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.
Just wow, you are amazing in your shoe remodeling skillz! These look so special, so custom and cool. Do you think Vizzini would like to nibble on my shoes? xoxReplyDelete
He would gnaw and chew and bite and swallow! He gobbles up any shoelaces - he's destroyed several pairs. We call them "kitty spaghetti."Delete
Ohmygosh!! I've wanted to do things like that to my shoes so many times. I love that you took a ruined possibility and made it amazing. They turned out super great. Although Naughty Kitty!! I'm in love with his paws. They make me miss my fuzzyheads.ReplyDelete
Nice shoe-job. You've got talent, my friend.ReplyDelete
Beautiful tights! I had some floral ones in my Floribunda post recently. So fun!ReplyDelete
I love your shoe job too. I think the navy antiquing is the perfect choice, and removes the lolly pinkyness!
Really nice masking tapeing. I have been much more cavalier in my shoe painting :-D
You have a spray paint box!!! Hee! XO JJ
You did an amazing job on those shoes! I kind of like them better than the originals - the color is fantastic! And I love those tights, too. Who cares what the trends are - tights like that are timeless!ReplyDelete
I am in awe of the shoe re-furbishing, I would have never thought to do that even though I've always wanted to try dyeing a pair of shoes. Now I just might be brave enough to try it.ReplyDelete
I love: this outfit in its entirety; patterned tights (I am not giving mine up either); and your fabulous shoe revitalizing! Well done all the way around!ReplyDelete
Personal style trumps fashion "trends" any day. Keep wearing the tights.
The shoes look great, that's a brilliant revamp! Loving the net skirt under the purple dress too. xxxReplyDelete
amazing job, love how you've revamped your shoes into those pink-purple shades!, and they look fabulous matching with your tights and pretty dress, purple is obviously so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
The shoes and the skirt look wonderful and the coloured tights are to die for!ReplyDelete
The Idea of Wearing Colored Tights for Summer
That's the spirit Sheila wear the tights ! I have a few coloured ones that i refuse to let go of too.ReplyDelete
I think you did a great job with those shoes.