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Dressing plain shoes up

Nowadays, I’m quite girly and love shoes, but things weren’t always like that. I guess I like tops so much that every other clothing item ends up being forgotten (like pants… I do like wearing them – ha -, but I’m not crazy about buying them and do not get easily carried away when seeing different styles). I mean, it is very hard to me to find clothes I really like, but this is not true when it comes to tops. I usually love them all and cannot stay long without buying a few.

Anyway, the thing is I’ve only started really appreciating shoes recently and due to my stepmom’s love for them (she’s got a lot of them and some pretty awesome ones, believe me). And even though I own some absolutely adorable pairs, I do miss having a few a bit more “crazy”, if you know what I mean. This is why I just LOVED finding out about this site. …love Maegan features some great outfits by its owner and, surprise, surprise, she even teaches her readers how to add a charming little (or big) something to your plain-looking heels.

This project is the most recent one and my favourite. I mean, look at this blue explosion… It is just amazing! I don’t usually go for sandals that open, but the ruffle kind of covers a big part of the foot, so it’s definitely something I will make.

This one was inspired in a Louboutin and it’s also gorgeous. Again, the problem I might have with it (too open) is kinda fixed by adding the black “petals”.

Oh, and the best thing about this two embellishments: they are removable! So you don’t have to permanently “spoil” your shoes, if that’s a problem for you. And, better, you can change the ruffles’ colour, for example, and have different shoes for different circumstances.

Click on the images to go check the tutorials. All images were taken from …love Maegan.

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Letting Charlie help me through the day

Right now, I really wanna go up to a certain someone and tell her she’s full of sh*t. I do have manners, though, and won’t do it. I’ll just keep on listening quietly and thinking about Paris in the winter. Patience is the key word here.

And in order to calm down, I suggest we all watch Charlie, the Unicorn. It is very much funny and kind of stupid, but that’s something I’m really in need of. Silly crazy videos, silly crazy voices, silly crazy stories.

First, Charlie goes to Candy Mountain:

Then, he (unwillingly) sets off to find the Banana King:

Finally, he has to find a Snowman to save the world:

Or something like it, anyway.

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Desk organizers that are both cute and useful

I love stationery items, so my workdesk is a complete mess. To be honest, my desks at home are also pretty terrible, full of stuff thrown around and in dire need of some organizing. The problem is I get tons of small boxes and tins to put stuff into and end up making a mess with all these containers. This is why I loved the desk organizers below. they are big and have thousands of spaces for one to put everything one might need while at work. I can really see myself using this a lot, specially because it is soooo cute!

Bad news: I just cannot recall where I saw this item. And, even worse, I have no clue where you can buy it. =( This is quite a bummer because not only do I want to link it here, but also I was looking forward to buying it.  Argh. I saved these images while at work, so I’ll try and check my computer there for any information.

EDIT: just found the website from where you can get those! They are sold in Artfire by NothingElegant. I still don’t know, though, where I came to know about it. =p


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Skirts: egg-shaped x tulip

I do like fashion and style issues, but some particularities are just way too much for me. What made me stuck in doubt and uncertainty this time, was the egg-shaped skirt. I went over to Manequim online and there they had this piece on some of the clothes that will be hits on Brazil’s fall/winter. One of them was the afore mentioned skirt (photo on the left) and I went ballistic after seeing it; the shape was only one thing that left me in awe. What I loved the most is the apparent intricacy of the construction. I really want to make one for myself, even though I’m still just a beginner when it comes to sewing.

So I went a-looking for more images and, maybe (hopefully), a pattern to make my life easier. What did I find? Nothing! Ok, this is actually not true. I did manage to find a handful of articles on wearing puffy bottoms, but most of them dated back to 2005, when a lot of  european fashion designers took the shape to the catwalk.

But the main doubt is: what is the difference between this skirt and the tulip one? Because when my search for the egg-shaped skirt led to almost nothing, I decided to concede in trying a slightly different shape. Thing is the images I found were very much similar to the one above, hence the on from Pink Tartan runway show.  So, where exactly does the difference lay?

Confused, I went a-looking for some kind of explanation and found out that tulip skirts have  a circular opening in the front, just like the one Nicole Richie is using below, as opposed to the one from Pink Tartan that, though called a tulip one, is not (at least, if that definition is correct).

For those of you interested in knowing what peeps were saying about the matter a few years back, check out the links below. The first one is, actually, from last year.

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Just some random info and excuses

It’s Monday and I’m wasted. I went out last Saturday and got a cold. So I’m very much tired and sick today. Unfortunately, I have a busy week ahead of me and just thinking about it makes my head ache terribly.

Well, addressing the matter of the abandoned blog… The lack of posts in here does not mean that I’m just sitting in my bum doing nothing in my free time. I’ve been knitting a bit, reading a bit and sewing a bit. This is news, actually: I’m taking sewing classes. My mom just cannot teach me, so I went looking for professional help. And I’m also taking ballet classes one more time. I love it soooo much and am so happy that I found  place with an adequate time.

Anyway, I took a few pictures of projects this weekend and I’m really looking forward to posting about it today when I leave work. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make it. Fingers crossed!