Sunday, June 15, 2008

If the shoe fits, clip it

I have been thinking a lot about the prospect of packing for two entire years away in Ukraine with only 70lbs of luggage. Of course fashion will not be my paramount concern while I am there, but I can't help but want to be stylish and put together...especially considering the fact that Eastern European women are always so dolled up.

I won't be able to bring more than a pair or two of heels, and I'll have to stick to one neutral (black, of course.) So I plan on buying a pair of nice black pumps I'll get a lot of mileage out of and dress them up with shoe clips. I just won these vintage 60s lovelies on eBay:

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I found inspiration from a few lovely wardrobe_remix members, sherbet tone and liebemarlene, who each adorned solid pumps with pretty vintage shoe clips.

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Absolutely Audrey makes shoe clips out of vintage buttons, earrings and other assorted baubles. My favorites are the complicated fancy ones.

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I don't think I'd buy them, though, however pretty they are. I think I'd just intellectually burgle them and MacGyver myself up some shoe clips of my own.

38 comments:

fash said...

ingenious. this could cure me of a new shoe spending spree...

The Clothes Horse said...

I agree. I always thought these were for old ladies until these ladies rocked them!

annabananna said...

that's such a great idea! why haven't i thought of that?

said...

cute, cute!!
& love the dog :)

WendyB said...

Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Wow...love luxury tights...

Lil' Puch said...

OMG!! Now i want to go through my mom's jewellry box to look for future shoe clips!!! (My mom will just kill me if she knows that i'm thinking of stealing some of her earrings haha)

Nadine said...

Oh I adore shoe clips but it's hard to get them here :(.

Miss Woo said...

I love the idea of decorating shoes with various adornments, it'll feel like having a new pair everyday!

Vintage Vinyl said...

I have never thought of shoe clips before. I am running out and finding some now!
The ones you got on eBay are amazing.

AsianCajuns said...

What a genius idea! As a travel-lover I love your insight on how to pack in style and keep in under 70 lbs.

Vintage Vinyl said...

P.s. I adore your header.

Fashion-Obsessed! said...

Hey, think your blog is great, and i have never had any shoe clips, but sounds good.
Great blog
check mine out
http://fashionistawithambition.blogspot.com/
Oh and i have added you to my blogroll
cya
x

yiqin; said...

Shoe clips are so awesome! If only I can find some in Singapore!

Nay'Chelle said...

I've never heard of shoe clips before now. Theyr'e great. Definately good for packing lightly.

She's Dressing Up said...

Oh I love shoe clips, so cute!

gloria / urbanebloc.com said...

shoe clips add a whole new level of versatility

Fashion Addict said...

love your blog! Wanna trade links?

L. said...

I love shoe clips. However, because I am the way I am, I always seem to lose one. Check on them regularly!

I heart the round ribbony ones on the top left. They will look so amazing.

Tavi said...

That's such a creative idea! I'm sure you'll be quite stylish while you're in Europe.

Wendy said...

I think I first heard about these via Sally Jane and I've been wanting some for the longest time.

sungelly87 said...

I love those shoe clips!
I just started a blog! Check it out!

Eleh said...

oh wow. i want one too!

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miss hautttefashion said...

whoaa shoe clipp. so smart. i should totally look (really really hard) for some

miss hautttefashion said...

whoaa shoe clipp. so smart. i should totally look (really really hard) for some

getting-freaky said...

i'm linking you

bestie said...

ah, the shoe clip. ya know, i've never actually seen one in person so i'm totally clueless on how they are clipped on. seriously. in fact i'm pretty fascinated by them.(:

and the lot you won is oh-so-fab! i'm so envious...

Anonymous said...

what a great use for old vintage jewelry I LOVE IT

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getting-freaky said...

fantastic photo's

Anjeanette said...

Great idea! You could be saving girls thousands! Ingenious.

megan said...

shoe clips! what a great idea... good luck with packing :)

megan / http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

anna said...

this is too funny! i've just graduated uni, my boyfriend and i are living abroad next year to teach english and i'm already planning my wardrobe around airweight-restrictions! the shoe-clips are a fantastic idea.

Anonymous said...

I've just started a business making shoe clips and can e-mail photos on request. ccrsmobile@bellsouth.net.

Anonymous said...

wow! i love shoe clips!! look at the ones i found here! http://www.multichic.com/crystaljewelshoeclips.aspx

gorgeous!!

Shaina said...

Good for people to know.

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