Saying Goodbye

Yesterday my step sister died.  It was so shocking and unexpected that just writing those words don’t feel real.  Over this past year, Andrea became more than just a step sister to me.  She was my sister.  She asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding in August and I (admittedly hesitantly) replied yes.  She wanted to grow our relationship and you really can’t ever say no to that.  Our parents had gotten married when we were both young and we were far enough in age that we couldn’t really relate.  Fast forward 10+ years and we finally started to love each other in that sisterly way.  Not that “I have to love you because you’re family” way but a true bond.  Her wedding wasn’t just a wedding but a new beginning for Andrea that was stopped too short.  She and her husband didn’t even get to go on their true honeymoon.  Words just can’t explain the numbness that has settled over our family.  I’m just glad that when she had to go, she was at the happiest point in her life.  That’s all you can really ask for.  I love you, Andrea.


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What a Year!!

I love New Year’s Eve.  It gives you a defined point to start fresh, make new goals for yourself, and grow.  It also gives you a chance to reflect on the past 12 months.  It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the here and now and forget where I’ve been.  I’m always really surprised how much I got accomplished, all the amazing people I’ve met, and all the fun places we’ve visited in just 1 year.  Starting this blog in June was one of the best moves I’ve made recently.  It’s opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and is just a blast for me to work on.  Thank you so much for helping me to grow my blog over the last 6 months.  Here’s a collection of some of my favorite photos of looks/travels from 2013 (You can click on the image to view the original post).  Cheers to a brand new year!  Let’s make it the best one yet!!

Clamming flawless skin flirty and fun Fall fashion street style cool hat Sunset at the north shore Hippy chic look Dolphin Experience

Kilauea Caverns of Fire Wandering in heels hiking

For today's show I wore a vintage skirt with a moto jacket.

FWSD look Fashion Blogger first day of fall fashion Outfit of the DayMe with my Sole Society Heels Me at Pike Place Market Friendship at La Jolla Beaded Skirt Day Style sz_bsp_072213_161714010_01_sz12u3n0961


Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!

imageMerry Christmas all you lovelies!  I hope your holidays were spectacular and Santa was good to you this year.  That is if you were good!  I mentioned earlier that my family was doing an ugly Christmas sweater theme for our get together and here’s my contribution.  It makes me giggle… but it was 80 degrees outside so I was over heating a little bit.  It still made for a pretty great family photo.  I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and share with you on Twitter (@WanderingHeels) and Instagram (@WanderingInHeels).  Thank you so much for reading and I hope you all had the best holidays yet!


My honey got me a banjo!  I can't wait to start my lessons!!

My honey got me a banjo! I can’t wait to start my lessons!!





Sweater: BooHoo, Shoes: Sole Society c/o