Post # 1
Bees, I had to get a pair of back up shoes for my wedding because I have hurt my knee recently. I was aiming for a pair of hot pink wedges but ended up with a nude pair of wedges that I can wear again later. I wont be taking my pictures in these shoes but I will be walking down the aisle in them. Is there anything you can suggest that might make them a little prettier or more wedding’ish?
These are the shoes:
But now I’ve gone back on the website and saw a cute pair Jessica Simpson shoes:
What’s your opinion?? My colors are fuchsia and navy with all kind of summer colors being brought in by flowers. Thoughts on dressing up either shoe?
Post # 3
sorry about your knee!
Most important question: what material are the shoes?
1. paint: you can still have your hot pink and wear it too. from sassyfeet.com
Before painting, gently clean your leather shoes with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. If you are working on manmade material, use acetone (from the hardware store) instead. No preparation is needed for fabric shoes, except they should be clean
After painting, on leather or manmade material, use a brush or cotton ball to daub on a coat of Future clear acrylic floor wax. This is what the manufacturer recommends for sealing Lumiere and Neopaque paints on leather or manmade materials. As for painted fabric, no sealing is necessary unless you will someday want to toss them in the washer. In that case, heat-seal the paint by using a hair dryer or tossing them in a commercial dryer.
2. add an embellishment that can be removed later: like a fabric flower
Post # 4
I’d buy some blingy or flower shoe clips to add to these shoes!!!
You can find some really pretty ones on Etsy costing around $20.
Post # 5
Thanks!!! The top pair (Type Z) came in yesterday and they are great! I think Im going to add the blingy shoe clip to it. Then I found an awesome pair of fuchsia wedges from Charlotte Russe! Hopefully one of the two pairs will work. I may even super glue some stones to them!
Post # 6
These are the shoes I got yesterday..
Post # 7
Another great way to “bride them up” is to add some lace to the wedge portion. I covered my shoes with lace and it really added that special something that made me feel bridelike 🙂 I just spread E-6000 glue on there with a paintbrush and pressed the lace on, and it stayed put perfectly all day/night. I put it on both my real wedding wedges, and my reception flip flops (ignore the horrible filth on the flip flops, haha I took that picture the day after to capture the ‘rape victim’ look of the shoes after a night of dancing!).