i was having a hard time getting into the glitter shoe craze last fall - silver and gold glitter doesn't remind me as much of the holidays as it does of fairies, fairy tales and warm starry nights. for me, glitter has more of a springtime association with it and i'm most inspired to sprinkle a bit on when channeling the may queen as my style muse - draped in soft pink, mint green, and pastel yellow hues.
a few weeks ago, i was kicking myself for having missed out on the miu miu glitter bootie craze last fall - why didn't i realize i would be dying for a pair of impostors come february? a quick google search led me to realize that the diy glitter shoe was probably the most popular tutorial covered last fall so it wasn't hard to get the gist of it. i used $5 brand new "exhilaration" booties from goodwill (score!), superfine champagne glitter, pva archival glue, and a clear acrylic spray to finish. i forgot to take "before" pics but the booties were black suede and i covered them using a combination of a glue & glitter mixture and then shaking more glitter on top of that, about 4-5 layers thick. i used fine pink ribbon as shoe laces here but also made laces with big pink satin taffeta bows for a bit more fun & drama. such a quick & easy diy and the perfect way to capture the magic & celebration of the birth of spring!
☆ emilia ☆
*outfit details: vintage flower & butterflies long sleeve shirt // thrifted pink & white "candy striper" mini skirt // vintage gold belt // white nylon ankle socks