Thursday, October 1, 2009

LOOK WHAT I DID

After the crazy PacSun DIY session at the Weardrobe Conference, it was a free-for-all for the left over DIYing paraphanalia and I was jonesin' for some studs!

I feel in love with the studded Capezio dance shoes this season, but the $60 price tag was a little beyond my budget for a pair of glorified slippers.  So, once I became the owner of a bag full o'studs, my first thought was to DIY my own pair.

Behold:
flats before

I've had this pair of tweed flats from Target ($13ish) for a couple of years now.  They have actually held up pretty good, considering.

Anyway, I decided that could use a little update this year:
flats after

Aren't they awesome?  It was a simple, SIMPLE concept, though the execution was a little painful.  My finger may be a little sore tomorrow, but no pain, no gain...

12 comments:

  1. SO. COOL. Love these shoes. Just might steal them. They're fantastic! :)

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  2. totally sweet! i was just thinkin bout doing the same thing to my ballet flats that i got from payless. i snagged some black studs from the d.i.y., too!

    oh and completely unrelated, did you see the elephant dress from wren on lucky breaks? it's still killer expensive, but elephants...

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  3. I think they are super awesome!! I was thinking I would do this to a pair of ballet flats I own too, but I am completely not diy savy so I dont know. If I pay you, would you make me a pair? Love them! :)

    xoxo
    Amy
    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  4. They look great! I recently ordered some studs in that size to embellish a pair of shorts. Did you have any trouble with the spikes making it all the way through the shoe fabric?

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  5. Awesome DIY! Brings the shoe up to date. Wondering if the studs, I meant the stud backs, can you feel them rubbing against your toes. Or did you put a liner inside the upper part of your shoe?

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  6. AWESOME. meet me in williamsport next weekend (we have our 10th reunion at lyco...how is that possible?!?!), and we can do my target ballets, too! lol

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  7. ohh soo cute and I love the added studs - so simple but makes a huge difference...I really like them :)

    Laura xxx
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  8. How fun! Gives new life to them :)

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  9. These turned out so well. I love the contrast between the bow and the studs. So cool!

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  10. Loooove the update.

    xoxo
    J

    www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

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