- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I have found the most awesome pair of shoes and already purchased them and pretty much KNOW they will be worn on my wedding day.
They are vintage (thrift store find).. not 100% certain on the era but most likely 1930’s based on the style. They COULD be 60’s-does-30’s, because they are in really good condition so they might not be as old as I’m thinking. At any rate the overall look is 30’s and I love them! I was planning a vintage “theme” overall so I am thrilled, especially because I wear a hard to find size (9.5 or 10 wide) and it’s rare to find vintage ANYTHING that fits me. They are comfy and adorable!
They are a nice soft leather mary jane style, 2.5 inch heel, in a “bone” or off-white/beige color. I want them to be light to medium blue. I have seen leather shoe dye kits online but I’m a little scared of not getting it right because all I’ve found are kits that contain navy and white and you mix the color yourself if you need a lighter blue.
I know from previous dye experiences (i.e. my hair a million times and all crazy colors, clothes with RIT dye, etc) that the fact that these aren’t a “pure” white will effect my end result and I just don’t want something greenish.
I am wondering if there is any way to lighten them up first? Or if I should just look into having it done (and I have no idea what that will cost?)?
Any experience or thoughts? The shoes were only $5 but I really want them to work out so I don’t want to spend time and money and have them come out funky. Plus I want to be able to wear them later.