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+ The unique style of Mary-Kate Olsen


tFS

A word of warning; normally where Mary-Kate Olsen leads, fashion trends follow. Expect to see a plethora of clogs, woven bags, velvet skirts and eighties-style wetlook jackets in a store near you soon!

Any flares I owned were thrown out along with my crop tops and scrunchies back when I was about eleven, but they're a welcome change to the overload of leggings and skinny jeans, or save our souls, 'jeggings'.

I'm not sure I know anyone who would dress like the Olsen twins out in public, but there's something about their style that seems to captivate so many. Let's just hope she chooses her wardrobe for the season to come wisely!


+ Dreams of a shoe-shaped variety

Right now I am craving a new pair of shoes, and, of course, some money to buy them with! I haven't bought a new pair of heels in maybe eight months. Eight months is a long, long time and I keep torturing myself by viewing shoe of the hot variety online!

If money was no object, here are my three picks:

1)It may be August but Autumn is not far off, so I need a sturdy pair of boots for traipsing through leaf-ridden pavements - The pair from Topshop will do the job nicely!

 

AGNES lace-up casual boot
AGNES lace-up casual boot

 

2) Please get out the proverbial violins and weep for me... I haven't bought any really nice new clothes in the UK since last year, yes that's right - 2008!!!! So I need to find other ways to spruce up outfits, and I think that's where the statement shoe comes in.

 

Kurt Geiger Hope Black Courts Platform-Shoe
Kurt Geiger Hope Black Courts Platform-Shoe

 

3) Over-the-knee boots. Oh yes, I have always wanted to look like Catgirl while walking around the local supermarket!

 

Suede thigh boots, seen on Preen Thornton Bregazzi Runway Fall 09
Suede thigh boots, seen on Preen Thornton Bregazzi Runway Fall 09

And, as if I wanted to torture myself even more, I spotted a picture from Fashion Toast of her shoe rack.... What red-blooded girl wouldn't want to own at least 90% of these (my eyes are on the leopard print booties from Aldo).

Fashion Toast's Shoe Rack
Fashion Toast's Shoe Rack

+ Some great tutorials to make your own designer-style footwear!

<+ Alyssa Zukas has a great tutorial on how to make your own notorious Ariella studded boots.

She also shows us how to make the GORGEOUS Chloe studded boots as well!

+ Meagan has created a recession-friendly tutorial for the Christian Louboutin petal sandal as well. I am going to head to the craft shop asap to try it out.

If you find any other examples of DIY tutorials please let me know!