Menu

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Shoe is on the Other Foot

About a year ago, I lucked into a great pair of brown flats at a clothing exchange. They're super comfy, a great color and work with skirts and jeans. The only problem is that they have a little bow that just will not stay tied. I'm walking along, looking cute and put together and all of the sudden BAM! The bows are untied and I feel like my feet look sloppy.


Because I hadn't worn them in months, the brown flats had made their way to the top of the next clothing exchange pile. But the more that I thought about it, the more I thought how easy it would be to fix the problem.

First I cut off the troublesome bows. Nothing hard there.


Then I sorted through a great stash of vintage buttons I recently picked up at our local consignment store and antique emporium. I got about ten bags, stuffed full of buttons for $5.


I picked out some neutral colors that would work well with the brown, as well as work with most of my wardrobe.

Then, I warmed up my trusty glue gun and went to work!

And Voila!

I've got my cute, brown flats back for fall! And no droopy bows to throw off my style swagger!

Just an old pair of shoes, some buttons and a little hot glue! There's nothing to it!

Now, what's stopping you from updating that sad pair of shoes in your closet or that out-of-date sweater in you drawer?

Let me know if any of you are busy updating your thrifted wardrobe for fall! I'd love to hear about your projects!!


1 comment:

  1. I'm not really into shoes - I have 2 pairs, one pair with a hole in the bottom (I figure the hole won't affect me until October 31st when we normally get snow on Halloween). The other pair is for indoor use only. What you did was really creative! I wrote a poem about shoes, kind of sad, but true:

    http://www.desertsnow.org/html/shoes_untied.html

    Randy Stahla

    ReplyDelete

2013 2014 2015 2016 31 day 31 Days 90's Anderson Farms anniversary antique apples art art shows babies back to school Barking Mad Arts baths Best Of Birthday black & white bloggers blogging Book Club book recommendations books Buffy the Vampire Slayer calender cats children Christmas Cindy Lesman Cinevore clothing clothing exchange Color Crush Colorado Colorado Floods comics Consignment cookie corn maze costuming covergirl crafts date night daytrip decor Destree's Doodles Disney DIY dog Dr. Who elf Fall family fantasy fashion fiction film Film Fashion films flowers friday favorites Gilmore Girls Girls Night In Girls Night Out Goals Goodreads Goodwill Gourmet Supper Club Greeley grief Halloween hats hitchcock holidays homewares horror hosting Illustrations illustrators Indie Winter Arts Market inspiration James Hopkins JCP Joshua Hoffine Joss Whedon journal kids kiss Lauren Zurchin Leading up to 30 lists Love Letter to a Song makeup mantle marriage memorial day memories mixtape Modcloth monday motivation Motivational Monday movies Munchy Monday music nails nerd New Girl New Years October Old Navy OOTD organization Outfit of the Day pantone parties photo an hour photos pictures podcasts polyvore Primark Project Selfie pumpkin carving pumpkins Pushing Daisies recipe recipes redrum Renaissance Festival Rob Walker rum running Saint Patrick's Day salted caramel Salvation Army Say Anything scary scunci Selfie short stories small business Saturday snow soup Spa Treatments Spotify spring Star Wars stationary steampunk Style Lend styling summer tags Target Thanksgiving theater Thoughtful Thursday Thrift thriftchallenge2016 thrifting Thrifting Thursday Thrifting Wishlist top 5 travel tv vacation Valentine's Day Victorian Cut-out Theater video games vine vintage Vinted Walgreens watercolor Weekend Wrap-up Weld County wine Winter Wordless writing yard sale youtube