5 BS Facts About Shoes Everyone Thinks is True

1. Shoe’s Have To Be Painful To Be Sexy

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If shoes are painful for you to wear either you’re wearing them wrong or have the wrong size.

 

Many Shoe Gurus have mastered the art of walking in heels. Shoe Gurus can make high heels like your walking on air.

13 Tips That Will Help Take The Pain Out of Wearing High Heels

18 Hacks, tips, and Tricks, To Make High Heels More Comfortable

2. Wear Shoes That Attract The Attention of Men

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We all have different motivations for selecting the clothes and shoes we wear. We select clothes and shoes to express our unique identity. While men tend to

be attracted to long

 

legs, that usually is not the intention of buying heels. When you wear a pair of heels you feel above it all, like you’re a goddess or queen.

What Are The Benefits of High Heel Shoes

One Crazy Advantage of  Wearing High Heels

3. Flat Shoes Are For Quitters

While binge watching a 30 Rock, I remember the episode when Jack found out Avery was pregnant with his baby. Avery, like Jack, is a go-getter. Anything less than perfection isn’t good enough for her and that’s why Jack fell in love with her. During her pregnancy Jack said “And she always wears high heels, because, according to her,flats are for quitters.” pexels-photo-239323

I’m not recommending that you wear during your pregnancy. Flats are a great option. Many flats come in a great pattern while being stylish. I personally prefer flats over heels. Flats and sneakers are for those busy days when you need to get stuff DONE.

4. Comfort and Style are Mutually Exclusive

This is a major myth. Like Myth number #1 shoes can be comfortable and fun. Just like anything you purchase, you examine and try it out. I love buying shoes online but make sure that the website has a flexible return policy.

Zappos Return Policy

Nordstrom Return Policy

5. All Shoes Are The Same

It is easy to believe that all online shoes are the same. If your new to online shopping it’s easy to believe but if you’re a pro like me find unique shoes is a breeze. I can confidently say you can find any shoe, from any brand, from any time period, online. it just takes a little research.

 

What do you guys think? Leave a comment below

Lately On Instagram ( I’m on Instagram)

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I posted a picture today of this adorable artist

Grace Vanderwaal. Grace Vanderwaal

was on America’s Got Talent when she revealed to the world her majestic voice.  After America’s Got Talent, Grace has sold out nearly every show.

Grace  has the voice of an old Blues singer. She is only 13 and still has a lot of maturing to do as an artist. She possesses the talent needed to make her a Billboard Top Artist but often with fame at a young age, addiction becomes a problem. I hope this doesn’t happen to her.

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Grace a talented young girl from Kansas thrown into the limelight by a talent show. That would be a movie I’d watch!

My second most recent post was about my 

FAVORITE pair of sunglasses. I got these sunglasses from LOFT not too long ago. There like a rose-mirrored tint. I was going to the grocery store for sweet potatoes and wanted to take a selfie. They just scream fabulous every time I put them on.

I love Instagram because you can say a million thing with a picture. My account is

fairly new and goes along with my blog and personal life.

Don’t forget to follow me  crissy.b723

Hey. How are you?

Hey. How are you?

I hope all is well.Today’s post is just going to be super casual. As

casual as I can be at least. Are you guys watching GOT?

Game of Thrones is back on so all is well in the world.

I don’t know why I like that show so

much. Oh no I remember, freakin’ Jon Snow! That smexy

man. I haven’t caught up so it’s on my list of final to-dos

before the summer ends.

 

What are you guys listening to right now?

I’m listening to Halsey, Banks, and Ruth B. I

love soulful female artists.

They just transport you to the deepest part of

your emotions.

That’s just music in general.

 

What trends are you guys wearing? I am wearing

cropped legging and a t-shirt. It has been unbearably hot

here. I really want to buy a pair of culottes but I’m this weird

height between short and average. It’s like a hit or miss with

pants. So I always need to try them on. The culottes I tried

were like ankle length and that’s not how they’re supposed to

be worn. 😦 I think I’m going to have to make my own.

Have you guys tried anything new? Have you tried grocery

delivery? I don’t try new things unless I get a positive testimonial

from my friends or family.

I’m looking into Thrive, let me know if you’ve tried it. I would

love to hear about it.

Rihanna’s Comeback

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I am a huge fan of Rihanna, for many reasons. I feel like Rihanna has the best celebrity come back IN THE HISTORY of celebrity comebacks. I’m not talking about popularity. I mean comeback from the tragic incident between her and her ex Chris Brown.
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I’m not a huge celebrity gossip fan or interested in gossip in general but Rihanna I adore.

 

When I heard she was in a violent relationship with Chris Brown it saddened me. She’s so beautiful and talented, how could that happen to her? How could that happen to anyone. Domestic violence is a real issue, many women don’t walk away from. It’s tragic to say that Rihanna was lucky to walk away with just bruises. No one deserves that ever!

 

Rihanna went dark for a couple of years with Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R. 

She needed to break down to repair herself. Who are you after something like that? Going dark was her way of coping. It took a couple a years for her to find herself again. She was no longer the

sexy island girl but a unstoppable pop icon that doesn’t give a f**k.

I admire her for that. You can follow her on Instagram and see her as an loving aunt to a fashion icon. I love how she can go from a punk-rocker with green hair to a pink princess on the red carpet. I admire her for her strength in her sexuality. Her ability to love again and her overall love for her fans.

Two-Year Anniversary Of thebarefootqueen

Two years ago this month I was inspired to start this blog. While it has a long way to go, I’m happy to say I’m very proud of it. This month Google renewed my blog name thebarefootqueen.com.

I don’t know what it is about sentimental moments but I don’t realize how how magical they were until it’s over.  Let me start from the beginning…

Why thebarefootqueen Name?

I image thebarefootqueen as a loving, free spirited leader. She has a bohemian style and

flowers in her hair. She sleeps by the sun and lives by the moon. She fearless yet vulnerable, because vulnerability is strength. She is the embodiment of  who I want to be.

What Will Happen Over the Next  Two Years?

The next two years you guys are going to see a lot more of me. I plan on starting a YouTube channel and doing vlog, GRWM, OOTD, travel videos are much more. I find myself happiest when I am creating. I remember taking a drawing 101 class in college and everyday I was excited to go. I feel the same way when posting.

Where Do We Fit In?

You guys are important to me. While we are a small  group, we are a strong group. I can truly say I’ve gotten nothing but positivity and inspiration from you guys. I hope to grow our group and get a conversation going. I enjoy hearing feedback, comments, praise, so lets start chatting!

I Hate Fashion Trends

screenshot-pixabay.com-2017-07-12-14-36-49I hate trends. Every year something new, has everyone running to the nearest Forever 21. I feel like summer months bring out the most trends.  The boho festival girls, rave girls, the Kim K look-a-likes. I cannot lie, I have been a victim of trends. I remember in high school Good Charlotte, and Green Day was super popular. My parents were traditional and won’t let me wear the ripped jeans and band tees my friends had. They did let me wear that little wrist sweatband with the band’s logo on it. It’s  all about the small wins.

I’m thankful to my parents for setting those boundaries.  When I look back in my

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yearbook I think ‘gosh…how did we think that was cool?’ Thanks to my parents I appreciate quality clothes and I am particular on what I choose to buy. I try to buy clothes that are well-made, ethically made, sustainability made, self-made or second hand.  We have a responsibility as fashionistas to buy products that support our environment.

 

 

Fast fashion contributes to landfills and CO2 in our atmosphere. Synthetic fibers like nylon, polyester, and acrylic (looking at you Forever 21) take thousands of years to break down. Let me finish by saying Forever 21 is not the enemy. The fast-paced, consumer-driven economy we live in is. The next time you shop think about how often will you wear it, what is it made of, and who you can give it to after you’re done.

Thanks guys.
 What was your favorite trend growing up?

Pros and Cons of Living With a Roommate

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Pros

Cheaper Rent

Living with roommates has made it possible to live in the ever increasing rental market. A one bedroom in San Francisco is 4,000 dollars. The issue comes in with technology jobs and creative jobs moving to the cities. It seems like a hard compromise but roommates may be the answer. Splitting utilities and rent with 3 to 4 other people relieves the financial stress.

Sharing and Caring

I’ve had roommates that are prepared for the apocalypse. They had top of the line pots and pans, spices, a panini maker, a mattress frame and stockpile of food. These roommates are the best because they are so prepared. When you move around a lot, like me, you lose stuff. So these roommates help fill in the gap until you can reset yourself.

Friendship

The best thing about having roommates is you’re likely to have a friend. Living in the same space brings people together. It’s nice to come home to someone you can rant to about that bit– at work or that cute guy at your regular coffee place.

Cons

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Cleaning

Everyone has a different interpretation of cleanliness. Some people are less clean than others.

I have had many roommates fight over dirty dishes and clothes left in the washer. My advice to anyone with roommates is as soon as you use it, clean it. There will be no issue if you clean up imminently after yourself.

Lack of Privacy

The living room, kitchen, and bathrooms are shared in my apartment so there’s not much privacy.

I try to a long take relaxing shower but that’s not always possible. Nothing pulls you out of your Zen more than your roommate shaking the door knob. It’s an unspoken rule that if you’re going to use any shared area, to use it quickly.

Over All Bad Roommates

screenshot-pixabay.com-2017-07-10-15-06-28I have had more than my fair share of bad roommates. I had roommates that lacked common courtesy to disgusting human beings. One of my roommates shed all the time. I go into the bathroom and saw clumps of her hair on the shower walls and in the drain. It was gross, I always take a shower before her so I didn’t have to see that.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s the worst roommate experience you’ve had? What’s the best? Let’s talk below.

VACATION TO NEW YORK CITY: COUCHSURFING

Happy first day of summer everyone! I’m nearing the end of my New York series, and one of the things I wanted to talk about was my experience with Couchsurfing. When scrabbling for the cheapest travel options I remembered Couchsurfing. I went to a liberal arts college and it wasn’t uncommon for the more travel-savvy students to use Couchsurfing.

A couple weeks before I went to the website. Since the time I’ve visited, it has updated.  To briefly explain Couchsurfing  is a site that hosts travelers for free. You basically crash on the couch and tour the city with your host. People on the website are very weary of hosting guests without references or verified profiles. I would do both before requesting a couch.

My experience is that the site is lacking active members. I contacted a couple of people and realized they have not been active. The profile would show activity from three years ago. There’s also a disproportionate amount of hosts. Most hosts are male, there are few female host.  Couchsurfing is adamant on safety, and verification but is still lacking in hosts.

The hosts are moving to sites like Airbnb where they receive payment for their room and service.
If you look at my previous posting you can check out my experience with Airbnb. I did notice that Couchsurfing has a great meet-up community. You can check on their website or app to meet-up
with fellow couchsurfers.

In the future, I won’t use Couchsurfing to find a place to stay but I will use it to find fellow travelers
in the area.

Vacation to New York City: Getting There

The first step was getting to New York. The simplest way would be to fly, but due to my ill planning by the time I wanted to get tickets, it was 300. So I had to do the next best thing, take the train. I know taking the train is a bit old school but it’s still economical.

I arrived at the train station on Wednesday, by the time I got to New York it would be Thursday morning. Honestly, the ride was hard, I don’t like sitting for that long.  The pros of taking the train are that you arrive at Penn Station and don’t have the burden of parking a car. I arrived at Penn Station and took the subway to my Airbnb.

In the future, I will do a couple of things differently.
  1. Buy a plane ticket in advance.
  2. Buy the 7-day Transit pass (unlimited rides)
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions
  4. Subway and Buses are the most effective forms of transportation in NYC
  5. Bring a book and snacks for long train rides 🙂
I found the subway to be an efficient way to travel. I can say that the subway is secure. As a solo traveler, it is intimidating to travel alone. My advice is of you feel uneasy you can sit in the car with the conductor. The subway has emergency buttons throughout the station, or sit next to someone like yourself, like another solo traveler.
 
Do you guys have any tips? Leave a comment below.

Who People Think I Am vs. Who I Really Am

Who People Think I Am

I find it very interesting to find out what people think about you.

In casual conversation, people reveal what they thought of me.

People may say it in different ways but I realized there’s a consistency to my

“image.”

I’ve been told;

“You’re kind of prissy.”

“When I first met you I thought you were older than that. You seem to have everything together.”

“Are you from a military family? You seem like a military kid.”

Who I Really Am

It’s difficult to tell you guys who I truly am. I find myself changing all the time.

I grow and I learn things that change me. I guess within everyone there is a core being that stays the same. I believe my core being is someone who tries to understand people as they are. I feel it is important to listen, observe and try to understand. Even if you disagree.

I’ve alway been kind, and free-spirited.

It may seem like I have it all together but that’s not true. Like anyone I’m trying different things and seeing how they pan out. My hope is that it works out for the better. Truthfully I’m just flailing through life like everyone else.

I am alway trying new things, and learning new things. So who am I?

I am kind

I am adventurous

I am resilient and strong

That won’t change.

Caring what people think about you is not important. It’s how you live your life that is important.

Life is too short not to live your truth.