Other People's Blogs

Welcome to this week's installment of cool things I found on other people's blogs. Let's ignore the fact that this feature probably means I blog-troll too much and move to the good stuff:

It's one thing to take a photo of your outfit of the day. It's another thing to be able to illustrate it, along with other fashion musings - via Caitlin from Art by Caitlin Shearer:

I love seeing whimsical Anthropologie pieces worn in gorgeous historic settings by beautiful ladies. Looks like the Two Wheeler Dress finally made it to its soul-intended home! via La Historiadora de Moda at Fashionable Academics:

As did the Shifting Buttons skirt - via Naomi at rockstar diaries:

How do you remember to be grateful for all the wonderful things in your life, big or small? Write a "thank you" note a day - via Leah at THXTHXTHX:

What to do when your clogs have had too much abuse? Treat them like you do your floors - via Kristin at Leproust Vintage:

OK, kids are cute. And kids napping are even cuter - ssshhhhhhhh! via Jozen at Lola's Girl:

OK, this may not fit into the "cool" category, but it is definitely different. Most of you are already familiar with Jessica's massively popular fashion diary What I Wore. Well this blog, also by the same name and a daily fashion diary, is definitely not by Jessica - via Dustin at What I Wore:

My vote for one of the easiest but most glammed-out DIYs? via Maegan at ...love Maegen:

And some more cool contests this week:

Michelle from Always Overdressed is giving away a Vanessa Mooney cobra necklace from Designer Apparel. Contest ends July 30 - today!

Lena from Quality Rivets is giving away a pair of Low Luv x Erin Wasson ankh earrings, also from Designer Apparel. Contest also ends July 30.

Marie from Lemondrop Vintage is giving away a gorgeous Christmas-themed charm bracelet - and who doesn't love Christmas?! Contest ends July 31.

Yacht Chick is giving away a $50 gift card to Victoria's Secret. Contest ends July 31.

Jessica from What I Wore is giving away the Cloud Coverage dress from Modcloth - just create a Polyvore outfit with it. Contest ends July 31.

Betsy from A Few Goody GumDrops is giving away a Virgins, Saints and Angels necklace. Contest ends July 31.

Tiffany from I am Style-Ish, is giving away a $100 Visa gift card on her other site, Style-Ish Reviews. Contest ends July 31.

Lynzy from From Skirts to Skillets is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Fire Gypsy Vintage - they've already done all the thrifting for you! Contest ends August 1.

The Pretty Pauper is giving away a medley of beauty products and a Starbucks gift card. Contest ends August 1.

Sharon from elisharon is giving away a lovely Wendy Mink ruby cocktail ring. Contest ends August 2.

Londyn from blogfashion is giving away a $25 gift card to The Limited - woo! Contest ends August 2.

The Budget Babe is giving away a Big Buddha Dolce bag. Contest ends August 3.

And check back with last week's post - some of those contests are still open for winning!

Man Down! Code 10!

Awww...pretty dress, right? I love it. I wore it to church. I thrifted it in Dallas a few weeks ago.
 Ooh look at the pretty Paris Hilton shoes with the pretty, pretty bow.
Hot, right?

Literally after this picture was taken. I FELL. AGAIN!!! JESUS! And it was the fall from hell! As I walked away from taking this picture, the heel of one shoe got caught in the deathtrap bow of the other. I crashed full force into the curb. KNEE FIRST! I landed so hard that I literally thought I crushed my knee!

The bf is so used to my tumbling that he thought it was the normal "Oh, there goes Reiko again" kind of fall. Only when he realized I didn't hop back up like normal and saw tears forming in my eyes did he realize that this was a biggie! 

So after three days of trying to tough it out. I went to the doctor. I felt it only fitting to document the experience for your blogging reading pleasure.

Doc: Ooh...I love that purple on you.
Me: *blushing yet wincing from the pain* Thank you! I try!
Doc: Is that a Mexican dress?
Me: *thinking "How YOU Doin"* Why, yes it is!
Doc: What brings you in? I haven't seen you in a while.
Me: Paris Hilton pushed me.
Doc: *silence*
Me: Well, she didn't push me. Her shoes tripped me and I fell into a curb.
Doc: Oh no. My "friend" has a hard time with heels.
Me: *side eye at friend*
Doc: I'm going to give you the number to a shoe doctor that can put pads on the bottom of your heels and literally you feel like you are wearing sneakers.

I love my doctor! HE is such a diva! After he gave me the shoe doctor's number, he told me that I probably bruised my knee but if I still felt pressure in another week, to come back and take xrays. I explained to him that I've been stumbling quite alot lately.

 After a series of medical questions, we both concluded that I should just be more careful.  Awesome! Thanks Doc!

I told him that giving up my heels was not an option. This blog is called God's Favorite Shoes. God likes flats but he LOVES heels. He told me...God that is. I talked to him last night.  The doctor said I should be fine and proceeded to talk about the most comfortable heels his "friend" swears by.

*side eye at "friend", Doc...side eye*

....it's okay to laugh...and point fingers...and shake your head! HA!

Thank you Don't Mess with Texas Style  for the feature! Click here!