You know I love looking taller what with my acute lack of height and all that so when the Lita-trend was started by Jeffrey Campbell, I fell in love with the shoes instantaneously, because while I love looking and being taller, I also am an eternal moaner and whinger and hate my feet being in pain through high heels. It’s a constant battle wanting to look taller, so wanting to reach for heels, but knowing that I will just end up being moody and bitchy when my feet hurt.
Litas were the way out of this dilemma – massive platforms but the angle of the heel to the platform wasn’t too bad! Shoes I could look tall AND be comfortable in all day! But of course, being a student and thus suffering from notorious brokeness, I can’t afford these godsend shoes. So alternatives had to be thought of and sought after. And my quest was ended when My1stWish approached me and actually offered a pair of Lita’esque boots. But being the ditz that I am, I of course broke the shoes’ fabric pretty much immediately thanks to my extreme excitement. God did I feel guilty! AND UPSET that I was finally in total reach of being tall and comfy but missed it to my own idiocy! Typical!
So I tried to figure out how to fix THIS dilemma so I could escape the original dilemma of wanting to be tall and comfy and voila: Glitter Litas!
Items you’ll need:
1. Lita’esque shoes like the ones I got from My1stWish
2. 1-2 Bottles of Glitter Paint (or: glue & loose glitter)
2. A set of big art brushes
3. Masking Tape
Rather than using glue and then loose glitter like most tutorials that I found do, I bought this gorgeous blue-turquoise glitter paint from The Works for £1.49 and some cheap big art brushes and went to town with it all.
It took about 10 coats to get the glitter paint fully covering the pink fake leather fabric of the shoes, so it was a very length process, but I think it’s totally worth it. The only thing I should say, which I didn’t do, is take some masking tape and put it where you don’t want paint to go – I should’ve done this for the heels!
I really like the result, I actually think the shoes look a lot cooler than when My1stWish sent me them! I’m really proud of these shoes! My first DIY project :)
What do you guys think? Do you think they look better before or after? Would you do this to your shoes? How would you DIY them?
A week ago, I experienced indeed the most happiest moment in my entire life: After 18 years of hard work and obsession with learning English to become fluent and working 3 horrible years after school just to study in the UK, I finally graduated!!
I did it! No one thought I would actually manage to go through with this, including me! After all, saying “I’m going to get a degree in the UK” for almost 2 DECADES made me sound like I was just saying it for the sake of it. But I’ve pushed through and I’m so incredibly proud of myself!!
Last year, when Lodz graduated, I was laughing at the silly robe and the even sillier hats, but I gotta say, it has been my most favourite outfit to wear ever – even if it’s the most unflattering of them all. It was such an exciting moment to put that robe and that hat on and I swear I was walking 10 inches taller than normal!
Sequin Black Dress: Love Label
Cat Eye Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins
Nude Clutch Bag: Ted Baker
(*) (gifted by Lodz
Black & White Cross Straps Shoes: Wallis
And it was so amazing to see all my friends in their outfits as well, getting rewarded for their hard work too. :)
There was a lot of crying, a lot of smiling, a lot of drinking but I think it was all worth it :)
In the same week I also hit over 1,000 Google Friend Connect followers so I’ll be holding a MASSIVE giveaway to celebrate my graduation and this fantastic achievement for my blog hopefully very, very soon!!
So stay tuned for the epic giveaway!!
I’m always torn about maxi skirts and cropped tops/jackets, because I don’t think it works with my body shape and acute lack of height. But this summer I couldn’t resist either trends hoping that the printed maxi skirt
(*) will make me taller and the blue cropped denim jacket
from Fashion Culprit
(*), who are a great new affordable UK based fashion retailer, will bring my waist in.
I don’t know if this look works or not, but it’s darn comfortable, that’s for sure. I’m a bit tired of the dip-hem skirts & dresses at the moment. Again, I’m at war with my stupid legs, so this maxi skirt does well in hiding my stupid stubby legs.
Whether I succeeded or not in trying to look slimmer and taller, I’m not quite sure – I find it hard to judge how I appear (apparently I suffer from body dysmorphia) – I never think I look tall, etc. I let you be the judge. Either way, that cute little clover ring is my new good-luck charm – it’s my 2nd piece of bespoke jewellery (Lodz got me a custom-made ring)
What do you think of this outfit? Would you wear this combo?