Monday, 1 August 2011

Shoe Re-Fashion - My Holiday Project

Something that you might not know about me is that I loooooove shoes!  And I love all types of shoes, be they flats, heels, boots or sandals.  Considering that I spend most of my time barefoot and often prefer not to wear shoes or socks, you might say that this love of mine is a little strange.  Be that as it may, I love shoes so much that when I was a teenager, my dad used to refer to me as "Imelda Marcos", although I didn't (and still don't) have a wardrobe full of shoes.

Anyway, because of my rather small and wide feet, I find it quite hard to find shoes which fit me in Australia (unless I am willing to pay a tonne as well as searching high and low).  So, as you can imagine, I spent a lot of our recent holiday in Singapore trawling the many shoe stores we passed (and there were a lot of shoe stores situated right next to our serviced apartments!) for three particular styles of shoes which I "needed".  The first style of shoes (sexy peep toe stilettoes) was found relatively easily and I very quickly gave up on finding a pair of sandals which met my rather rigorous criteria.  The third pair I wanted, *cough*, needed, was a pair of embellished ballet-style flats in a light or "nude" colour.


As I mentioned, I have a lot of requirements when I buy shoes, so I really struggled to find a pair which was just right.  After a while I realised that I wasn't going to find exactly what I wanted, so why not have a go at re-fashioning a plain pair of flats into an embellished pair?  The first picture above is the actual pair of flats which I purchased.  Aside from the fact that they are completely unadorned and rather plain, they are pretty close to what I wanted.  The rest of the photos in this post are from my inspiration board, I just have to decide which elements to incorporate into my project!


  1. Cute ideas! I love the blue and white lace bow look.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours!

  2. I like this post! so much gorgeous pic and post


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