DIY Shoe Bows

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 160 1







Shoes: Boutique 9 with DIY Bows. Scarf: J.Crew. Coat: J.Crew. Handbag: Coach Penny Bag. Jeans: H&M. Sunglasses: ZeroUV.


Pretty heels with bows are a huge trend right now.  Just about every shoe brand has their own version in stores as we speak.  I bought the cutest pair from Nine West (seen here) and I’m really loving this Steven by Steve Madden version as well.  I was hesitant to buy too many pairs of bow pumps because I’m not sure if it’s a style that I will continue to love in the next few years.  So, when I was browsing through Michael’s, my favourite store for craft inspiration, and I came across these adorable over-sized bow hair accessories, I immediately started to think of ways that I could attach these to a pair of shoes.


Okay, technically this is a DIY because I did “do-it myself”, however, this has to be the most simple DIY ever.  All I did was take the pre-made bows and use my trusty Scotch Double Sided Tape to affix them to the shoes. . . done. . . super simple. . .easy peasy!  I spent some time trying to find the perfect clip to attach the bows to my shoes, similar to embellished shoe clips you can buy already made, however I was concerned that the clips would leave indentations on my shoes.  I opted for the Scotch Double Sided Tape because “I put that s*&% on everything!”  (Quick…first person to name the company who uses that slogan gets brownie points!)  Seriously though, I use Scotch tape on all types of fabrics, including silk.  The thought did pop into my mind that it might damage the patent leather, however, they were stuck securely in place all day, and were easily removed at night without the slightest mark left on the shoes.


The best part of this temporary DIY is that I can reuse the bows for other things as well.  I purchased the matching clips and I think I will next try to clip them to a pair of turquoise leather gloves for a cute, girly look.  Another option is to make your own bows, however, unless you have a ribbon cutter, the ends may start to fray.  I have a ribbon cutter on my wish list for the next time I have a coupon for Michael’s.


I hope everyone is having a great week so far, and I want to give all of you a huge cyber hug and thank you for your incredible support!



Longer Days

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Coat: J.Crew. Blouse: J.Crew. Skirt: H&M Trend. Handbag: Coach. Shoes: Boutique 9. Rings: Coach, Kate Spade. Sunglasses: Chanel.


Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Did you do anything exciting?  Mine was pretty low key, but my favourite part of this past weekend was the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.  Yay!!  The start of DST means that Spring and Summer are on their way, bringing with them sunshine and warm temps.  It will be especially nice to get home from work tonight and actually have the sun still shining (although it’s raining right now, so fingers crossed that the sun will be out).  I am so ready for Winter to be over!