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Posh Donates Piles of Shoes

There are quite a few shoe focused charities out there, but none of them earned quite the frenzy that Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice) created when she donated a mountain of shoes to the British Red Cross to raise money for victims of Typhoon Hayian.

In one fell swoop she donated more shoes than some people ever have, all designer of course. Then on top of the pile of shoes, there were 20 boxes of clothes.

Apparently she was quite serious about cleaning her closet.


Ever the saavy business woman, Posh tweeted the whole thing, including pictures of the pile of donated shoes and the boxes of clothes that were being donated. That also gave a brief glimpse into the real world of the Beckhams, where Posh wears jeans and gym shoes while cleaning the closets, and weighs enough to not be supported by a closed box full of clothes.

The items were all put on sale in one of the British Red Cross stores, and hordes of fans and shoppers clamored to get a piece of Posh, for as little as $25. W…

Stopping at Six Inches

Since finding out I'm pregnant I seem to have lost most of my energy. Once in a while I'll get it back for a day, and then the next day I turn back into a rapidly expanding beast with some kind of 8:30 pm induced narcolepsy.

There's been a lot of things that I've been getting used to, including a limited wardrobe, being hungry every 20 minutes, and an extremely limited wardrobe. 
Of all the challenges, it's the limited wardrobe that's been killing me. 
Of. Purse I've been switching it up with various shoes, and thank god I have lots and lots to choose
from. Then the other day it hit another first. I put on a pair of heels, stood up, and immediately sat back down. 
My balance had gone to shit. Apparently five months pregnant with twins and six inch platform stilletos don't mix well. 
I knew this day was coming, but I guess I thought it would be gradual. And maybe it was and I just hadn't been in tall enough shoes lately. Or maybe it was the fact tha…

Accessory Obsession and Mimosa Envy

Since finding out about my impending bundles of joy, and therefore my expanding waistline, I decided that investing in clothes over the next few months is a bad idea. Unless of course it's something that can be worn with leggings or the dreaded maternity clothes (and I'm trying to buy as few of those as possible).

Because of my newfound appreciation of black clothes, I jumped at the chance to go to RM Champagne Salon on Saturday to check out a sale with t+j Designs and Henry & Belle.

Denim and I aren't really getting along these days (which is a shame because those black on black brocade jeans were calling to me), but I made my sister tag along with me for company and just to hang out, and she can appreciate denim. I just need to expand my accessories collection because it helps draw attention away from my expanding midsection, makes the monochrome clothes look a little more exciting, and I'm afraid my feet will grow so I've slowed down the shoe buying.

Never …

Getting the Boot

Recently I have been getting a lot of questions about boots. Everything from where to find boots for various calf sizes, to what height is best.

The funny thing is all of these things are very personal, and pretty easy to figure out or find.

I recently did a post on boots for women with larger calves. You can read it here. But, there's also women out there who have naturally skinny legs, and sometimes they're as miserable as those of us with man-calves.

Instead of not being able to find anything that zips, they can't find anything to create a snug fit. Instead
being forced to buy boots that gap at the top or inappropriately slouch, creating a totally different look than the one originally envisioned. 

Really, is there anyone out there that has the perfect sized calves for knee-high boots?

For those of you with naturally slender legs, I suggest buying stiffer boots that have a zipper up the side or the back of the boot. This will keep the boot standing (and not slouching)…