Winter is coming (I know we’re in denial but fall is officially March 21st!) and when I was in the States for Christmas I bought some Minnetonka Moccasins to keep my feet warm. The brown suede laces were sort of blah, so I bought some red ones which were cute enough and then saw these. Snappy! And thought I could make a pair. You’ll need:
Use the masking tape to tape up the laces at a regular interval. I used 1.5 inches. Paint using fabric paint in your preferred color/pattern. Let dry overnight. Take off the masking tape et voila:
And that didn’t cost 30usd plus shipping. And Minnetonka Moccs are comfortable as clouds on your feet. You’re welcome.
ombre effects via pugly pixel
it’s lame to post two things buy the same designers two weeks in a row, but you get what you get and you don’t have a fit. i
demanded got this Alexander Mcqueen skull scarf for my birthday. i’m using this how to tie a scarf card by Hermès for how to wear it in a way that’s not tying it onto my bag. i’m running a 10k called We Run Jozi in two weeks and since running for me is just an excuse to pretend i’m dancing this is what i’m run/dancing to lately. happiest of weekends!
can us normals pull off floral jumpsuits? with tall shoes?
well i bought one to wear for my birthday dinner with P.
fashion friday material or NEIN?
(jumpsuit via asos)
I bought myself a little treat in the form of a purse. My mom transported it to SA for me and this week I can’t bear to be apart from the buttery leather for too long. It’s a big one, so I can throw my MacBook in and bring it to work. I can also bring it on safari (P said he the hippos were going to eat it). Nothing like a new bag to make you feel like your birthday is next week.
(mcQueen tote via farfetch)
Happy Friday from Johannesburg town
the aforementioned springtime makes me embrace gauzy neon tops. you can’t see it but i wore my tribal micro top underneath since the shirt is a bit see-thru. also a cheapo tribal necklace was in order. it’s so warm i wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself this morning!
i have lots of DIY and house tour posts up my sleeve- let’s just say concrete and spray painted wonders are drying all over our house. because of a party that got a bit…shall we say…out of hand on saturday night, my sunday was too full of napping and not full of crafting and therefore i present to you a picture of disco balls to stare at. aren’t they all so pretty? in other news i’m cautiously embracing a spring wardrobe and bought a pair of nude flat wedges comme ça and last week i met President Clinton. clearly i’m Busy and Important.
have you seen this? or this? chuckle. and please note- wearing tory burch flats makes everyone want to vom.
thanks, the management.
This week I fancied a grey shirt with gold feathered shoulders. The nineties are back people, and there is nothing you or I can do about it.
For this project I used:
1 grey shirt, cropped-ish (I got mine from Mr. Price!) That’s like Old Navy for all you ‘mericans. I got a cropped-ish specifically so I could wear it with my high waisted pants (like above) or my pleated black midi skirt and a loud skinny belt.
1/8 yard vinyl (any color)
spray paint (gold)
needle and thread
First I cut my vinyl into shapes like so. I made about 50. It’s not an exact science, shape and size wise.
Like many things on this blog, I took them outside and spray painted them. I picked gold. Black would look nice too.
Then I put on my shirt and marked where I wanted the shoulder pad thingies to start with a pin. Then I started sewin’. About 5 or 6 in a row closer to the top, and 4ish towards the bottom. Again, this is not an exact science nor is it Project Runway.
The only lame thing about this project is my pictures. I’m sorry. Sometimes the stars, lighting and photographer availability don’t align. Maybe I’ll re-photograph it and add it later on. When I wear it I feel like I have cool bird shoulder wings. It’s like an extremely less severe version of this shirt that Kim Kardashian was wearing. And when it comes to Kim Kardashian, it’s always a good bet to be less extreme than her.