Ever since seeing these Chanel bow-tie booties (picture as below), I have wanted to DIY a similar one. Then one day I saw these Zara mesh booties, and I knew its time had come! Last weekend I went to Michael’s, a pretty good art/handicraft supply store, wishing to get some white bows, but there was only 1 white bow left in the store while the black ones were fully stocked. Turned out the black bow-tie booties are not a bad option though, you know, since I am really happy about the result.
In Chinese: 自从见到了下面这张图里的Chanel的蝴蝶结露趾短靴, 我就一直想自己DIY双带蝴蝶结的短靴. 在Zara 买的这双网面的露趾短靴, 是再合适不过了. 上个周末去了家手工艺品店, 原本想着买些白色的蝴蝶结, 可惜当时商店里白色的蝴蝶结只有一个, 而黑色的存货却很多, 想想黑色蝴蝶结配黑色网面, 也不坏. 成品我自己还是很喜欢的.
The process was easy, all I needed:
1. A pair of mesh booties, 2. Needle and thread, 3. four right size of bows ( that just depends on what size of bow you like)
DIY的过程很简单, 我需要的也只是: 1. 一双网面露趾短靴. 2. 针线. 3. 四个大小适合的蝴蝶结(蝴蝶结的大小可以依个人喜好)
Instead of using glue to attach the bows to the booties, I used needle and thread, just in case one day I might want to change to white/red/blue bows or get back to the original style. Using thread should make it easier to change to follow my mood or fashion trends without damage the shoes.
选择用针线而不是用胶水来粘蝴蝶结, 其实也是为了日后可以有不同花样的鞋款, 比如换成白色或红色的蝴蝶结什么的, 或者就算什么都不加, 直接把线剪了取下蝴蝶结, 这双鞋子还是丝毫无损.
The first day I wore these bow-tie booties and we went out for dinner, and when I opened the restaurant’s door, there was a lady waiting for her table near the front desk and she immediately stared at my shoes and said, “Oh!!!….I like your shoes! “….You well can imagine how proud I was when I announced I did it myself!
那天穿着这双鞋子在外面吃饭, 当我打开餐馆门口的时候, 当时正有一位小姐在前台等候桌子, 她马上就盯着我脚上的鞋子看, 叫着说:”啊~~~~我喜欢你的鞋子..” 你可以想象的, 当时我说那鞋子是自己DIY的时候, 感觉有多自豪.
So, do you have any new style inspiration or DIY project you can share? No matter what, I wish you have a fantastic day!
Thank you for reading!
大家最近有啥新鲜灵感或DIY成品可以分享吗? 不管怎样, 无论你在何处, 都要祝你有个美好的一天.
Plastic Island Tweed Jacket(similar here and here)
Striped Tee from Target(similar here)
Zara Studded Shorts(from 2 years ago, similar here and here)
DIY Bow tie booties
Ray Ban Sunglasses (thanks to Sunglassesshop)