DIY :: gold pumps

Recently, a friend gave me a pair of pumps she no longer wanted. They fitted me perfectly, but the color was so boring and office-esque that I didn’t wear them until I realized they had potential. I decided to paint them gold, since it’s a neutral color that goes with pretty much anything.


Spray painting is a great technique for revamping old things, from shoes to pretty much anything. Just make sure you cover everything that you don’t want painted with tape and newspaper, and after you’re done, let the item sit for a while under the sun between coats of spray.

Once you’re done, wear your creation with pride!




black magic


I’ve been obsessing over wearing all black with a touch of gold. Since black is so flattering, you can’t go wrong with it and it helps display statement jewelry. You can dress it up with a chiffon blouse or dress it down with a basic v neck; either way, you’ll get an instant classic. It will look best if you combine different textiles, so that the light is absorbed differently by the blacks.