Rothy’s: The Stardust Release

It’s been a while since a Rothy’s release has excited me. However, when I saw the teasers for the new Stardust Rothy’s, I immediately set a reminder on my phone calendar because I didn’t want to miss out!

If you need more of a background on Rothy’s, my sizing suggestions, or the best insoles to wear with them, you can find my previous posts here:

The Stardust release included the sneakers (slip on, not lace up), the flats, and the points. I ordered both the points and the sneakers.

The Stardust Point (find them here), $145

I am a HUGE points fan and I wear them pretty much any day I go into the office for work. I like the way they look with skirts and dresses, and they also do a great job at dressing up a pair of pants. I’ve talked a lot about Rothy’s sizing before, so here’s the short version (the long version is in the first post above). I’m typically a 8.5 or 9 in non-Rothys, in Rothy’s points over the last year or so of releases the 9.5 has fit best. Rothy’s is notorious for wonky sizing, so for points most people typically size up by at least one size.

For the Stardust points, the fabric is very, very soft. Maybe the softest of all the Rothy’s I own. I ordered the 9.5 and the fit is consistent with my other pairs. The sparkle is really hard to capture, but you can get a good idea of it in this video:

The Stardust Sneaker (find them here), $125

For casual outfits, I reach for my Rothy’s slip on sneakers year-round. I have a couple of the patterned pairs (the leopard print and the Shibori, which is like a tie dye), so when I saw this ‘basic’ pair with a kick I immediately knew it would find a place in my wardrobe. The heathered color of the Stardust is super flattering on my pale legs and the sparkle is pretty fabulous (if you click through the Instagram link, I have a video of the sneakers on there too).

For Rothy’s slip on sneakers, I typically go with an 8.5. However, I had heard that the Shibori were fitting tight so I sized up to a 9 for that particular pair. I ordered an 8.5 in the Stardust sneakers and the fit is consistent with my other 8.5’s. The fabric is extra soft, so these feel really good on bare feet. I plan to wear them with pretty much everything casual – shorts, jeans, skirts… everything!

P.S. If you are interested in checking out how I style my Rothy’s, you can find me on Instagram here: PocketfulofJoules on Instagram!

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Jack’s Last Day of 3rd Grade… and WHAT a Year it Was!

I was looking back at my post about Jack’s last day of 2nd grade from last year, and I thought THAT year was the weirdest year of school. I was quite wrong, because this year was the continuation of our experience with pandemic school. Jack was fully online from September to May, and then returned in person 4x a week for about 5 weeks.

I set up a desk and laptop in Jack’s room, which is right across the hall from my home office. I also got him an iPhone (not hooked up to any networks), so that we could set alarms for when he had to check in for each class. Each day, he had live classes followed by classwork/homework. I listened with one ear to each class and supervised to make sure all his classwork was completed and submitted.

While it was exhausting to juggle full-time working from home and full-time supervising classes, we got into a good rhythm. Then, once my husband and I were fully vaccinated I did some belated ‘back to school’ shopping to top off Jack’s backpack with new pencils and folders and sent him off to in-person school.

The transition was hard for me – after being involved in every single day of his learning, suddenly I was in a blackout. Rather than knowing exactly what the teacher discussed in class, I would get the typical kid response of “I don’t know.” It was a nice break though. It finally felt like I could put some of the balls down that I’d been juggling since March 2020!

I was a little worried about potential behavior issues with Jack’s return to school. I mean, it had been many, many months since he’s been able to play in-person with his friends and frankly, we’ve both gotten a little weird(er). Jack’s transition to in-person was super smooth though and he finished the year strong! He had absolutely no problem with wearing a mask to school each day and his grades were stronger than I had even hoped for.  

He also accomplished his self-imposed goal of wearing a tie dye shirt to school every single day that he attended in person.

And now we’ve made it… and he is on to 4th grade in the fall!

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Adorable Personalized M&M Favors!

Over the weekend, we had a beautiful baby shower for my sister and her husband. Each of us had a few tasks to complete, and one my jobs was favors. I just HAD to share with you all how cute they turned out!

We did an ‘Under the Sea” theme, so I decided to go with personalized M&M packs in blue, blue-green and white to celebrate their little boy. I had the candies personalized with Welcome {baby name} and also some had little baby footprints on them. They ended up costing about $2.50 per pack and I found a random promo code online that gave me about $11 off the total order.

I found a cute little basket and sign holder one day when I was out thrifting/antiquing and I printed off an easy little favor sign.

The best part was that they took me a minimal amount of time to place the order (rather than running around to a bunch of stores and making something) and they are M&M’s… so YUM.

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