… was my response when I decided to completely cover an entire pair of shoes in rhinestones (see DIY Strass post here; linked to the un-studded shoe here). I got a lot of questions when I did this – “but how could you spend that much time and money when you can never wear these?!?!” Um – never? Not sure what fashion-world you’re living in, but in mine – there are NO rules, and if I want to feel fancy AF in my glittery-modern-day-ruby-red-slippers, then I WILL!
It is true – that when wearing shoes that rival the shine of the sun, you have to be thoughtful about the rest of the outfit. If I’m heading out to a nice dinner, or girls night out dancing then its no problem to pair these as usual with something dressier, however, when I wanted to wear these to happy hour, I had to tone the look down.
To do this, I styled the shoes with these ripped jeans by Lovers + Friends LA (I literally cannot wear these without getting compliments and they are so comfortable! I also snagged this Chaser tank (featuring a Longhorn no less – I am so texas now).I balanced the casual feel of the tee shirt and jeans combo – not just with the shoes, but also with these amazing Dannijo earrings I snagged on sale, and full finger ring from House of Harlow (this ring I got years ago, but similar versions by the designer still available here, here and here). I also picked up this clutch by St Xavier (I don’t care how basic I am – who doesn’t love repping their #team).This outfit, while “fashion-forward” is still perfectly appropriate for a “casual” night out with your #squad.