Testing: One, Two, Three…


It feels like ages since I've been able to do much on my feet with my ankle injury. If ages equals several months, then it actually HAS been ages. Super frustrating and I lost my groove quite a few months back. This past week at physical therapy, my ankle pain has significantly lessened. Instead of working on strengthening the tendon in my ankle, we've worked on stretching my back like crazy, which has relieved pressure from the nerve that is Continue Reading

Spring Aerosoles

After dealing with foot issues and an ankle injury that had me spend much of 2011 in a cast and walking boot, I'm all about finding comfortable, yet stylish shoes. I have raved about my Cole Haan findings, however I don't have the budget to fund my shoe wardrobe entirely with Cole Haan. I got an Aerosoles catalog in the mail, and I almost disregarded them as "old lady shoes," but the ones on the cover were cute. Turns out there are several Continue Reading

Weight Loss Ninja


This is just a silly post to display the shift in perception versus reality. My mental patience has been tested lately, and I'm working hard to overcome the feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. I hope someone else can relate to this :) A note from young grasshopper Emmie (my past): Hi, my name is Emmie and I'm a weight-loss ninja.  You see, I'm going to start this blog where I talk about my workouts. I'll talk about food and Continue Reading

Lands’ End Plus Size Polo Dress

In the spring and summer, I gravitate towards easy dresses. I'm not really confident in many shorts and capris as they seem to cut me off in a weird spot or make my proportions look off. I could go with jeans, but they're not really practical with the heat. Enter a super easy-to-wear solid polo dress that is wash-and-wear. Base Dress: Lands' End Solid Mesh Polo Dress in Light English Violet, 3x, $50 1. Throw-and-go dress with metallic Cole Haan Continue Reading

Birchbox and a new Tee

I finally succumbed to the lure of Birchbox and got my first one today. If you're unfamiliar with Birchbox, it's basically a service where they send you about 5 samples of beauty products per month so you can try different things. It's $10 per month, and it's like opening up a present! In my April box, I got the following: Viva La Juicy perfume sample Show Stoppers double sided skin tape Color Club nail polish in Age of Aquarius A Continue Reading