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Shoe Projects!

As I am in agony today, I decided against posting an outfit post. Yes readers, I have on pants and a t-shirt. With a big mom sweater. But with a wacked neck, I don’t have much choice today. Ugh. A favorite blogger of mine, Lovely Jubliesrecently tossed her neck out with a hairbrush. It must be a blogger-fall event? *grins*

Anyhow, my ceiling isn’t nearly so fabulous, but I can see the tv. Although I’m quickly catching up on my DVR’d shows, and the Telly is overwhelmed with the news from the east coast right now. I am saddened to see some of the images, and did you see Coney Island is destroyed!! Makes me so sad. My heart goes out to those who have lost things.

My shoe project. I’ve been working on a pair of Strassed Louboutin heels for months. They were orange with some wierd shoe-string tie. And I neglected to snap a before photograph. Well, I probably did, but I did a huge phone update, and I had to delete some photographs. Oops.

So I painted them with a gold, silver purple mix. A wierd color, but it was kind of different. I then spent a month deciding which color crystals to use! I ended up with Jonquil and jonquil AB. I LOVE that combo! (And I wear my flats constantly)

Some shots:




Now I need somewhere to wear them! Maybe tonight, I need to figure out my costume.

And then I’m working on these:


I love the pink! But the leather was super damaged. Rather funny I had a black pair I sent to Redo My Shoe to be painted pink and Strassed in pink AB! Rather fitting I choose to paint these.

And now they are…….



I’m going to use light sapphire AB and non AB for these. Like the pair that I did over the summer. But those are a hot mess, never Strass over hair!!! Oh well. They are pretty to look at!

I’ll post costumes later. Have a safe and happy Halloween! I’m going back to being a bum now. Er, I mean resting. *grins*

Until next time,



First, my sympathy to all those on the East Coast right now. Stay safe, warm, and dry. The weather this year has just been insane! It was 93 degrees here yesterday, and we are trending 80+ all week. Right now it’s 39 degrees out! Crazy temperature swings!!!

So I’m dressed for a “medium” day. Not pictured is the coat and gloves I have on!!


Cardigan: Kate Spade, off eBay
Skirt: Escada, thrifted
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag: Kate Spade Maryann

A closeup shot of the detail on my sweater:


Sorry for the bad photographs. The downside of leaving the house super early!

Until next time,



Well, I have gotten myself into a pickle. After a wild day last Friday (I won’t even try to explain, oy!!), in which I wore an adorable outfit, but didn’t snap a picture, (oops!!), I threw my back out, and I believe also pinched a nerve. Not sure exactly, but I spent most of the weekend flat out miserable. Ugh. To top it off, I have shoes to sparkle, but really, it’s hard to Strass when you cannot move your neck!!! Oy.

So, today I had to work. Luckily I work for really cool people who laugh and my crazy stories. I mean, the whole story about my back and neck IS rather hilarious. But I’ll save it for a later date.

Today’s outfit:


Cardigan: Target, under $5, 2 years ago on sale
Dress: Target, under $6, also on sale 2 years ago
Shoes: Christian Louboutin flats
Handbag (not pictured, as it was painful to lift) Grey Kate Spade Maryann

A fun picture from Disneyland, a favorite ride of mine:


Aren’t you singing along now???

And this was fun, a couple strolling Buena Vista Street in California Adventure Park!


I hope they went on rides too. Because I totally would do that. Ride Screaming in a ballgown! Oh wait, I’ll not be riding anything for a while!! Well, maybe Little Mermaid. And Monster’s Inc (an adorable ride!!! And it’s scented!)

Anyway, hope you are having a lovely week. I am going to attempt to be a better blogger. I do have some recent projects to show off!

Until next time,


Black & Ivory

I haven’t really worn anything terribly exciting this week. But I did like what I threw together yesterday:


Cardigan: Banana Republic (on sale last January)
Blouse: Kate Spade (sample sale!)
Skirt: Kate Spade, off eBay
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decolette
Handbag: Kate Spade

My bag & shoes:


We are headed for another round at Disneyland today! The kids are all enjoying our passes, figure might as well use them as much as possible! This will be visit #9 in the past month. We still haven’t gotten on the new cars ride yet, so we are hoping to do that this morning! *cross fingers*

Until next time,


Disney Bound!

So excited! Off to spend my birthday with probably a million other people!


Cardigan: Kate Spade
Blouse: Nanette Lepore
Skirt: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag: Kate Spade

It’s overcast and slightly rainy today, so we have our fingers crossed it won’t be too horrible. This will be visit 7 in less then a month. It’s official, we are Disney-Obsessed!

Have a lovely day!

Until next time,



I am poofy today! We are taking another mini-break (sometimes I feel like all I do is vacation lately!), tomorrow is my birthday, and so a day at Disneyland is on the menu. I also had enough hotel points! Makes starting the day at 7:30am much easier being a mile away!!!!

So, for driving to Orange County, here’s my ensemble:


Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo Flats
Handbag: Kate Spade

And of course a crinoline I snagged off eBay. I feel so poofy!!

Excited for tomorrow! It’s overcast with a chance of rain, so I’m hoping its not too crowded!

Until next time,


Crazy Week!!

Whew, another super busy week is nearly over! Just have to deliver my cake today and set up a wedding tonight. In the meantime, some outfit recaps from this week!



Cardigan: Forever 21
Blouse: Old Navy
Skirt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo Flats
Handbag: Kate Spade



Blouse: Calvin Klein, $15 @ outlet
Skirt: Vintage, thrifted for $1
Belt: White House Black Market (from a friend)
Shoes: Payless
Handbag: Kate Spade



Cardigan: Unsure, from Australia
Skirt: JCrew
Shoes: Christian Louboutin flats

An lastly Thursday:


Cardigan: Banana Republic
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Flats

Ugh, the quality of photos, not so good! I promise to work on that.

Some other pictures, from a wedding I did last Saturday:





Such a fun and simple backyard wedding!

How has your week been?

Until next time,