MANOLO BLAHNIK BB Perforated Suede Pump

Today I decided to walk through Neiman Marcus…. and fell in love with a pair of perforated suede pumps! I wasn’t event going to try them on, but with the persuasion of my mother encouraging me to try them on I just had too. Once on I could not take them off. I have officially purchased my first pair of Manolos. I went for the perforated suede because it was soooo soft. I have a hard time wearing heels due to my baby toes always hurting. These pumps are prefection! Sometimes you have to just splurge and reward yourself, I have been working so hard at my job and I totally deserve them. 

Tip: If you are going to splurge go with a classic that you can change up. I like to use the equation cost/per wear. If I wear these shoes 60 times, then I am only paying $12.40 per wear! 

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-AB

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Farmers Market

Sunday morning outing with my mom, we visited the Farmers Market. I was totally in love with all the fresh and organic products.

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Organic herbs

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I purchased 3 candles from Kaum Home (vetivert eucalyptus lavender, lemongrass ginger, & pomegranate grapefruit lime) They smell amazing!!!!

http://kaumhome.com/

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Mulberry anyone?? Kinda taste like a blueberry, strawberry, & raspberry combo

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Fresh preservatives

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Cut about 2-3″ of the stems off, and placed the freshly cut stems in filtered water.

-AB

D.I.Y Accessory Storage

Problem:  I love anything that makes me feel glamourous and that is the main reason why my room has become cluttered with many accessories and things that I love.

Solution: Customized “Jewelry & Accessory Box”

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1. I purchased the Alex Drawer unit with 9 drawers at Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50192822/

Love the storage space but all white…. super boring

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Supplies: Decorative paper, Mod Podge (2 bottles),  scissors, Xacto knife (not necessary if u prefer using scissors, & a pencil.

** The Paper Store has AMAZING paper

The decorative paper I used was 17″ x 27″ and I purchased 7 sheets.

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2. Outline the shape of the drawers so you can have a precise cut. Paint Mod Podge on the surface before you apply your decorative paper. Once the decorative paper is placed on the surface paint more Mod Podge on top- this step is very important to seal the decorative paper in place.

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(Painting surface)

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(placing decorative paper in place)

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(Seal decorative paper in place by painting Mod Podge on top)

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3. Once I finished applying the decorative paper to the Ikea Alex unit, I put the unit together. See below for end result.

* I saved the border and trim for last.

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-AB

D.I.Y. “In Progress”

I have been working on these Aldo “Harvat” wedges for a minute. Super excited to finish them up. Just wanted to give an update on my progess. More pictures to come once I finish them up.

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What I used:

  • Preciosa Crystals
  • Light Amethyst 5mm
  • Amethyst 4mm
  • Crystal AB 6mm
  • E600 Glue
  • Eyebrow wax pencil…… (use it to pick up the rhinestones)

-AB