Let’s Talk About Rothy’s: Are They Worth the Money?

15 Mar

Disclaimer: This Rothy’s review is not a sponsored post. If you choose to use my referral link you will receive $20 off your first pair of Rothy’s and I will also receive $20 off a future Rothy’s order.

Do you all see the Rothy’s advertisements on Instagram and Facebook? I’m pretty sure they’ve been stalking me for over a year now. Every so often I think that I should check them out, so I google the company and then get scared off by the price. I don’t mind splurging a bit here and there, but I’m a deal hunter… and full-priced Rothy’s are out of my comfort zone.

But OHMYGOSH am I sick of uncomfortable shoes.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased a mid-priced pair of shoes, wore them once or twice and then ripped them off my feet and threw them across the room. I’d spend $40 here and $60 there. Then, another $30 somewhere else. I’ve bought designer brand, brands that were highly recommended, flats, low heels, mid-heels… and basically only two pairs of dress shoes were okay enough to keep wearing. Notice I didn’t say comfortable, because somehow I’d have a pair of leather flats that were perfectly fine for one day and then the next day they’d rub a toe like crazy.

I got to the point where I was just DONE. My closet was full of shoes and basically only the booties were comfortable. Unfortunately, on days that I have to dress up a bit more for meetings booties just aren’t going to cut it.

At that point, when I was sick of wasting money on yet another pair of uncomfortable dress shoes… I saw another Rothy’s advertisement.

And I gave up.

So I went to the Rothy’s website and seriously checked them out.

Source: Rothy’s Instagram


Rothy’s are made from recycled plastic water bottles that have been sterilized and then fused into fiber that is knit into yarn. The soles are environmentally-friendly recycled carbon-free rubber and the insoles are made of recycled plastic from water bottles and recyclable foam. They are totally seamless with no stiff edges or hard seams. They are also machine washable.

While all of this is pretty cool, I’m really more concerned about whether they are actually going to be comfortable on my feet all day. I checked their return policy and saw that all unworn shoes can be returned within 30 days. They even encourage you to wear them around your house for a bit to make sure that they are really comfortable. I also joined a Rothy’s BST group on Facebook where people sell their shoes and it looked like Rothy’s really hold their value.

With that in mind, I decided to go for it.

There are two choices, The Flat ($125) or The Point ($145). Each version comes in a variety of colors and many come in extended sizes. I prefer the look of The Point, so I decided to order a pair in Indigo Heather. I figured that the blue/white/gray weave would go with a lot of my wardrobe, while still being more exciting than basic black. I tend to wear an 8 or 8.5 in most shoes, so I decided to order an 8.5 in The Point.

Source: Rothy’s website


I’ve never spent this much on a pair of shoes and immediately decided that if they weren’t absolutely perfect they’d go back.

The day after they arrived, I wore them around my house for about 8 hours. To be honest, they felt pretty similar (but less fuzzy) to wearing my slippers. Right out of the box, there was no rubbing or chafing at all. I’ve been fooled before though, so I decided to try them out for a second day before committing. I bought them with me to work and changed into them once I got inside. Then, I walked ALL around the building all day long. And they were still comfortable.


Like really… WOW. They don’t slip off the back of my foot. They don’t hurt my pinky toe. They’re actually really comfortable and look professional. I wore them to work a few days later. And then a few days after that.

And they are still comfortable.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that to me they are worth every single penny. I’m at the point where I’m getting rid of almost every other pair of flats in my closet, because they don’t measure up to my Rothy’s. These shoes are AMAZING!

And I’m obviously not the only one who feels this way. That Rothy’s BST Facebook group I joined has over 2,700 members and these ladies are fanatics about their Rothy’s. There are some ladies on there that have a dozen different pairs of Rothy’s and they wait with baited breath for the next season’s colors to be offered. Now that I’ve tried them myself, I can totally see why!

I’m sold.

Like, really sold.

I love that I finally have comfortable shoes that look professional. Yes, they are expensive. However, the fact that other ladies on the Facebook pages have been wearing theirs nonstop for over a year and throwing them in the washing machine means that these shoes will actually last. I won’t be looking for yet another replacement in 6 months!

Since I’ve started wearing my Rothy’s, I’ve gotten a few questions so I figured I’d do a little Q&A in case you have the same concerns:

They are made out of plastic… doesn’t that make your feet sweaty?
I know you’re imagining those old school jelly shoes that would literally fog up with foot sweat. EW. But these are a woven fabric kind of plastic weave so they actually move and breathe. I haven’t noticed any extra foot sweat. However, I have read on the Facebook page that some ladies who tend to have sweatier feet like to throw them in the wash every other week to keep them clean. Others use this particular terry cloth insole available on Amazon.

Is there arch support?
No more than any typical flat shoe. However, you can take the Rothy’s insole out and put in any orthopedic insole you’d need. A bunch of ladies on the Rothy’s BST Facebook page swear by this to not only give them more support, but to give them a perfect fit if their Rothy’s are a smidge too big.

Do you need to break them in?
Nope. This is one of the things that I was most excited about. If they do not fit you perfect out of the box, you got the wrong size. There is no breaking in period and they don’t stretch out while you are wearing them.

Please let me know if you have any other questions for me!

If you are interesting in trying Rothy’s for the first time, I have a special referral code that you can use (https://www.talkable.com/x/fOuTQE). You will get $20 off your first order and I will also receive $20 off a future order.

Are you a Rothy’s fan? Tell me all about your experience!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. If you choose to use my referral link you will receive $20 off your first pair of Rothy’s and I will also receive $20 off a future Rothy’s order. This post contains an Amazon Affiliate Program link. This means that clicking on a link may help me earn a small commission at no cost to you.

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Loving Right Now: What I’m Binging on Netflix

13 Mar

{Pssst, my Loving Right Now posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything. They are just stuff that I’m totally digging now and thought you would like too. You can check out my previous posts here}

A couple months ago I told you about my Lost Girl binge on Netflix. I finished devouring that show when I was home with the flu in early-February, so I had to find something new to watch.  I tried the latest season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but I couldn’t get through even the first couple episodes. I enjoyed the first two seasons, so I don’t know why I despised season 3 so much.

Here’s what I ended up watching and loving:

Altered Carbon, season 1

Altered Carbon is a Netflix original and it launched on February 2, 2018. Travis and I watched a preview and were immediately sucked into the 10-episode series. It takes place over 350 years in the future and is a look at what the future would be like if you could download a person into a ‘stack’ and implant it into various bodies as needed.

Those who are very rich are able to clone themselves and upload their stack as needed, so they are basically immortal. The main character, Takeshi Kovacs, is a mercenary who is woken up after a 250 year prison sentence to solve a murder. There is a lot going on, but I really LOVED the series. Travis liked it too, but he tends to fall asleep while watching tv…

If you love a good sci-fi thriller mixed with a mystery, you may love this show. However, if nudity and sex bother you, you might want to skip it.

Grace & Frankie, season 4
Grace and Frankie is a Netflix show and I’ve loved it since the beginning! It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal that they are gay and leave them for each other.

Here’s the original trailer from season 1:

I’ve been waiting for season four to come out, so I was pretty happy that it launched on January 19th. Here’s the season 4 trailer:

Gosh I love these ladies so much. They are hilarious and touching and just everything I love about television all rolled into one television show. I can’t wait for Season 5 because I’m kind of upset with where Season 4 left us!

Also Watching…

iZombie, season 4 (on the CW)
I mentioned back in the Fall that I had been binging iZombie on Netflix. Well, I finally caught up to real life timing, so I had to wait until the latest season started and watch just one episode a week like people in the old days. HOW did they do it?! {yes, that’s sarcasm}

Here’s the original trailer from when the show started:

Season’s 1 – 3 are on Netflix and to watch Season 4 I use the CW app on my Roku. It’s funny because I’m not typically a fan of zombies, but man do I love this show!

Jessica Jones, season 2
Way back in 2016, I wrote a “Loving Right Now” post about Jessica Jones.That show is what hooked me into the Marvel universe on Netflix, with Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Defenders. I got a little bit of a Jessica fix in the Defenders, so I am soooo ready for season two of her show! I haven’t started watching it yet, but it’s next up on my list!

Here’s the season 2 trailer:

I can’t wait!

Now it’s your turn to share, what are you totally loving right now? Anything I should add to my ‘binge’ list?

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Reviewing FabFitFun: The Spring 2018 Box Reveal

12 Mar

It’s FabFitFun unboxing time! The FabFitFun quarterly box is the only subscription I still keep and for good reason… it’s always pretty fabulous!

Before we get into the goodies, here is a quick overview of FabFitFun:

The Spring box is really great, so I couldn’t wait to share it with you:

Here’s what’s inside:

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion, retail $40
This ultra-light, oil-free moisturizer is supposed to minimize the appearance of pores, refine texture and sooth redness and irritation. My current face moisturizer has a SPF in it, so I may use this one for evening since it has no sun protection. I always see Murad products at Nordstrom Rack, so I’m happy to try the brand out in this quarter’s FabFitFun box.

Maya Brenner Designs LOVE Bracelet, retail $65

For the jewelry choice item, annual subscribers were able to choose between tassel earrings and this bracelet (you can see the earrings over in my friend Jenna’s post at Outrageously Wonderful). I picked this bracelet in rose gold and really like the simple design. Unfortunately, my bracelet was broken when I unwrapped it. However, I did a quick chat with their online customer service and a new one will be on its way to my house ASAP.

KORRES Guava Body Butter, retail $24
This was another choice item – for beauty choice, we were able to pick between this body butter or a lip mask. I’m a lotion lover, so I went for the body butter. It is enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin while sunflower, almond and avocado oils work to nourish and improve elasticity and smoothness. It has a very light scent and soaks in pretty quickly. I used it yesterday afternoon after my shower and my skin is still super soft, so this one is a winner.

Dermelect Cosmeccuticals Makeover Concealing Ridge Filler, retail $18

I love how FabFitFun sends me items I didn’t even know I needed. This ridge filler keeps your nails healthy, smooth and glossy. It conceals nail imperfections with a natural pink hue while treating them with protein, vitamins and moisture. I basically never bother to paint my fingernails and I admit that my hands look pretty terrible on a daily basis. I applied two coats of this and it dried really quick. I painted this on my nails on Friday and after 4 days it still looks perfect. It actually makes my nails look like pretty girl nails! LOVE this!

ISH Lip Statement Palette, retail $42

I am not really a lipstick person, instead I’m addicted to my chapstick year round. This palette has 11 intensely pigmented shades and one balm. It is enriched with rose extract, shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, and aloe vera and you can mix and match for endless color combinations. While I’m tempted to throw this into my ‘trade’ pile, I actually think this will be kind of fun to experiment with. So, I’m going to keep this and try the different colors mixed with a little chapstick to mute them down for me.

Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch in Zahara, retail $60

I LOVE this clutch. I literally do not own ANY clutches in my life and so this one is pretty awesome to add to my nonexistent clutch collection. There were three color choices, but I picked this pretty orange version because it’s SO ME. It’s also reversible, so if I want more flowers I can just pop it the other way.

I will totally use this all summer long and it will be great for the beach to keep my wallet and phone in, so they don’t disappear into the bottom of my beach bag. I love this so much, I may trade for a second one in a different color!

Physique 57 Massage Roller, retail $20

YES. Thank YOU FabFitFun, this is exactly what I need but didn’t think to buy one for myself. I’m about to start my running season again when the weather warms up and this will be perfect for massaging out those knots that form in my legs and back.

Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask, retail $40

This vegan leather eye mask features a removable, non-toxic cooling insert to keep you feeling and looking refreshed. Out of all the items, this is the only one that is not a real winner for me. I like the idea that it’s cooling, but it’s so incredibly bulky that I can’t imagine sleeping comfortably with this on my face! This one might hit the trade pile.

ANDERSON LILLEY Sunset Collection Candle in Manhattan Beach, retail $45
This candle is made with a hand poured coconut wax blend, and a cotton, lead-free wick. It is housed in a pretty copper colored vessel that you can reuse when you’re done with the candle. Unfortunately, when I unwrapped my candle the copper metal holder was all scratched and banged up. Luckily, I did this before I contacted customer service about the bracelet… because I just took a couple photos and added it to my chat. They will be sending me a new one soon!

Freebie Fun: $50 Hello Fresh Gift Card and Dove Exfoliating Body Polish
Whenever FabFitFun throws in sponsored items, they aren’t counted towards the value of the box. I really love Hello Fresh (we’ve been using them for years and I’ve blogged about them here and here),so I really wish this gift card was for existing customers.

As for the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish, I tried it in my shower over the weekend and I was blown away by how much I like it! I received the Crushed Macadamia nut and Rice Milk version and it smells so good. My upper arms and legs have been dry lately, so I was really excited that one use of this and I’m as smooth as a baby’s bottom. It’s not too scratchy and not too oily… it’s just right. The sample is pretty generous, so I’ll get a few uses out of it. I immediately added the product to my Target list so I can pick up a full sized tub of it! The Target price is $5.89, so it’s kind of a steal! (Find it here)

Overall Thoughts
This box was really fantastic, even if I did have a few issues that need to be fixed by FabFitFun’s customer service department. I’m most excited about the clutch, nail ridge filler, massage roller and LOVE bracelet. I am also loving the Dove freebie that they included! The only thing that I don’t really like is that bulky eye mask, even if it is pretty darn cute. The total value of everything in my Spring FabFitFun box is $354!

What is your favorite item from the Spring FabFitFun box?


Do you want to try out the FabFitFun box? I have a special code that will give you $10 off your first box, just use this link.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and FabFitFun did not pay for me to review their products on my blog. If you decide that you would like to sign up for your own subscription and use my link, I will receive referral credits on my account and you will receive $10 off your first box. This post contains ShopStyle affiliate links and an Amazon Affiliate Program link. This means that clicking on a link may help me earn a small commission at no cost to you.


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Today is the Second to Last Time I Ever Complain about Midterms

8 Mar

You guys, it’s midterms week.

Yup. This week both of my Master’s classes have assigned me pages and pages of essays to write. While working. While wife-ing. While mom-ing.

Weeks like this are when I wonder WHY I ever thought it would be a good idea to earn my Master’s degree. WHAT WAS I THINKING? I don’t have the TIME for this. I don’t have the BRAIN for this.

But I’ll make it work.

I always do.

And after this week’s midterms I only have ONE LAST midterms week before I graduate.

I mean, I’ll still complain about finals week though. Two more times.

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