High Heels Shoe Makeover: DIY Cap Toe Heels

8 May

What is the difference between the shoe on the left and the shoe on the right? The price. You can get a designer pair of cap toed heels for much cheaper. This is a simple DIY project that only requires masking tape, spray paint, and patent heels.

Do this project outside or in an open space – or whatever is printed on the spray paint. You’re going to need to tape the parts of the shoes that you don’t want colored. You can also put a strand of tape where you want the toe painted and cover the rest of the shoe with a plastic bag. This helps for a clean finish. Have a glossed spray paint or spray paint used for plastic. Use 4-5 coats of spray paint for a complete finish. Keep in mind about the directions on the spray can. And once your shoes have dried, you officially have your own pair of cap toed heels.

If you’re having trouble picking colors to use, go simple. Choose a nude shoe with and use black spray paint or go the other way around. But if you’re a fashionista, try us
ing a neon color with nude shoe. Whatever you chose, you’ll definitely be in the latest trend with your new shoes.

High Heel Shoes Makeover: DIY Jeweled Heels

8 May

High fashion designers featured the jeweled heel this season. But this glamorous shoe comes at cost – almost $500. Save hundreds of dollars and create your own. This project is simple: all you need is jewels, industrial glue, tweezers and a pair of high heels.

First you need to organize your jewels according to size. Get a wide range of sizes. You can place them on your heel any way you choose. Try purchasing colored jewels to make the shoe pop out a little more, especially if you’re using black high heels. Make sure you are using loose, flat back rhinestones.

Next you’re going to need a plastic bowl to place your glue in. I recommend using craft adhesive because it is made to go through wear and tear. Use your tweezers to pick up the larger rhinestones and dip them into the glue. You can now place the rhinestones where ever you please. For the smaller rhinestones, take a toothpick and dip it into the glue then dab it on the jewel. Then repeat for the other shoe.

Wait for the glue to dry for about a day or so. Now you finally have a pair of jeweled heels. Strut your new shoes with a simple black dress to make your shoes the center of attention.

Glitter Shoes DIY

24 Apr

The latest trend this year is glittered shoes. Some shoes, however, may come at a costly price – especially the ones from big-time designers. There is a way you can still get this new trend without making a dent in your wallet. All you need is glue, glitter and your favorite pair of shoes. All items needed for this project can be purchased at Michaels, AC Moore or any craft stores.

First choose your shoe. You can pick heels, flats, sneakers – whatever you like. Make sure the shoe is plain and has no designs. You can create designs on your shoe with the glitter. If you’re using sneakers, be sure to take out the laces before gluing.

Keep in mind that if you’re making designs, you’re going to need tape. Painter’s masking tape is the best to use for a nice, clean finish. Tape the parts of the shoe that you don’t want glittered.

Paint parts of shoe with glue where you plan to add glitter. For beginners, add all your glitter into a bowl. Hold the shoe over the bowl and apply your glitter. This keeps your workspace cleaner. Use spray glue after, to apply more coats of glitter. This is where you will want to add tape on the bottom of your shoes so no glitter will get on the sole.

Spray clear shellac to the shoe when all your glue is dry. Try Aleene’s Final Step Spray Acrylic Sealer in a Gloss Finish for a clean finish. Wait another day or so until you wear your new shoes out. Remember to take off the tape before wearing. Enjoy and good luck.

Different Foot Types: Help find your perfect, comfortable shoe

12 Apr

Summer is coming soon and finding the right sandals can be challenging. It’s a fact that you and someone else may not have the same foot type. Determining which sandal will be comfortable for you is difficult when you don’t know your foot type. Figure out your foot type here. Different styles help accommodate this problem. I’m here to help you figure out which shoe is best for you.

Flat feet

For flat feet, choose a nonflexible sandal. A flexible sandal causes inward motions; this is painful to the feet. Find a sandal with a wedge. The wedge will be able to support your foot and decrease the inward motions. Not to mention the wedge will add some height. Finding a wedged sandal isn’t hard at all: stores like DSW, Famous Footwear, and Payless sell wedges. Look for a shoe that fits your personality.

High arch

High arched feet benefit from a cushioned shoe. Make sure the shoe is flexible and provides less support. You definitely need cushion where your arch is. You might also benefit from investing in a high arched sole. The sole will allow you to accommodate all types of shoes and add that extra cushion that you need.

Neutral feet

This is the ideal foot type; it adjusts to your stability. You can buy almost any sandal with this foot form. The best shoe allows both cushioning and pronation control. Check out websites like Shoe Dazzle or Just Fabulous to find your perfect style for summer 2012. And the best part, they give discounts for first time users.

No matter what your foot type is, stay away from flip-flops. Flip-flops, especially the rubber ones, don’t offer any support or cushioning. Determining your foot type enables you to find shoes that are more comfortable for you but still keeping it stylish.

2012 Kid’s Choice Awards: Trends to Look Out For

4 Apr

The 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards brought new trends to try out for the summertime. The orange carpet was filled with stylish teens. But not only were there kids, there were adults, embracing their inner child. Celebs wore outfits that can be incorporated into your everyday style.

Crop Tops:

crop top

The KCA’s brought crop tops to the orange carpet. Selena Gomez had a pink crop top matched with a Dolce & Gabbana champagne skirt. You don’t always have to keep within the same color scheme. Mix up a yellow crop top and cobalt blue skirt. But don’t just wear these tops with skirts, pair them with printed shorts or a colored pants. This look is perfect for summer.

Cobalt Blue Hue:

blue

What did Miranda Cosgrove, Elizabeth Giles and Kristen Stewart have in common? They rocked the darker blue color on the orange carpet. This color is so versatile for day and night outfits. Depending on what you want to wear, I suggest that you invest in a pair of cobalt blue pants. This can be match with nudes, whites, yellows, and black shirts or shoes. This is also another option if you’re getting bored with the regular navy blue jeans.

Coral Hue:

coral

Madison Pettis wore a coral dress matched with coral shoes. The coral color is a great color to have in your closet. It really captures the essence of summer. It’s eye-catching but not too overbearing. Victoria Justice also rocked the coral look with a matching blazer and shorts. The coral blazer is a great clothing article to have. You can still look professional with color. But if accessories are more your thing, grab some coral jewelry – preferably a necklace. Choose a big flashy necklace. Why go unnoticed, right?

This year’s Kids Choice Awards embraced new spring trends for young adults – especially young women. These trends are a perfect way to enhance your style and fill up your closet with colorful clothes. Embrace these trends with confidence. Confidence is always key.

Pastels Create Bold Statements

29 Mar
Pastels

Tory Burch: the Designer

28 Mar

Tory Burch is hitting the fashion industry by storm. Her line, Tory Burch, launched in 2004 and quickly got noticed. Oprah endorsed her label the next year. Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez wear her label. But this wasn’t the designer’s first time in the fashion industry. She worked for Vera Wang, worked at Harper’s Bazaar, and was a copywriter for Polo Ralph Lauren previously.

Tory Burch can be described as “preppy boho.” Her label includes a T logo medallion (left) on most products. Growing up, Tory was described as a tomboy and her clothing also gives a preppy tomboy look. She says, “Spring 2012 is inspired by Deauville in the Twenties — sporty and polished with an emphasis on special details.” Tory Burch is versatile to the everyday woman, ranging from simple T-shirts to sophisticated blouses.  However the prices range $100-$400.

Tory Burch flats are noticed instantly because of the T medallion. The shoes come in a variety of colors, ranging from hot pink to black. These flats are simple that add a sophisticated look to an outfit. Loafers are new this season. Burch adds colorful prints to the loafers to help them stand out. She even gives you ideas on how to style them (here). Burch came out with a Beverly heel which is pointed and has a bow on the side. This shoe adds a feminine touch to an outfit. It comes in different prints and colors to make the shoe pop.  Heels, wedges, sandals and flip flops are also her specialty.

Burch not only does fashion, but she does her part in humanities. She has her foundation, Tory Burch Foundation, which provides economic help to women and their families. The non-profit foundation empowers women with financial tools in order to succeed. They provide loans to women who are in need. At age 45, Burch has made a name for herself in the fashion industry and still managed to give back.