White Sneakers: Why I (Think I) Have Changed My Mind

Did you know that I used to not be able to stand white sneakers? They screamed ultra conservative 90s/early 2000s to me, and I kept my distance from them. Once, my mom made the poor decision of sending my dad out to buy new tennis shows for himself without her, and he bought all white sneakers. Not a single speck of color on them. It was horrifying.

Well, my opinion on my dad’s poor choice of sneakers hasn’t changed, but my opinion on women wearing them with select outfits has changed. As in, I even bought a pair for myself recently! (Nikes, of course). I will never love them when paired with dresses, as is still looking to be popular this spring, but I do love the fresh look they bring to more casual outfits, without being overly athletic. They’re just more feminine than colored sneakers and can lighten up a even an all-black tracksuit. Here are a few looks with them that I like that I’ve recently found:

 

The Outcome Of My January 2020 Creativity Challenge

Hello! First, I want to say thank you for all of the support and compliments in regards to the kitchen renovation I shared last week! We’re so happy with how it turned out and so grateful to have a beautiful and functional kitchen that we use all the time. Like I said, it was a ton of work, but still completely worth it!

Today I wanted to share the results of my Creativity Challenge that I did last month. First, I did do it – and finished it! There were a couple days throughout the month where I had to play catch up a little bit, but overall, I was able to stay on track and do at least a little something for it each day. If you remember, my challenge this year was to design one new print every other day (as opposed to every day last year), and on the “off” days, to find new inspiration. I ended this challenge with 15 new prints total.

 

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the results of this challenge. I’m so glad that I didn’t push myself to design a new print every day, because I truly believe that I would have ended up with a lot of garbage prints, like last year, unfortunately! Because I had more time to focus on each print, I ended up with more high quality prints. Out of the 15 total, I’d say that I love about 5, like about 10, and probably won’t do anything with the remaining 5. Not a waste overall, that’s for sure!

 

 

You will soon be able to see my prints added to my Spoonflower shop,ย but here’s a little preview of a few of my favorites!

 

Now to keep up the creativity for the rest of 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚