Friday, June 17, 2011

Bloggers Do it Better Challenge: Color Blocking

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely
ridiculous than absolutely boring."
-Marilyn Monroe

After aimlessly scrolling down my Tumblr Dashboard, I come across this interesting blogger DIY project on the blog Ashley4Emergy . I'm all for revamping anything in my closet, so I was instantly drawn into her take on Color Blocking for the summer season. Instead of representing this dope trend with her clothing, she decided to show this trend in her amazing foot work. Ashley mixes both neutral tones and fierce neons to dominate the pavement. The shoes she has on were painted neon yellow on the back heel with fabric paint.

Check out her take on this color blocking trend here on her site: Ashley4Emergy
Ashley's Color Block Zara Shoes
Ashley's Tip:
Just a tip, if your shoes have plastic on them it's best to use acrylic paint on those parts and not fabric paint.
I'd also recommend using Tulip Soft Fabric paint, it works well on fabrics (even suede) because of it's opacity.

With this inspiration in mind for "Bloggers Do It Better" I plan on revamping my Doll House Strapped Wedge. Wish me luck loves! I'm am so anxious to go to the craft store and pick out my neon paint!



In the mean time, take the time out to check her amazing personal fashion blog!


7 comments:

ashley4emergy said...

Hey hun! Thank you so much for featuring my DIY project in this beautiful post. I'm so glad you liked my shoes!

Just a tip, if your shoes have plastic on them it's best to use acrylic paint on those parts and not fabric paint.
I'd also recommend using Tulip Soft Fabric paint, it works well on fabrics (even suede) because of it's opacity.

xoxo
Ashley
http://ashley4emergy.tumblr.com

Kara said...

This has been on my mind ever since I saw it.. absolutely love the shoes! I'm planning my own diy now too :)

Sprinkles in Springs

Billie Monroe said...

@Ashley!!!

I'm so glad you like it love! I just has to share your wonderful DIY project with my followers! Thank you for the tip i will definitely place that IN the post for both me and my followers lol. Keep up the great work on your blog, its amazing

Billie Monroe said...

@Kara!!!

Go for it love! I would love to see the turn out of your project! Thanks for checking it out :)

Yeliz said...

ummmmm okay so she is a little bit GENIUS and i am killing to try this out!!!!!!
how lucky are we all to have you honey???????
I have posted my love to you on my blog ahahaha for the past hour though i have been dying to upload a photograph of you and the post won't allow me to transfer any images, and i mean NOTHING :( I am so sorry my lady!!!!!! but all my love on the earth TO YOU! thank you so so much again, from the bottom of my heart, you are such a a freaking gem girl!!!! xoxoxoxox

Lucy said...

love her shoes follow me
http://lulukasstaniette.blogspot.com

Billie Monroe said...

@Yeliz!!!!!
Thank you my love!! I so appreciate the love!! I will be checking out your post momentarily! And you my dear, are my GEM! I am so happy to have come across such a beautiful lady with a great spirit!!! I love you much!!

@Lucy: Will Do :)