Meet Rip Fontenot: golden retriever / best buddy / our child for now.

What I Wore:

Top: Francesca’s (identical)

Jeans: Paige Denim

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Bracelet: Frock Candy

Necklace: Forever21 (similar)


I surely haven’t worn these pumps half as much as I need to be. And, now that the fall feeling has hit, I’m sure they’ll be on heavy rotation throughout the week and weekends to come.

I’ll never forget my first pair of heels. I’ve certainly never been the graceful type and learning to walk in a pair of stunning heels was no different. My mom bought me my first pair. There was nothing special about them; a simple pair of blue and tan espadrilles is nothing to write home about. But, they were mine. And, while all of my friends’ parents weren’t allowing them to wear heels, I was shining proudly (and stumbling all over the place!)

I held onto those beauties for years, wearing them with everything possible. They were my foundation and, while they might not have been the sturdiest foundation, they helped mold me into the shoe-loving girl that I am today. There’s always been a soft spot in my heart for a gorgeous pair of heels, even if I can’t wear them everywhere. Over the years I’ve learned how to save while still having the best of both worlds. I’ve also come to realize that all of the glory you feel from being able to walk perfectly in skyscraper heels is worth every time you fell.

I’ve learned:

- that a 3″ and up heel is always best, no matter your height.

- that nude pumps will always elongate your legs.

- that a pair of wedges can last you straight through all four seasons.

- that the best way to feel sexy is to strap on a pair of your most feminine pumps.

- that glitter, sequins, spikes, hardware, and every color of the rainbow is only acceptable on your feet.

- that there are a pair of heels for every occasion.

- and, that you can never be over-dressed or over-educated.


Do you remember your first pair?


“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.”

- Faith Whittlesey

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17 Responses to Foundation

  1. Meredith says:

    Oh my goodness your sweet puppy is so precious! I love this outfit! And those pumps are amazing!!

  2. Lauren says:

    i love your peplum top!!


  3. OMG your baby is sooooooo adorable!!!! So so so cute! And I love this look too! This top is such a great combination of peplum, lace & pink and fabulous with those shoes.

  4. I love this look! That little top is so cute.


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  5. Daisy says:

    LOVE that peplum top – so LOVELY!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  6. glitzyblues says:

    I love love love your outfit, but omg that puppy! Absolutely adorable!! Love your blog, by the way!

    Xo, Rachel

  7. xo Michelle says:

    I love, love, LOVE this post. I can totally relate to your story about your 1st pair of heels-my mom bought me mine too!! I still remember mine, they were black and had that chunky heel that was cool way back when. I wore them to my 8th Grade Dance :) I still have them for sentimental sake!

    Your puppy is so adorable!
    -Michelle :)

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