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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:





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





(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!





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)


After being painted with several different colours:


Progress shots:






I used the following stone colours:

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,


Feeling Spotty

Polka dot “spotty” that is! Although I am suffering the aftermath of my spectacular fall yesterday morning. I do think I shall have to make time to use my jacuzzi bathtub this evening.

My outfit today:





I love in the last photo, how my dress just spreads out beautifully on the piano bench! Pity I have zero musical ability, this would be a smashing dress for a musical recital. (Perhaps one day my daughter!)

Cardigan: Target, little girls’ section, $7 (I loved the one I bought a month ago so much I snagged a second one the other day!
Dress: Hobbs, off eBay
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Handbag: Kate Spade
Necklace; Juicy Couture

And of course my Omega watch and typical diamond rings + my diamond solitaire earrings.

I would prefer to sleep off my soreness from yesterday, but alas, kids have to go to school and I should attend nine study this morning.

Until next time,