This week Jessica is our resident Cinderella with a slipper scrape. She’s found her glass slippers but, alas, the flats are finished. Here’s how Jess put it:
I seriously need a “can’afford it get over it” response! I have been looking for a flat that is peep-toe for a month and I couldn’t seem to find anything until I found the Vera Wang Lavender Lanie Glitter Open Toe Flat. But then I discovered that they are a discontinued style that is nowhere to be found in my size (10). Should I just give up on finding my dream shoe or just buy a basic white flat?
Lost in a sea of shoes,
Well, Jess-erelli, this little closet mouse has found you some awesome options. So if you…
CAN’T AFFORD IT CAN’T ACQUIRE IT
Vera Wang Lavender “Lanie” ($185-$275 at Neiman Marcus)
GET OVER IT
Arturo Chaing “Addie” Flats ( $59.99 at Dillard’s)
Vigotti Artie Gold Metallic Leather ($39.60 at 6pm.com)
Peep Toe Satin Ballet Flats ( $22 on closeout at The Dessy Group)
Satin Peep Toe Bridal Ballet Flats in 5 colors ( $30 at The Dessy Group)
Design Your Own Shoes ( $70 at Etsy)
So here’s the deal. I wasn’t able to find you a plethora of affordable Ready to Wear options. But I do have a few affordable options and a DIY option for ya! Find the peep-toe flat you want in any color leather, pleather, or fabric you desire. The least expensive and most comfy, the better…and glitter your own shoes!
Apparently it is fairly simple to do successfully. I found a great tutorial at wearenotmartha.com and another on youtube.com. These methods both suggest you mix modge podge with glitter but there are other methods using spray adhesive or Elmer’s glue and sprinkling the shoes with the glitter. Both methods use a clear coat sealant to protect the glitter and stop it from wearing off. I suggest stuffing your shoe with tissue paper and taping the sole off.
Before you go DIY crazy with the glitter, I’d also check your local Kohl’s store. They carry Vera Wang’s Simply Vera Wang line and they might have a flat that is similar to the Lavender line…
Simply Vera Wang Peep Toe Ballet Flats ( $21.97 at Kohl’s)
* Wink, Wink, This one featured above is super close to what you’re looking for but in a different hue. Well Jess, I hope we identified a suitable peep-toed alternative for your big day. If not, I hope you find your happy ending soon in a shoe aisle near you!