How to: Custom Heels


 

   As I browsed the Christmas sales this (past) year I stumbled across the cutest pair of heels on the J.Crew website. Sadly, they sold out before you could say, “OMGoodness!” Or anything else for that matter. So I was left thinking about how they would be easy to make. My plan was to find a pair of leopard heels and paint their soles pink, but then I realized how little I wear my leopard flats because they don’t match everything. That made me consider nude heels. They go with everything and I didnt have a pair of true nudes. 

When I found these Jessica Simpson pumps online I thought they looked high-end in the pictures, but I had never so much as tried on a pair of her shoes before and I was nervous about how they would feel. I thought they might feel cheap and hurt my feet like crazy. As it turns out, I’m a fan of these babies! They may be my most comfortable pair now. And the best part was that I got them for dirt cheap because I had a store voucher and discount code!

As you can see in the video the process was quick ‘n simple. I thought the soles would need multiple coats of paint/enamel, but just two seemed to do the trick. I also thought the paint would be translucent so I bought a bright pink to go under a cool, light pink for extra coverage. I used both paint colors but I figured out half way through that i didn’t need both. Luckily it was just $1/bottle at Joann Fabrics. 

Overall these shoes took me an hour to customize and it was fun. If I were to do it again, I would want to make it into a party! You know, invite some girlfriends to come over and have a shoe painting party! I could also see these shoes being an easy and inexpensive way to add a little fun into a prom outfit! Personally, if I were in high school going to prom again I would make my date match his tie and the corsage he would get me to the bottom of my shoes. 😉 good thing I’m not going to prom these days! Lol Maybe I’ll just make Beckett match his tie to these on Sunday….

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you try it!

Xo,

Kellie

PS- Stay tuned tomorrow to see how I style them!

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