Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shoe Clips for Fun & Whimsy This Spring

Have you ever used shoe clips? I remember seeing them a lot as a kid- they usually involved grosgrain ribbon and big pearls edged in gold rope. Suffice it to say, they were not elegant. But, pick the right pair and inject a little whimsy into your wardrobe and freshen up a boring pair of shoes.

Forgive these "stupid pictures of feet". It's darn hard to take a photo of shoes you are wearing! These are vintage earrings that I didn't wear much, so I simply hot glued them to a pair of shoe clips and...

I think it makes these retro inspired heels (snagged on clearance at Target this summer for $6.95!) just right for spring. Here's to re-invention! Have you found new uses for old things lately?

9 comments:

MAB Jewelry said...

Oooo, great idea! Those are fab.

Laughter-Loving Stacy said...

I'm trying very hard to figure out what to do with things I haven't worn for a while or how how to recreate a few pieces of clothes. Fun to think about, but hard for me to do, haha.

Kelly G said...

These are great, but where do you find shoe clips? I have a bunch of my grandmother's clip-on earings that I don't wear but think are just lovely... I would love to do this too.

The Fab Miss B said...

Hi Kelly-

I found the metal shoe clip pieces at the thrift store- still in the original packaging- for .35 cents! A google search yielded this result:

http://acostumejewelryshop.com/silver-tone-foldover-clips-shoe-clips-make-your-p-1763.html

Make sure to show us how yours turn out!

Tillie said...

wow - so cute!!!! I need them!

Andrea @ The Train To Crazy said...

So cute! Stop on by and link up at Make it Wear it on TheTrainToCrazy.com.

Heidi said...

Ooh, I LOVE these! Great color combo. I have oodles of old earrings I could use to make my own clips but lacked the clips themselves--so big thanks for finding a source so I can order some!

Lienna said...

Hi there,

I love the idea, great for boring, traditional pumps this summer.

I just have one request - could you please e-mail me the name of the shoes you are wearing? I searched Target.com but they were all out.

Thanks for all the great ideas on your blog :)

The Fab Miss B said...

Hi Lienna-

Sorry, I don't have your e-mail address! The shoes were from Target last summer, so they are probably all sold out now. I snagged them for $8! They have amazing clearance items if you are regularly prowling the aisles like I do!

xo-

Becky

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