Collaboration – torturedSoles

I’ve always adored traditional pumps.  I find them beautifully timeless and fiercely feminine.  Over the years, I have tried to wear them, but my narrow heels would always slip out of the heels causing me great frustration and embarrassment.  Eventually, I discovered heel inserts and thought they would be the solution to my narrow heels.  The drug store brands did solve the heel issue, but their bulk made the toe box extremely tight and painful.  For a while, I endured the pain for fashion’s sake, but the nightly toe cramps finally convinced me that traditional pumps were simply not compatible with my narrow heels.  Sigh…

Unable to wear traditional pumps, my feelings start with sadness…

Then, evolve to utter frustration!

 

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Lizzy’s Latest – INC International Concepts Sadiee Strappy Dress Sandals

Two Fridays ago, my beloved Sony VAIO laptop died.  With no laptop, this post remained in limbo.  I spent all last week researching new laptops and so much has changed in the last 10 years!  Being a creature of habit, change doesn’t always come easy to me.  Sigh… (more…)

Richmond, VA – Maymont Mansion – Thankful

When the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) reunited back in late 2007, I was one of the lucky fans who saw them live on the Today Show on May 16, 2008, their first live concert since 1994!  Now an adult, it was exciting and surreal to watch the boyband of my childhood performing right in front of me.  Donnie Wahlberg (my favorite New Kid) flashed his million dollar smile at me and my heart raced as I smiled back. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest 2017 Top 5 Fall Favorites

Fall has arrived!  I’m so excited for this time of year!  It is my favorite season.  Although, Summer’s embrace still lingers, hints of Fall are making their debut gradually.  I can feel it in the cooler mornings and nights.  I can see it at the stores as they display Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (already!) paraphernalia.  And just last night as I drove home from work, I could smell the sweet scent of burning firewood in the air. This gradual changing of the seasons will soon gift us with the splendor of Fall foliage.  I love watching the leaves paint the landscape in brilliant hues.  It is something I look forward to every year.  (more…)

Shoespiration – Vince Camuto Paxton Caged Heel

Can you tell I’m on a cage heels kick?  😉  These Vince Camuto Paxton sandals are from last Summer.  They are part of a surplus of blog pics that have yet to be published.  I’m so happy to finally feature them this week before we say good-bye to Summer.  (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Vince Camuto Lorrana Dress Sandals

One of the best things about living in the Washington DC area is the endless options for photo shoot locales.  We decided to drive into Washington, DC to check out the Botanic Garden situated on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.  We found great parking just across the street from it and only had to walk a short distance.  I was looking forward to the shoot until we walked in:  humidity greeted us and the tight walkways were streaming with visitors.  I gave my dad a disapproving look, but he still wanted to take some “test” shots.  We spent about 15 minutes there before I was over it.  Diva behavior according to my dad!  😉 (more…)

Washington DC – The Capitol – The Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Adventure

As much as I love kids, there was a time when I never wanted any of my own.  That mindset evolved to if I ever had kids, I only wanted boys.  Then, my brother, Michael, and his wife, Shannon, had my niece, Kristin and that sentiment went out the window.  (more…)

Collaboration – FFC New York – SIRY Beige Thong Sandals

Something serendipitous happened recently.  Lizzy’s Latest achieved its very first collaboration!  🙂  This opportunity is with FFC New York, a company located in New York City!  They are a fabulous shoe, handbags, and accessories company founded in 2009.  FFC New York is “fashion forward, urban style and comfortable footwear for the dynamic woman who wants all the glamour with an affordable price.”  Their target market is the business woman, social butterfly, or girl next door.  Does this sound like you?  It’s definitely me!  😉  (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – White House Black Market Tassel Tie heels

Blue is my favorite color; so imagine my delight when I came across this lovely pair from White House Black Market.  The vivid blue caught my eye and the tassel ties add a flirty touch making these sandals the perfect accessory for summertime fun.     (more…)

Washington, DC – Jefferson Memorial – Ode to my Father

One of the earliest lessons my father taught me was to always honor your commitments.  Integrity is one of my dad’s greatest virtues and it guides him in all aspects of his life.  With my dad, if he’s committed to doing something, he ALWAYS follows through.  He is simply a man of his word.     (more…)