Thursday, 22 January 2009

THE CHERRY ON TOP

I have a problem with shoes in the winter; I'd prefer to wear open heels all year round. This year I have been blonde enough to go for pretty over practical; skipping the boots, wearing heels in soggy snow and on frozen streets - and having a cold for the third week in a row now. Stupid, sure, but I just haven't found any suitable winter shoes that are pretty enough and I somehow have a problem with wearing boots (my mom's old boots that I like are starting to fall apart). I've never really been a fan of those ancle-high boots either but then I stumbled upon a pair in the supermarket on sale for the price of some catfood-juice-and eggs so I figured it'd be worth a try.


But I pimped them a little bit first!



They have this loop in the back with no actual funcion, except for one - to work as a bow holder!

I tied bows of silkribbon and sewed them on to a small safetypin, fastened it in the loop and sprayed the whole thing with protecting spray.

Voilà - bowed bootlets, a bit over the top, just the way I like it!

(And no, they are still not the best thing to wear in soggy snow but it still better than nothing :)

34 comments:

Dotti said...

You did such a good job, lovely! Congrats.

Démo Forever said...

Nice idea!
I think I'm going to copy it!

fröken lila said...

those are really pretty. but, why don't you get a pair of those minna parikka by mantere - boots? they look like they can stand quite a bit of finnish winter weather and they look fantastically pretty!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Dotti : Thank you dear :)

Démo : yes you do that!

Fröken Lila : Oh I know, they are lovely and surely practiacl too! I did try them in the late autumn but I'm rather broke for the moment and the MP by Mantere are, even though less costy than regular MP's, still somethign like 200 euros, sigh...

Rusalka said...

Indeed very stylish. :)

janettaylor said...

Haha! Perfect work! Sweetie booties! :)

xoxo: Janet

mothersvea said...

hehe that's so cute! Never underestimate the supermarket ;)

Rhia said...

Oh wow! Nice way of pimping your shoes =) And they are so your style!

Elina said...

I'm not good with the wintershoes either... But I've given up, with frost-bitten toes and now I wear the some ugly but warm shoes while walking to the office and change the shoes when I'm at work.

Katja Cintja said...

i've got the same problem!

love your style

Parapluie said...

Wow, great idea!

Joy said...

Hyvä idea, tosi simppeli mutta sopivasti over the top!! LUV IT!

mania said...

Awww that is so cool! I'm such a newbie when it comes to pimping things, this is very inspiring!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Thanks you all! It was really a very easy (and afordable) way to add some flair!

Mania : Great, and good luck with your future pimping :D

Anna said...

Så himla söta :D
Pimp mah shoes!
Jag önskade jag orkade vara lika duktig som du är!

Nataly R. said...

they are so "blond" but so nice!)) I support creativity in all it manifestations!)
I'm going to Helsinki quite soon, could you recommend me some nice thrift shops there?

Mademoiselle Parapluie said...

So cute.

andrea said...

Awesome idea!!

Aurélie Muller said...

tes photos sont plus belles que les miennes !

Sal said...

What a way to doll up a pair of supermarket booties!

Dear Mrs. E said...

Aivan ihana idea!

fröken lila said...

i know. they are fantastic, and as a student i can still only dream. but they are way on top of my want-to-have-list. the thing is, there seems to be only one online shop selling them, and they are even more expensive for people outside finland, plus they never seem to have a sale =( but a girl can always dream..

Jennifer said...

i like it!
and you bring me on an idea!

Pretty Pirate said...

great idea!! I'm sure you will rock those boot properly now!

Kathryn said...

I hate winter shoes too, nice job with the boots though - adding bows to anything is always a good idea in my book!

WendyB said...

Pretty!

Anonymous said...

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Celia Marco (Shoe Maker) said...

So beautiful... I like it!
Kisses from Madrid.

Nataly R. said...

thank you so much!it's such a precious information for me! :) I hope I'll be able to find some vintage treasures there! :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Ooh, those are darling! I love the bows and now you'll have toasty ankles. :)

LJ said...

ooh nice little changes u made there.. they look far mroe interesting and with funner character now!
xx-LJ from SOS!

Ali said...

But you don't understand....they're so fantastically put together! They're LOVEly!!! But I do know what you mean...awesome winter shoes are hard to come by.
♥Ali
www.sarahalison.tk

sewducky said...

http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/catalog/product.jsp?productRef=SEARCH&category=&prodId=185386

These are one of my winter shoes. While it does have a heel, and a good height to it, it also is comfortable and I can wear it with pants or skirts.

But I wear sandals in the winter too, so what do I know? :D

Anna said...

Du är utan tvekan min stilguru i höst, ska snygga till mina nästan identiska skinnstövlar med tvåfärgade band, de må vara svåra att gå i, men då kan de åtminstonde vara snygga.
Tack för din fantastiska inspiration!