However, I can't afford to spend $1,000 on a pair of shoes. I have more important things to spend my money on - like rent and groceries.
This didn't stop me. It just forced me to be more creative in fulfilling my fantasy. Earlier this year (okay in February; this post is awfully late), I marched off to DSW to scour the sale section for a pair of satin "special occasion" t-strap pumps. Done. Then off to the fabric store for a yard of matching chiffon.
I didn't take photos of the steps, but here's a quick recap:
- Fold the fabric in half.
- Cut petal shapes on the fold. This will give you dual-sided petals.
- Tie the petals onto the straps of the shoes.
The best part? When a petal looks wilted, snip it off and tie on a new one.
And, well, this version was $970 cheaper than the inspiration pair.