DIYDIY: Cap-Toe Shoes

Cap-toe shoes are all over the runways and the red carpet lately and I don’t know about you, but I’ve wanted to get my hands on a pair for quite some time. Celebs from Alexa Chung to Gwyneth Paltrow are making a huge statement in cap-toe shoes and I’m going to show you how to take a perfectly plain patent pair of shoes and turn them into something all your own. 

Keep it classic with a black cap-toe or get fierce with a neon cap-toe platform pump! I’ll show you both versions of this simple trend that will be sure to make any outfit pop. 
 
Materials needed: 
  • Any pair of patent flats or heels
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking/painter’s tape 
Instructions: 
  1. Figure out how big you want the cap toe to be and use enough tape to mask off the area. Be sure to make the cap-toe portion even on both shoes. (I used the edge of a piece of paper to make sure they would be even.)
  2. Start by painting the toe portion with white paint and let it dry for about 2-3 hours. This helps to prime the shoe so that the black paint looks dark and smooth.
  3. After the white has dried, paint over it with black paint and be sure to get the brush along the edges of the shoe; the goal is to not leave any white peeking through.
  4. Immediately remove the tape and allow the paint to dry overnight and voila! Classy cap-toed shoes that are perfect for any occasion.
Materials needed: 
  • Same as above but instead of black acrylic paint, use a can of any neon-colored spray paint.
Instructions:
  1. Follow the first two instructions above and make sure to cover the rest of the shoe with newspaper and tape it off. Spray paint tends to sneak up in unwanted areas so it’s super important to cover whatever portion of the shoe you do not want painted.
  2. After the white paint dries, start spraying the can of paint in short spurts from about 8-12 inches away from the shoe; this helps to avoid dripping.
  3. Spray a few layers of your color onto the shoe and make sure it’s totally covered. Immediately take the tape off when you’re finished. Let these shoes dry overnight before you dance the night away in them!

BeautyTrend to Try: Fuchsia Lips!

Maybe you caught our trial of four fine orange hues last May? This time we’re playing it pink (and purple!) by testing out four fuchsia hues that will keep you rolling from morning to midnight!
1. Radiant Moisturizing Lipstick in Daphne: From the passionate company, Radiant, who works towards ending human trafficking, this light berry hue is deep enough to wear to work, but lively enough for a night out.
2. Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Crush: Creamy and by far the most opaque of the looks we tried, this color is the hot sauce of the group. Hot pink-gone-fuchsia lights up your lips for the ultimate finish-fetish.
3. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash Matte: Bright and pure, this berry has plenty of color, with a matte finish.
4. Milani Haute Flash in Flashy: One of the newest products from Milani, this is actually a lip gloss with a fine glittery finish. Super sweet, pink and girly!

ContestsName the Dress Contest #111!

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Cosmic-politan

Winner: Sarah

FashionModel Pick of the Week: Lookin’ Purrr-fect!

For all you leopard-lovin’ ladies out there, you are not alone!
This week we received an awesome shipment of new tops and jewelry from Obey, including the Obey OG Leopard Light Brown Tee! Our long-time model, Wase, chose this gem as her pick of the week because it’s soft, comfy, simple, and casual . . . pretty much everything you want in a great tee! 

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Jen of A Go-Go

 
 
A Go-Go is the ultimate edgy-feminine blog. Jennifer, the girl behind the blog, has a classically beautiful face which is perfectly offset with a tough and daring style. Head over to A Go-Go any day, and you will find Jen in the best platform boots and ditsy floral dress combo you have seen on any blog. You will also find her in a perfect crop top with a moto jacket, casually thrown over a shoulder in the most effortlessly cool way. Take a look below and you’ll see exactly what I mean!
 
 
Make sure to swing by Jen’s blog and say hello!
 xoxo