If I Won A Million Dollars | Powerball

Money is an interesting thing. It’s essentially a tool, it’s neither good or evil. The latest Powerball drawing for 700 Million Dollars makes me think what would I do with that money?

If I Won 700 Million Dollars….

I Would Save and Invest a Large Portion


It’s important to invest in your future. An opportunity



like this is once in a blue moon. I could save for major

future investments like a house, and my future family.


I Would Travel

I would travel and see the world. I go to Italy, Greece, Spain,

France, and Amsterdam. Exploring this great, wide

world, meeting people and experiencing different places

is important to me. I would spend months away and move

from place to place.


I Would Go on a Shopping Spree

I would go crazy in Nordstrom and Fashion Nova.

I would buy EVERYTHING my heart desired.

Designer tops, a cartful of shoes, I’ll have arms of accessories

and bags.  I would find the shyest sales women and have her

ring up my huge purchase.


I Would Give to Charity

I’m a firm believer in giving back.

Charity is like paying rent to the World.

Giving back to someone less well off than you

is the least we can do while we are here on Earth.

I would donate to the S.T.E.M education for young

women and Environmental organizations.

What would you guys do with a million dollars? 


5 BS Facts About Shoes Everyone Thinks is True

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



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


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

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

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.
PAPER Magazine
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!

Bad Girl Chic


Introducing the queen of bad girl

The evolution of Rihanna style

is truly amazing. Rihanna has evolved

from a bright-eyed pop singer to 

an edgy bad girl we 


What I love about Rihanna is her love 

and understanding of her body. 

She’s not afraid to take fashion

 risks or show some skin. You can 

spot Rihanna walking with a glass of wine in

her furry slides.


You can also spot her on the red carpet

with a plunging neckline and beachy


I guess you can say I’m a huge fan

of Rihanna and her street style. Many

if these looks can be translated into

everyday hustle and bustle.

For example Rihanna lovely mid-length

denim skirt can be paired with sneakers

and a simple white button down.


The choker, which is a throwback from

the 90s, can easily be styled for a date

night outfit.

A pair of thigh-high boots with a dress

and a leather jacket would be the perfect

outfit for a concert or night club-hopping.

The lesson we can all take from Rihanna is

love yourself. Celebrate your body and don’t

be afraid to be a little bad.

What do you think?

Resurrection of Flare Jeans

This upcoming fall season seems like it has a  lot of 70s

and 90s inspired fashion. One of the trends being

70s Ad

resurrected is the flared jean.

In high school I was a huge fan of bootcut jeans. The reason

being is I have a pear-shaped figure and it flatted me. I owned

Old Navy bootcut jeans, GAP bootcut jeans, anywhere you could

name I had a pair.

Thankfully, the flare and bootcut jean has come back into trend.

This style of jean is more forgiving for different body types. Skinny

jeans tend to flatter those with straight body types.

I’m glad to see this trend come back. I’m excited to see how fashionistas

and celebrities dress up the trend of flare jeans. I image flare jeans with

a flowy blouse or a tee. You could dress up a dark pair of flared jeans

with a fun blazer. Maybe something from ModCloth.

In addition to flared jeans, the choker is all the rage. I image mixing

a 70s piece with a 90s accessory or the other way around.