We need to have a conversation about the summer boot (or maybe we don't if you consider that you've probably seen a hedgehog before, so those are out there / the newspaper is on the internet). The summer boot is essential when you live in NYC where wearing sandals means a shower drain swirling with subway grit. As a person who uses "dry shampoo" and "shower" synonymously, its weird to me that there are droves of people in NYC who stand by both "the city sandal" and things like the Barnes and Noble Nook -- you are usually hygienic if you own a Nook because a.) you shop at Barnes and Noble and b.) e-readers break really easily so you cant just throw them in your bag full of capless eyeliner pencils and sticks of gum covered in unidentified purse sand. That being said, it's really hard to find affordable boots that aren't black, brown oxblood etc. If it's not Miu Miu it's not pastel; a veritable challenge for those of us longing to match our boots to our pastel ensembles. Pictured above is one of the first and most successful installments of a bunch of summer boots I've been working on lately. I spray painted this thrifted pair with gold, sealed it with a layer of watered down mod podge and used E 600 glue for the sequin flowers. In the end, I edited out the blue flowers in the first photo because, you know, I understand subtlety. I can't remember the name of the trimmings store where I bought these patches, but if you walk around the garment district you'll find countless stores with similar stuff. If you are buying more than a few patches, ask for a bulk discount. And non-New Yorkers / people who don't love hanging out in midtown (too good for Starbucks that don't even have restrooms, eh? Good for you), you can find them on ebay by searching "sequin flowers."
Wearing thrift store jeans that I studded myself, thrifted shirt and Coach purse.
Photos by Siri Simran