Pumps

St. Ignatius Church – Oh My Aching Back!

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I never realized typing and texting could be hazardous to my health!  For years, I have typed head and shoulders hunched forward in front of a computer.  Then, when texting replaced talking, my posture further deteriorated becoming reminiscent of our more primitive ancestors.  Of course, posture was rarely on my mind because I never had any serious issues that caused me concern. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Steve Madden Sambaa Lace-Up Pumps

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Hello, Spring!  I am happy that Winter is behind us now.  I’m looking forward to wearing shorts, summer dresses, and everything in between again.  🙂  I’ve already started my Spring/Summer shoe shopping list (no purchases yet because it’s still Lent!) and it seems like lace up shoes are having a moment.  I see them everywhere now which makes the Steve Madden Sambaa lace up heels so relevant.      (more…)

On the Banks of the Potomac – Lizzy’s Latest: Up in Lights

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One concept I would love to learn more about is affiliate marketing for bloggers.  I believe this is an important tool in promoting my brand and reaching new audiences.  My blogger friend, Eccentric Owl, has a great post on affiliate marketing and I wanted to share her post with you.  For now, because of lack of time, I rely on word of mouth advertising from family and friends.  I also post on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.     (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – BCBGeneration Caliko Suede Strappy Pumps

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We continued on our Alexandria, VA adventure with these set of pictures.  After taking more shots around my dad’s office, we braved the brisk wind in search of new scenery.  Christmas decorations were still on display around the federal courthouse keeping the atmosphere quite festive.  Interesting to note, that courthouse was the location where 9/11 terrorist, Zacarias Moussaoui, was tried and convicted.  Across from the courthouse is the Carlyle Club, a pretty famous establishment in the Washington, DC area.  🙂 (more…)

Alexandria, VA – Anthony’s Story

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Not too long ago, I had a heart to heart with my co-worker and good friend, Walter.  After commenting about how exhausted he looked, he revealed that his family was dealing with an unexpected crisis.  I could see the worry on his face.  I could sense the fear of uncertainty in his voice as he confessed that his younger brother, Anthony, 22, has been fighting an aggressive form of skin cancer since last August.  The cancer came back a few weeks ago with a vengeance putting Anthony’s young life in serious jeopardy. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – White House Black Market Charlisa Pumps

 

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The girly-girl in me could not resist purchasing these super classy and cute stiletto heels with a bow adorning the ankle strap.  It is a subtle bow, but it makes these pointed toe heels quite unique, in my opinion.  If you’ve been following my blog, you know I have narrow heels which makes wearing traditional pumps a challenge because my heels keep popping out of the shoe!  So, I tend to buy pumps with ankle straps.  Now, imagine my excitement when I saw these beauties online at White House Black Market about a year or so ago.  I was so thrilled about finding black pumps that were not boring, but had an understated flair!  (more…)

Antietam National Battlefield – Christmas Traditions

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Is it just me, or does it feel like time accelerates with every passing year?  As a kid, Christmas could never get here fast enough.  Now, as an adult, Christmas arrives and leaves in a blink of an eye.  My oldest Godson, Andrew, is 7.  I’ve shared 8 joyous Christmases with him.  My grandmother, Carolyn, passed away in 2000.  I’ve spent 16 Christmases without her.  I used to wish I could go back to the 90s when my departed loved ones were still here.  Yet, today I could not imagine life without my Godsons, niece, and young cousins.  (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Vince Camuto Nihal T-Strap

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For this heel/outfit combo, I was searching for a location that was serene and unspoiled.  Mount Carmel Monastery in Port Tobacco, Maryland came to mind after I remembered a conversation I had with a priest one year.  Without going into too much detail, he wanted me to talk to a nun at Mount Carmel about religious life.  I had thought about becoming a nun when I was in high school, but that thought dissipated when I started college.  I did as he asked and as magnanimous and humbling a cloistered life in a monastery would be for me, it was definitely not something I wanted to pursue.  I walked the grounds after my conversation and even sat in the little chapel for a bit noting the beauty of this hidden treasure built in 1790.  It was the perfect setting for this chic heel/outfit combo.    (more…)

Mount Carmel Monastery – ‘Tis the Season for Volunteering

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During the early years of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015), my dad and I visited many Civil War battlefields and museums for the first time.  After visiting the Museum of the Confederacy (MoC) where the White House of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, VA, I fell in love with Southern history and heritage.  I was enthralled and engaged, but I wanted more.  I had thought about volunteering and my dad even suggested I look into volunteering at the MoC, but it never came to fruition.  Yet, the yearning for something more lingered. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Enzo Angiolini Circini Point-Toe Pumps

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D’Orsay style pumps are so elegant and sexy.  If you’re wondering what d’Orsay style is, it is simply when one or both sides of a pump are cut away to reveal the arch of the foot.  This is the style of the Enzo Angiolini Circini pumps.     (more…)