I think shoes can kick-up any outfit! But beware, they can also kick-down any outfit. (Kick-down? is that a word?) Anyways, if you are a Dressing Your Truth Club Member (if you aren't you should be!) you have heard the "shoe lecture" from Carol. She says NO! on the white sneakers - even for travel. And come on, there are plenty of shoes out there that are cute and comfortable. So I agree with her. Although, one time in New York I did wear my white sneakers out and about! Oh the shame.
Really, I'm exaggerating a little bit about that. But not about my love for shoes, and definitely not about my love of all things DIY and ruffles.
So here goes - Creation #2: The Shoe Makeover
I fell in love with these shoes on anthropologie.com. They go for $198. I was waiting for them to go on sale when I got my own idea...
I bought these shoes at Forever Young about a year ago for $17. I don't wear them very much. I like the color, but they were missing something. Well, I fixed that.
I bought 1/4 yard of fabric that does not fray at JoAnn's for $1.17 and cut 2, 2 inch strips and 6, 1 inch strips. I then made them into ruffly strips.
Then I just hot glued them on!
Pretty sweet, I think! Especially for $18.17!
I saw these awesome boots at Antrhopologie (that store just knows how to do it). My creation isn't too similar but I liked the idea of adding ruffles (of course). These babies are going for $258.
I bought these boots last winter for $22, but never wore them much. So I thought I'd try something out.
I cut 1 inch strips of 3 different fabrics, pulled the thread to create ruffles, and again just glued them on.
They still aren't my most fave, but I think they have potential and would look really cute with a skirt.
Success? I think so!
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