Over the Thanksgiving holiday, while spending an afternoon with a few friends furiously perusing the wares at a favorite consignment shop local to my hometown, I was introduced to a positively brilliant idea. Diana, childhood best friend and overall amazing lady, was wearing light peach J. Crew ballet flats, coincidentally, discovered at a consignment shop in Richmond, which she embellished with some artfully placed golden glitter. Using modge podge glue and a bucket of loose gold glitter, Diana had encased the toe of her peach ballet flats in sparkle, lending them a marvelous and cheap flair. All she had to invest was some time, allowing each flat to dry and then re-applying an additional glitter layer to ensure optimal shine, and some good old fashioned elbow grease and crafty gumption.
Today, while procrastinating on writing a report, which, important to note, will be read by no one and is merely a formality for my client, I stumbled across these Robert Clergerie for Opening Ceremony suede platform pumps. While parting with over 700$ for a pair of utterly frivolous, albeit beautiful and French-crafted, shoes is not quite reasonable, finding a comparable pair and dousing them with deluge of craft store glitter seems perfectly acceptable. I think I just found myself an activity for my upcoming days to be spent in the Land of Pleasant Living with my parents.
(image taken from Shop Bop)