Friday, September 30, 2011

Meet Hana

Meet Hana:

She is an incredibly talented Artist who does beautiful things like this:

and this:

and this:

See?  Told you they were beautiful!

Hana also has an incredibly quirky/classic/glamorous/casual style.
Exhibit A:
When she told me about the Discotoes she wanted, I had no doubt that she would totally own them!

Halfway through the stoning process...


I can't get over how dreamy the clear crystals look agains the black satin shoe.  So gorgeous, so classic.  I cannot wait to see what Hana pairs these shoes with, I have no doubt it will be fantastic!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Seychelles...say what?

If today you told me that I had to pick one brand of shoe to wear for the rest of my life, it would be these:

They are vintage but modern, romantic but strong, and oh so delicious...
My favorites (for the moment at least)

Cream of the Crop



I just love that they have a shoe for every occasion!  Each of these shoes has a very different personality and function, but I can easily imagine that they all come out of the same closet!

Which of the shoes are your favorite?  Do you like one of my pics or is there another pair on the site that caught your eye?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ask and you shall receive!

I've been having a minor panic attack since moving to the Midwest (Southwest Ohio is the midwest, right?).
Apparently it gets cold here.
Real cold cold...or at least as cold cold as I care to experience.

So what is this southern dwelling gal supposed to do when it gets cold?  I have been slowly pocketing the wise tidbits of information about living with snow/ice/cold over the past few weeks.
For example:
Don't buy the stupid little triangle snow scraper, instead go for the big mamma with a brush and a handle. Sounds easy enough, though the action of scraping my car windows might take a bit o' practice.

I will be the first to admit that I am incredibly naive about live in the frozen tundra, but I do know that if I am going to be a Megan-cicle, I want to at least look good frozen!

So what else would I do but reach out to Ashlee Mello of "A Mello Style" for some fashion guidelines for dressing cute in the cold!  I asked,
”[I] just moved from San Diego, I have NO winter clothes…how do I dress cute, warm, AND on a budget?”

And her answer?

Thanks, Ashlee for your helpful ideas!  

Do you have any suggestions for dressing warm in the cold?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happiness is....

In case you are not acquainted with the most adorable song ever, let me introduce you to "Happiness" from You're A Good Man Charlie Brown...

Its easy to forget sometimes that we should appreciate the little things in life, to find happiness in a chewed on pencil and two types of ice I'll share my "Happiness" and would love to hear yours as well!!

--Happiness curtains so the creepers can't look into my window at night

--Happiness is...clean laundry-and not having to go down to the dank, scary basement where I'm pretty sure the furnace (if there even is one) is going to start glowing and talk to me.

--Happiness is...Being organized and having a 6 page 'to do' list at work with the pink hilighter that I use to mark things off as I finish the task.

--Happiness is...beating your football obsessed boyfriend at Fantasy Football over the weekend and being smart enough to bet Ice Cream over it.  GO SPARKLY SPARTANS!! (yes, that is my team name, and yes, I will be very sad if Michael Vick does not get to play this weekend as it will wreck my points!)

--Happiness is...Hulu and being able to watch all of the new fall premieres without cable!

--Happiness is...Finding home wherever you go.  I'm connected with the Cincinnati Area Texas A&M Club and so far have gone to a Football Game watch party and a concert with Robert Earl Keen!

--Happiness is...stopping by the garden on my way out the door to work for fresh tomatoes to nibble on with lunch.

--Happiness first out of state visitor (aka Boyfriend) coming in two weeks!

--Happiness College/Aggie Player Reunion in 4 weeks at My Best Friend's Wedding!

What is YOUR happiness lately?  
Don't be shy, let me know!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Purple Pretties

My muse and best friend, Lindsay is getting married in EXACTLY ONE MONTH! (...deep breaths, Linds!) This means I get to work on her incredibly fabulous Discotoes!  Her colors are purple and chartreuse, two of my favorite colors together.  Her bridesmaids are all wearing adorable purple dresses and she did not want to be left out of the purple fun.  We designed these fun and chic shoes for her to wear for her very special day.

I custom painted her pumps to give an ombre effect which will transition from purple at the heel to silver at the toe!  By painting the shoe with the colors of the stones, the colors and coverage of the stones looks even more vibrant.

Then came the beginning of the stoning!  I used three different sizes of Swarovski crystals (10ss, 16ss, and 20ss) nestled together in "Purple Velvet".  The accent up the back of the heel as well as the toe of the shoe will be "Silver Shade", and very classy silver!
Of course, these are still in process, more pics to come!

Another side project I've been working on this week is a cute and quirky garland for my new room!  The walls are so bare but because I only brought the bare essentials and I don't want to buy a lot of things right now, I found this project.  

I used a multi colored purple pack of cardstock, cut out different sized circles, and stitched them into a long chain!  It was quite simple but has a really great effect.  I'll be hanging them this weekend and I can't wait to see how it looks against my bright blue walls.

The Discotoes website will be up SO SOON (squeeeeeeel!!) and I can't wait to share it with you!!!!  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Extreme Blog Makeover!

Photo by Spencer Selvidge at

Just a quick Sunday morning "Hello" and a first look at my new layout and beautiful LOGO!!

A big THANK YOU to Sara at Mackenzie Marketing & Design for the great logo.  Next we're moving on to the website and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

What do you think?  Leave a comment and say hello, let me know you're out there reading!

Next week, I'll be sharing more photos from the first official Discotoes wedding!  For now, another sneak peek at those darling shoes custom made for Logan!

Photo by Spencer Selvidge at
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