By now you know that my husband and I are working with a personal trainer three mornings a week. On Friday, my session consisted of some cardio and boxing. This is all good and well except:
- I didn’t know we were going to box
- I had painted my nails the night before in preparation for an evening out on Friday night
Rats! Oh well, I thought, I can always re-do my nails on my lunchbreak, I guess. I donned the boxing gloves and happily hit the pads held by my trainer, Juan. (He says I throw a pretty good punch, by the way. Consider yourselves warned.)
(That’s me on the right…hey, don’t judge, it’s 6:30 in the morning!)
It’s actually a fun (and stress-relieving) workout, I highly recommend it. Now, back to my nails. I was sure there would be chips and chunks of polish missing.
Nope. See for yourself.
No chips. No broken nails. No problems. I was impressed! Thanks to Kate Spade New York (in rose), Sally Hansen (gold glitter and topcoat) for helping me discover that I can box in the morning and head out on the town in the evening.
(Disclaimer: I bought all the nail products myself. This is not a sponsored post. However, if folks from Kate Spade and Sally Hansen are reading this, well…please feel free to send me samples!)
As a Poppy Barley Ambassador, I love wearing my boots with a range of looks. Dress up or dress down, these bespoke boots make a fashion-forward statement. If you’re not familiar with Poppy Barley, these are custom-made boots to reflect your own personal style. You can choose from a range of colours and finishings, depending on the style of the boot. My heeled boots are The Promenade (shown above). I chose a combination of black leather and black nubuck, together with a shiny gold zipper that acts as a stunning accent.
Best of all, the boots are custom fit to your measurements. When my boots arrived, I slipped them on and found them immediately comfortable. That’s because the foot and calf measurements you take ensure that the boots will fit you – not some predetermined sizing chart. Most people have some sort of fit challenge, ranging from muscular calves to having two different sized feet! For me, my wide foot is often difficult to fit comfortably, especially in heels.
In this capsule collection, I show how you can wear the elegant Promenade boot with a Burberry military-style dress, paired with your choice of scarf, jacket and handbag. Pops of colour and mixes of patterns make this collection suitable for daytime dressing.
It’s a great way to get through the last few weeks of winter in style.
(Disclaimer: I am a Poppy Barley Ambassador)