Thursday, February 13, 2014

{Valentine's Week} DIY Alice + Olivia Heart Flats

Alice + Olivia Inspired Heart Shoes DIY for Valentine's Day
I've been eying the Alice + Olivia Hilary Heart D'Orsay flats for weeks now, but just couldn't bring myself to shell out a couple hundred dollars for such a trend item. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good heart motif as much as the next girl, but on a cost-per-wear basis, the numbers just weren't adding up. So off I went to Forever 21 to track down a neutral pair of flats that I could DIY into the Alice + Olivias of my dreams... And you know what? The end result ain't half bad.


Alice + Olivia Inspired Heart Shoes DIY for Valentine's Day
I was able to score these patent flats on the cheap (around $20!), so the DIY process that ensued was relatively pressure-free, which is why I think it ended up being so much fun. It's been a while since I've painted — let along painted little red hearts — so the process was almost as therapeutic for the soul as it was for my wallet... now THAT'S my kind of DIY!

Alice + Olivia Inspired Heart Shoes DIY for Valentine's Day 
What started with laziness turned into full-on intention as I free-handed the hearts across the shoe's surface. The result is rough and a little unpolished, which I kind of love considering the prim and proper nature of the motif... Take that, hearts!

Alice + Olivia Inspired Heart Shoes DIY for Valentine's Day
All in all, this is probably one of the funnest projects I've done in a long time, and I've literally been counting down the days to share it with you. So if you end up giving this a try too (come on, you know you wanna!), I hope you enjoy it as much as I did... Go, team DIY!

Alice + Olivia Inspired Heart Shoes DIY for Valentine's Day
First photo shot by Sam Brooks; all other photos by Adventures in Fashion

9 comments:

  1. Wow :) such a clever idea. I love how clever people are. I just don't trust my craft and D.I.Y skills when it comes to something like this. Great idea and the shoes look amazing! Outfit post with them soon pleeeaase.

    Hailes<3
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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  2. So cute!! You did a great job :)
    xJennaD

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  3. I've said this countless times, but you are the QUEEN of DIY! You go girl! xx

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  4. These look adorable! This is a DIY we really wouldn't have thought of but you make it look pretty easy- thanks for the inspiration! XO

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  5. This is such a cute idea. And they turned out great!

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  6. Wouldn't the acrylic paint wash off when the shoes get wet? Acrylic paint is water based. Did you seal the shoes with something else?

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