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Jul 20, 2015

Black on Track

Dress/H&M+ | Demin Jacket/Ashley Stewart | Statement Necklace/Aldo Accessories | Gladiators/Just Fab | Purse/Thrifted
Vacation is over and things are back to normal.  Isn’t it funny how you can hardly wait for something to happen and it comes and is over so quickly?   

In any case, today's look is a simple little black dress. I think it’s safe to say that most women have plenty LBDs hibernating in their closet yet will grab any conceivable chance to buy another one that’s “distinctive” from all the other ones, right? My opportunity was this sporty LBD from H&M.  The plus size selection at my local H&M is usually null and void, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this dress which is light enough for the summer’s heat and under $20. BTW, it’s available online here. With some simple styling which included a statement necklace, knee high gladiators, and a lightweight sleeveless denim jacket, I was en route. I love the simplicity yet chicness of this look. What do you think?

On a side note, am I the only one who has trouble adjusting to life after a vacation? It took me about five days to get acclimated back into my normal routine. 

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Stay fab

Jul 16, 2015

My Liebster Award-This is Exciting!

Have you every heard of the Liebster Awards? If your answer is no, that makes two of us.  That is up until Jodie from JTouchofStyle nominated me a few weeks back.  I  must apologize to her for taking so long to post this. I am such a slowpoke. #workingonit

After spending some time with my friend Google, I learned the Liebster Award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers, welcome them to the blogosphere, and give their readers a chance to get to know them better. It only exists on the internet and is given to bloggers from other bloggers.  What a sweet gesture! Thanks, Jodie!

How It Works

I should post the award to my blog, answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated me, nominate 5-11 other bloggers,  set 11 questions for my nominees to answer, let the bloggers know they have been nominated.

Before I proceed, let me tell you a little bit about Jodie.  I connected with her a few months back when she started commenting on my blog. Eventually, I mosied over to her blog and was surprised to discover that Jodie, like me, lives in Colorado and is relatively new to the blogging scene.  Her blog concept is super unique as she styles the same piece of attire for ladies in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, which is typically her, her mother in law, and mother.  Isn’t that cool? 

My Answers To Jodie’s questions:

1. How did you decide on the name of your blog? 
The name Pumps & Studz just sort of popped into my head.  I also considered Fabulous & Fat, but everyone thought P&S was a bit more unique.  

2. What was you first real job? 
I worked for a trucking company in Chicago (my hometown) that delivered merchandise to department stores. When stores would refuse the shipments, for whatever reasons, the company sold the merchandise to the employees for dirt cheap!

Jun 18, 2015

June #Random Pics

Welcome to my new monthly series, #Random. I always wanted my blog to be more than an OOTD because there's more to me than fashion.  I am an innovating, free-spirited individual who happens to be a bit of daredevil with a newly discovered affection for photography.

#Random is a collection of lifestyle, inspirational, and yes fashion photos that will showcase life behind Pumps & Studz. 

I hope you like it!

Jun 9, 2015


Yep, I am a prescription eyeglass wearer and have been for the last twenty years.  I wear my glasses when driving (at night) and watching TV which means its rare that you will ever come across pictures of me wearing them. A few months ago, Firmoo an online optical store that specializes in prescription glasses, asked if I would be willing to review their products and website. I found their request ironic considering the only type of glasses I wear on the blog is sunnies. Nevertheless, I was super excited to try their product and skeptical at the same time because I have never ordered prescription lenses via an online optical company.  

When Firmoo initially contacted me, my prescription was over two years old. I didn't want new glasses with an old prescription so when I was able to obtain my new prescription (five months later) I contacted Firmoo again. Tina, a Firmoo representative, emailed a promotional code for free prescription lenses within 24 hours. My eyeglass bundle would include a pair of single vision lenses, with anti-radiation & UV coating. 

The ordering process was rather simple.  To start, I created an account which Firmoo requires before placing your order.  Next, eye measurements were needed and Firmoo walks you through the process.   I entered my prescription information, selected a pair of glasses and pressed submit. A Firmoo representative contacted me within a few hours with some questions regarding my prescription, within two days my glasses were on their way. 

My glasses arrived approximately 16 days later (from China).  I opened the package and was a tad disappointed. The frames looked burgundy online yet in person they were so dark, they appeared black. This was my only negative experience with the company, but I chalked it up to color variations on different PCs (giving it the benefit of the doubt).

All things considered, Firmoo has definitely changed my mind about ordering from an online optical company.  The glasses fit perfectly and their customer service was impeccable!  My overall rating is a B! If you have never tried an online optical company, I would recommend you give Firmoo a try.  Average price for single lenses prescription glasses is $39.00 and the company is currently offering a 15% discount to new customers. My glasses are Firmoo's #F1013 and can be viewed here.

By the way, how do you like me in my new specs? ;)

Stay Fab, Lovelies!

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