City Vibes Meet Country Chic
I’m not a stranger to getting out of my comfort zone. In fact, I kind of live out of my zone. Even though I’m in the south and definitely the country, I general feel the fashion vibes of my city roots. Blacks and tans and no ruffles thank you (or at least not very many). But, I’m country living in the Shenandoah Valley and though sometimes I miss the hustle and bustle, I cant complain about the view. Even if it’s just inside the four walls I call my home with eight little feet trampling from one side to the other.
However, my city feels can’t always extend to my feet. Country living is beautiful and slow (ish) and inspiring. But, it’s also dirty. Ugh the mud! For real. And, I don’t want to worry about ruining my favorite shoes when I’m running after my kiddos. But, who wants to miss those moments worrying about footwear? Not this mama. So, I could join the rainboot fan club and just give up my city dreams but I’d much rather just find the perfect shoe with a mud friendly sole and call it a day. That’s what I’ve found in Jambu.
Black Tee: c/o Free Label (as seen on my instagram 5×5 happening right now!); Boots: c/o Jambu (use code MOMMY18 for 15% off your entire order); Bag: c/o Latico Leathers (use code MIF20 for 20% off your entire order)
When they first offered to send me the Rimini booties, I wasn’t sure. I have a really weird foot. It’s too small for wide but generally too wide for anything with a tapered front so I usually just avoid them all together. Then they arrived and changed my mind- who knew that could happen. I think sizing up (just a half size will do) is a smart idea with any pointy shoe especially if your toes are wide like mine. The design is chic with the seam down the middle and the stud detail. I love how they photographed and the rubber sole makes them ideal for country days and the sleek design for city nights. I may be a little stuck in the 90s (some of my friends would agree) but these shoes are taking me into the next century (finally).
In the spirit of things that take me out of my comfort zone, I’m going to tell you a few things about me:
* I’m a city girl living the small town life and it’s a good place to be with four kiddos to raise but I miss the big lights and busy streets… maybe not the traffic.
- 2 drops anything citrus, 1 drop Cassia or Cinnamon Bark = Halloween
- 2 drops Cyprus or Douglas fir, 2 drops tangerine (or wild orange), 1 drop clove = Christmas
- 1 drop Eucalyptus, 1 drop peppermint, 2 drops lavender = Relaxation (not recommended for children)
I have a ton of allergies including but not limited to sensitivities to several large food groups (it’s possible I have a histamine issue but that’s complicated so let’s just say I miss steaks and rolls).