DIY Miu Miu Jeweled Heels

Hello barbies! I have an amazing DIY tutorial for you today brought to you by the ladies at Honestly…wtf.  They created a gorgeous replica of the jeweled Miu Miu heels you see below.  Read on for the tutorial or check out their full post here.  Happy bejeweling! 🙂

You’ll need:

With flat nose pliers, pry the prongs open to release the crystal rhinestones. Skip this step if you’re using loose, flat back rhinestones.

Squeeze some glue into a small dish or container. Pick up one of the larger rhinestones with the tweezers, dip the backside into the glue.

Press the stone into the top of the center of the heel. Add several other large stones around the top, gradually working your way down to the middle of the heel with smaller stones. Go back and add small round stones in bare spots. There is no right or wrong way to creating the pattern – have fun with it!

A tip: the smaller round stones will require the tiniest bit of glue. Dip a toothpick into the glue, dab it onto the backside of the stone and apply to the shoe.

Repeat the same steps on the other shoe . . .

And you’re bejeweled!

(top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)


for my yogis.

A friend sent this to me the other week and I’m still in awe.  I can’t imagine that I’ll ever be able to reach her level but I’m certainly inspired!  PS:  How does she make it look so easy?!

decorating with light blue & black.

The hubby-to-be and I recently purchased our first home together in Arizona and we’re moving back there next month! So, not only do I have tons on my plate with wedding planning, I also have lots to think about in regards to our home (it’s currently being remodeled).  I can’t wait to get there and start decorating and making it our own. Lately, I’ve been drawn to rooms featuring a mix of light blue, black & white accents, much like this:

credits; 1, 2, 3, 4

Aren’t they fabulous?  I think so…but unfortunately, h.t.b. and I don’t always see eye to eye on decorating and he is not a fan.  Boo.  I guess you can’t win them all!

If I had it my way, here are some of my picks for how I’d incorporate a little light blue, black and white (and pink, can’t forget the pink, hehe) in to our living space. A girl can dream…

Where to shop:  painting, lamps, sofa, rug, end table

PS:  I’ll be posting interior design inspiration at least once a week, so check back soon if you’re interested 🙂

the ballerina bride.

Ever since laying eyes on the incredibly gorgeous ballerina-inspired bride above, featured here, I’ve had visions of beautiful ballet inspired weddings dancing through my head.  The shoes + the dress=perfection!  Below are some other images that make me swoon and wish that I could incorporate a little ballet in to my wedding.  It is too late to dust off my tutu?

credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

{Bridal Beauty} Hairstyles| Engaged & Inspired

One of the biggest things left to cross off of my seemingly endless “to-do” list is to determine how to have my hair styled on the big day. Originally, I planned on a fabulous fishtail braid pulled off to the side (similar to the two pictures below). I think the braid looks soft and romantic but still a little edgy.

Back in October, I had my hair trial on the same day I went dress shopping so I was able to see how the braid looked with my favorite dresses. Well, as you might know, I ended up with a totally different style of dress than I’d originally anticipated.  Unfortunately for me, my beloved fishtail just didnt look right with the dress I ended up choosing. It was back to square one. My fiance has always said he loves it best when I’m wearing my hair in a ponytail so I’ve started looking for some pony options that might work for the wedding. My question is, is a ponytail too “everyday” for such a big occassion?

As an alternative to a ponytail, I have also really started to like the look of small headbands paired with high, messy buns like the pics below. I especially like the double or triple band styles and I think it would be easy to find some dressier headband options.

A last option I am considering is a version of a down do. I really love the side swept waves in both of these pictures but I can imagine being worried all night that my hair will “fall” and that the style will be flat and lifeless by the end of the night. That’s definitely a hair dont!

You may have noticed that I am not looking at any down do’s…I really wish I could but the back of my dress just BEGS for an up-do or at the very least, for a bare back. How did you wear or how are you wearing your hair to your wedding? Any advice for a girl like me who’s struggling with narrowing down her options?

All images can be found via my Pinterest and my original post can be seen over at Engaged & Inspired.