Just like everyone these days, my life is jam-packed. From morning to night, I’m going to the gym, taking my son to school, running errands, scouting locations, meeting my business partner, chatting with the girls over tea, picking up my son, and going to after-school activities (and then maybe out to dinner if I’m lucky!). Basically, my feet are two busy dogs and I usually hit my 10,000 steps daily with little effort needed. With the new feather-light Reebok Skyscapes, I can go from errands to car to walking to running around – all while supported, comfy, and stylish.
The lace-to-toe molded silhouette and unique design provide amazing comfort (seriously, you have to try these to believe it!!). This shoe is crafted borrowing the materials and soft molding process used to create lingerie, which provides all-around comfort and creates a shoe so lightweight that it weighs only 5.0 ounces. (The soft foam material in the upper feels just like my favorite molded bra – which feels almost like I’m wearing nothing on my feet at all.) I love that the shoe isn’t covered with all sorts of stitching and rubber bits and things that catch and weigh me down: the design is sleek and streamlined and looks like a hybrid between an athletic shoe and a casual sneaker. Inside the footbed the Skyscape features Skyspring technology, which is a unique design architecture designed to help support the foot and provide all day comfort for my on-the-go lifestyle. It’s just like walking on clouds. (“So lightweight and comfortable, you’ll forget you have them on” is their tagline.)
Perfect for keeping up with the dog: Pudding may have super-short legs, but she can run!
Plus whilst wearing them I love to coordinate them to my outfit – and they don’t look as if I just walked out of a spinning class or something. (They’re now my choice of footwear when picking up my son at school for the long walk from the car to his classroom, standing around the playground, and then back to the car.) They come in some fun and fashion-forward colors (mine are Pink Fusion!) and cost under $70 for a pair. Reebok Skyscapes are available for online purchase, or at select Kohl’s, Reebok FitHub, or Outlet locations for in-store purchase.
You can win a YourReebok Custom Card and create your own pair of Reebok Skyscape shoes! How to Enter: Leave a comment telling me where you would wear your Reebok Skyscapes. To work, on the playground, to school, walking the dog, heading to the gym, hiking, etc.? Where would you rock these babies? Let me know in the comments on this post! (Comments on this post only; no comment within Facebook will be counted.)
Good luck to everyone!
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So Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Fall 2011/12 has commenced and the shows are now well underway…and I’m following the coverage as it breaks. I’m a little sorry I can’t make it out there this time around, but there’s so much going on here I just can’t tear myself away. For now, following from a distance will just have to do…and I’m beginning to formulate some ideas for DIY’s straight off the runways for the upcoming Fall season.
However, as Spring is just around the corner here are some luxury-label pieces that have caught my eye…and that you could totally D.I.Y. Here’s the five-second rundown:
Marc Jacobs Tape Sweater
Quick How-To: Attach pieces of white sweatshirt fabric onto the front and back of a loose-knit beige sweater. Use black Duck Tape to disguise the edges of the sweatshirt pieces (and tape another piece on the inside so it won’t stick to your skin through the loose-knit). Never wash this sweater again!
Miu Miu Tiered Lace Dress
Quick How-To: Take any mini sleeveless LBD sheath and stitch tiers of lace trim around it. (I believe this type of lace is called “Venise/Venice Lace” or “Guipure Lace.”) Sure, it’s fiddly, but it will get you exactly the same look for a whole lot less!
Quick How-To: Pick a pair of neutral pumps and add a thick layer of hot glue [gluesticks for general purpose, or for fabric/vinyl crafts if you can find it], pressing tiny shells like these and these into it before it dries. Do a single small area at a time since the hot glue dries super-fast! (Yes, this is one of the few times I will actually advocate using hot-glue in a wearable DIY! Also allowed in hair accessories and brooches.;-)
Now with almost midnight and 2011, while catching up on Gossip Girl episodes and eating peppermint ice cream, I just wanted to take a look back at 2010 and all the DIY tutorials I’ve shared here (and elsewhere). Missed any? Here they are, one more time:
Wow, it’s a lot when you look at them all like that! 63 tutorials and how-tos (and I only did 51 in 2009). I hope this last year has been a wonderful, amazing year for everyone, filled with happiness and DIY!
Here’s hoping that 2011 is even better!
Happy New Year to all my wonderful readers, friends, fellow bloggers, and family!
Overstock.com is a great site to shop at a discount (always!) for everything from furniture to kids’ clothing, to books, crafts (my fave!;-)), to women’s outerwear, clothing, handbags, jewelry, and shoes. It’s always a treasure hunt because you never know what you’ll find on sale there. Plus, they offer $2.95 shipping on your entire order! (And currently they’re also having a promotion for Free Shipping on Outerwear to a continental U.S. address!)
They’ve also shared with me a coupon code just for you:
Enter code 121728 at checkout
to receive 10% off your entire order!
So as I wrote, I’m definitely in the market for a new pair of shoes for Fall. But what should I pick? Boots made for stompin’? Demure little booties? High, high heels? Here are some items that caught my eye: (and the best thing is, they’re both under $43 if you use the coupon!!)
Go Max Prestige 8 Platform Stiletto Heels, $15.29 with coupon
Penny Loves Kenny Cavalry Short Boots, $32.39 with coupon
Maybe you’ll be able to find some other goodies there?
Shop Women’s Shoes on Overstock.com Now!
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[prep: remove any embellishments from shoes first]
1. Push studs into the straps of the shoes, using pliers to bend the prongs over on the underside. If you have trouble pushing the studs through the shoe material, an awl can be helpful to punch holes first. You can also use small pieces of moleskin on the inside of the shoes if any prongs scratch your feet when you are wearing them.
2. Measure length of fringe needed by wrapping it around top of sandals. Cut.
3. Apply a thin strip of leather glue to the tops of the sandals, and press the fringe into it. Allow to dry.
And that’s it!
Gladiatrix, boho, SoCal…however you say it, these sandals are FAB!
Hi, I'm Carly. I LOVE making things: all things, from clothing to jewelry, accessories, crafts, and home decor. I infuse my life and wardrobe with DIY creativity while staying on a budget. This site is about looking and living chic for a steal, and this is how I do it.