Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Shoes! Another Confession! Push-ups Work!

This is a very busy entry. Ah, such is life.

I've been mulling over what to wear with my new shoes. I went with yellow.
My favourite mustard cardi - soon to be set aside for warmer sweaters - and my black polka dot skirt (the dots are really small).

The shoes are by Friis Company, from Denmark. They're purple! They're suede!
The shape is very 50s-looking to me, and the peep-toe is nice and small. They were were also very comfortable and did not rub a bit all day. It is worth it to spend money on good quality shoes.

Inigo doesn't care about shoes unless he is digging in them.
That is what a fat cat looks like when he's trying to get up.

And this is what my fabulous shoes look like:
Ah! They are so lovely and the suede is so soft. It says "A bit of Luxury for Every Day". You have to read their blurb - "the triviality of everyday" is such a great phrase.

I made the necklace years ago out of beads that were given to me by my mom - I think they belonged to my great-grandmother? Not sure. Mom, email me and tell me. The purple glass beads are the old ones - there is one oval one and the rest are triangles. I should remake this - the little bronze beads are tarnishing.
Okay, the confession. Just like with the birthday money that I got, I had to top up the gift certificate amount by $15.00 (the shoes were $165.00). I feel it was justified. And I'm still not off the wagon...I will still adhere to my goal.

And finally, the push-ups that I started doing last week - I did keep on doing them. I probably do about 60 push-ups a day, minimum. It's so much easier doing 10 easy ones at a time!

My biceps:
Look out, Sarah Connor! Still looking a little flabby underneath but I do have loose skin from losing weight, so I'm probably stuck with my "buh-byes," ha!

My triceps:
I'm pointing at a muscle that I can see (only me?).

I was stiff the next day after my initial day of push-ups, especially across my chest and in my triceps. Ruth suggested I do some triceps dips (using the arms of my office chair), which helped get past that stiffness. I definitely feel that my back and shoulders are stronger - and it's making me stand up straighter.

Cardigan (Jacob), cami (Esprit), skirt (Precis Petites), shoes (Friis Company), belt (Plum), necklace (mix of vintage and new), earrings (don't remember).


  1. Great job on the push-ups! I love the shoes, and what's $15 in the whole scheme of things. You've been doing such a great job of only buying used. A few new thing with birthday/gift money is a really nice treat.

  2. This is a a beautiful silhouette on you. And check out those guns!!! Way to go!

  3. Ooooh nice guns! And the underside is NOT flabby. I am not sure that word means what you think it does.

    Pushups are hard.

    Mustard is yummy.

    Purple shoes are the BOMB. I wish I had new purple shoes too.

  4. Arms look great and the outfit is splendid. I love the way everything fits you.

  5. Thanks, Wendy! I can open jars now!

    Thanks, Alison - it's been pretty easy to do them. And yeah, $15 is not so bad.

    I feel like Ah-nold, Sal.

    Thanks, Tina (great new pic!).

    Thanks, Sherylyn - well, maybe not flabby, but they definitely aren't firm! Yes, pushups are hard, but they are easier off a counter or desk. I love mustard and purple together. I have purple shoes in my giveaway pile - what size are you?

    Thanks, BAM!

  6. Haha -- I thought you were going to talk about push-up BRAS. 'Cause those work too. ;-)

  7. Ha! Audi, maybe another time I will talk about bras!

  8. Mustard and purple is my favorite color combo. And I always appreciate a nice pair of guns. Go you!

  9. I love those colours together, and you really rock them, Kristen. Thanks so much!

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. I'm a big fan of the yellow/purple color combo, and that skirt is so flattering on you.

  11. Thanks, FA! I love the combo too - I should wear it more.

  12. hubba hubba! that is one foxy skirt! love the ochre/yellow paired with the purple and i'm about to steal your shoes through the internets!!!

  13. Thanks, eednic! Enjoy the shoes! I love them.


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