New shops, shoes – Five Friday Favorites

St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness and only two days until the first day of spring, March seems to have everything. It also has my birthday, which may make me biased. Enjoying everything and a mini-vacation in Naples, Florida, but still making time to check in with my favorite Friday link-ups – Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday, and Friday Favorites (add’l links below).


Favorite Quote

Against all odds Marilyn Monroe quote


Favorite Funny

plans to wear sweatpants my dvr someecards

My DVR is overflowing. On Wednesday it was 94% full. Since Thursday evening was spent driving to Naples (Florida, not Italy), that means my DVR recorded (at least) Big Bang Theory, Mom, How to Get Away With Murder and Elementary. I’m trying not to think about the things that were deleted in order to make room for the new stuff. Tall Guy says, “there’s a solution, you know. Just stop recording things.” That really means “stop watching TV.” Who did I marry?

Favorite New Shoes

While I’m still not planning the itinerary of my upcoming overseas travels (that stuff just happens, right?), I am thinking ahead about what I’ll want/need while I’m there. Number one on the list is comfortable footwear. Scratch that. Comfortable and stylish footwear. You don’t want to be the girl that the French women are making fun of. Trust me. I’ve been that girl and it was incredibly humiliating.

Cute shoes are easy when your feet are healthy and normal. However, I have special feet. And those feet have a history that includes plantar fasciitis (which, btw, is totally not lame because Nicole Richie suffers from it, too). The best way to avoid a recurrence involves supportive footwear (which, 99% of the time, is totally lame).

Luckily, dragging my mother to Happy Feet Plus last weekend worked out well for the both of us. My new kicks, which are already getting use but were purchased with France in mind, are these Vionic sandals. They manage to offer great arch support and still look stylish. They look even better on.

Vionic Lizbeth sandal white

Maybe now I’ll start booking accommodations for the trip? Eh… maybe next week.

** Thanks, mom, for the birthday shoes! 


Favorite New (to me) Store

Today, during a brief break from March Madness I wandered into a certain “purveyor of un-common handmade goods.” Goods like drinking glasses made from recycled wine bottles, a soap company that donates a bar of soap for every one you buy and old license plates turned into cuff bracelets. Tyler Joseph was a surprising find in the middle of a sea of overpriced clothing stores directed at the yachting crowd. Bonus: Tyler himself (he personally sources everything in the shop) was minding the store and friendly as can be.

If you’re anywhere near Naples, you’ll have to hurry up and visit within the next couple weeks. He’s packing up the Florida shop and heading to Scottsdale, Arizona. On the upside, there is an online marketplace, so if you’re anywhere else you can still check out everything he offers!

Joseph Tyler Naples repurposed wine bottle glasses

Tyler Joseph Naples mens products


Favorite Song

Wild Things by Alessia Cara. “We will carve our place into time and space, we will find our way, or we’ll make a way”


Friday Favorites via MeetAtTheBarre

Denim and Plaid button January


Have a wonderful weekend, e’rybody!


  • Evelina
    March 19, 2016

    I struglle with plantar fasciitis too! It’s so annoying and gets worse in the summer when I wear flat sandals or flip flops. Last year I got Birkenstocks (Madrids) and they seem to have helped! Your pair is so cute!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      March 23, 2016

      I know that Birkenstocks are a great option with good support and shape, but I went through a heavy Birk (faux Birk) phase in high school and I’m not ready to revisit it just yet! The whole Vionic line has amazing arch support – I may have to get a pair of their wedges, too!

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