It all started with a decision to go to an ‘elegant affair.’ I knew immediately what I would wear and then I got stuck on the shoes, which is usually where all my wardrobe conundrums start and end. Though I courageously decided to wear ‘chucks’ for the rest of my life about 3 years ago, I still struggle with it for elegant affairs.
I could either wear my black pin-stripe hi-tops or I could paint the goldfinger ones I bought at the Converse outlet a year ago and haven’t worn yet.
And while at it, I will paint the back of an old Fossil bag whose front was done ages ago and I will also paint those ugly black flats I bought on the cheap.
Another motivating factor was my favorite pair of painted shoes is now breaking down on the inside. Boo hoo.. I either need to fill the holes with caulking or surrender the shoes, Dorothy!
Unfortunately the cheap black leather flats did not take to the paint which kind of bubbled on the surface. So I blotted it to create a sort of faux effect and when I peeled the tape off had essentially a disaster. Great now I have ruined my only pair of black dress shoes!
Back to the dilemma…so I was thinking a black sharpie might work but alas it has come to me to add more paint to make them look like it was all intentional. Or I could steel wool them or just wear them and pretend I don’t notice…nah, that never works!!!
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