Jurassic Mistake

**SPOILER ALERT** The following post contains a rant about the newly released film, Jurassic World, in some detail. If you have not seen Jurassic World don’t worry, it’s basically a newer version of Jurassic Park. In fact there are only two major difference in Jurassic World that are worth mentioning- #1 being the adorable Chris Pratt (*swoon*). And #2 being those RIDICULOUS heels that Bryce Dallas Howard wears whilst traipsing through a dinosaur infested jungle. jurassic world

Before I engage in my high heeled rant, I should provide a little back story. Bryce plays Claire Dearing, the newly opened Jurassic World’s operation’s manager. Part of Claire’s job is to oversee multiple departments and in turn report the fiscal results to executives and shareholders. On the day that all the major events take place (i.e. scary dinosaur stuff) not only does she have to welcome her nephews to the park but she has an important meeting with the owner of Jurassic World. So it totally make sense that she would dress in business appropriate attire, because after all you dress for success… right?


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The only way to outrun a t-rex is to train hard

In this case, if Claire wanted to be super successful, she would have gone home and changed into some sensible running shoes. Or sneakers. Or ballet flats. Heck, even sandals would have been better because the chances of successfully outrunning mutinous velociraptors in 2 1/2 inch heels is not good. Now I know many of you are thinking “Morgan, come on! Wouldn’t you want to look your best for Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) while simultaneously running for your life and trying to save your nephews from being eaten by a vicious dinosaur?”

And my answer would be YES. 100% YES.

But also I can’t look my best if I’ve just been eaten by a dinosaur.

So in the slim but still possible chance that I should ever find myself in a heavily vegetated jungle thick with animal life and also happen to have a genetically modified Indominus Rex hot on my heels, I have made a list of some excellent shoe options that are both functional and fashionable.

#1. Nike Flyknit Air Max ($225)


#2. Reebok All Terrain Thunder 2.0 ($124.99)


#3.  Adidas by Stella McCartney ($83.99) These would even match Claire’s outfit!


#4. Dinosaur Repellent (Priceless)



I was going to add a bazooka to the list, but I figured that was already implied. If you haven’t seen Jurassic World yet, I encourage you to go to your closest Redbox and pick it up- if not for the action, then for the laughs! Enjoy!




Do You Have the Time?

It seems part of our theme here at Lemonzest and Pearls is “so little time, so much to do.” When you are in the midst of a busy stage of life, keeping a schedule and staying on time and on track is essential for day to day life. After-all, “fashionably late” can only go so far and “better late then never” gets old fast. This is why I love a good watch. Functional fashion, two words that sum up one piece with so many possibilities. Watches sometimes get forgotten in the accessory category. From glamor to sport, watches come in all shapes and sizes, and can be worn with any wardrobe adding extra detail and punctuality to your look.

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Image from Macys.com

My favorite watches are Fossil. Fossil makes many different styles, faces, and unique bands from leather to ceramic. You can find one that speaks to you whether your style is sporty, preppy, trendy, fancy, or a little bit of everything. Watches with diamonds, different color faces, interchangeable bands, thick chain, thin chain, over-sized face, square face… its all here. And with their affordable prices and unbelievable warranty you can’t go wrong. Be careful… they are addicting!

watch MK

Image from Michael Kors

Another popular brand for watches is Michael Kors. I’m sure you have seen one in every fashion magazine you have opened, the classic style is very popular and seems to be just as much of a wardrobe staple as the Michael Kors bag itself. I love the clean, classic and slightly masculine look Michael Kors includes in his watch designs. They look great against any outfit, and there is not much you can do to make them better. The Michael Kors watch is just “a goody.”

puma watch

Image from Nordstroms.com

If you are the sporty type, there are plenty of popular watches that can track your workouts, your heart rate, and distance. Whether you just want something to wear with your new sneaks, or if your trying to reach a distance goal or beat your best time, there’s a watch that’s “fit” for you. Brands like Puma, Nike, and Garmin are all great for keeping you on “track” and on time.

Whichever style you choose, add some texture with a bracelet…or five 😉 and do try to ensure your metals match in your outfit. Earrings, necklaces, even belt buckles should all coordinate to visually pull your look together. Think of these pieces as connections that, despite whats going on in between, tie together and keep your look grounded.


Image from Lucky Magazine

Pick your fancy and “watch” and see just how much fashion, fun, and punctuality you can add to your personal style.

Have a Magical Day!


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