Anthropologie stocks some pretty, flippin' fantastic shoes. I almost never buy them because they are often too expendy for me, even on sale. But I fell in love with these shoes, the Rensselaer T-Straps, a few seasons ago, and haven't been able to get them out of my head since. Aren't they lovely?
These beauties retailed for $148. Eeek!
Then last week, I spied these $2 Candies mary janes at the thrift store. They were in like-new condition. Hmmm, they got me thinking about a DIY version of the Rensselaers.
I knew I needed some leather so that I could make some pretty blooms, so I picked up these ugly boots for $3.
And then I cut up the boots and used the leather and leather glue to make some sweet, little flowers.
I added some bows, and this is what I ended up with....
Here's another look at Anthro's and mine.
I spent five bucks. FIVE.
I am happy. ;)