Yes! Friday! Yes! Yes!
To those who also expressed concern about coloured tights for fall - will they be in? will they not? do we care? - screw 'em, I'm wearing them. Puh-leez. Like I have tights as mondo-cool as these ones and I'm NOT going to wear them. Nuh-uh.
The purple lace dress is one that I've had for about a year. I thrifted it for $9.50 and have worn it 3 times prior - every time with patterned tights. Check it out:
- Last, in December 2013 with burgundy lace tights;
- In June 2013 with leopard tights; and
- Right after I bought it, in May 2013 with my floral Look From London tights.
Vizzini wanted to attack my earrings.
These shoes are the fabulous debut of the Fluevog Vizzinis, named after my own little holy terror, Vizzini! But no, you can't go buy them yourself. Why not? Because although you can buy Fluevogs, you can't buy these ones.
I. made. them.
Dress (Jacob, thrifted), underskirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Wonders Ayers/Vizzinis, Fluevog), earrings (thrifted).
This is what these pink shoes used to look like.
And in fact, I do have these shoes. I've bought them twice. The first time, using a gift certificate for my birthday from my Winesday Women two years ago. The second time, after Vizzini went in my closet and ATE MY SHOES. Go here to read the heart-rending story of a Cat Out For Vengeance.
So yes, I finally got around to dyeing my shoes. I decided that PINK would be the colour.
I trimmed the excess leather off from the missing strap and evened out the other shoe to match.
I did kind of a half-assed finish on these.
All trimmed, in my cardboard box spray area out on the deck.
I liked the sort of antiqued finish left around the edges and near the stitching. Next job, tape 'em up.
I stuffed an old towel into both shoes so that the insides wouldn't get coated with pink spray.
|Blurriness due to inhaled alcohol fumes|
In hindsight, I probably should have bought another can of dye to make sure they came out really even, but dammit, I wanted them done!
As there were some areas that took more paint than others, my next thought was to antique them a bit, and take some of that uber-pink edge off.
I rubbed the edges, seams and the stitching with navy polish then buffed it off.
To give them a nice polish, I buffed them with clear Woly.
The clear took a big more of the navy off, and then I removed the masking tape.
I did a good job taping them. Quite proud of myself.
John's signature is still there.
How would you customize them? Crystals? Glitter? Another colour? I think the possibilities are vast.
Have a great weekend! I'll be back on Sunday.