Entry #12: DIY Wedding Shoe Clips
The style, the pleating, the pearls! But I couldnâ€™t find them anywhere, not even on eBay. And, in all honesty, the heel was too high to be practical for me. Iâ€™d really rather not be taller than Mr. R at our wedding. So I started looking for a peep toe dâ€™Orsay pump with a low heel, and let me tell you, there isnâ€™t much out there. dâ€™Orsay = 3â€³+. Finally, I found this pair of dyeables on the always-trusty Zappos:
I ordered shoe dye from Steps to Memories, where they have over 100 different dye colors and will match a sample swatch if you want. I was really intimidated about dyeing my shoes, but my mom said sheâ€™d done it many times and would do it for me. We decided to do it together over Christmas, and I couldnâ€™t believe how insanely easy it was. It was, by far, my easiest DIY project. The dye kit comes with this amazing little pom pom with a wire handle, and it makes the application process a breeze. Donâ€™t use RIT dye or pay a cobbler to dye your shoes for you. Get one of these $9 kits and go for it. SO easy. Seriously.
I adjusted and attached the pearl brooches that JMG Jewelry made for me. Theyâ€™re a bit more blue than I originally planned â€” theyâ€™re definitely brighter than most of the other blues Iâ€™m using â€” and look even more blue in this photo. But overall, Iâ€™m really pleased with how they turned out. All told, the price tag was around $120, mainly because of the Swarovski pearls.