Simply Casual Outfit with DIY Anklestrap Ballet Flats

What I’m Wearing…

Dress: jersey tank with 3″ satin hem, Forever 21
Belt: vintage -leather/gold
Shoes: JCrew Satin Flats with DIY Anklestrap
Necklace: vintage/grandma’s – knotted
Sweater: old VS Boyfriend sweater that I cut up the middle and turned into a cardigan {it doesn’t fray …even after washing ….I only hang to dry though. As most of my clothes, I hang to dry as to not lose shape and/or color.
Sunglasses: Tom Ford

I have been a bit absent from blogland for a while due to the death of our grandma and a bit of depression having to do with, yet again, not being pregnant. I think at this point, it’s time to take a break from baby making …It’s just too emotional and now’s maybe not the best time anyway. gulp*

Satin JCrew satin flats DON’T STAY ON ~ So, I got some nice thin black elastic and stitched on a little mary jane strap and now they don’t slip off CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DIY

I love this necklace. It’s a gold chain with black beading intertwined. It’s actually much longer but I knotted it up to look like a flower/choker today. I also twist it and wear it as a bracelet on occasion.

~Happy Wednesday!~

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.



    October 15, 2008 |

    Sending hugs and positive thoughts. Your sunglasses freaking ROCK. I’m totally jealous.

  • Franco

    October 15, 2008 |

    at first I thought that was underwear but then I noticed it was a shoe. :@
    but anyways dear Meg:
    maybe that dream that dream with the kicking girl means something after all.

    if only our your boss would see this pics you would be in serious trouble missy.

    if you aske me don’t think about having a baby, just do it and it will appear like magic.
    but then again I’m compleatly cluessless of how that stuff works, I think there’s like timing and sh*t + positions with your legs up involved….:@
    don’t lisent to me.

  • dolcechic

    October 15, 2008 |

    Sorry to hear about your grandma.

  • ~alison

    October 15, 2008 |

    I love the necklace!! Nice! and the shoes are so adorable. I love the strap you added. I think it adds to the shoe!

  • Franco

    October 15, 2008 |

    oh oh and sorry about yor granny 🙁

  • merc3069

    October 15, 2008 |

    While I love the clothes, I am saddened to hear about this month’s no-go. I really do know what that is like. Thinking of you.

  • Holly

    October 15, 2008 |

    you look adorable, extra adorable points for the maegan-adjusted clothing and shoe items!

  • Hope2morrow

    October 15, 2008 |

    Sorry to hear about the grandma and disappointment of not having a baby. It can be totally draining and frustrating, but I wish you all the best!

  • Wep

    October 15, 2008 |

    I’m sorry about your Grandma 🙁

    And doesn’t it stink that babymaking makes sex so stressful 🙁 Go have fun for a little while. Hang in there!

  • Vain and Vapid

    October 15, 2008 |

    I love your J Crew shoes…

    So sorry to hear about your Grandma 🙁

  • Mrs.D

    October 15, 2008 |

    I hope things start looking up for you. And btw, I am totally loving your Dwight Schrute blog award.

  • Courtney

    October 15, 2008 |

    Love the outfits….. by the way, I am so not easily offended, so bring your saucyness my way anytime 🙂

  • peterdewolf

    October 15, 2008 |

    Really? Only a brother? 😉

  • Aubrey

    October 15, 2008 |

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother…

    This is going to sound SUPER cliche’ BUT it will happen when you least expect it! My first 2 were total accidents. LOL Surprise!!

  • karina

    October 15, 2008 |

    You are so beautiful that i could not read the post, too distracted for your incredible hair and your shoes!
    I will try again!!!

  • Tiffany

    October 16, 2008 |

    sending you Hugs!

    you look great as usual. i like the elastic on the flats. never thought of that i usually just stick a heel pad in which doesn’t always work.

  • Chris

    October 16, 2008 |

    Very cool outfit! Love the elastic idea with the shoes.

    I hope things go better for you soon, and sorry to hear about your grandma. 🙁

  • Design Gal

    October 16, 2008 |

    Hey girl- you look so stylish as usual! I’m looking to you for style advice from now on!

    And I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandma and the no-baby situation. I know how you feel. Hang in there though and know I’m thinking of you!

  • {this is glamorous}

    October 16, 2008 |

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Hope you’re feeling better. {The photos are fantastic.}

  • keyna.b

    October 16, 2008 |

    Hey 🙂
    Thanks for the tag
    I’m sorry to hear about your gran and your feeling down
    I guess i just wanted to say hang in there. My mom also felt pretty much despair about having children but you know… things happen when you least expect them or so i hear the saying goes 🙂
    things work out i promise and i don’t mind you holding me to that.

    your blog is great!

  • keyna.b

    October 16, 2008 |

    oh yes!! doh! and i love your vintage belt! *sigh* it’s beautiful

  • Rachel

    October 16, 2008 |

    I’m sorry about you being down…I am too these days…don’t give up on getting pregnant; it will happen…maybe you need a new bed…2 of my friends bought a new bed and they finally got pregnant, maybe coincidence but you neva know!

    I love the outfit and you know these are my fave posts!!! Love your poses!!!

  • Maegan

    October 16, 2008 |

    ooh, that’s a good point, Rachel. WE DO need a new bed but were going to wait until we bought a house so we didn’t have to trash our old one. But good point. I’ve also heard not to switch beds if you’ve already become pregnant …but since that isn’t the case, maybe we should give it a try. 🙂 thanks!

  • Sara Christine

    October 16, 2008 |

    Cute shoes!!

    ps. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Sending good thoughts your way.

  • Courtney

    October 16, 2008 |

    Maegan, so sorry about your grandmother. I hope this weekend is nice and relaxing for you!

  • Joyce

    October 16, 2008 |

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Saying good bye to our love ones is never easy.

    You make me chuckle- I sure hope your boss doesn’t have a hidden camera somewhere!

    As for the baby… I’m sorry things are not going as planned. I have heard from others when they don’t think about it, things happen. I was unable to have children and knew how I felt during the trying time so my heart goes out to you! I will send positive thoughts your way.

  • hautepocket

    October 18, 2008 |

    You love yourself some Forever 21, huh? Me too. 🙂

  • corine

    October 20, 2008 |

    sperminating sucks. i’ve been there and became so obsessive and no fun at all. You are wise to take a step back.

  • Maya

    October 20, 2008 |


  • Jennifer Ramos

    October 22, 2008 |

    I hate YOU!! Just kidding…. Your JCREW flats are so cute and your so stylin! Very inspiring…!

    Jen Ramos
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