Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just Shy of Tiffany Box Blue


photo credit: Happy Chinese New Year!

What a busy few weeks it has been, and in the interim my blog posts are falling few and far between. I've missed you, my friends! I have been so bogged down in serious phone calls. I have to tell you, it's an interesting thing, working from home. Sometimes it is wonderful: I can be home with my kids, brew coffee all day long, play the music I like, keep my own hours, etc. But sometimes I end up tucked into my closet, behind three closed doors, trying to have a professional, serious conversation and praying that the person on the other end can't hear the howls, screams, and thumping of chubby little fits on the door. What is it with little children and closed doors? There is nothing like it to ignite loud fits of protest!

In a previous post, several people were lobbying in the comments for more peep toes. As I have been saying, when I am stressed, I create. So, I made a little pair of peep toes in just a slightly greener shade than Tiffany box blue...

I have a confession: sometimes when I am dressing Mia, we match. I don't do this everyday, of course, but on occasion, when we are both donning new digs, we coordinate. Make sure you hear me: coordinate, not dress matchy matchy. The funny thing is that I always act like it was an accident. I get the usual comment: "you and Mia are both in shades of brown and cream today!" Then I feign being unaware: "Hmmm?! Oh, we are! Isn't that funny!"

So, just for fun, I put together a little ensemble that mom could wear to coordinate with her little miss if she were wearing the peep toes above. I have put together looks before, and Mai {the owner of the fab shop, Ruche} asked if I use Polyvore. I had never heard of Polyvore, so this time, I gave it a try. What wickedly good fun! If you're a fashionista, be prepared to want to spend hours paging through creative fashion scapes and trendy apparel. It's especially fun because I seem to shop at all the same places, and it introduced me to some interesting boutiques and clothing lines of which I was previously unaware.
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Untitled by MiaJoie featuring Kurt Geiger shoes

You can follow the link on the photo to see where you can purchase the items, like the little cream dress that is a steal at only $42! Or this dress, for the same price. However, they also feature designer shoes and clothing, too. Have fun and don't blame me if you spend an hour paging through dresses and shoes... I gave you full warning ;)

Back to the peep toes, I am sorry, but I don't have a range of sizes in anything for you yet. As I mentioned, everything is still temporarily on hold. {I'll be able to explain some of it soon.} However, I will sell these one-of-a-kind little peep toes available here.


Finally, here is a picture of my two little munchkins in the tub. They look so sweet, but don't let them fool you--they're rebel rousers!

40 comments:

Amy said...

Very very cute, my dear! But size 3...PLEASE?!? :) xoxo

Jessica Haley said...

Amy, I haven't forgotten about you! You'll get an email tonight :)

Jewllori by Lori said...

Those little rugrats look like mine. Sweet with a layer of spice!

I love the shoes, peeps are cute :) BTW, you can send those Olivia's down this way...I'm having my baby tomorrow, and it might be a girl :DDDD

Take care my dear,
Lori

Jessica Haley said...

WHAT??? I thought the ultrasound said boy? OMW, yes, email it to me for the 3rd time, if you don't mind.

Alisha said...

Love these shoes, so gorgeous! The kids look absolutely adorable :)

Jewllori by Lori said...

Yup will do :)

Hana said...

I am gonna have to get that cream dress from your ensemble! How cute is that? Love the little peep toes in my fave color too! So cute! The kiddos look cute as ever but I can see the mischief in their eyes! He he! I think all little one have that! Happy day!

Hana

Terri Bowden said...

I am thrilled to say that I just bought my first pair of Mia Joie shoes! I cannot believe I snagged the only pair! Lily is in a 4, so I figure a 5 will be perfect for spring. I cannot wait to get them in the mail! You really are absolutely amazing, and they are going to be so perfect with the Easter dress I am making her.

Mande said...

Oh my!!! WOW!!! I am so bummed I was bathing the kids when you posted these. So bummed. Hope things are better this week. xoxo

Philip, Melissa, & Summer said...

So adorable. This question has had me wondering for a very long time. It seems that your daughter still wears these shoes even at a walking/running age. What is the sole? Or better question is it pretty tuff stuff to keep the older toddlers comfortable?

Anonymous said...

missed out... the shoes are so cute....so are the sweet children.

Ava's Mama said...

Oh, I missed it! Please tell me there will be more peep toes available soon...

Mrs Soup said...

Darnit, already sold out. So beautiful!!!

Tamara said...

I've missed you the past couple of weeks. I know that life must be crazy right now. I'd love to meet with you sometime soon to talk about what we last spoke of. I'll be out of pocket until mid-March. Would you consider calling me when you have a moment or two to breathe?

Donaldson Family said...

HII!!! I just came across this blog and want you to know that I Love love love the shoes. My daughter is 1 and I am always trying to find fun shoes for her and it looks like you have nailed it!! I cannot wait to get Hayden a pair!!

seg said...

I LOOOOVE that b&w of Aidan and Mia. Frame worthy for sure!!!

Meredith said...

Your kids are so precious, what a beautiful family you have.

I am seriously going to cry over missing out on those shoes, I dream of Mia Joie peep toes, please tell me I can expect to see more?

Laura said...

Adorable!! Kids, shoes, all of it!

Jessica Haley said...

I don't have time to respond to all the comments yet, but I wanted to say that the McKenna Riding boots are nearly finished and I will try to make a set {size range 2-8} of peep toes over the weekend. Any color request?

Anonymous said...

brown and hot pink?

Terri Bowden said...

Maybe just all sorts or bright different colors? Like the Roxie shoes maybe? I'm in love with those, truly. I know you are way swamped...if it would be more convenient or make things easier for you, you could just drop the shoes to me in the car rider line Mon?

Anonymous said...

pink! pink! pink!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess,
Aidan and Mia are so very precious. They are so beautiful. I love Aidans wide smile, and Mias long hair!
Love,
Mom
PS Are those shoes " robin's egg blue?" you KNOW how I LOVE that color!!!

Ava's Mama said...

I love your bright, vibrant, multi-color shoes best… maybe something with yellow, hot pink, turquoise… oh I can hardly wait!!!

Stacy Mandania said...

Oh my goodness thoses little peep toe shoes are way TOO cute!! I can't wait to get some spring Mia Joie's for my little Lexi. Pink is always great! How about lime green, blue and yellow.

Your children are beyond adorable! Such beautiful smiles.

Thanks for sharing the fashion links as well. It looks like I have some shopping to do :)

Best Wishes for a wonderful weekend!
Stacy

Melody said...

I agree with pink. Or a combination of spring pastels.

Prencie said...

PINK is my vote!!:) LOVE the peep toes!! :) If you do make the shoes will you be posting them over the weekend? Cause I'll be out of town:( I just can't miss out again!! Paris is growing out of her Roxie's...I stuffed her poor little feet in them one more time for my birthday dinner;) Now they'll just set on a shelf in her room:)

Jenni said...

Your children have such beautiful little faces - LOVE THEM!

I love the new shoes ~ so sad that little Lola can no longer wear your shoes, she needs a little bit more support! Hope that one day they go hard soled! We still follow you and love everything that you do! I swear you keep getting better and better!

Again, congratulations on all of your success! So proud of you!

Meredith said...

I was so distracted by Polyvore, it's taken me a whole two days to get back to comment :) Seriously it has been my window to sanity in the insanity of registration time at the uni. and completely addictive!

Sweet photo of sweet siblings!

The colours *I'm* feeling right now; oranges and creams, ochres, bright blues and sunny yellows together! All very West Indies inspired.

Bronwyn box of hair accessories arrived yesterday. Thank you so much Jessica! Will catch up properly in an email soon!

Dear Lillie said...

Ohhhhhhh! I cannot wait for the boots!!! Love the black and white shot of your babies! They seriously are dolls!!!!!

Mande said...

Would love to see more Tiffany blue & of course pink in the peep toes. LOVE!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with pink, any shade would be nice.

Jewllori by Lori said...

I've got a little girl now, and I request limey green with lots and lots of flower detail :)

Anonymous said...

How about a Pink & Green combination? I agree with Lori, lots of flower detail!

Jessica Haley said...

OMW!!! Lori, A BABY GIRL!!!! So happy for you! In honor of you, we're going with a green and pink color scheme. They aren't done yet. Will post a date soon.

What's her name?

Jewllori by Lori said...

Awesome Jess! Sounds fab!

Her name is Cali Joy Murphy
I've got her birth story coming shortly..working on pics etc! I'll post the link when I'm done :)

I can't wait to see your work, so so so stoked! <3

Jewllori by Lori said...

http://jewllori.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html#8732549839005710912

as promised and with pics :)

Small Burst said...

What beautiful babies you have. And the shoes you make are so lovely just like your blog.

Meredith said...

I can't wait to see the peep toes, I buy clothes AFTER I get Mia Joie shoes for Harlow so any color will do..LOL! Thanks Jessica for listening to us fans and for offering up such wonderful goodies.

Jessica Haley said...

Meredith, you're so sweet! Thanks, Small Burst, for your encouragement, too! :)

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