Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ah-Maaaaazing DIY Shoes

I have a fabulous friend, Liz, who adores all things bling and has a shoe collection that rivals Carrie Bradshaw's.  She has top notch taste and I knew she wouldn't disappoint when it came to her wedding shoes.

It all started when she fell in love with a pair of Stuart Weitzman's that were just a leeetle outside of her budget. They were gold, gorgeous and well.. I'll just post a picture because words won't do these shoes justice.

She couldn't justify spending over $500 on a pair of shoes that weren't her preferred color. As luck would have it, she was introduced to a website that makes women squeal and men weep: ZAPPOS. After searching for a time she came across another pair of Weitzman's that were considerably more affordable.

For many brides that would have been sufficient, and they would have ordered the classic, simple shoe and called it a day. But, you don't know my friend Liz. Those plain shoes merely did not have enough pizzazz for my sparkle loving friend. She toyed with the idea of dying them blue, as it's her favorite color. Even cobalt blue shoes would have been memorable. Liz made the right choice though, and decided to create her own bedazzled shoes, inspired by the gold ones she had fallen for.

Liz used four different colors of rhinestones to "frost" her satin stilletos. The result is the most incredible pair of wedding shoes I have ever seen!

She is a brave, brave woman for attempting this on an expensive pair of shoes but they are TO DIE FOR! If you're like me, and not quite as bold, it would still be sensational to do this to a pair of say-- Benjamin Walk Touch Ups. Use whatever color crystals you like and have at it, lady!


Anonymous said...

I love your blog -- especially the DIY emphasis -- it's such a great way to be unique and one of a kind while still having a classic feel (read- grown up DIY). Great work!

rg said...

Yay Liz!