I made these shoe clips with a couple of salon clips and faux zinnias. I used red felt to back the clips (in case the clips should touch my bare skin, instead of only shoe) and I also sandwiched a circular piece of felt between the the clip and the flower. Gluing the felt circle to the top of the clip and then the flower to the felt resulted in a more stabile attachment of the flower. I did not take pictures of the process (the project was my first and something of an experiment) but, if you like, I can make another set of clips and record the steps.
I love the view of the flower-tipped toes from the side, but they look a little bozo-the-clown-ish from straight on. Next time I wear the shoes and clips, I’ll pair them with a briefer skirt. The giant flowers plus the voluminous skirt are a little overwhelming.
(You can see the shoes with no flower clips in my Noticed entry.)
This evening, I’ll go straight from work to a Drama Workshop event (with a run sandwiched in between). Here is my day-to-night, business-to-casual transition:
Dress, No Boundaries. Peeptoe flats, New York and Company.
(And yes, this dress is a little short for a woman of 33 years, but I don't care.)
I haven’t made a big deal of it, but this was “yellow week” and I wore a little yellow each day. Yellow is one of those colors that people find difficult to wear, but it’s a popular shade this spring. The fashion columnists will tell you that if you don’t look good in yellow, you are just choosing the wrong shade. Personally, I think that is mostly bunk. These are my tips for wearing almost any shade of yellow:
1. Pair it with bright lips or eyes. I’ve found that wearing fuchsia lipstick negates any sallowing properties of yellow clothing. Bright blue eyeshadow also does the trick for me. Today, I’ve worn red lipstick and an almost naked face to compliment my canary jacket (just like Reese Witherspoon in that yellow dress at the 2007 Golden Globes). Makeup helps your features compete with the brightness of yellow.
2. Also wear one of your best colors near your face. If you look great in blue-green, pair your yellow top with turquoise beads at the throat. If red is your color, wind a cherry hued scarf around your neck. Not only will the accent color perk up your complexion, but it will add some interest to your ensemble.
3. Move the yellow away from your face and neck. Yellow shoes are the easiest way to pull off yellow, but you can also wear yellow on your upper half by just allowing the sleeves or hem of your yellow garment to show.
How do you feel about yellow clothing? Are there any shades that are definitely “off limits?”
And finally, a recap of yellow week (I'm not asking you to vote because, personally, I have begun to find those "choose your favorite outift" polls tedious):
I tend to favor either muddy (mustard) or very clear (citron) shades of yellow. This jacket is the exception.