Object of Desire: Metallic Cap-toe Ballet Flat

I’ve been after a slightly-chic-er-than-plain, comfy ballet flat that will pair well with jeans, skirts, and take me through airports and long flights with no foot pain whatsoever.  I’ve found it in this sweet little ballet flat from Sole Society.  Love the warm color palette and gold detail!

Here a couple ways to style it:

And of course, you could always DIY the metallic toe with a bit of spray paint like in my DIY Miu Miu Rhinestone-Embellished Flats tutorial.  For some reason that gold toe just ups the fashion factor.

Dale Metallic Toe Ballet Flat


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DIY Bloggers Fashion Week Tutorial 2: DIY Isabel Marant Jumper and Fringe Boots by Feed Your Style

Day 2 of the DIY Bloggers Fashion Week!

The beautiful and talented Micol of Feed Your Style has shared not one, but TWO fabulous DIYs!

I love how crafty she is and how high-end the finished pieces look!


Check out Tutorial #2:

DIY Isabel Marant Jumper and Fringe Boots by Feed Your Style


*photo collage by Alessia of Matter of Style


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Introducing: DIY Bloggers Fashion Week! PLUS Tutorial 1: Dolce & Gabbana Jelly Sandals by Glitter’n Glue

New York, London, Milan, Paris…
Fashion Weeks happen all over the world and so is our inspiration!
We are proud to introduce you to the 
What we liked
What we coveted
What we hand-crafted

…It’s DIY Fashion Week.
And we’ll show you how!
One week.  6 projects.  All DIY of current trends straight from the runways.
Coordinated by the amazing Alessia of Matter of Style, this week is all about DIY!

First up: the incredibly talented Kristin of Glitter’n Glue and her lovely Dolce & Gabbana-inspired Jelly Sandals.  How pretty are they for summer?

Check out Tutorial #1:

DIY Dolce & Gabbana Jelly Sandals by Glitter’n Glue


Keep checking back for daily projects inspired by high fashion…and mine will be posting on the 21st!


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Okay…So I Caved…

…in, fell head-over-heels for current trends…

…and bought myself a pair of flatforms.

I swore I wasn’t going to this Spring.  I hated flatforms when I first saw them…and was sure I’d never come around to the idea of them.

But these ones from GoJane.com are just so pretty.  And Springy.  And at a mere $15.95, I couldn’t resist.

Now if only it would stop snowing (!) here in Portland and I could take them out on a  Spring frolic…

If you’re interested in them, you can snag them here:

GoJane Glitter Canvas Flatform

(they have black with silver glitter too!)



P.S. I should be back to more regular posting Sunday…after my Maya final tomorrow and then a Fri/Sat all-day seminar class!

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I *Need* This Shoe. Or Do I…?

Alloy Pallai Bootie, $46.90…now $39.90 with code APA15A

I’m feeling patterns for Spring, and this print wedge open-toe bootie is bizarrely attractive, no?  I realized I have almost no shoes that are in a print…but this one is a toughie for me.

Pros: Ikat-patterned (trending for Spring!!), super-high wedge heel, orange, brown, and turquoise mixed together so they could go with anything.

Cons: Suede faux-lacing at the front and Frankenstein stitching at the seams.  The print does the heavy lifting here; it’s kind of too much of a “tribal” stereotype.

I’m so torn.


…But they’re still yummy.



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