Desert Dreams

Tank: Forever 21   Shorts: AE   Sandals: Just Fab   Necklace: c/o Estarer
So I didn't get to rave about these shoes the last time I wore them on the blog (I got a little sidetracked by the shorts that time...), but this time, they're getting all the spotlight. How fabulous are they?? I don't regret my membership with Just Fab at all. They may take my money, but I give it to them happily in order to get beauties like these on my feet.

The sweet spot in shoes is discovering a pair that not only looks fabulous, gives you just the right amount of height, but is also comfortable to walk in. Now, I don't recommend these for exploring trails near a canyon (the things fashion bloggers will do for the right location for a post...), but they were perfect for a day of short classes. Not to mention, they received many compliments.

I had a funny, honest, and in-depth conversation with one of my professors last week. It was my Spinning/Humanities teacher, and she's helped fan the flames on my desire to travel. She's done a lot of traveling in her time, and she enthusiastically told me, "You would love Paris. Just walking through the city is experiencing art." I ended up spending about an hour in her office, talking about her travel experiences and getting ideas on how to do it myself. It may not be my time yet, but I have a better sense on where I would go and how I would do it. One of the tidbits of advise she shared is still ringing through my mind.
"Buy a round trip ticket, and once you get there, don't stress over planning out your entire time there and where to stay. Where there's a will, there's a way."
By the end of our talk, I felt incredibly blessed to have a professor who cares so deeply.

"I'm rooting for you girl," she told me. "You're smart and so well-rounded - you can do it!"

On top of travel talk, we got on the topic of shoes...she's seriously the coolest teacher ever. Haha, she's tall and still enjoys wearing wedges and heels, despite all the crap she gets over it.

So I think today's quote is perfect:

"Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life."

PS: Also, I'm entering a scholarship competition from Sorel, and you can check out my video (and hear my voice for the first time ever haha) here. The official rules said we couldn't use music, so it felt awkward, but it's just my voice overlapping the clips. I'm so grateful to Corina for helping me film this! Anyway, it shows off my campus quite well for the 90 second, maximum length we were allowed. Check it out and tell me what you think! :D
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Rinako Camellia said...

I love your shoes!
Very nice summer look! ^_-*


Sandra Leiva said...

Once again, I love your sandals <3


Carmen Avram said...

fab indeed, they elongate your legs, and seem to be the perfect height! :)

Ali Hval said...

Aaaaw, isn't that sweet of your prof?! It's the best feeling when you can just stop in your professors offices and talk to them for as long as you really need. That's one thing I love about my art department--teachers are more like your companions and friends than they are your superior! But they're still your superior, lol. But I think Paris would be such a suiting place for you, Linda... so are you considering it? ;)

Those heels are darling yet again! And this look is so casual cute and breezy. :) Rad photo location, too!

Kim Alston said...

She's a really cool professor. You should travel Linda! Both near and far. You learn something from each trip. Love your pics! You always take photos in the coolest environments. Love your shoes.

Mimi said...

Great quote! Gorgeous! Love this look. Very chic:)

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Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, they sweetened my day!
I really like your outfit here, the sandals are just the coolest and the bag, too! And your hair looks so lovely!

Have a great week,

Avi Valencia said...

Of course you can do it Linda :D you are wonderful and smart girl. Paris is so inspirational!!

Your heels are amazing. Please I want a pair of those!! <3


Barbara Bermond said...

very nice shoes, I'm in love with them!!

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

What a lovely tutor you have.
I love those shoes an how relaxed and cool your outfit is :)

Gems x
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Mica T said...

Such a lovely casual outfit :) they are really nice studded shoes too.

Seems like it's warming up nicely for you! :)

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Loving this casual look! Nice sandals btw x

Love and Ace said...

Beautiful look linda and I love those sandals! xx Kat

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The Braided Bandit said...

Loving this slouchy white tank, the back is amazing! Your teacher sounds so good, your talk of travel is causing some major wanderlust in me! Have a great day!
xo Hannah

Marlen said...

Ahhh i didn't imagine your voice like that all! I guess I imagined it like mine? Haha! But I think the video turned out great, it was cute and I loved your outfits. Also, your teacher sounds amazing. It's so nice when you can actually get to know them and have them inspire you- I can't wait till you buy your first ticket!!

xo marlen
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Ashley Taylor said...

That shoe quote is definitely perfect AND true. Good shoes make my heart do funny things. Side note: I think I need some army green shorts now, thanks to you! ;)

xo Ashley

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

aw your professor sounds wonderful. =)

And yes, that shoe quote is such a good one. hehe


Toks said...

Great sandals. Shoes are really important, they can actually make or break an outfit. If you get the chance to travel, then do it, you'll never regret it and your teacher is right, you would totally fall in love with Paris and if you get the chance you must visit London and Rome. The video is so cute and I love your voice.

Kat said...

ahhhh those sandals are soooo perfect! :D i need a pair just like those!!
so i just watched your video and i did not imagine your voice sounding like that! lol i don't know what i thought it'd be like but you sound so cute :) loved the video and good luck! :)

Izzy said...

it would be so fun to wander through a completely new country without any plans or aims! haha love the shoes! :) and will need to check out your vid when I get home from work!

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Elsha said...

THE MOCKINGJAY PIN!!! You are the coolest person I know! And you are correct, those shorts are complete beauties :)

We are planning on going to Paris this winter (fingers crossed!) and it's really easy to find reasons not to go. My main advice is to only concentrate on your reasons TO go.

Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, the view is breathtaking! I never had that good head for heights, but at the same time such views are always attracting me a lot:) The place is amazing! You looks nice too, your sandals are so great, that's true!
Have a fabulous time, dear Linda!

Danny said...

you look like katniss, super!
love your sandals, very cool, very boho!

katie said...

That is a pretty killer view up there, it seems like your state has such a wide variety of terrain - that must make it fun to take pictures with so many places to explore! Totally agree with you on shoes with heels, I have a few pairs of three inch, thicker heels that are just as comfy and easy to walk in as flats, the stilettos though, they are a challenge.
I think you would have an amazing time traveling and your professor gave you some great advice, I know I'm late in getting back to you on this but I can a few friends you taught English classes in France and Spain (they were all in their second years and third years of collage as well) and by teaching English they had a lot of flexibility in traveling around but still had money for it. We traveled to Mexico a while ago and aside from one obligation, we didn't have any plans or reservations and just drove along the coast. It was pretty amazing and learning a little of the language of the country you're going to visit beforehand does help locals open up to you. :)

Afua Abrafi said...

again another lovely look. I'm following you on google+, I hope you follow back to keep in touch.

Carla Florendo said...

I'm envious of the weather you're having - perfect blue skies!! if only we had that here every day. and your sandals.. again! please take those off or else I will do it and steal them from you! haha

xo, Carla

Margarita M. said...

Amazing heels!!!!
And this whole outfit is just super chic!
You look awesome:)

czarianonuevo said...

Chic outfit Linda! i LOVE the shoes!! reminds of Isabel Marant ones :)

it's so good to have a professor like her! the advice and tips you can get.

i'll definitely check out you video!


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