I wore these yesterday, and because this is a shade of yellow that will bore a hole in your retinas if you make direct eye contact, my shoes drew a LOT of attention, so I wanted to share my old post, sharing my near-disaster leather- painting-adventure.
Also, here is the outfit I wore last night:
- Outerwear: Oversized boxy blazer by Elizabeth & James
- Top: graphic tee from Express
- Bottom: darkwash skinny jeans by Rag & Bone
- Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
- Belt: Michael Kors
- Eyewear: Prada Baroque sunglasses
- Handbag: Neon Yellow bag from Cambridge Satchel Company
Most of these items I purchased on the secondary market, and I am thinking of doing another video that is a little more thorough, with how to make sure you're actually getting authentic designer items when buying from places like Poshmark, Ebay, etc. I often help my friends identify the fakes that have inundated the resale market, even for brands like Rothy's! (Seriously, just use someone's referral code for your $20 discount off a new pair from their actual site, because there seem to be more fakes than legit Rothy's out there, and either way, even on the secondary market, they barely cost less used than buying new. Plus if you use ebates, you get 5% cash back too).
Ultimately, I DIDN'T regret painting my Manolos fluorescent, and I definitely have another pair of neon shoes coming my way, but these are sneakers from Rothy's (you have to go to the "Teacher's Page" to see these Electric Lemons and a lot of other designs and colors, FYI. You can still buy them even if you aren't a teacher, but you don't get the teacher discount rate, but if you're a first timer, you can knock $20 off the price which helps).
A bold, loud, statement shoe is such an easy way to give your outfit some personality without being over the top! Neons are having a moment this summer, and if you're not the type who would wear a neon top or neon blazer or anything like that, shoes are a great way to add that punchy color. You can also opt for a necklace, earrings, a bracelet... I think at my age, I prefer to just give small nods to the trends, versus wearing them head to toe like I did as a teenager.
I'll be adding a new video soon which will be a leather painting tutorial as I think it might be helpful for people to actually SEE the process and how easy it is. The Michael Kors belt featured in my outfit (which is from my most recent shopping spree from ThredUp, which I shared HERE), did not start off as black.
See you soon!