Post # 1
As many of you, I’ve been on a shoe quest!
I wanted slingbacks, with a peep toe, high heel and a bow on the toe. While getting my dress in Rochester, NY (tip to Canadian brides, cheaper and shorter delivery time!), last weekend I asked for a pair of heels to use when trying the dress to make sure the size was right. The consultant showed me a wall covered with shoes and I picked a pair I liked. I liked them so much I asked how much they were, and they had to come with me to Canada when I found out they were on sale for $39. Only problem, I had to live with this sad lack of bows… Until today, when I figured I could always try to make them myself. I grabbed a lace ribbon, traced it with a thin blue ribbon, put in a few stitches and behold, a bow!
Awkwardly attached, as I didn’t want to do anything permanent, in case you bee’s hate it. So, the question is – should I go ahead with the bow workshop or should I keep them as is?
Post # 4
@meganmarie33: It looks like most bee’s agree with you! Guess I have to find other use for the bow!
Post # 5
@eocenia: I’m torn. I love bows, and I think a bow could work and look soo cute. But for some reason I’m not totally loving this bow. Maybe it’s the blue? I feel like it would look better if the bow was all one color since the shoes are already colorful. I also think it might look better if the bow was an ivory/gold satin ribbon or maybe more of a sheer lace instead?
Post # 6
@eocenia: I like the bow 🙂
Post # 7
I say definitely add a bow, but maybe not that bow. That lace is a bit too casual to match with the glitter. But bows on shoes are awesome. Maybe something more satin-y or a glam see-thru lace.
Post # 8
im such a bow girl, but sadly not in this case .. Its elegant without it (: i think MAYBE if the bow blended in with shoe abit more (eg glitter/gold)
Post # 9
I like the idea of a bow. The style and shape of the bow is perfect but I think maybe a different material might look better.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I think they’re lovely without the bow.
Post # 11
I also like the idea of a bow, but not that one. Get some gold sparkly ribbon and try a bow with that! The blue and cream lace just detracts from the sparkle.
Post # 12
I’m with the other PPs. I LOVE bows–but I’m not crazy about this bow. Maybe something more like these:
Only with glitter that matches your shoes, of course! You’d probably need gold ribbon, glitter, and some wire (or a wired ribbon) to give it structure.
(These are Paris Hilton “Senorita” D’orsay pumps, btw). If I hadn’t gone with the Badgley Mischka Cleaones that I fell in love with, I’d have worn these (in blue, though)!
Post # 13
Thank you all for your feedback! I think I won’t give up completely on the bow, but try to find a material that is more complementary to the shoe. Perhaps something in tulle with a light sparkle to it. And if I don’t find something I like… well, I guess I’ll just have to survive getting married without bows on my toes. 🙂
Post # 14
@eocenia: I think they’re perfectly lovely without the bow, but I wouldn’t rule out a different style of bow. I think what’s throwing me is that the shoes are very glam and formal, whereas the bow is very rustic/cute and the contrast isn’t quite working. I would do a bow in tulle, organza, satin, even velvet…you’re so creative I’m sure you’ll whip up a more cohesive option in no time!
Post # 15
I love bows, and I support you having them on your shoes. However, I don’t like the lace bow and glittery shoe. Too many textures. Maybe try a simpler bow?
Post # 16
@peonyinparis: Ah, thank you! I’ll see if I can convince FI to drive me to fabric land today – I have a few different ideas that I would want to try out, but need to stock up on supplies.
@Audrey2_sings: That seem to be the consensus – the clash between the current materials is too big. I’ll try to come up with a second version!