Sunday, April 22, 2012

I'd Walk a Mile In These Shoes!

I adore shoes!
and boots.

I have dozens of pairs and constantly window shop for more. One of my favorite places to browse is on Etsy. I also love Polyvore and Pinterest of course! But when it comes to vintage and upcycled, Etsy rules! Shoes and boots listed on Etsy have to be at least twenty years old to qualify as vintage, so you can find some crazy 80's stuff, disco 70's and some beauties from the 40's and 50's! Upcycled shoes aren't necessarily vintage, just taken to a new level by the designer/seller! One I love is RetroVintage123~ Lani takes the vintage shoes a step (pun intended) further by upcycling them with her own style and embellishments that seriously make me drool! Nanometer Vintage, Party Squirrel Vintage, hoss and goose vintage,  and kristen ashley also upcycle their shoes with custom redesigns. Liza Bynum is off the chain with what she calls "strassed" shoes~ covered in Swarovski crystals, her shoes have some serious bling!

Here's some of my faves of the day~ which by the way is Earth Day, so my first pick just had to be green! Oh and my team of Upcyclers is having a wild sale in 21 shops (including three of mine, lol), I mention that because not only am I shamelessly plugging the sale, but also because I want you to know we consider selling preloved goods cleaned up and in original condition, a form of upcycling. Taking something old and giving it a new life outside of an attic, basement or forgotten corner of someone's closet is so cool! And heaven forbid, it might have wound up in the trash {visible shudder}.

Monique Larroux



kristen ashley artist: etsy shop

Nanometer Vintage

hoss and goose vintage

Nanometer Vintage

Party Squirrel Vintage

Liza Bynum

Chronologie Vintage

An Eye For Julz

Junque du Jour

So yeah, there's a dozen more pairs I'd like to add to the dozens I already have! My only problem is some just aren't my size...But that's okay, a girl can still dream, can't she?
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