Sam Edelman heels with spikes and rhinestones, I saw a pair of flat sandals with the same detail (also made by Sam) on eBay. I bid, but the prices got out of hand for used shoes (they were missing a rhinestone too) so I gave up without winning, sure I could find them elsewhere. As I've learned sometimes with bargain hunting, some things are just elusive. I cannot find record of those Sam Edelman rhinestone and spiked sandals anywhere. Anywhere! Not even a Google image! And forget finding another pair on eBay. I resigned to waiting a while ... but in matters of fashion, I am seldom patient.
But then, I noticed these Simply Vera Vera Wang sandals at Kohls. They were almost the same, sans the rhinestones at the back of the Sam Edelmans. I bought them for $30, but found myself still seeking after Sam. So I did what any editor of Altered Couture / broken hearted shopper would do, and got out the adhesives and Swarovski elements. Armed with inspiration from recent Zara purchases (rhinestone sandals & crystal shoulder top above) I began my project. I adhered a few crystals as I saw fit here and there with tweezers, mixing size and color of crystal. I love the end result with that look of bronze, gold, and shine; the toughness of spikes and sweetness of sparkle.
Happy Friday! What will you DIY (or buy) this weekend?