How to Make Your Birkenstock Sandals POP!

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I painted my Birkenstocks¬†sky blue for summer. ūüôā Why did I do this?

Because originally they were taupe nubuck which reminded me too much of human skin, and I didn’t really want to wear flesh on flesh. ((They didn’t look awful,¬†but I just wasn’t having it.)) And being the¬†savvy thrift¬†shopper that I am, I literally found these shoes for $2 at a shop in Oregon¬†(thank you Newberg Friends), so if something went wrong while painting them, I had nothing to lose (yet¬†so much to gain!)

How to Make Your Shoes Pop! Tutorial:

All you need is these 3 essentials:

  • 1 giant blob of happy colored¬†paint
  • 1 pair of boring old¬†shoes (find them at a THRIFT store (Helloooo Salvation Army, Goodwill, or your local thrift)!
  • 1 ordinary paint brush

Now sing along with me while I¬†color my world with the chaos of trouble¬†‚ôę‚ô™

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One, Two, Paint the shoe.

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Three, Four, Paint some more. 

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Five, Six, Clean up shit.

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Seven, Eight, They look great! 

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Now you’ve got fancy fresh feet to just in time for¬†summer! Let me know how your own pair turned out in the comments below. ūüėČ You know you want to.

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AMAZING Footage of Dolphins and Their Babies in The Wild

Some of you might be familiar with that whale watching video¬†(found here)¬†which went viral last week. It was filmed by the very same group that took me on my own spectacular whale watching adventure in Dana Point,¬†Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari:¬†DolphinSafari.com.

They took us on an exhilarating tour along Orange County’s coastline. First we followed a gray whale on its lonely migration north, then we found this pod of stampeding dolphins. It was too cool for words, so I made a short video instead. Can you spot the babies swimming with their mamas?

Help save the whales with Captain Dave through their charity organization: TheCareTakers.org.

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A Guide to Scarves in Movies and How to Get the Look

Guest Post on Inspired-Ground, by Lisa Loperfido

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Movies define eras. They are our segway into the times and cultures which in return define the world around us. It is already known that fashion in movies have an influence on fashion in real life, as seen in a previous post, but what about cinema fashion is so memorable? Is it the way the wearer embodies everything that the style represents? Or perhaps the way each piece helps define a look? In this case we will focus on… Click here to keep reading on Inspired-Ground!

3 Scarf Tricks You Have Got to Try!

Guest post on Fashionado.net, by Lisa Loperfido

3 Scarf Tricks You Have Got To Try!

Everybody loves scarves. They make the perfect accessories for, well, anything. Here are three tricks you might not have thought for using your scarves to their fullest potential.

1. Have you ever been in a hurry to get to work, but your clothes are all soiled from endless nights of partying with no time to launder in between? Throw on a scarf! A big loop-de-loop will cover that red wine right up.

2. Want to rock the¬†infinity¬†but all your old scarves are boring ‚Äúrectangle‚ÄĚ shaped?…¬†Click here to keep reading on Fashionado.net!

5 Scarves Every Lady Must Have!

Guest Post on Lady M Presents, by Lisa Loperfido

Jessica Alba Scarf Style

Let‚Äôs be honest, you probably own a lot of scarves. They are one of the best accessories because of their style and versatility, plus they‚Äôre pretty. The beauty of the scarf is also due to their being the ultimate accessory to your wardrobe staples. …¬†Take Jessica Alba for example; have you ever seen her NOT looking fabulous in a scarf? One of the most recognized scarf-wearing-celebrities knows how to make an outfit rock with the¬†addition of…¬†Click here to keep reading on LadyMPresents.com!