High Heels and Training Wheels



A Sad Farewell is Looming

That yearly farewell to summer is coming. And I am dreading it. Fall is absolutely my favorite season but it's what comes after it that I dread. It taints my view of fall. I can't anticipate my favorite season because my least favorite season follows it. Are there actually people out there who like winter? I just can't see the appeal. The days are shorter, drearier, colder and it seems to draaaaaaag on forever. It's usually about this time of the year that my seasonal depression starts to slowly creep in. So I'm holding on desperately to what last shreds of summer I can. While I was embracing fall fashion last week, not today. No dressing for fall, I'm full on summer today with this white/nautical feel....after all, no white after labor day, right? Today is the last day I can wear white this year, right? Psssh. I have never felt the need to abide by that rule. Is it actually still a "rule" anymore anyway? 

Stripe Top c/o Oasap // Distressed Jeans- American Eagle (thrifted) // Crossbody Bag- Target // Sandals- Target (thrifted) // Fedora- Meijer

So am I the only one who wears white after labor day? Am I breaking a legitimate rule here or is it just an outdated notion? I'd like to know what you guys think.

Do you wear white after labor day?

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Patience at it's Finest

I am a whiner. I always have been. My mom used to tell me when I was a kid to stop whining, she wasn't going to speak to me until I stopped. I would reply back to her in my whiniest voice, "But I'm not whiniiiinnnnggg!!". I seriously whined so much, I had completely lost touch on how to speak normally and had no idea I was even doing it. (Sorry, mom!!) Well, I have since learned how to speak in a "normal" tone but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't still guilty of the occasional whine. Today was one of those times.

Lace Peasant Dress c/o Oasap // Broad Brim Hat c/o Oasap // Ankle Boots c/o Oasap // Clutch c/o Oasap

I am a cold person by nature (temperature wise, not characteristically....although maybe that's debatable) but I do not do very well in heat either. Today was only something like 82 but with humidity levels at 68%, I was roasting like a pig. All I did the entire time we were taking these pictures was whine like my 6 year old self. I look back on it now and shudder at the shame of it; I was truly wretched to be near. Every 3 seconds something like "OMG could it be more hot out?" or "It's too humid, my face is just sliding off!" or "Is this really necessary? Mother Nature is such a B!" forcibly left my lips. But my poor husband, who gains no benefit from my blog and only does my pictures as a favor, stuck through the heat, whines, and complaints without a single whisper of irritation. That is some Gandhi-like patience guys. My anger and irritation was palpable but he stuck it out like a champ. Patience at it's finest! Thaaaaank yoooouu honey!

Ok, now that I've apologized and given him his due credit, let's discuss what I'm wearing. Notice a theme? Yeah, every single item is from Oasap. I began working with Oasap almost immediately following the start of this blog but I have continued because I love them! They have so much to offer and it's always at the best prices. I have been eyeing this dress for a while, it's the perfect transition piece to take me into the fall. However, I'm usually pretty bad about transitioning seasons. I'm at a complete loss in those in-between months. How do you guys do it?

What are your tips and tricks to transition into fall?

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One Last Shebang

So if you notice over there in the sidebar, I've added a shop my closet at Poshmark. It took me forever to finally put together but it was a long time coming. After jean jackets came back in style and I realized I used to have one and got rid of it, I've been afraid to get rid of anything. So I have a closet (and boxes upon boxes) filled with clothes that never get worn but never get thrown out either. I'm most definitely a hoarder when it comes to clothes. I'm ashamed at just how much just hangs there neglected, but I have an unnatural fear!

So I've been forcing myself to abide by the rule "if it hasn't been worn it in a year, it's time to go". Well, it's still REALLY hard to bring myself to get rid of things! These cobalt skinnies are one of those things. I've not worn them for a year and even then I only wore theses cobalt skinnies a couple times so they are still like new. It's so hard to get rid of something that is like new! So I'm giving them one last "hoorah" to see if they really belong on the short list. Problem is, I'm still undecided! 

Denim Jacket- Aeropostale (thrifted) // White Scallop Tank c/o Oasap // Cobalt Skinnies- LEI // Leopard Pumps- Charlotte Russe // Bag- Target // Necklace c/o Oasap

What do you guys think? Keep or toss?

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MoxieJean: The Little Fashionista

For an entire year I have had this blog and for an entire year my daughter has been asking for one of her own. She's 6. Uh...no ma'am. But that doesn't mean I can't share with her every now and again, right? Of course I can! So (drum roll please) I introduce to you, the witty, the charming, the fabulous Izzzzzyyyy!
And there is no better time than now to share her wee little fashion because the new school year is upon us and I know all you mommies out there are back-to-school shopping too....and probably spending a fortune. But, whoa, wait a second. Back the train up. I'm all frugal and thrifty over here, buying my things super cheap so I can go out and spend a fortune on the kids? Oh, no no no miss thang, I am not! Plus, we know they're just going to outgrow it all in a year (month...week...day...they never stop growing!) anyway. So why go into debt just to clothe them? I'm serious here, have you seen some of the prices on kids clothes?? "Oh hey, you can buy this size newborn sleeper for a mere 80 bucks! Isn't that a steal, folks?" (I'm not exaggerating, Google it) I would not spend that much on myself, so I am most certainly not spending that on this messy, growin-like-a-weed, rough and tumble kid! And you don't have to either!
This year, you fellow mommies can streeeeetch that back-to-school budget while still dressing your kiddos supa dupa fly. MoxieJean is an online consignment store that carries great brands like Gymboree, Gap, Old Navy, Baby Lulu, Ralph Lauren, etc. All at 75% or more off retail prices! For a mere 35 chucks, I was able to score Izzy 3 separate looks! My kind of store! MoxieJean adds hundreds of new outfits every Monday and Thursday so there is always something new to choose from and with sizes newborn all the way through to 13-14, there's something there for your entire clan. Holy convenience, Batman!

So, without further adu, here are little miss Iz's back-to-school looks she scored from Moxie...
Erge Stripe Tee Orig Price-$33.00 Moxie Price-$5.99 (shop tops) / Gap Kids Skirt Orig Price-$24.95 Moxie Price-$6.99 (shop skirts) / Target Leggings / Target Cherokee Sandals

Neon Children's Place Courds Orig Price-$19.95 Moxie Price-$5.99 (shop pants) / Arizona Sequin Tee / Target 'Liv & Maddie' Fedora / Target Cherokee Sandals / Target Sunnies
Children's Place Skinny Jeans Orig Price-$19.50 Moxie Price-$5.99 (shop jeans) / Target Cherokee Leopard Print Cardigan (new with tags) Orig Price-$16.99 Moxie Price-$9.99 (shop tops)/ Children's Place Glitter Flats / Target Glitter Hair Bow / Children's Place Sunnies

The things we ordered were in pristine condition and it arrived in only 3 short days (including the weekend; placed my order Friday and it arrived bright and early Monday). My experience has been amazing; the only hard part of shopping MoxieJean was narrowing it down! There is sooo much to choose from!

All High Heels and Training Wheels readers can get to shopping MoxieJean by using code LOOK4LESS22 to get $10 of Moxie Money for every $50 you spend (or $25 of Moxie Money for every $100 you spend). Yeah, you get money for spending money! You can also make even more by sending in your child's clothes that they've already outgrown. I requested a free mail bag with my order so I can stock it up and send it in to make a little mullah for more MoxieJean purchases. Waste not, want not and all that, right? It's so much easier than lugging all those clothes (plus the kids) to our local consignment shop, sitting there for an hour while they sift through it all and hoping I can find something new while we're there. With Moxiejean, I know I will find something I love to trade for. No goofy styles, faded clothes or off brands; MoxieJean has all my favorites!

To help get you started, MoieJean is offering one of you luck winners $177.50 to shop for your back-to-school clothes! Use the Rafflecopter below to get entered! Good luck!
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