Before I begin, here’s a little disclaimer: while I did do this DIY project myself, I got the idea from another blog*.
So here’s the thing: I want smoking slippers. I’ve wanted ‘em since I saw a great pair with wishbones on them in InStyle’s June issue. The price tag on those? Something like $900. Not cool, just not cool.
Since then, it seems like every top designer has come out with a pair. Charlotte Olympia has her iconic smoking slippers with the kitty-cat faces on them, and Rebecca Minkoff has her famous “zodiac” version. I love them all! But can I afford any of them? No, no I can’t.
So what’s a broke girl to do? This, obviously:
Step #1: I bought a couple cheap pairs of plain smoking slippers from JC Penny for about $19 each.
Step #2: I found some unique, hand-made iron-on appliques online for like $2 each (check sizes, the ones I bought were between 2 and 4 inches in each direction)
Step #3: I ironed the appliques onto the smoking slippers.
Boom! I all-of-a-sudden I had two pairs of my own designer smoking slippers without breaking the bank. It was that easy.
*Check out the original blog post here.