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{ Kate Spade Licorice Too Pump, $298 }

Lately, I’ve been obsessing over this neon gem from Kate Spade. I think it’s the perfect hue to send summer off in style. Plus, I think it will be an unexpectedly lovely pop of color in the cold and dreary months to come. But I shouldn’t get too ahead of myself (especially speeding up to the cold), as this shoe comes in at virtually $300. I’m holding out hope on a less pricey alternative. Any suggestions?

DIY: Glitter Shoes

I’ve been meaning to glitter (it’s totally a verb, guys) these shoes ever since I got them last winter for $11 at Payless. They were pretty plain, yet cheap, so I knew that they could benefit from some good old fashion diy-ness. And then….I completely forgot about them. It wasn’t until the other day when I was cleaning that I found them and thought, ‘oh yea’ and now I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.

Supplies

  • shoes
  • glitter (fine or chunky, it doesn’t matter)
  • paintbrush
  • masking tape
  • modge podge
  • paper plate

Directions

  1. Wipe shoes clean and tape off areas to be glittered.
  2. Combine modge podge and glitter on the paper plate to form a paste of sorts.
  3. Begin painting your shoe.
  4. Do a second coat.
  5. Finish with a layer of modge podge.
  6. Once dry, remove tape and wear immediately.

Deal Of The Week

{ Michael Antonio Thorpe Sandal, $19.97 }

I really love the look of ankle straps but usually pass over shoes that feature them because I’m not the tallest girl in the world. I need all the help I can get in that department and straps at the ankle tend to awkwardly cut you off and make you appear shorter. Unless they’re nude that is, like these great patent platforms from Michael Antonio.

TrendSpotting: Flatforms

Flatforms are pretty hot right now, but I must confess I had a hard time finding a pair that truly made me want to try my hand at the trend. For me, they work best in summery colors and textures and have a slight upturn to them at the beginning of the heel. Check out some of my favorites below.

  1. Isabel Toledo for Payless Espawind Flatform Sandal, $54.99
  2. Unique** Flatforms, $220
  3. Juicy Couture Moira Strappy Flat Wedge, $250
  4. Deena & Ozzy Crosswire Flatform Sandal, $59
  5. ASOS Vinnie Flatforms, $71.62
  6. Lucky Brand Garnet Flatform Sandals, $89