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Last night I got too little sleep.  It had nothing to do with my somewhat recently discovered Gossip Girl obsession, and it in no way involved me staying up and watching the episodes I had on my dvr.  Today, my eyes are bleary.  And I didn’t get out if bed until 7:45 this morning, even though I am supposed to be at work at 8:00.  {I was only 12 minutes late.}

To treat my Gossip Girl hangover, today I wore the most ridiculous pair of shoes I own.  They are orange suede platforms with a blue butterfly–and if that’s not enough, last year I added purple sequins to the heels.  I am not lying.

Let me attempt to explain:  For my birthday party last year, I threw myself the prom I never got to have.  {There are pics on my Facebook page, if you are curious.  Guess what the theme was???  NYE in NYC! Ha!}  And I added the purple sequins to go with my purple-accented tutu.  Again, I am not lying.  I don’t really know what’s wrong with me.  But I do know that these shoes make me laugh.  And who couldn’t use a shoe that brings cheer?

I guess when I did it, I wanted to document my insanity creativity, so I photographed the process of adding a strand of sequins to the heels.  Hmmm.  Well, here is some never-before-seen-behind-the-scenes photographic proof of the questionable way my mind works…

Step one: apply glue because everyone knows that glue is a lazy creative person’s best friend.  Step two: use tweezers to guide strand of sequins into pattern of your choice.

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Step three: photograph the finished product.  From two angles.  {Eek.  Can you tell which shoe I did first?}
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And hey, if a bottle of glue and a strand of sequins isn’t your thing, you could always personalize your shoes with shoe bumper stickers.

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{image via Refinery 29}

Ohhh, the possibilities!

~abi~

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Kathleen MillerNovember 17, 2010 - 7:09 pm

I LOVE THIS!!! Your creativity is one of my favorite things about you!

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