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5.10.11

{style inspiration: glitter ankle boots + how to}

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. . . nearly always prefer tall leather boots or a pair of heels to ankle boots, that is, of course, unless the ankle boots in question were suede and sprinkled in shimmery, glittery gold dust, which changes everything . . .



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{p.s.} the pair [above] is from barneys, but if you're in a creative mood with a extra little time on your hands, you could create your own:

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[instructions after the jump] x






y o u w i l l n e e d :
a pair of ankle boots
gold glitter
craft glue / permanent fabric glue

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find a pair of ankle boots for glittering -- new, or something you already own?

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pick up gold glitter & craft glue; there were two kinds of glitter used here, one larger, and one smaller to fill in any extra spaces; the glue used was a permanent fabric glue, but other types, [for example, craft], may work as well

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add the glue directly to the part of the first boot that you want to be glittered, using a brush to smooth out

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add glitter & let dry; tidy up the edges by removing all glitter that may have fallen along the heel or seams, etc.

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& it is as simple as that; pair with your favourite pair of skinny jeans or a short flirty dress and you're ready to traipse about town awash in golden shimmer . . .


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{p.s.} more detailed instructions here

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previous how-to's:

h a i r

* a sexy bouffant
* a side chignon

* a classic chignon
* a double-knot

e v e r y t h i n g e l s e
* gilded party animal cupcake toppers
* a braided brass hex nut bracelet
* a sweet nothings garland
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a classic english hand-tied bouquet
* summery ombré napkins

{top image, andrea linett's boots photographed the style crusader, discovered via ~laura~; all other images & diy inspiration via le | fanciulle, discovered via a pair & a spare; numbered layout by roséline for this is glamorous}

43 | notes :

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness. I am so doing this, thank you for making my monday a wee bit brighter!

Erin [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love them! I think it would probably be good to shellac over the finished glitter, to make sure it doesn't end up all over the floor. Definitely going to try this.

Chelsea [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yes! This makes me so happy! I can't wait to try it out...a little concerned about shedding glitter everywhere. xo

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

erin -- yes, that's definitely an option, although sometimes find that shellac dulls the sparkle of the glitter?

we have a gold-leafed coffee table, and it had the most alluring golden sheen, but after the shellac, the shine was never the same . . .

x

Meggy [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

And now I just need to find the right boots! This is great!

Meggy from Chasing Davies

Britt @ Dreamy Spaces [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

OMG!!! Cute boots! I want them bad! And I love those sparkles. Could they look any better? Doubt it! Gotta have em!!

L.A. in the bay [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

GORGEOUS!

Elizabeth@rosalilium [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I probably need some sprakly shoes in my life.

Nice tutorial - thanks!x

Nik [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

These are AWESOME! I need to find something to cover the glitter with to keep it from falling off.

house of earnest [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

oh my goodness... this just made my day! I am doing it immediately!

Anonymous [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

don't let the expensive price tag on those Miu Miu's fool you...they leave glitter all over the place just as much as a DIY version would. At least the DIY is sooooo much more cost effective :)

ebev [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

These are fabulous cannot wait to try this out! I love customized and handmade items :)

xo, Erin

Something Old, Something New [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Such a fun / cute idea!

Bronwyn [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh, my god, these are excellent!

Tamara, Bella Boho [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

So fabulous!

sécia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

These are fabulous.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Caitlin [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What an amazing idea! I need to try this sometime very, very soon!

Meikel [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I must do this! The pair you used is great, are you giving out the source? Thank you!

Callie Grayson [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh Yes! this is my next DIY project!!
thank you!
xx
callie

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

meikel -- could try these or these?

S + T [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the re-post :P
Everyone seems to love my on-the-spot DIY hahaha!

P.S. if anyone wonders about shedding glitter all over the place, I put a bit of hair-spray on them after the photos were taken - hardly any of the glittery goodness has dropped off since then.

xx T
Le Fanciulle

funkytime [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

oh love it!looks so glamorous!!!!

Lynne [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love these - can never have too much sparkle!

MsK [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is great!! I'm totally going to do this. Love!

Ana Magdalena [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

can I have each pair? yes, and thank you :)

Brooke [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is my next project - thanks for posting!

Erin Robinson [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

can you tell me where these booties are from?

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

erin -- the top pair are from barneys, link in the post :)

x

Erin Robinson [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i was wondering where your pair (that you diy'd) were from...i like them better :)

Giselle [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

which boots did you use its hard to find suede boots that have that separation to put the glitter?

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

erin & giselle -- the diy pair are from rubi shoes -- you can also check in the comments above [#20] for some other suggestions -- hope that helps!

x

Style Hoot [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love these!! I can't wait to try this on my own. Such a fabulous idea.

Fashionthroughtravel [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Such a great tutorial, glitter and everything sparkly looks so cool with the fall colors outside!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

{p.s.} for those that asked, these would work as well : http://bit.ly/t9ZWpD

Lindsay Anne [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I am your newest follower! Absolutely love this idea! I love your site! Thanks for sharing!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is genius! LOVE it.

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

GREAT boots, I featured them on my blog, Mercantile Muse, today (with credit and link back!)

http://batesmercantileco.blogspot.com/2012/01/glittering-prize.html
have a great glittering day,
Pam

Anonymous [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

These are so glamalicious! You could also use the same idea for the toes of shoes if they happen to be scuffed or worn. Thanks for sharing!

Lou xxx [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Just 4 words : I love the idea !

http://loudorleac.blogspot.fr/

Dana [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love this diy! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Camille [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Shared on twitter, b/c this is fabulous...cheers.

shana fay [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

absolutely love this DIY! thanks for sharing.

I have a grey suede boots, do you think silver glitter will look good on it ?

Thanks,
Shana x

http://sequinsnglitter.blogspot.com

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

shana fay -- yes, most definitely! although gold would love just as lovely x

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