sequins, glitter, purple polish. all in one post.

i didn’t share this on the holiday walk
because, well, it’s the bathroom
(& try not to covet our 80’s hardware)
but the funny thing…it’s emi’s favorite room that i “decorated”.
poor child, lives in a home where the bathroom is the fun room.
i love to photograph brink looking out the window.
it’s so cute when i’ve been out running errands & as i pull in to the drive
i can see his handsome face looking out the window for us.
as soon as i get to a certain spot on the driveway, he runs away & heads
over to greet us at the door.
yes, we are such creatures of habit, he & i.

wanted to share my latest obsession
&current fave color.
it looks sorta like a crazy purple color
but it dries to a nice plumy grey color which actually sounds yuck
but it’s pretty. really.
scoundrel if you wondered.

ran out and did some shopping the other day.
when i unpacked my goodies ( some of which i can’t show yet)
i realized i had quite the color scheme going on.
sans the plummy grey polish of course.
the little nutrcracker ornaments are from crate & barrel
& i used them as gift toppers.

i had asked santa for some wild & crazy gold glittered TOMS
which i am probably technically “too old” to wear.
so in an effort to help santa, not sure if i’d need a different size, being glittered and all
i made a very helpful run to nordstroms
& low and behold 
they had gunmetal sequined ones.
heaven help me.
i’m probably way too old to wear sequin kicks but i couldn’t resist.
i wrapped them for him immediately because i really want to wear them now. right now.
just like the Butter polish, they look better in person.i promise.
just peeking out under long jeans….not with shorts or anything crazy like that. fear not.
& just in case you wondered,
here’s proof that i do indeed wear shoes other than my cowboy boots.
& since we’re talking shoes
& clearly i’ll wear anything,
hence the sequined TOMS,
i would love your opinion…..
sequined or metallic
& haters of gold shoes, please don’t respond! 
( & dan, don’t worry. i’m not shopping for tory’s...just an innocent hypothetical survey! wink)

December 14, 2011 - 11:59 am

slip4 - Metallic. And the Toms are lovely!

December 14, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Pine Tree Home - So my grandmother, who is somewhere in her 80's, called me the other day. She is a very stylish lady…and preceding to tell me about these sequins ballet flats she bought. She's always been one to know the fashion scene!

December 14, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Bethanie - Paige, I saw on Pinterest that Tom's is coming out with a line of ballet flats this spring!!! I. cant.wait!!!!

December 14, 2011 - 1:00 pm

amymck - did ya get that sweet little wine stopper at crate & barrel too? 🙂 love it!

December 14, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Jenny Beth - oh everything in this post is just divine!! i say if your going gold go bold… throw those sequins in there girlfriend. i am a DIE HARD gold fan and will be until the day I die… ps love your rhinestone flats you had on… super cute!

December 14, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Love Being A Nonny - Metallic….I bought a pair…not the Torys…:(

My Mamaw died a few years ago at age 90. She wore sequin flats up until the time she died..Coolest Mamaw ever! You are NEVER too old!

December 14, 2011 - 1:32 pm

sheshewynn - Never to old, I'm in my early 50's and just bought my first UGGS….guess what they were? Yes, the black sequined ones!!! Love the silver metallic, and as soon as I could find them, I'd add the gold sequined ones to my stash!!! P.S. I just started wearing a gunmetally asphalt nail polish too!! The 50's are so liberating!!! My boys, ages 27 and 22 call me “sassy”! Rock those shoes girl!!!!

December 14, 2011 - 1:33 pm

L - Absolutely fabulous go with the metallic Tory's! PS I have sequin converse, but I adore them with jeans and a black blazer.

December 14, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Sheri -!

December 14, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Christina - love the toms!

metalic for sure!

December 14, 2011 - 2:21 pm

julieann - I love little silver shoes. Im not afraid “at my age” to wear them. I just cant find them. I used to have a pair and wore them all the time. They go with everything!!!
Im not a Big fan of gold but these are pretty darn cute!
PS Congrats on your speeking engagement. Wish I could come but distance is a factor. You will knock their socks off…

December 14, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Micah Jamie - I'm dying laughing right now b/c 1) I'm the owner of pink glitter toms and red sequins toms…does it get any louder than that? 2)I don 't wanna spoil a surprise….you'll see in the next day or two 😉

December 14, 2011 - 2:26 pm

vintage girl at heart - One of my grams always wore gold shoes and carried her gold lame handbag too!
I guess we are never too old for some happy bling bling! <: )>

December 14, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Jacqueline - Love the sequins! (p.s. my 2 year old refuses to wear any shoes that don't have sequins and I hope she never grows out of this phase!)

December 14, 2011 - 2:37 pm

A Thrifted Market - Love the sequin shoes..wear them! The other flats you are wearing are also cute..where do you get those? Love the Toms!

December 14, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Jennifer - Paige…I love my silver sequin toms! My fmaily calls them my “Michael Jackson” shoes…but they are comfy and flashy! Love it! You are not TOO old – TOMS are for everyone! Enjoy!

December 14, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Jboo - So cute — you are such a stylish Mom! 🙂

Brinkley == adorable – watching out the window for you!


December 14, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Cate - Metallic! I have the silver Torys and I live in them.

December 14, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Polly - Sequins for sure! When I hit my 50's, I thought it was time for the polyester pants with the seams down the front, WRONG!! My daughter had a fit so I am back to sequins and shiny and happy:)

December 14, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Renee - Love the purple Butter… Love the TOMS. You are never to old to “feel” good. xoxo

December 14, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Jill - Ha! I just bought those gunmetal TOMS for my Emma to wear for her Christmas concert at school – thankfully she now wears the SAME size as her momma so I will be borrowing! And my sweet friend, we are most likely of the same age so YES we can still rock glittery shoes! As for the Tory's – well, my hubby would blow a gasket if I came home with another pair, but I saw those gold glittery lovelies at Nordie's and practically drooled all over them!

December 14, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Jeannine - Gah! This decision boggles my mind. Ummmm, metallic, since you already have some sequins coming to you! Also, I covet all the little decorated ballet flats out there! I need me a heel! I am 5-2 and simply can't do a ballet flat, unless I'm doing ballet that is! Ha!

December 14, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Talia - Metallic for sure!

December 14, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Shannon - I love the gold sequined ones!! Also love those Toms and just might have to get a pair like them 😉
Brinkley looks so cute waiting at the window for his family.

December 14, 2011 - 5:11 pm

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December 14, 2011 - 6:42 pm

kerrie of sea cottage - I just love your new Tom's! I have the mark offs Soda's from Tillys…not in silver but they do have them. and gold too. I have leopard print and lOvE them. I also recently bought a lavender nail polish by Revlon called Lily. I had to have it because of our kitty named Lily Monet. I also wanted to tell you that you napkins of your holiday tablescape were the inspiration behind a new subway style art sign I did for a gift. You can see it on my studio blog. I gave you credit for the inspiration of course! ox

December 14, 2011 - 7:18 pm

janet - I love the Toms..Metallic of course and the polish is great..I went to dark polish last spring and love it..Never going back to my pale shades again..HA..I am in my mid 50's and feel as the other post said..Liberated to be able to choose things I may not of worn when younger..I am no trend setter..LOL..but do like a lot of the new styles and colors that are out..It's great to be older..I do it because I can..From all of the posts I have seen you are always very stylish and have excellent taste in everything ya do and wear..Have a great week..Oh ya..I love the bathroom and the photo of your dog is priceless..

December 14, 2011 - 7:25 pm

Gail - OHHHHHHH YEAH!! I have the black glitter Tom's…and I am proudly 68 yrs. young!!!! LOL..I say..let them shine, let them shine….my feet that is! LOL…Go for the gold of course!!! I just got a new pair of brown with gold running through them, of course! :O) These shoes are for all ages and sex….I so love the ONE for ONE behind them, too…Buy one…he gives a pair of free shoes to a child in need….Now talk about having pretty and blessed feet!! My dance in MY TOM'S!!!! :O) go get your gold ones, too!!!!

December 14, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Gail - P.S> I have to agree with Jennifer on this one…For, I, too, call my black glitter Toms..My Michael Jackson shoes…now if only my OLE' feet could just…do that…MOON WALK!!! :O)

December 14, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Sue - GO FOR THE GLITTER/SPARKLE!! I'm a grandmother and (like my 6 yo grandaughter)LOVE all that shines. It's just the gypsy in my soul!

December 14, 2011 - 7:34 pm

Biz - I have those TOMS! They were our bridesmaid shoes this last summer…I just wore mine to a Christmas party!!! They are a different size than my other TOMS though. I think they don't stretch quite the same 🙂 Hope you enjoy!


P.S. there is no age range for cute shoes 😉

December 14, 2011 - 9:30 pm

Deborah - Metallic is my vote. By the way, your bathroom decorations are lovely.

December 14, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Jackie - I like all your shoe choices. I would wear them all!! Why not??

December 14, 2011 - 10:17 pm

Sharla - I agree – love all of your shoe choices! I say Metallic – for sure 🙂

December 14, 2011 - 10:46 pm

smk - metallic, definitely. sequins are only appropriate in certain occasions. torys are not one… in my opinion 🙂

December 15, 2011 - 12:07 am

Lemonade Makin' Mama - I say GO FOR IT!! You are as old as you feel or so they say… and those are very cute!!

December 15, 2011 - 12:28 am

Anonymous - Metallic, always metallic! Destiny

December 15, 2011 - 12:48 am

Jodi - I love the sequin toms…who says there is an age limit on them! 🙂 My Beka came to me last night and said “momma…we need to get toms!”. I love them and would love if Santa brought me and her a pair!:)

I love the purple nail polish; my fav color! I have not tried the Butter brand; my sis in law has says she likes it.
I say metallic on the gold flats; they are adorable!

I love the pics of Brinkley, he is such a “love”! He looks so festive in his red collar. We got Bailey a christmas green one to wear for the holidays! Oh, and I will love the day when I can leave her alone in the house and come home and everything is not torn apart; I am sure that will come with age!

Take care Paige!

December 15, 2011 - 1:26 am

Lulu and Co. - I'm s metallic girl!!!! Love them!!!!! And no one is too old to wear sequins toms!!!! They are fantasic!!!!!

December 15, 2011 - 2:04 am

Anonymous - Since you asked 😉 I have the gold ones and only went up 1/2 size and they are brand new because I needed to size up at least a full size and didnot. I have a pair of 7 1/2 gold Revas that I simply can't wear. But oh I have tried!!! I say go for the gold!!!


December 15, 2011 - 2:57 am

Wendy - Always go with more bling!

December 15, 2011 - 3:12 am

erin - You are NOT to old for sequin shoes! And as far as the Tory shoes I love both but I think you could get more wear out of the metallic. They look a little more casual.

December 15, 2011 - 3:23 am

Ellie - Sequined. For shore. But my sense of style is nonexistent so I will be interested in what your readers say 🙂

xo ellie

December 15, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Between You and Me - the Toms are awesome and you are NOT too old to wear them…and neither am I for that matter…and lets keep saying it until we convince everyone around us.

You won't go wrong with either of those gold flats….but the glitter ones are awesome and flashy and bold.

which ones are you leaning towards? is it towards or toward? I'm gonna keep drinking my coffee!!!!

December 15, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Alecia - Love the pics of Mr. Brinkley…he's sooo CUTE!
You are NOT too old to be wearing sequins…and I LOVE the TOMS…you'll rock those!
I've said it before…love the glitter Tory's…Happy Shopping!

December 15, 2011 - 6:05 pm

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse - Your floors & your moldings are beautiful!
Like the wreath in the happy bathroom too.

December 15, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Rebecca - Too old for sequined Toms? Fiddle dee dee! Nev-ah! 🙂

December 15, 2011 - 8:15 pm

Rebecca - P.S. I have a serious puppy crush on Brinkley. 🙂

December 16, 2011 - 4:51 am

Anonymous - Love all of the shoes. Being a major Tory B. fan, I do adore both pairs that you showed. I am tempted to say go for the sequins. For me, the metallic would likely be the choice. Been considering the gold metallic ones myself… husband does NOT thank you for posting these pics, haha!
Love your home and all of your gorgeous pics lately!

Amy 🙂

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