Concrete Catwalk // Quick Change

August 23, 2011
this outfit had at least 6 or 7 different variations before i walked out the door…
i knew i wanted to wear my new kimono-cardi and these DIY heels,
but nothing else really seemed to work out.
sometimes, you just have to rely on the simple jeans-and-tank-top combo!
as for the shoes: they were so simple!
they started out as a plain black pair of nine west platform heels
(that happened to be a smidge too big, so i didn’t wear them often)
and one day, i decided that they could use a little pickmeup!
i used grey and coral water-resistant patio paint from hobby lobby,
brushed on a few coats on the different panels of leather,
and VOILA – my own take on the neon/neutral trend. :)
i love giving an old item of clothing new life!
tank – zara (similar)
kimono-cardi – francesca’s (similar)
necklace – vintage, garage sale (similar)
jeggings – nordstrom (similar)
clutch – vintage, thrifted (similar)
heels – nine west, DIY (similar)
bracelets – vintage, j. crew & clothing swap
flower ring – j. crew (similar)
nail polish – sally hansen, pink slip

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  • Reply Kasmira August 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    The shoes turned out wonderfully! I will have to keep this DIY in mind for boring shoes of my own.

    Love the outfit too. I’m inspired…but need to wait for some cooler weather before I pull on pants!

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions August 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Love this outfit! I’ve always been a fan of stripes and florals and you did it beautifully! Love the shoes too :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply LyddieGal August 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    i do love stripes and florals, and those heels! wow!!

  • Reply sartoriography August 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Ooh, I am a huge fan of your DIY action on those heels! They look fantastic, especially with the clean line of the jeans and the bright colors of your cardigan.

  • Reply Gina August 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Love the shoes – so cute and crafty :).

  • Reply Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. August 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Those shoes are brilliant – great idea! And stripes and florals is one of my fave combos, great look.


  • Reply Supal@chevrons&éclairs August 23, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE the DIY heels.

  • Reply Nuha August 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    i’m lovin your diy shoes girl!

  • Reply Kristen August 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I loved those shoes even before I read far enough done to see you did a DIY. Even better!

  • Reply Claire August 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Those shoes are AMAZING!!!!

  • Reply Anonymous August 24, 2011 at 12:38 am

    LOVE the shoes!! I’m going to have to keep that in mind, I love the idea of colorblocked shoes but have yet to find a combo I really love!

  • Reply Myrna August 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

    wow, kudos on the DIY. Love the kimono, everything looks so good together.


  • Reply dani August 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

    These shoes are AMAZING. I am so impressed by your DIY! Totally have to try it myself! :)

    <3 The Daily Dani

  • Reply Alessandra August 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

    OK, here I am drooling over your shoes only to read that they’re that cool because of your DIY!!! LOVE. Also love your pattern mix with jeans. You look amazing…but what else is new?!

  • Reply Melanie August 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    The shoes. ARE.AWESOME! Love, what a great DIY project!

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