Basically everyone has a favorite color… in some cases colors. If you haven’t figured it out yet, my favorite color is green.
Big surprise huh?
My wedding shoes had to be green
But what’s the opposite of a favorite color?
“Least favorite” comes to mind, but I’m not sure that’s fitting for my opposite of favorite color. I don’t hate a color because come on, hating a color is a waste of time. I dislike it. Sometimes it gives me a headache to see. Other times it’s just “meh” in my book.
So of course I was psyched to find out that Emerald was the Pantone color of the year… also more psyched to find a new pair of “emerald slippers” to add to my collection of green shoes (my collection also includes emerald flats that were $2 and my dream green wedding shoes).
I was out thrifting with my friend this weekend for a project that I’ll let you in on soon and I stumbled across a bunch of new, tags-still-on Mossimo pumps (sold at Target). The emerald ones called to me… and were in my size for a whopping $6. It was love.
A little research later found that the Mossimo Viveca Blingy Heel in emerald is on clearance at Target for $23.08 and originally sold for $32.99. I’d say that’s a thrift-score if I ever saw one!
I paired them with black dress pants and a white top at the office on Monday.
I’m linking up with Sharon and Tara to share my awesome find.
While Brad was in San Francisco, I stole borrowed his car. It makes sense since my car uses a lot of gas and his uses none.
The cool thing about the Leaf is that it has an app. The car talks to the server, the server talks to the app and we can do all sorts of cool stuff. Including monitoring driving efficiency. Brad really likes to monitor the range and energy usage of the car, and continues to track how much we aren’t spending on gasoline.
From all the way across the country, he was checking up on how I drove the car. On Monday morning I got a text message:
One Tuesday he sent me a driving report detailing the efficiency of my driving.
Regardless of how creepy the energy spying was, it’s nice to know I’m an energy efficient driver!
I’m not a car blogger and I never will be, but this was too good not to talk about, so let me start at the beginning….
Last weekend, Brad and I had the opportunity to use a Nissan Leaf for the afternoon.
The Leaf is Nissan’s all-electric car. It uses no gas. None. It also completely blows my mind because there are a lot of counter intuitive things about this car that make. complete. sense. At least when you step out of your I’ve only ever driven a gas-powered car before mindset.
If you want to know how an electric car works, this is not the blog for you to read. I want to tell you about the experience of driving one for the afternoon. Continue reading →