purchase. Even though I spent more on this collection of shoes than normal, I still managed to get good deals on almost every pair for all of the festivities.

Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes

 These Jimmy Choos were the shoes — or should I say Choos — that I wore to my wedding. I got them on — drum roll please — Ebay. Originally over $600, I got them for $250. Again, I normally do NOT spend even that much for shoes, but these were so fun and sparkly — exactly how you want to be described at your own wedding — so I went for it. Ebay has lots of highly rated sellers — I never purchase from anyone with less than a 100% satisfaction rating — with a great selection of designer shoes like Jimmy Choos and Christian Louboutins, so if you are in the market, I’d check there after you try them on at a department store.

Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes

The wedge made the shoes much more comfortable and easy to dance in. I love them. They remind me of Dorothy shoes.

Valentino Bow Pumps

I wore this pair to my rehearsal dinner and the “after party” too. These fantastic Valentino pumps will be with me for forever and are so lady-like. I should have integrated them into my vows.

Valentino Bow Pumps

Tory Burch Sandals

I bought these Tory Burch heels at a major sale Tory was having — we are on first name terms — after July 4th. The middle of July and after-Christmas are prime retail sale times, so if you want something really expensive for the holidays, I’d request an IOU and then buy the item on sale after Christmas to save some serious money. I scored this pair for $120, originally about $300.

Tory Burch Sandals

Great height and color.

French Connection Ankle-Strap Sandals

I purchased this pair of French Connection ankle-strap sandals from Zappos for about $90 for my bachelorette party in Vegas. We had so much fun… They are super comfortable and a great buy.

The best part about all of these shoes is that I have worn them several times since my wedding, making them well worth the money spent. See my note here about investment pieces.

The wedding was such a special weekend and I’m so lucky to have married my best friend. While I am glad that all of the attention and hooplah is behind me — weddings are absolute circuses — I am having a bit of a moment reminiscing on these fantastic shoes. Tear.