While perusing Pinterest, I spotted a street fashion photo of a woman wearing absolutely fabulous shoes. I ended up loosing track of the photo and had to google search it based on the mental picture I took. Not an easy task given my lack of attention to detail. Google understood me though. The pumps mystery pin lady was wearing were from Vionnet's Spring 2012 line. I pinned them from the Vionnet site and waited.
Meanwhile, a pair of decade old pumps lay in my shoe graveyard. I bought them at Filene's Basement. There never seemed to be a good time to wear them. The shape of my foot doesn't work well with slingbacks either. A substantial portion of my heel usually hangs off the side.
They've been allowed to stay in my closet because of the t-strap and the color. As you know, I have strong affection for the color purple. I guess that's why they have followed me through several moves, a marriage, and a baby. They've probably gone in and out of style a couple of times too. I happen to love t-strap shoes so I will wear them whether in or out.
Over the weekend, I went to an estate sale and paid $1 for several jars of 3D paint that I knew would be perfect for the inspired look.
Do you know the Paulo Coelho quote "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it"? It came to mind when I spotted the paint. The universe didn't see fit for me to have the very expensive Vionnet shoes (not yet) but the universe did make it possible for me to create an inspired pair. New shoes are on my vision board but refashioned ones will work too.
I'm testing the outfit out for another day. There's a snow storm going on outside. My feet would turn into ice bricks wearing slingbacks.
Look out for another quick and easy tutorial on Friday.
THRIFT H&M faux fur collar - 80's peplum sweater - grey 80's pleated skirt RETAIL purple patent leather Circa Joan & David pumps - purple suede belt - black tights DIY Vionnet inspired pumps