Shoes: Jelly Beans (with shoe clips by Le Talon)
Worn with: Dress by Laurèl, bag by Armani, cardigan by Mon Cashmere.
Today I was mostly just at home doing Uni stuff and just went to Munich in the afternoon to meet my mom after work for some window shopping…I shouldn’t go window shopping, it’s too tempting in summer! We saw so many gorgeous shoes and other things it was difficult to resist. I especially loved the shoes at D&G, they had the most beautiful floral wedges. Oh well, one can dream!
Since I already “saved” the shoes I usually wear with this dress I decided on saving these peeptoe pumps by the Japanese brand Jelly Beans. I bought them many years ago and they’re my go-to black shoes for summer, comfortable and can be combined with nearly everything. Actually these used to have their own bow clip when I bought them, but unfortunately I managed to lose one clip the first time I wore them out clubbing. So, I eventually bought these clip on bows by Le Talon as replacement. Since these aren’t anything unusual, and already show some wear, here’s just one close-up – I included our super-kitsch Easter decoration lamb:
If you’re interested in shoes by Jelly Beans, you can take a look at their online shop. They have rather simple and inexpensive styles, but the one pair I own seems to be good quality, as it’s still fine after about five years 🙂
Shoes: Zara (with shoe clip from Le Talon)
Worn with: Jeans by Seven, cardigan by Glenfield, top by H&M, bag by Miu Miu.
Another shoe challenge posted! It’s so much fun doing the shoe challenge and it also makes me think about my wardrobe a lot more than before (though that isn’t visible in today’s picture…). So, I was really shocked today to read the news about the copycat (I don’t want to link to her site here!) of the wonderful Shoeperwoman who started this Shoe Challenge. How can someone be so unimaginative as to steal someone else’s blog concept and name? I sincerely hope everything will turn out OK for the real Shoeperwoman!
Today, I wore these peeptoe pumps by Zara, which were a lucky sale purchase in Shibuya, Japan a while back. Another one of my “it’s reduced, the last pair and in my size – it was meant to be!” shoe purchases, but that doesn’t mean I regret buying them! They are mostly comfortable (just not on Munich’s horrible cobblestones…) and are another pair that goes well with a lot of my clothes. Today I decided to glam them up with the rose shoe clips from Le Talon (a wonderful shoe shop in Japan – check out their homepage and their online store for lots of sweet shoes and shoe accessories ) and got two compliments for them which made me very happy 🙂 Here they are close-up with and without shoe clips:
A while back I saw these stunning peeptoes by Sophia Grace Webster on Shoeperwoman and it was love at first sight….unfortunately, as so many designer shoes, they were far too expensive for me (they are available at Browns for £505). But then I thought that these could easily be recreated using a black peeptoe and DIYing a butterfly shoe clip. So, when I had some free time I just gave it a try, and I think they turned out quite well. I clipped them to two different pairs (I didn’t have a plain black one with a high enough heel so they aren’t my optimal choice) for taking pictures. What do you think?
If you’d like to make a pair for yourself, here’s how to:
First, draw the butterfly shape on a piece of paper, then cut it out.
Then, using the paper shape, draw four outlines onto a thicker material, like foam rubber, and cut it out using scissors and a cutter.
Then paint the wings using acrylic paint in black. After that, fix them to a shoe clip or paper clip (I used a paper clip, because i can bend it to adjust it to different shoes and it won’t rub the back of my foot as much) by sewing or glueing them on. Use a small piece of rubber foam to glue between the two wings to hide the clip underneath. Then use acrylic paste to create a smooth connection between the two wings if you like to and after drying, paint the “bridge” black as well. Finally use some sort of laquer (clear nail polish is fine) to give them shine.
These beautiful pumps by Odette e Odile are perfect for the party season, but surely would look great with a casual outfit as well. The Cameo/Ribbon is actually a shoe clip and can be attached at any place you like, and could be used to decorate other shoes as well. Also, you could also wear them without the clip for a more simple elegant look. Another nice touch is the coloured sole, which is turquoise for the beige coloured version and dark red for the black one. They are available for 24,150Yen (approx. 290 USD) at Magaseek.