One of the things on my 26 by 26 list is to complete more DIY projects. So far, so good. I did some stencil, pattern and paint work on my wall that you might have seen on my Twitter.

Then I decided to finally get my hands on some wedges! I've had these for about a year and I totally like them, I just don't wear them often enough. And I've been seeing a lot of DIY studded wedges online that have inspired me to get creative!
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What You'll Need
♥ Need wedges, box cutter (or scissors), ribbon, rhinestones and glue gun with glue sticks

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Let me tell you, I wasn't exactly sure what the hell I was doing at first. I just knew I wanted studs and ribbon. So this is what I did:
First Things First
♥ Line the bottom of the wedges with the silver glitter ribbon to get the proper length
♥ Cut it at the middle and start gluing
♥ It's better to put the glue on the ribbon section by section than putting the glue on the wedge
♥ The rhinestones happened to be adhesive so they stuck onto the wedges without any glue (which was awesome)
♥ So I started placing the rhinestones up the curve of the shoe
♥ Then I used the rhinestones that I took off my Heel Condoms and glued them up the back of the wedge

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When In Doubt, Add More Glitz!
♥ Then I decided I wanted more ribbon so I started to line the wedge two more times on each side by gluing it small sections at a time
♥ Make sure you use the box cutter or scissors to cut the ribbon the correct length to fit the wedge
♥ It's tricky trying to keep the ribbon strips parallel so have patience. I have no patience as you can probably see, lol.
♥ Then I ran out of ribbon, but I'm not sure I would have continued up the wedge anyway.

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Might end up redoing the back of the left wedge if I have time, but I am loving with the outcome.

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What do you think?
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If you liked this project then check out my jewelry making DIY from last year.
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GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT

Edited by Taylor Davies

Thanksgiving is now officially behind us, so it’s time to start looking ahead to the coming holidays and all the fan-fair that comes along with them. From Black Friday shopping to holiday parties to festive DIY projects, there’s a lot of inspiration in this week’s Links a la Mode selections.

Along with all this inspiration, a few of our bloggers tackled some tough issues, from finding the balance between sexy and frumpy dressing in the workplace, vanity sizing, recession dressing and improving your blog posts. I thought these were important and critical to include for this week’s round up, because even as the holiday season gets into full swing, and we’re overcome with twinkling lights, festive parties and sequins galore – the same problems and difficulties we face the rest of the year will be here.

  • 33 Avenue Miquelon: Has Black Friday Jumped The Shark?
  • Bon Vivant + A Budget: A Good Sweater Is Hard To Find
  • Clothes: Pepe Jeans To Launch Tru-Blu Jeans To Sustainable Fashion Market
  • Cosmolawlitan: Benetton Ads Spark Controversy but Embody Fashion Spirit
  • Fashion Is Evolution: How To Make A Book Clutch
  • Fish Monkey’s Writing Stuff: Not-Sexy Dressing
  • Forever Amber: Size Zero, My Ass
  • In Her Glam: Glam Feature Jill Allison
  • Koi Story: Hair Tutorial v2: Beehive
  • Oh To Be A Muse: Make Up and Muses: The Eyes Have It
  • Oranges & Apples: My Relationship With Make Up
  • Out Of Order: Easy DIY Bow Belt
  • Paperdoll Vintage: My Top Ten Online Vintage Shops
  • Paper + Cloth: 10 Crosby Is Here
  • Roses et Epines: Is The Most Exciting Industry In The World Turning Boring?
  • Semi: DIY Fringe Belt
  • Tansuann: Versace For H&M Timeline
  • The Style Confessions: Fashion For The Recession
  • The Window Shopper: Your Christmas Party Survival Guide
  • Statements in Fashion: How To Write Better Blog Posts