Post # 1
Ok. I went in search of the perfect flip flop for my beach wedding. It had to be one that could withstand some sand and the pictures. More importantly, it had to match my short wedding dress’ one shouldered bling.
I had found some amazing flip flops the week before I got my dress, the height of the wedge was right. Had to be at least 3 inches b/c T is much taller than I am, and was white as well as comfy.
But alas, we had a design flaw. These cute BCBG flip flops didn’t match the trim on my dress at all. What is a gal to do? Well if you’re a bride in a wedding blitz down to the two week mark, you d.i.y. it!
And that’s what I did! Here’s the BCBG before:
and here’s the after product
and here’s the swarovski crystal trim on my one shoulder of the dress:
Now never fear…I have the silver and crystal evening heels for the wedding reception and for dinner after our wedding…but whacha think of my changes to the beach flip flops?
Post # 3
Very cute now but I loved the way they looked before! So sad that they didn’t match your outfit!
Post # 4
Very cool! Would have never thought it was a DIY project. I think it looks better now. You can resell those puppies to BCBG. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks…they do match perfectly..
I did like them before too.
I know I’ve got weddingbrain, but I might go buy them in black to match my swimsuit…but keep the crystal flowers on them this time b/c they are cute 😉
these shoes are mainly for the beach wedding pics…
Post # 6
I actually found mine exactly as I needed them but I really do think a tutorial is in order!
Cause after next weekend I’m gonna be REALLY bored!
Post # 8
Tutorial is simple. Hot glue, scissors, new bling, and cajones.
You first kinda do a design (I used glue dots to put them on and try out patterns on the t strap)and see how it looks, then hot glue the new trim on the shoes. Of course you have to be careful to not cut the straps when you remove or cut off the old decor on the flip flop.
Post # 9
I will prob bring them to the reception in case my feet get tired from dancing and they need a rest from stilettos…
Post # 13
Oh dang those are cute!!! I liked the before but the after is just fabulous with the trim on the dress.
Post # 14
Those look really good, I would have thought you actually sewed them on too. Great job!