Fashion, Food, Desserts, being a 30-something mom is exciting!

First post of 2014

Wow, 7 days in 2014, and I am FINALLY returning to my sadly neglected blog. In my defense, I have been fighting an upper respiratory infection since before Christmas, so I’ve been resting when not working or running kids around. I did spend the first day of the year in PJs doing nadda! Even now my Christmas decor is still up.

Anyway, to recap some outfits I’ve thrown together this year:

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Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Dress: Anthropologie
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Necklace: Juicy Couture

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(All clothing items Thrifted)
Cardigan: Elle
Blouse: Nanette Lepore
Skirt: Ruth
Shoes: Strassed Manolo Blahniks (more below about these!!)

And this outfit I repeated, I loved the combo so much!

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Necklace: Target
Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Strassed Manolo Blahniks
Handbag: Kate Spade

In addition to feeling poorly, I also managed to pull something in my neck. Partly from how I was sleeping, and partly from completing my most recent project in less than two days. (Hey, I was determined to finish them!!)

Before, plain gold Manolos (in need of some tlc)

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After being painted with several different colours:

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Progress shots:

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I used the following stone colours:

Sapphire
Crystal AB
Green Tourmaline
Fuchsia AB
Light Sapphire AB
Light Rose AB
Tanzanite AB

I am so very pleased with how they turned out. I have another pair of Manolo flats in the same general shape that I am thinking of doing something similar but different on. Haven’t decided. I do have plans to do a crystal AB heel this year, as I do not have one yet. We shall see.

I have placed myself on a strict no-buy for this month (fashion-related), however I did cheat yesterday a wee bit. But it was a vintage item I bought to resell, so I could not resist. Otherwise I am staying out of thrift shops and OFF eBay (with the exception of selling items!!!). It’s time to streamline a bit!

Keep your eyes out, I have a really fun giveaway planned for later in the month!

Until next time,

Jules

2 responses

  1. I”m SO girl crushing on your style and creativity!! I love what you did to your manolos!!! MY GOD they are so the child of Manolo and Kate Spade!! Brilliant!
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    January 12, 2014 at 01:23

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