A couple of months ago some friends and I were shopping at Urban Outfitters when I spotted these black suede pumps. On sale. There was only one pair and it was in my size, but did I really need them? I shopped around some more, but kept finding myself checking to see if anyone else had snagged them. I knew I couldn’t part with them and was even happier to score an extra 50% off!
I was instantly drawn to these shoes because I knew they would make a simple cap-toe DIY. At first I considered going the easy route by spray painting them gold, but in the end I decided to add some sparkle in my life – in the form of glitter.
1. Measure 2″ from the base of the toe and tape across, leaving the area you want painted exposed. If you’re a messy painter, you may also want to tape under the shoe too.
2. Create your paint mixture, I eyeballed it but I suggest using 1 part Mod Podge and 3 parts glitter.
3. Start painting! Paint a coat and let it dry. Repeat. It may take multiple coats depending how much coverage you like or your shoe needs. Just keep painting until you’re satisfied.
4. Let it dry overnight.
5. Remove the tape and get ready to take the town with your chic pair of glitter cap-toe heels!
life, according to my iPhone
[Monday] Fresh blackberries straight from the Farmers Market
[Tuesday] Coco exists in the US!
[Thursday] This is what happens to Mufasa when he misbehaves
[Friday] It’s an apple and a locket!
I love Girls. Just to clarify, I’m talking about the HBO show. I will admit that I was on the fence at the beginning, but I have grown to love it – scratch that, I’m obsessed. Part of my obsession with the show stems from a quote that Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah Horvath, said in the pilot, “I think I may be the voice of my generation…” and the more I watch the show, the more I believe it. As a twentysomething myself, I can relate to some of the issues Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna face on a daily basis. However, it was a quote from Marnie (Allison Williams) in their season two trailer that really hit home for me because I’ve literally said these words multiple times before:
“I don’t even know what I want. Sometimes I just wish someone would tell me, like, this is how the rest of your life should look…” -Marnie
Wow. This only made me love the show even more. Part of what makes Girls so likable is how raw and real the content is and I for one am thrilled for the new season and can not wait to see what Lena and Co. has in store for us.
Btw, I already watched the first episode last night and trust me, it’s good.
life, according to my iPhone
[Monday] Chilling at the doctor’s office.
[Tuesday] A Berrytale from 85C.
[Wednesday] Not Twinkies, but Cloud Cakes.
[Thursday] Pork chop noodle soup, always.
[Friday] Adorable mini pitchers filled with lemonade at the cutest cafe ever!
Thanks to Julia of Gal Meets Glam, I’ve recently ventured into the world of bold lips starting off with Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie. I was a bit nervous at first because I wasn’t sure how to wear a bold lip, but then I saw this genius idea from Jessica Chastain (btw I’m dying to see her new film, Zero Dark Thirty). I love how she added a pop of color to her black and white outfit by matching her hot pink lips with her Ralph Lauren saddle bag.
Inspired by Jessica Chastain, I decided to pair my new acquired Revlon LipButter in Raspberry Pie with my Kirna Zabete for Target lace clutch together. And voila!
This instantly became my go-to party look during the holiday season and I’ll admit I did rock this combo for both my Christmas and New Year parties. However, I’m glad this color also works outside the holidays, so friends don’t be surprised if I’m rocking this combo the next time we’re out for dinner. You’ve been warned.
Jessica Chastain photo via Go Fug Yourself