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Here at Stylehive, we're loving the preppy oxford trend that's been spotted on 'It' girls everywhere!Here's a fun and stylish way to spice up these old school kicks with a little glitz and glam in the form of rhinestones. Yup, we said it! Rhinestones are back ... and we love them! Big name design houses like Miu Miu and Christian Louboutin have created similar embellished styles, inspiring us to dig through our old crafts drawer and get our bedazzle on!Here's what you'll need- Rhinestones (color of your choice - Classic clear looks great with everything, black gems look spectacular against white, black or dark hues or opt for a fun color for a truly unique look!)- E-6000 industrial strength adhesive- a pencil- 2 sheets of newspaper- Your favorite pair of oxfords (we're adding the pizazz back to an old pair of jazz shoes!) Step 1 - Crumple the newspaper into two small balls and stuff your shoes. Step 2 - Using your pencil, mark a dotted pattern where you will glue the crystals.Step 3 - Add a thin line or small dot of glue and carefully place rhinestones to marked spotsStep 4 - Repeat this step until your oxford shoes are covered in the desired design!
I enjoy a good crafting afternoon as much if not more than the next girl. But some projects I start often end up unfinished because I'm following instructions by some kind of wunderkid designer that thinks sewing an evening gown is easy. These kinds of projects then leave me feeling thoroughly defeated and uncreative. That was until I discovered the blog P.S.- I Made This, a DIY blog run by New York City-based lifestyle, design, and style expert Erica Domesek. Driven by her mantras "re-imagine, re-use, and re-invent" and "I see it, I like it, I make it," she reinterprets trends in an easy and inventive way. Nothing she makes looks like it comes from a second-rate craft fair, yet her steps are simple and doable for any craft-savvy mortal. She starts with a simple inspiration collage right from your most current magazines and fashion shows and then has visual instructions that take you through the construction. Some of my favorites pull right from the fall runways-- her take on the lace bow headband, faux fur vest and embellished shoulder pads are as easy as pie to make, but look super stylish. They're perfect for all your holiday parties, or an answer to all those holiday gifts! Want to learn how to make those and many more? Check out P.S.-I Made This now!