Monday, December 28

calling all old ladies; well those with comfy shoes..


BEFORE
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AFTER
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notice how lazy i am.. i had yet to stud the right footed shoe when i took this..
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(boyfriend buttondown, doki geki vest, h&m tights, thrifted shoes)

picked up these shoes for $4 at the thrift store a few months ago in lieu of the legless boot trend, but couldn't bring myself to wear them as everytime i tried them on, my mirror just screamed "orthopedic GRANDMA". so, i finally decided to do something about it. i was actually planning on putting a lot more studs on them, but couldn't figure out an easy way to punch through the leather and wasn't much feeling like getting complicated and such, so i took the easy way out. but, if anybody knows of a quick way to stud the leather portion of these shoes, im all ears!
(always)alanna

94 comments:

le pearl said...

Ahh very good idea hunny, this is excellent <3

How good is it when you can make something so much cooler out of your own creativity? x

Insomnia said...

I love what you did with them! They really look like designer shoes right now.

jasmine said...

Yes! I love studs! I actually have a pair of very similar brogues from Topshop that are studded in that area as well, love them :)

Viva La Fashion said...

they look MUCH better after. :)

Style of a Fashionista said...

Thank you for the comment you left on my blog :)
Great idea with the boots they look loads better cool blog btw xoxo

LADY REBEL said...

wow!awesome booties
thank´s for your comment.u´ve also a great blog.
see u in the next post.....

L.R.

The Starving Stylist said...

Love the revamp of the shoes. I would definitely sport them if they came in my size!



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Mila said...

You did a great job!!
I love everything studded!
xx

katrina said...

Yes yes yes, it looks amazing!
Love it!
Great blog!

+++++
k

gorgeousclara said...

thanks a lot!!!!


and that was a great idea with the shoes!!! they look fantastic!!!

Miss said...

Wow, this looks amazing!
Really cool!
And, well you hid the lazyness well, i didn't notice before you said it!:)

amalie said...

i have seen yokoo's chain scarves - they're amazing.
love what you did to your shoes!

Carolina. said...

Hi!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
You blog is so pretty!
I loved your style, beautiful clothes and shoes!
Hugs to Brazil.

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Carolina. said...

Hi!Thanks for visit!!!
You are a beautiful blog. Your style is amazing, gorgeous looks.
Where are you from?
Hugs to Brazil.

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Velvet Rose said...

I TOTALLY LOVE THIS SHOES! *___*!

lostincloset girl said...

Oh my gosh! Its perfect! I loooove it! And i love your hair :).

rubennieto said...

thanks for your comment! I love your photos and your blog! I follow you!

Luczis said...

Amazing idea!! They look fantastic!! I love studs..

Amy said...

Wow girl, what an amazing idea!! I love how something so simple can change the look so much (and in such an amazing way)! Love it and love your blog. Gorgeous Style!!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

P.S. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. :)

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אדוה&לימור said...

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Jaime said...

Fab DIY! So impressed with the creativity :)

Happy new year!

vieviora said...

Thank you so much!
You have beautiful hair and great shoes.
xx

daisychain said...

Argh, now fighting the urge to buy some granny shoes!

Margherita&Eleonora said...

amazing job dear!!
pretty idea, absolutely stunning!!

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agatiszka said...

Great idea, love them!!

KATIA said...

Ouh! They look amazing! Well.. it looks amazing :) hahah!

Panda said...

Wow, gorgeous photos of you! Love the boots, they're killer =D
Thanks so much for my lovely comment, && have a brilliant new year!

Panda xx

Eleanor said...

i love these! great idea and they look so individual now. I love studding things!

Style, She Wrote said...

Wow! Those studs really made a major difference - turning them from old lady to totally trendy! Great idea!

Thanks for stopping by and for commenting! We are now following you! ;)

Lála said...

this is such a nice idea, love it but yeah I think you should put more studs on them, don't know how, but it will look much better (:

Style Bird said...

I LOVE it! They look awesome. Great idea!

Victoria Hart said...

Fantastic, you are SO talented! xxx

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

how rad and inventive you are!!

rania said...

Love it! & thanks for the comment. (:

MJ said...

Super cool. I like them MUCH better with the studs - the elastic isn't the best! Great blog.

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STARR said...

Really nice! I like that it's subtle too since I'm getting sick of the overstudded diys haha

determinedtoshine said...

Gorgeous idea with the boots! I love customising clothes and accesories :)

Hannah xo

Winters Reaper said...

Alanna.... omg you did wonders with those shoes and you can wear them in my backyeard any time you like...

thanks for stopping by *winks*

Leah said...

Very creative Alanna. I love it.

beingdena said...

I LOVE what you done with those shoes. Glad you dropped by....love your blog.. xxx

FemmeLaMode said...

What a great idea, they look gorgeous and i like the simplicity too, you've inspired me to do a bit of DIY :)
xxx
http://femmelamode.blogspot.com/

WARREN said...

i love the fur jacket!

Noble Beeyotch said...

I am loving what you did with the shoes....and the fact that the studs don't look OTT ! Great job there!



Have a great New Year!
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Elaine said...

Wow!! That's a great DIY! They look so much better.


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Nina said...

What a genius DIY! I'm wracking my brains out now on which pair of shoes I can do this to ... you are brilliant!

Emily said...

amazing DIY!!

cupcake♥trash said...

love the diy! Great idea.

Taylor Sterling said...

love the new shoes!! They look fab on you!!

Melanie M said...

Those shoes look FAR better afterwards. You look AMAZING! :)

Treacle said...

Uh...can I get a hell yeah? Love how you glammed up those shoes. Wish I was that creative. :-)

Moselle said...

Those look fantastic!! I am so impressed, just glue??

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Moomby said...

oh my gosh! you did just a marvelous job! very creative.

Victoria-H said...

Aw Thank you so much !!!
Have a Happy New Years !!! :)
Take care

mel said...

i adore what you did with the studding! looks so amazing:) and i also love what you were wearing in your 100th post
xx

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Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh I LOVE what you did to your shoes!! Great idea.

kiki said...

arrrgh! thats fantastic!! :) Happy new year to you pretty... x

Laura said...

Wath a great idea!!!

Jyun said...

Mmm, it's amazing how the shoes look before and after your simple touch. Haha, and I like your attitude & style.

sam ezra. said...

so simple but definitely jazzes up those shoes! love it.

xx
http://almostlikesushi.blogspot.com

Tori said...

Haha! This is a GREAT idea! I love them!

Kallie said...

that may be the greatest idea ever.

Melissa~ said...

great job!!
Good idea.
Thanks for your comment!

Sab said...

Oh, i love everything studded! And these shoes are really gorgeous! :) you´ve inspired me to do it too ;) Thanks !

Have a nice day

Sab

Sab said...

Oh, i love everything studded! And these shoes are really gorgeous! :) you´ve inspired me to do it too ;) Thanks !

Have a nice day

Sab

Nina said...

Love your creativity!

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FESI said...

Really love this! Great blog!

iheartvintagex said...

Thats such an awesome idea! :) ♥

¡B¡ZDA ¡SH¬ said...

Enjoy your blog. Love what you did with you shoes. Thanks for stopping by.

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AudreyAllure said...

cute idea & great shoes!

love your blog :)
- Audrey Allure

marian said...

They look amazing honey! how fab is the diy honey!
well done, they rock
xx
marian

Sahakiel said...

What a great idea, I'll keep it on my mind!!

And thanks for your sweet comment, dear!! I hope you'd have a wonderful NYE too!!

flightlessbird said...

Lovely! Great idea!! :]

Lea's Suitcase said...

super cute upside down shots! my mom said my outfit looked "grandma-ish" the other day. My reply "perfect, thats the look im going for" Nice twist on the grandma shoes.

LifestyleBohemia said...

So creative! I will def have to try some variation of this - I am thinking on my handbag.
Cute blog!
Happy New Year!

Dirty Hair Halo said...

Way nice DIY.

Do you remember Stella from Project Runway? She might have some studs to leather tips.

XO

www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

MizzJ said...

Nice job with the shoes! They are much improved. Heh your upside down pose is pretty fierce too.

Btw, thanks for visiting my blog :)

yiqin; said...

The studs on the boots are genius <3

Panda said...

DOUBLE COMMENTING!
You have such amazing style,
and this is such a great DIY! :-)
and i hope you have a great start to 2010!
Panda x
(oh, and thanks for the sweet comment!)

Susan said...

Those are awesome!! XX

bloomingvogue said...

I could imagine that you've studded your whole closet =)

I've studded a pair of my shoes a while ago with very small studs.

It would be easier if you make little holes in the leather where you will place the studs.

=)

Nathalie said...

really well done! Love the result
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve
xx
Nathalie

Christina Love said...

Love the blog!

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Phoebe Rose said...

Amazing DIY!
Happy new year :)

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fhen said...

wow thats a great diy!
hope you have a great holiday ahead
happy 2010
by the way, i have just followed and linked you
mind to follow me back? :)

xoxo

Camille said...

Oh I love them!! They definitely look much better with the studs, so cute!
I love your blog, I'm following :)
Happy New Year!

xo, C.
http://owl-wings.blogspot.com

piglet said...

It's amazing how such a simple addition can completely change the whole look of the shoes! They look so cute now!

Mads said...

Great DIY! makes a whole lot of difference..=)

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Happy New Year!

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marian said...

Happy new year darling! Wishing you the best of the New Year! Hope you had a lovely New Year's Eve, I just posted my adventures from seeing the New Year in.
Big kiss honey
xx
Marian.

Farah. said...

I loooooveeeeee ! you rock girl :) xx

caffeinerd said...

Love what you did with the shoes! :) Thanks for your comment on my blog---having fun checking yours out now!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing! I loooove them and your blog! Love, Melanie- the amazing hair guru in training.

Anonymous said...

good points and the details are more specific than elsewhere, thanks.

- Murk