Countdown to Fall: 2 days! {Shoe Clips}

The journey to this project started out on a slightly different path than where it ended up. My plan was to revive a boring pair of flats with some fun painted-on stripes and fabric flower shoe clips. It is not that I did not hold up my end of the deal. I did paint the stripes. The problem was....well just about everything with the stripes was a problem. They actually resembled duct tape on my flats.  I have a friend who in high school used to say that duct tape was the solution to every problem. He actually had sandals covered in the stuff. (No, I don't think he was the previous owner of my English textbook.) While I might take his advice on some things, fashion is not one of them, so the duct tape-esque shoes had to go.

I was not easily discouraged though. I decided to spray paint them all over in a sage color. Another disaster. I think somewhere between all the coats of paint and primer my shoes gave up the fight and just died, and with them my aspirations of a one-of-a-kind, do-it-myself shoe. I wasn't going to give up on the shoe clips though! I love the idea of being able to change out shoe clips with different outfits and seasons. For me, these bad-boys scream fall. I enjoy purple and orange as a combination and think these add just the right pizazz to my old flats.

 Linking up at these fun parties!


  1. Isn't it sad when things don't quite turn out how we'd hoped. I love the clips though :-)


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