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Taking the ripped jeans out for a beer

It was Baconfest in Sacramento this week.  Restaurants all over Sacramento added bacon galore to their menus, had cookoffs and competitions for who cooks the best bacon dish, and put on events surrounding all things bacon. One of the events was organized by Hook & Ladder and it was a beer and bacon bus tour. The deal was a beer at 3 local breweries and bites from food trucks at 2 of the 3 stops.

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We all met at the restaurant and they loaded us up into a lovely party bus of sorts. We all got a Two Rivers hard cider to make the journey to the first brewery nice and smooth ?

Our first stop was at Berryessa Brewing Company.





It is lovely out there! The weather on Saturday was crisp, but nice and sunny so it made drinking their Saison super easy. They have yard jenga and corn hole to play with and are very family-friendly. There was a little stand where we ordered some food. The loaded mac & cheese was pretty good! Pulled pork, bacon, cheese.


We moved onto Bike Dog in West Sacramento next. It’s a small tap room on Industrial Blvd. One of those “blink and you’ll miss it,” type places. I stuck with Saisons all day and Bike Dogs did not disappoint. And they have skeeball in the back! The food truck they had out there was ON POINT. Some of the best bacon brussles sprouts I have ever had.




Our last stop of the day was to the Natomas branch of Track 7. It is enormous out there! The guy that brought me our Growler skateboarded to and from the storage areas.


We enjoyed our beers and made some Zodiac discoveries. For example, my husband and I are one seriously explosive match, but my best friend and I should be married. So far, it is working out beautifully for all involved!



And then we were done! A day of drinking good, local beer and eating some serious grub kicked my butt. But it was well worth it. Till next year Baconfest!

Shirt: Forever 21 (N/A) similar similar 2 / Jeans: ASOS Extreme Rip / Blazer: Target (N/A) ASOS similar  Nordstrom similar / Purse: GiGi New York Crossbody

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Shoes of Prey Review

Hello!! Has your week been as crazy as mine? Shit is INSANE in the Schubert household. Busy with all the comings and goings of a family of four and a mom who completely overcommits herself.

BUT, I was pretty darn excited when I got an email from Shoes of Prey that the shoes I had designed were en route to my abode. If you don’t know what Shoes Of Prey is, they are a design-your-own-shoe website. The company was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2009 and has been catching attention in the last couple of years. The concept is pretty straightforward. Pick and design your very own shoe. Heel height, silhouette, exterior material, interior material, even the soles.

It wasn’t until my sweet friend Lily took the plunge herself (and mentioned SOP has a plethora of widths) that I hopped on the site to design a pair. I suggest that you set aside some time to design your shoe because holy mother of options are there a lot of things to choose from. After about 100 hours, I decided on a high heel in teal suede with a royal blue cap toe at just under $200. YASSSS



They make every shoe, so the process takes about 4 weeks. They are very good at keeping their customers informed and excited with email updates and little clips about how their shoes are made. Oh! And if you get them and don’t like it/doesn’t fit? 365 day return or remake.

The box they arrive in is damn sexy. Black with metallic writing. Yum.

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SOP are smart in that they include a dust bag along with toe and heel pads, and replacement heel tacks. These are awesome. Also included are some discount cards to give to friends, a note about your shoes, and a picture of the shoe you designed. I could do without these, but I can see where people are jazzed by this little detail.

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The shoes are really, really lovely. They are a nice, deep teal with the perfect blue toe cap. Admittedly, the colors are slightly different than what I saw on the computer screen. The toe is a little lighter and the body is a little darker, so the difference seen on the screen wasn’t as truly realized, but I think they look fantastic regardless. There is a pretty strong glue smell when I opened the box and I suspect that it is because the shoes are so fresh. It has dissipated over time.

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The fit is pretty good! The heel is high, but my foot isn’t feeling crushed at the bottom. The size and width feels right, but I will have to add the heel insert. I’m too big for a 10.5 and sometimes to small for an 11. I’m Goldilocks searching for my just right. I am definitely going to keep them. I think they make my ankles look dynamite.


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So go! Be creative! If anything, play with it for awhile to get the feel of the website. It’s easy to get sucked in. XO, J

Photography by Arrowmaker Media

Shirt: ASOS Curve Pussybow Shirt / Jeans: ASOS Curve Skinny Jeans ASOS Straight size jean /

Sweater Vest: Vince / Shoes: Designed by Me!

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