Saturday, August 22, 2009

DIY oh my!







So do any of you remember these shoes? And I mentioned sprucing them up a bit, with studs and chains and glorious bling like that? Well I finally got around to it. Finally.

Why did it take so long you ask? Well a.) I couldn't find actual studs ANYWHERE. I mean anywhere. Craft stores. WalMart. Punk stores. Military stores. The bum on the corner. Nobody had them b.) I couldn't find a studding kit anywhere. See the previously mentioned stores for the places I looked and finally c.) I'm impatient. 

Long story short, I took an old studded belt I had lying around, tore it apart and started gluing them on with a glue that I was actually carded for at the store. Because apparently this 23-year old doesn't look old enough to buy cigarettes. 

Damn.

As for the end result though, I think I'm pretty pleased with my handiwork. Plus, I think the gluing worked out for the best as there were several spots on these boots that I would never be able to stud, unless I was a shoe cobbler of course. 

Which, I am most certainly not. 

Jacket: Jean jacket, Old Navy
Shirt: Black and white striped v-neck shirt, Volcom
Skirt: Coral mini skirt, thrifted
Boots: DIYed Payless ankle boots
Purse: Black wannabe Chanel purse, vintage

26 comments:

  1. I adore this outfit!
    And the shoes look fantastic! I may just have to do that someday! =)

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  2. BOOTS + STUDS = FABULOUS!!!!
    Awesome Job....and you look spectacular as usual!

    Danielle

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  3. wow fantastic outfit! I love the boots! they look so awesome now with the addition of the studs:) and compliment the outfit well. haha don't worry i'm 23 too and people think I'm like 16 lol so you are definitely not the only one:P

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  4. Love the rad studs, and that coral skirt is fab.

    p.s. I own a bedazzler. Call me if you want to borrow it.

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  5. I love the shoes :) ... Someone else posted a diy (I forgot who sorryyyyyyyyy :() using studs from http://www.studsandspikes.com/ ... Just incase you need them again :)

    And by the way I'm 24 ... almost 25... and everyone thinks I'm 17 or 18. ... It's crazy!

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  6. girlll those boots are absolutely AMAZINGGGG.

    loveee the DIY they look sick.

    <3 The Voguette

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  7. WOW, i am so impressed! they look awesome :) x

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  8. you did a great job with the boots

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  9. its looks more appealing now:)great job!

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  10. those boots look amazing!
    and I know this is going to sound VERY creepy-ish.. but you have really nice legs. seriously; I would kill for those! :)
    haha, but the outfit is great!

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  11. love your skirt and you did great job with the shoes! hope the studds will not fall off

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  12. what size are the studs you used?

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  13. those boots are great!! nice DIY-work...

    http://nadiakamballa.blogspot.com

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  14. wow, great job u did. inspires me to do some stuff by my own...

    http://thelostlion.blogspot.com

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  15. I love that red skirt. Perfect length and color!

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  16. Lovely, you look so cool! I love your hair!

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  17. I love how you had a DIY project with the boots. They turned out fabulous. You rocked them so well lady! In-love w/them.

    xo,
    Jessica

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  18. Oh my gosh, I was searching for studs this past weekend and I could not find them ANYWHERE! I was trying to embellish a pair of strappy sandals that I am gettign sick of, but I have a pair of boots like that that I would love to do as well... might just have to find something studded and take it apart!

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  19. wow those look awesome! i think you've inspired me!
    xo

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  20. the shoes look awesome! love the outfit lady! one more place you could try is mjtrim.com for studs

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  21. Wow, fantastic DIY! And for Payless too! Can't wait to see more outfits with them. They really go great with that hot red skirt

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  22. i think the shoes turned out awesome!

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  23. LOVE the studs it turned out great!!!

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