DIY – Create Some More Room In Those Tight Shoes

DIY – Create Some More Room In Those Tight Shoes

I recently copped these Dorothy Perkins Laser Cut Pumps in a nude color and i had been super excited about wearing them. Fast forward to Church the following Sunday, i had not taken more than a few steps and they started to bite, i mean bite really hard. Half way into the service, they were off so i could wiggle my toes. Tight shoes can be a mess. A few years ago, that would have been the last time i’d wear them, but because i have been forced to give out many shoes i love, i knew i had to find a solution. Those shoes were a size 8, there’s no way i would not be able to wear them. So i put some hacks i had learned to use, which i should have done prior to that. In 5 easy ways, here’s how to get more room in those snug shoes you’re not ready to let go of. It could be they came a half size small or you’re dealing with pregnancy feet. The best thing to do most times is to wear them around the house with a thick pair of socks the day you get them. Yup, make your living room your run way and strut in those babies for more than a few minutes. Do that a few times everyday till you actually get to wear them out. But for more effective stretching methods, try any of these or a combination. STRETCH THEM IN A FREEZER: Yep you read that right, it’s just basic science. All you need to do is fill a ziploc bag...
SoleDivas DIY : Revamp Your Shoes!!!

SoleDivas DIY : Revamp Your Shoes!!!

One of my style goals for this year is to get in the sun and take as many pictures as i can especially for the purpose of the blog. How can i be a shoe lover and blogger and keep hiding behind my computer? I was de-cluttering the other day and found out some of my shoes had suffered from heat damage. I have not worn a lot of my shoes in about 2 years and to be honest i haven’t also paid that much attention to them like i should (*bite me*). I have had to pick out some and say bye bye to them but some, i’m still guarding jealously. Casting my mind back to the interview with Joseph Limandri i decided some DIY ideas will be in place for a Shoe Revamp,and trust me i love some DIY. From making my wigs (I made the one i wore in the picture above), to my baby’s Diaper bag, getting creative with my hands is my thing. I did my research and let’s just say, i’d be keeping my shoes for a longer time now. I’d share a few of the ideas. 1. Jeweled Shoes as inspired by Joseph Limandri: Because i’m an embellishment girl, these caught my eyes and i’d be trying something similar. For this, you’d need: A pair of suede Sandals   Multi Shaped Rhinestones and Small round stones Tweezers E 6000 Glue Small container Toothpick Creative hands Quick and easy Steps 1. Clean the surface of the portion of the shoes you want to embellish. It’s most advisable to embellish on suede fabric. 2. Squirt some of the glue...
Sole Divas DIY: How To Clean Your Velvet Shoes!!!

Sole Divas DIY: How To Clean Your Velvet Shoes!!!

We all know by now that velvet is very much in trend. I love the lushness and vintage feel to it. Whether they are Luxury or high street, it’d be a shame to have them looking worn out after just a few wears. Just like suede, they tend to attract dirt faster than other shoe fabrics. So there’s need to care for them from the first day. I’d share a few tips on how to care for and maintain your velvet shoes in the next few steps. For a new pair of velvet shoes, the first thing to do is protect them by using a waterproof spray. I’d recommend the Kiwi Protect All Spray. If you’re a lover of satin, silk, velvet and suede shoes, a can of this spray is a must have. Water proofing your shoes from the day you get them will help them last longer and makes maintenance a lot easier. Be sure to get a neutral colored spray. You’d need a – Soft toothbrush – Mild liquid dish soap or handwash – Water – Small jar or glass – Clean cloth After every wear, First, clean the velvet shoe with a soft bristled toothbrush to get rid of any dirt or stains accumulated on them. Do this lightly to avoid getting the fabric damaged.   2. Prepare a mixture of water and mild liquid dish soap or hand wash in a small bowl, I’d prefer hand wash as it’s milder. Use just a small amount of water and mix till it’s foamy or has bubbles/suds.     3. With the bristles of your toothbrush, scoop up a small quantity of the bubbles/suds...
Did You Know??? – 5 Tips and Tricks You Would Certainly Need!!!

Did You Know??? – 5 Tips and Tricks You Would Certainly Need!!!

It’s one thing to finally be able to buy those shoes you have been longing for, be it luxury or a steal. The fact that you’ve had to part with money, you want to make the most of it, right? In the past, I used to buy shoes just because, sometimes I don’t even consider the comfort. I see it, I like it, I can afford it, then it’s mine. Simple! Then I find out I can’t wear them after the first try because they are simply not comfortable. Now with more responsibility and other things to use money for, i’m a lot more careful. If I end up with an uncomfortable pair of shoes, I find a way to make it work for me. Today, I want to share with you 5 of the tricks I’ve learned over time to make uncomfortable shoes become comfortable. Let’s tackle the problem from the point of purchase. I read a long time ago that your feet tend to swell at noon as opposed to when you wake up in the morning. From paying attention, it is actually true. So Tip 1, shop for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their actual size. This way, you’re more certain of the fit. I suffer from sweaty feet especially when I wear closed toe shoes. That can be a really messy situation. But who made the rule that panty liners can only be used to line your panties. Pick up that panty liner and slide them into your shoes, wipe your feet dry, apply some baby powder underneath and be on your...

Shoe Care – Satin Fever

I promised to share a few tips and tricks as to how to clean and care for your shoes after the holidays, and here it is. My first DIY post on shoe care was on suede and i hope many of you have been able to apply the things i shared there. Today i’d be taking you through cleaning and maintaining the shine of Satin shoes. Satin shoes are probably the second most dreaded shoe fabric after suede especially when it comes to maintenance. I particularly love Satin because of the lush, luxurious feel and look they have and how they just seem to synchronize with the skin(whatever the tone). However, once they get any stain on them(oil,water, wine e.t.c), they automatically lose all that shine.   First is learning to protect your shoes and maintaining that lush look, and what better way to protect your satin shoes than HAIRSPRAY… Yes, an oil based hairspray would be perfect for this. Many of us have shoes we probably don’t wear in a month, 2 or even 3 months (if you are like me, make that 1 year). Such shoes need the most attention. Once in a month or as time would permit, keep them protected.   1. Spray your shoes with hair spray holding the can about 6″ away covering the entire area of the shoe and making sure not to soak any area. 2. Give about 2- 3 coats. Make sure to let it get dry between coats. This will give your shoes a different kind of shine and protect it from easily absorbing dirt. To clean your shoes in between wears 1....