Thought for a lifetime

Einstein made the very important observation that " Imagination is more important than knowledge ".

Thursday, September 15, 2011

DIY Spots

A few years ago Krylon finally developed a spray paint that would adhere to plastic. And guess what...vinyl is plastic!

So I traced circles onto masking tape and cut out the circles. Next I stuck the tape circles onto some black vinyl flats I already owned. Taped off the sole and bottom of the shoes and sprayed a couple coats of the Krylon red paint.
I peeled off the tape circles and...


If you can't afford Marc Jacob spots just make your own.

...and the spotted shoes join the colllection. A girl can never have too many ballet flats!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Seeing Spots

Spots on legs, spots on shoes, spots on hats, and spots on dresses, it is a Fall trend that is hard not to spot.

Apparently European polka music in the mid-1800s was when spots first started showing up regularly on the clothes people wore dancing. Someone coined the term polka dots and the spots have made it a long way from the dance floor.

I think the British would say the new Fall trend is " spot on ".

Over-the-Top Spots

Both these over-the-top spots are by Marc Jacobs ( who else ). Only Marc Jacobs can get away with such extremes and the spots remind me of his earlier obsession with oversize snaps.

Spots are everywhere this Fall but, no one is having as much fun with spots as Mr. Jacobs!

Sexy Spots

Who knew spots could be so sexy! I'm not sure which designer Emma Stone is wearing but, the brunette is modeling Stella McCartney.

My hot tip for finding interesting sheer fabrics with spots or other motifs is purchasing drapery sheers. Not only can the sheer fabric be beautiful but, drapes are usually a large usable size.

This summer I found a sheer drape with polka dots that looked alot like the fabric on Emma for $10 at Walmart.

Unfortunately I forgot to buy it:(