Blake Lively just schooled us all with this genius nail polish hack

Though it might appear as a fashion crime to some...

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 11 2021

Blake Lively has a bit of a reputation for doing whatever the heck she wants when it comes to fashion (unsurprising considering she embodied fashion It-girl Serena Van Der Woodsen on screen for so many years). 

And in what would probably be seen as a crime in Blair Waldorf eyes, Lively just perpetuated her image as a fashion rule breaker by utilising a simple bottle of red nail polish to upcycle her Manolo Blahnik’s. Crafty to say the least.

In a post on the 34-year-old’s Instagram, Lively revealed that she had defaced the crystal embellishments on her designer shoes to match her monochromatic raspberry-hued fit.



In the lengthy apology, Lively first admitted she’d probably pissed off a few fashion afficianado’s with the daggy way she’d tied her Max Mara coat: “I’m the 5th Golden Girl. Wow, it’s divine though.” 

She then expressed her regret for straying from her red theme with a pink Chanel bag, but it was her grievance against Blahnik’s expensive steps that was somewhat more severe by comparison.

“I’m sorry @manoloblahnik for painting the jewels on my shoes with red nail polish as I was walking out the door,” Lively said in the post, punctuating her transgression with an apt ‘shh’ emoji. 

“Worth it tho??” she questioned through gritted teeth, while wringing her hands anxiously (well at least that’s what we grasped from the emojis). 


Want to know if Lively’s ex-Gossip Girl castmates have the same disregard for expensive shoes? Here’s what the original 'Gossip Girl’ cast looks like today.

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).