Friday, January 29, 2010

Project Day: My Holiday Attire










I am off for the weekend to another beach that I have yet to explore. A mini break to a place called Port Stephens in NSW. A short fly/drive stay for us. But before I leave here are my new look flip flop thongs which I whipped together this morning. I can't take credit for the original idea ( I saw it somewhere in a magazine). This is a fun way to add a little glam to the sometimes drab looking shoes I frequently wear when I am on holiday.
  • Grab your old worn flip flops / thongs....I know you have some somewhere.
  • Using grosgrain ribbon and some glue wind/stick the ribbon around each strap of the shoe.
  • Glue some embellishments on the top of each.
  • Head to the nearest beach, bay or lake and have fun.
Take care this weekend. Don't forget about my Coastal Living Giveaway. Will catch up with you all next week I promise. Simone xx

55 comments:

  1. Awesome job on your flip flops, Simone....Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  2. Oooh - Enjoy. This is a beautiful spot. I used to go for weekends when I lived in Sydney.
    Have a great time!!! Thongs look great too!Make sure you pop in before Wednesday to enter your prize choice for my giveaway!

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  3. Wow what cute flip flops Simone:) Have a wonderful time in Port Stephens! I went to Nelson Bay / Port Stephens for a girls weekend away in November - LOVED it!!! ENJOY - Tina x

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  4. What a great idea, i have a pair that could definately do with a makeover. Will have to give it a go. Might even post pics if it turns out half as pretty as yours! I've been to Port Stephens a few years back and I really liked it. Hope you have a great mini break, take care, Maryann

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  5. Hello Simone! I love your blog, specially the project day.
    I´m so happy because Havaianas are in your blog.
    I,m brazilian and here we love havaianas and the girls always customizes it.
    see a brazilian product in Australia is cool.
    Your havaianas were beautiful. Congratulations!!!
    Lu Espejo

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  6. Stop all the beach talk already. It is raining cats and dogs in Texas and cold. Maybe ice on Saturday in Dallas,

    OK, have your fun! Our summer will be your winter... correct. Pay back.

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  7. oh they are so lovely!
    enjoy the beach
    xoxo, vivi

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  8. cute flip-flop idea, just sent it to my niece .. I, however, am oozing with jealousy over your upcoming trip to that Port Stephens beach ... heaven! perhaps you'll share your pics when you return?

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  9. Genious! Love it! wow! you are so creative! have fun! iam jealous..LOL

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  10. Have a fab break Simone - love your thongs (or should I say flip flops...)!!! xox

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  11. how creative.. they sell flip flops every year at our local dollar store.. what a great project for kids.

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  12. What a clever idea, Simone. Have a lovely time and thanks so much for your sweet comment. xo

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  13. so cute! i cover mine in beads or gems. love, love, love your blog!

    xoxo,
    andyquirks.blogspot.com

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  14. They'll definitely be the most beautiful thongs on the beach at Port Stephens! Leigh

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  15. Those are utterly charming! Have fun!
    Brenda

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  16. I love this idea. I want to do a yellow pair! Enjoy your break, Simone. It looks like heaven. xx

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  17. CUTE! I also embellish my flip flops with small strips of ribbon, tied in knots. Pull each piece close together...makes a "fringe". There is also a company who makes velcro embellished flippers and an assortment of toppers. These are cute, too.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  18. Now those aren't just some embellishments! A lovely little pulled thread circle and some lovely crochet. Beautiful...just shows how much effort you go to. I do appreciate it...it's interesting how blogging inspires us....

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  19. Oh my I have been to Port Stephens...a wonderful place...so many many years ago but I still remember it well. Enjoy my friend..I am so looking forward to flipflop weather..yours are adorable! xoxoxo

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  20. Gorgeous flip flops! i love what you have done with them, Have a sweet day!

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  21. HI Simone, what a fantastic place to be going to.
    It will be another few months before I even think of taking off my woolly socks and big leather boots, I dream about flipflops and those are lovely
    I hope that you have a lovely weekend in them!
    Tracey.

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  22. I've embellished my havaianas too, but,I'm not going anywhere extremely gorgeous... Have a great time!!!!

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  23. Hi Simone!
    Very creative!They look so pretty.
    Oh how i miss the days of wearing flip-flops everyday in South Africa..
    Now in Ireland, they only come out a few weeks of the year!
    Have a lovely time
    Jas
    x

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  24. Awww, you're so creative! I'm so jealous of your weekend plans. Enjoy!
    -marie

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  25. those are flippin cute! I just got my magazine by the way. Thanks. You should suggest that the publishers send directly from their location - it's silly that they send to you then you send from home. I plan on trying to find an hour this weekend to go through it.

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  26. I loooove Havainas, everytime I go to Brazil I have to acquire more of them (they are not so pricey as in Europe)for me and my kids. Brazilian women customize it a lot, with bling-bling, corals, stickers, crochet flowers... I have made a post about it last year when I visited the huge concept store in SP. Yours became sweet, like a candy.

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  27. Have a great weekend! So hot here, will be lovely down there on the beach.

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  28. Nice ! I'm from Brazil. In Rio we always use HAVAIANAS. I like your blog. xx

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  29. Oh what a nice project!

    Have a good time with yours... to the 'another beach'.

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  30. Hee, great fun Simone, have a good weekend in your fancy thong's

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  31. Ahh love gros grain ribbon.. Have to say that again LOVE LOVE gros grain haha, cheers Katherine

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  32. These are the cutest Havaianas I have ever seen! And in my favourite colour too!

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  33. how stinkin' cute are your flip flops? yay! i'm wearing woolen socks, but it won't be long until i buy a new pair of flips!

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  34. hola simone!!!l love your way of life!!!! always enjoyig the weekends to relax and exploring and full of fun!!!!me encanta!! l love your feep flops!!we say OJOTAS!! ITS NICE TO SEE THAT is simple and easy to change a little some things!! they look very sweet!!!un beso enorme !!!and have a very happy minie holliday!!!!!!

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  35. WOw...THEY look fab Simone...

    simple...but effective...BUT something I would NEVER have thought of!!

    you are ONE clever lassie!

    hope you enjoy your weekend away...& i am sure you will blog about something YOU FOUND???

    xx andrea

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  36. Too cute Simone
    Hope you enjoyed Port Stephens.. I haven't been there in ages.. xx Julie

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  37. My flip flops could use some fun fabric embellishments!

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  38. hi simone...i could LIVE in flip flops... esp these darling pink ones... i own so many but not seen these pink before.. will have to order them up... your additional embellishments are darling... hope you had a lovely weekend... xx pam

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  39. The beach? Would love to be at the beach instead of enduring the snow. :-) Those flip flops are adorable...

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  40. I can't even express how jealous all your beach vacations make me! Your blog has been a lovely ray of summer sun for me this winter. Keep sending the beautiful pictures our way!

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  41. Love the design - I hope it all stays firmly fixed! Have a lovely holiday - I am indeed rather jealous! xxx

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  42. Love the design - I hope it all stays firmly fixed! Have a lovely holiday - I am indeed rather jealous! xxx

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  43. Oh, I've been busy and I've missed so many posts on my favorite blogs! I'll be missing so many more too as I'll be taking a little break from blogging, but I wanted to stop here and get my fix and hope it lasts awhile! I'm sure I'll have to pop in once in awhile though!
    Love the flip flops! And enjoy your weekend away!

    Cupcakes looked wonderful. I've been baking so many of them too with lots of Birthdays around here, but I do not have the pretty mixer:( just a sad little hand-mixer, and sometimes I don't even bother with that and use the good old-fashioned wooden spoon.
    I'll be on the look-out for a Sunbeam!

    'See' you soon!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  44. Oooh such a cool idea with your flipflops! I cant wait for some warm weather or a little holiday so I can ditch my boots in favor of some pretty sandals :-)

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