A Change of Heart

I have never been a sneaker wearer in my pre-mom life. I love flats, sandals, boots, and flip flops for comfort, but you pretty much would never catch me in an athletic inspired shoe unless I was headed to work out. I’m finding that to be a thing of the past now that going out and about requires lugging a carseat, diaper bag and a trillion other objects along with me. Daily trips out of the house have become somewhat of a workout in themselves. So, here I am seeking out cute sneakers to add to my rotation. Y’all have any suggestions??

  1. Old Navy, Mesh Suede Trim Sneakers
  2. Macys, Womens Maya KP Sneakers
  3. Nordstrom, Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Sneaker
  4. Kohls, Converse Star Player Shoes
  5. Zappos, Reebok Lifestyle Classic Nylon
  6. Zappos, New Balance Classics
  7. Zappos, Osiris Hayou LT W
  8. Zappos, Saucony Originals

Fabulous Footwear Friday

I am loving the sequin-y-ness of these–that’s a word right?  I mean these can be casual or dressy and I love that.  DUAL PURPOSE! If they had my size I’d be ordering them right now!

Kohls, Simply Vera Vera Wang Olivier Flats

Well, Hello Strangers

Ready or not… Im BACK! Back to the ole’ Tipsy grind. And I’d like to celebrate my return with two things:

A. This adorable picture of my sweet AJ.

B. This list of things that kept me sane/ allowed me to survive the last 4 weeks.

  1. Target, Full Sling Nursing Tank with Lace– These are like god’s gift to a nursing mom. Perfect thickness for extra support for the gals, long for us long bodied individuals and pop on a jacket or cardi and you don’t look quite like the frump you may feel like.
  2. Old Navy, Wide Leg Active Pants – I wore these home from the hospital, wear them as PJs at night and what the hay! Sometimes I keep them on all day long… I do have a newborn; I think I’m allowed.
  3. Amazon, Fisher Price I Glide Cradle and Swing– My lil gent loves this thing and will chill happily while mommy fixes dinner, does laundry or cat naps. Fisher Price, I can never thank you enough.
  4. Kohls, Carter’s Body Suits – My child is long and skinny and when he was swimming in all the newborn clothes we had, these babies were a life saver and fit him like a glove.
  5. Amazon, My Little Lamb Infant Seat– This goes anywhere I go and need a free set of hands. Like the bathroom, for instance. The vibrations and music set my little angel straight into slumber in most cases and allow mom to get a quick bathroom break or shower in. Plus, it’s so very soft and cozy. I wish they made one in my size.
  6. Amazon, Maxwell House International Cafe’ Suisse Mocha– I do not ever drink coffee or coffee related drinks. EVER. My mother brought this over to my house for her own personal enjoyment when she comes to visit the baby since I’m a coffee-less house. I tried it once and I’ve been like a crack addict over this stuff ever since. Good lawdy, I’m hooked.

$50 Fridays: Let’s Hear It For The Boys

Tipsy is no doubt girl focused with all our hair products, makeup, dresses and frills, but today I’m gonna send a frugalisto shout out to the readers of the male gender.

  1. Forever21 (21MEN), Conductor Pageboy Hat
  2. Forever21 (21MEN), V Neck Organic Cotton Tee
  3. Kohl’s, Sonoma Flat Front Twill Shorts
  4. Target, Mens Laif Canvas Flip Flops


When I see espadrilles I think SUMMER.  I also think, “I need to be in Mexico with a margarita”.  I yammer on a lot about Mexico don’t I? Honestly I’ll just take the marg.  But I’ll also take some espadrilles. I’m pretty sure I need #2. What say you?

  1. Zappos, Eric Michaels
  2. Kohls, Chaps Dawna
  3. Kohls, Sonoma Kicker Peep Toe
  4. Piperlime, Bandolino Girlee
  5. Piperlime, Wanted Samantha
  6. Piperlime, Kenneth Cole Reaction Kiss or Dare

$50 Friday: Summer Bling Fling

I’m not usually one to  drizzle myself with diamonds (or let’s face it… fake diamonds), but something about the juxtaposition of casual fabrics and a little ice gets my summer engine revving.

  1. Forever21, Glistening Tear Earrings
  2. Kohls, Embroidered Henley
  3. Urban Original, Bamboo Floral Flat Sandal
  4. Kohls, Solid Skirt

Pretty Things at Every Price: Crossbody Bags

The Tipsy gals are up for another challenge.  We are on the hunt for that perfect crossbody (something that is very near and dear to my heart), but with each gal in a diff price range.

  1. Der’s ($14.94) Poppie Jones Fashion Crossbody Bag –  such a fun color and UNBELIEVABLE price! Perfect for a date night or girls night out when you don’t wanna be lugging around some hefty satchel.
  2. Court’s (29.99) Libby Edelman Woven Detail Convertible Crossbody Bag – love this throwback/hippie-ish look.  Love the price and of course love that its on the smaller side. The woven details and color make this look really unique.
  3. AK’s ($36.00) Croft & Borrow Crossbody – Pewter! I love this color, it goes with EVERYTHING! I can see this number helping me out considerably during our annual Round Top extravaganza.
  4. Sarah’s ($48.00) Steve Madden Bluvsic Crossbody– I’m loving the dressiness of this bag…it’s like sporty “glam” spice! (I also agree with AK that pewter is the WAY TO GO in the bag department…)

There you have it.  We’ll be up for more of these price challenges, so stay tuned or let us know what you want us to find on your budget!

Skirts! Skirts! Skirts!

Here in Texas its already swelteringly hot, so that means SKIRTS and shorts. I love me a skirt. I actually have #1 in white with orange embroidery and I have to say it’s one of my favorite skirts. I throw on an orange t-shirt and flip flops and bam I’m dressed! So when I saw this color combo, I immediately started salivating. Please tell me, what is your favorite skirt lately? And what are you wearing with it?

  1. Soft Surroundings, St Remy Skirt
  2. Kohls, Simply Vera Plaid Skirt
  3. Boden, Striped Pencil Skirt
  4. Target, Merona Monica Pencil Skirt
  5. Talbots, Eyelet Pencil Skirt
  6. Forever 21, Broken Striped Print Skirt

Going Colorful on Your Ass

Literally. Who else gets tired of basic khaki or denim shorts during the summer???…. UM, I DO!

1. Old Navy, Perfect Khaki Bermudas

2. Target, Women’s Bermudas Cabbage Rose

3. JCrew, 9″ Chinos

4. Forever21, Colored Twill Shorts

5. Alloy, Charleston Stretch Twill Shorts

6. Talbots, 7″ Twill Shorts

7. Nordstrom, Calson Stretch Bermudas

8. Kohls, So Bermuda Shorts

I Like Your Sundress

And from the inside from the inside out,  you’ve changed, girl you know you have ??? (Ben Kweller)

Either way, this is one of the songs that I loved to sing with Ben or I loved to just sing blaring in my car/ipod/work/alone/workout!

Here’s to Sundresses!

  1. Paint by Flowers Tunic
  2. Front Knot Dress
  3. Embroidered Print Dress
  4. Sleeveless Dress
  5. Flutter Sleeve Dress
  6. Bouquet Dress
  7. Irish Kiss
  8. Tiered Dress