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« on: May 02, 2006 09:35:45 PM »

I have two pairs of shoes that I never ever wear. They both have this awful mauve color, and when I wear mauve I feel like an old lady. (You would think I wouldn't buy mauve then, but nope, I fall for its allure at the store.)  On the other hand, I really love non-mauve pinks, so I got some ribbon and went crazy.

Pair #1- brown suede-ish loafer style shoes. Whenever I wore these, I felt about twice my age, and like a yuppy.

So I ripped out the mauve velvet ribbon stuff. (This ended up being really gross because I had worn these shoes once when it rained, and the suede stuff had gooped onto the velvet and was all sticky.

Now they are these obnoxiously bright hot mamas. I heart them a lot.

Yea, I know I just changed out the ribbon, but it's a big difference to me because now I'll actually wear them.

Pair #2- mauve ballet slipper-y shoes.
These I had at least gotten more wear out of, but the bows and I didn't get along, and I didn't like the color. Do not be deceived by the lies my camera tells you- they are mauve.


I ripped the bows off, and hot glued some ribbon on. I'm not sure what I think about these as much, but they'd been in the back of my closet for about a year so it's not like they'll get worn any less than they were. On the right shoe (the left one in the pic because my legs are crossed), I tried hot gluing the ribbon on while the shoe was on my foot (which isn't as stupid as it sounds, I promise! I didn't get burned), but the ribbon ended up too baggy. On the left shoe (right in pic), I didn't do this, but I should have left a little bit more slack because it's a tiny bit snug.


This is my first successful recon, so yay!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 10:24:43 PM »

first pair revamp- way cool
second pair- i like ballet flats as they are already so i wouldnt have changed them at all!  lol
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006 10:30:33 PM »

I think the ballet flats are really cute now... instead of boring. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006 11:04:22 PM »

Both are great, but the second is soooo cute and original... I really hope you wear them! I would!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006 04:30:47 AM »

Those are both super cute.  I've been looking all over for a nice pair of ballet flats that I can fix up a little.  Very cool idea.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006 02:13:36 PM »

Awesome shoes. I would wear the second pair all the time. they are super cute ! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2006 09:29:23 PM »

the pink ones are GRRRRRREAT!

p.s. i know a case of cooties when i see one. Cheesy
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