DIY DAY: A HARD-EDGED DECADENCE (Bess-inspired Boots)

8:52 PM

SO, some of you guys have been asking when I'd be doing DIYs again. I've been wanting to, and I've been eyeing a few, but usually what I want needs to have materials from like, some far-off hardware depot or something. And I'd be like, I'm too lazy (and busy) to get it. Haha. But we'll see what happens, you'll have to stick around to find out.:)
I've always believed that fashion does not always need to be a luxury, and yes, we can have bits of sartorial decadence without necessarily having to break the bank. And we all know, folks, that that's what DIYing does for us. And at that, last night I wore a composite of some my DIY projects to prove my point:

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DIYed all: scarlet velvet tank, bleached denim shorts, biker shorts, Bess-inspired studded rollover boots

Total cost? Nil (minus the boots). Call it the new "shop your closet" if you may. Made the velvet tank from a sweater sent by a relative in the US, cut it up and turned it into a tank cuz basically thats the only way we can wear velvet around here(fricking heat wave). Denim shorts from old bleached pants, and cut up my last last season slashed leggings and turned them into biker shorts. Really easy.

But of course the icing on top of the cake would be my DIY Bess-inspired studded rollover boots- I LOVE everything Bess NYC as much as the next person, but well, reality check, can't afford it. The solution? Thrift $4 boots and stud the hell out of them. simple.
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Bess NYC studded rollover combat boots


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There weren't any combat boots my size, so I had to settle for these wingtipped ones with a bit of a clog-ey feel to them. i like my heels anyway. yes, $4 (Php200)!! love it. in case you're wondering how i studded through that much leather, i actually didn't. that would be incredibly HORRIFIC. to make things simple, i studded through cloth and patched it OVER the leather. mighty bond is your best friend, my friends.:) Good luck trying the DIY!

Yay for me, I finally got some time and a secure connection to double time on your comments and sites. Finally someone did something about my horrid internet. Visiting y'all in 3..2..1..

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35 comments

  1. Eden, you're a genius! love what you did with those boots!!!!

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  2. love the boots! where'd you buy the studs? Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for your comment! Love your boots!!

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  4. 'dearie'
    i'd lovingly stud boots for you... even through half inch thick leather. <3

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  5. I ADOREEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUR BOOTS!!!

    XOXO

    http://theminetteissue.blogspot.com/

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  6. WOw these shoea are amazing!!! I need them!!!

    Thanks so much for being my 111th follower!!! 1 is my favorite number.... so yep! Very significant indeed!

    xoxo

    daringdarlingdelight.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE the boots! Awesome blog!

    www.bagpoor.com

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  8. winner! i like. gosh. gawan mo rin ako niyan. hehe. i super love what you did and to be fair mas maganda ung version mo kesa dun sa Bess. swear. ^^

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  9. Thank you so much!!
    Great blog!

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  10. Must be really patient to DIY and I don't think I have the patience haha! But I agree you did an brilliant job with your shoe...

    Btw way the weather here in Ireland is not as awesome as in France or Spain, ours is similar to England - gloomy weather most of the time but when the sun (really) shines it is always good and warm.

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  11. Luv ur boots!! Awesome idea and well done!! xxx

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  12. i adore the boots... i soo want a pair!

    love your blog darling - following you! thanks for checking mine out.
    xx
    stylesubstanceandsutton.blogspot.com

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  13. thnx for following Eden!
    great DIY, those boots look fierce on you !
    x

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  14. i loooooooooooove those boots!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. eden, you're a genius!!! :D

    it's funny cuz i'm like that sometime's too..
    i think of a DIY but would feel too lazy to start it..hehe.

    vanilla ice cream ♥ 
    | for the love of accessories |

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  16. Hello =D

    Thanks for leaving a comment, why did you choose communications instead of arts, if you don't mind telling? I am following you.

    Sincerely,
    Berlin

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  17. eden, these boots are such an amazing diy project! wow! i would have never guessed they were diys. u definitely nailed the bess nyc look! awesome job!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  18. oh fab shoes!

    btw, I just followed you. hope you'll do the same~

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  19. OMG.... Really2 love your boots... And Nice Blog... By the way... Thanks for your comment in my blog... Love it.. Nice to know you...

    xoxo.
    INBERTstreetstyle

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  20. love the shoes! <33333
    if u dont mind,follow my blog too :)

    xoxo,
    pemiisecretblogg.blogspot.com

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  21. i love this post! omg diy all.. amazing!
    love the studded combat boots i want!

    yay for the shaving of the hair! lol i'm a bit late but it did take me this long to reply to your lovely comment!

    love it

    xx

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  22. love love love those boots!!

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  23. It is really difficult for me to check your outfits, I am crazy over this winter and want your styling right this moment!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting, hope to see more of you!

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  24. wow you're AMAZING!i LIKE YOUR VELVET TOP!thanks for the comment!I'll follow your blog to show my love dear!hope you could mine too!:)

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  25. wow, great idea! I love those boots.

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  26. Love the boots!
    & I'm following you now :)

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  27. You look great, but I wouldn't wear those boots not my style...

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow you did such a great job on these shoes! I love the camel color as well! You look fab as usual girl! Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  29. Morning =)
    Thanks for the follow.

    Sincerely,
    Berlin

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  30. Amazing! How hot is it in Cebu right now? Its scorching here!




    www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

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  31. Gah, I never knew there were SO many stylish people in the Philippines!! I haven't been back home since I moved to the states in '96. :C Clearly, alot has changed. I'm actually quite jealous of how cheap clothes are back home. But the thrifty girl in me has never died. I'm always shopping at thrift/bargain stores. hehe.

    Oh & I love the boots btw. =]

    xo Nicole

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  32. Hi Even..
    Your blog is the best...The boots are spectacular ... as spectacular as the generic viagra ... Thank you for sharing this info with everyone ...

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  33. yeyey galing galing! you're very artistic!

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