Friday, January 28, 2011

DIY Glitter Shoes

Found a pair of $4 Stuart Weitzman heels at  Deja Vu Consignment

The glue, glitter and broken jewelry
Of course I decorated the lid
Poured the glitter on in sections and let dry
Excess glitter put back into measuring glass to use again
dismantled the jewelry to decide which pieces I would use
Wish I was Martha Stewart
The flower pieces were taken off a necklace
Shall we dance?

 I REALLY have this fascination with GLITTER.  My collection
is growing rather quickly.   Last week I scouted for a pair of shoes to GLAM UP.  My thought was not to spend too much because I had know idea what the finish product would be.  A size 6 aa was what I found in a heel by Stuart Weitzman.  Four dollars was a great deal.  Hannah, my daughter was in luck because they fit her perfectly.  Guess she has a fun pair of dress up shoes to run around the house in.  I'm working on another pair but this time in GOLD.   Here's a sneak peek at them so far. 
Ferragomas for only $5

Monday, January 24, 2011

My $16.99 Vintage Jacket

The PRETTY bag the jacket was packaged in

Jacket was $16.99
My gold bracelets I wear all the time
A few Saturdays ago I had a 30 minute break after leaving work and going to my daughter's soccer game.  My mind needed a little creative spark so I headed to the nearest vintage shop.  Back in the days before I was a buyer for Willows I used to spend hours shopping.  Now I no longer linger for hours.  It doesn't mean I don't enjoy shopping but I've become very good at finding what I like FAST.  The vintage store was a place of new interest for me.  Jackets are my favorite piece of clothing to shop for.  You can wear a solid tee, jeans or trousers and add a great colorful, or textured jacket to make the whole outfit POP.  I styled it fairly simple and would probably add a couple long, gold necklaces and even a scarf.  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Gold NIKE shoes

These beautiful GOLD NIKE tennis shoes were bought for me as a birthday gift about 6 years ago.  Growing up I always loved unique shoes.  In the 4th grade I had a pair of cobalt blue rubber Keds with faux fur on the inside.  Mr. Moss, my teacher always had some funny comment about them.  Anyway, my Nikes really didn't get worn too much.  At the time, I felt they were a little bright but maybe it was because of my huge size 10 foot.   I decided to place them nicely in my closet.  It wasn't until December that I found myself wearing them with my boyfriend jeans and NIKE zip up jacket.   The trend for metallics keep getting stronger every year.  I LOVE gold jewelry and now you can find it everywhere.  Think twice before you get rid of something, you just might be ahead of the trend.   

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My LA Trip

My mom and I headed down to LA for a Spring/Summer buying trip for Willows.  There's nothing like seeing beautiful bright colors in the showrooms to get you excited for Summer.  Not to mention it was 80 degrees.  I bought a pair of FUN new glasses to try.  What do you think?  Kind of big but somehow I love them.  My jeans from Sold Denim have amazing stretch and are perfect with heels or wedges.  

My Smart Look
My new cross over bag
Lovely things we picked out for Willows

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

#1 Color for Spring is ..............

Alexandre Herchcovich, s/s11
After a VERY rainy day today I'm excited to see this color and am hopeful SPRING will get here.  I can't wait to see this color in stores and also on me.  If you don't wear THIS much color, grab it in a necklace, bracelet, scarf, shoe or handbag.

Will it ever stop raining?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Accessories-Putting the Right Pieces Together

Camera Ready
Are we in LA or Portland?

Love it in black or brown.
Beautifully done!
A perfect blend of colors and textures.
Until next time...........

When we (the Willows gals) headed out for dinner and a movie, I told them I was bringing the camera (oh no was there first thought I'm sure).  I knew they wouldn't let me down with their fantastic sense of fashion.  They walked in wearing amazing accessories and POOF there was my inspiration.  Just look how gorgeous my mom, Wendy, Merry and Alex are.  A confident woman knows how to mix several pieces together.  They didn't even plan the animal scarves.  Animal print is so easy to wear and looks fabulous with black or brown. 
A special thanks to Al-Amir Restaurant in Portland, OR for making us feel special. A great experience.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shop STYLE Run 2011

Bring It

I'm passionate about continuing my blog about STYLE and RUNNING.  I'm thinking BIG for this blog including style workshops, video blogs, inspirational running stories, before and after pictures of women concurring their personal style challenges and much, much more.  I took a needed break during this holiday season to concentrate on Willows, my other love.  My goal is to continually challenge myself and take every opportunity to listen and learn. 

Ever since I started running, I've had this intense need to set goals for myself and try new things.  The marathon I completed last Summer was a good slap in the face to wake up my creative soul.  I would love to inspire just one person to have that slap happen to them. 

When running, I take the time to praise GOD for everything I have and ask for all the WISDOM and PATIENCE I can get.  I tend to want things to happen overnight and undoubtedly get discouraged.  The most important thing for me is FOCUS and open my heart and mind to endless possibilities. 

I promised myself to go for the GOLD in all I do.  If I don't get a medal at least I trained my hardest. 

Best to all of you throughout 2011.

Rock and Roll Seattle Marathon 2010