A Bold Dress & DIY Red Carpet Heels

Red hair and red & blue dress
Red and blue dress
Red and blue dress
Red and blue animal print midi dress
Red and nude heels
Red hair and red & blue dress
Red and blue dress
DIY nude heels with Swarovski crystals
DIY nude courts
DIY nude heels with Swarovski crystals
I am loving my new dress from ASOS – I wore it to dinner with my newly DIYed heels at The Llawnroc Hotel in Cornwall this weekend* where we had the most amazing stay… It was the perfect excuse to get dressed up because I was invited to take part in a shoes DIY challenge and I had to show them off too! 

I was sent a pack of bling crafting items including Swarovski crystals to turn a simple pair of shoes into an award ceremony worthy pair. I had this pair of completely plain nude courts that were just screaming out for a makeover – we’ve had the Golden Globes and BAFTA awards and of course the Oscars were last night, so it was the perfect time of year to treat my feet!

I decided to go easy on the crystals, but I think that the simple design I used sets off the the two-tone effect beautifully with the plum coloured trim. I’m really pleased with the colours I used – nude courts are exceptionally flattering but can be a bit dull, so that pop of red at the toe and heel adds some much needed colour. If you wanted to see how I gave them a makeover I will show the shoes DIY in full in my next post.

Happy post-Oscars Monday everyone!

Catherine x
Dress: ASOS, Magenta clutch: American Apparel, Heels: DIY nude courts (old), Spike bracelet: ASOS, Mixed metal bracelet: Debenhams, Gold ring: ASOS, Nails: Models Own Purple Grey

*I’ll be writing a little review of our stay on Facebook this week if you want to read more about The Llawnroc Hotel.

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  1. September 29, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    Hello – I just discovered your fab blog via Poppy's Linky Party! I would never have put all those items together but you obviously have a talent for it – beautifully simple. I've just started a blog on my website http://www.origamigirl.co.uk and will look at yours as a great role model! Thank you! Vicki

  2. June 8, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    OMG! you are truly stunning that dress and shoes combo really brings out your hair colour. And the blue in the dress brings out the blue in your eyes (don't know if you have blue eyes but they look it in this picture)
    I just came accross you blog from the poppy loves linky party. One of the reasons i love love love blogger.


  3. April 9, 2013 / 5:21 am

    Hi Catherine,

    I am 35 and started blogging December last year. Your post inspired me to blog more. That blogging is not actually for the young ones but for women who can draw an inspiration like you do. I am a fan and I am following you. I added your link on my Daily Reads.

    Best regards,


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