I took the following photos after co-teaching Saturday morning Zumba with my friend and fellow instructor. Class was extra hot & sweaty thanks to the air conditioning being either not on or turned way too low. Not sure how they can get away with that since it’s 90+ degrees outside, but we surived. I actually saw stars immediately after class ended, which I’m going to blame on a combination of the heat and not drinking enough water. Looks like I’ll have to kick off a new Project Hydrate, no? Actually, I got a reader request to re-do the challenge, so I’m considering it for August. Any takers?







  • Ruffly tank top: J Crew (old)
  • Neon shorts: J Crew
  • Wedges: MICHAEL Michael Kors (scored recently at a consignment shop – see below)
  • Belt: J Crew
  • Studded purse: Rachel Zoe (my first piece by her! another consignment score)
  • Necklace: ASOS
  • Bracelet: Wilson Leather

This may sound silly, but I feel like my new toy has injected inspiration back into my life…as far as blogging goes, at least. Plus, though the past very-stressful couple of years put a serious damper on things, things are looking up, and I’m feeling more and more myself every day.

And, okay…finally having some spending money again to go clothes shopping has inspired me as far as the fashion blogging goes. I recently rediscovered my love of consignment shops. I actually didn’t take my clothes there to sell, like I mentioned on a recent wardrobe purging post. I went there to shop! I scored the above MICHAEL Michael Kors wedges for a mere $38. And the Rachel Zoe purse – would you believe I got that for under $40? I love a good deal. If you’re in the North Charlotte area, I highly recommend checking out Fifi’s Fine Resale – they have great prices, fab brands, and the stuff is all really clean and in great condition.

I’ve actually been shopping online for a pair of wedges like the ones in this post for a few weeks. I wanted something with a super chunky heel, but I didn’t want to pay a lot of money. I thought I’d be able to find something at Aldo, but they didn’t quite have what I was looking for. I was getting ready to give up when I found these at the consignment shop. They’re 8 1/2, which is normally too big for me, but the strap is adjustable, and I’m making them work.

Reader question: Do you shop consignment? What have you scored recently?