I can't believe that June is already in full swing. The summer really is flying by and I wish it would slow down. This summer I've been absolutely obsessed with pom-poms. I know that sounds crazy, but honestly, I have! My instagram feed has been absolutely filled with a bunch of different bloggers sporting all kinds of accessories with colorful pom-poms on them.
My favorite accessory this far has been the pom-pom gladiators -- a step up from the regular gladiators we have seen all over summer look books since last year. After spotting them all over my instagram feed, I looked everywhere to find an affordable version for a college student. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any under $250, which just wasn't affordable for me. So I decided to do what every stubborn creative broke girl does -- I decided to make a pair of my own.
I started off by purchasing these sandals from eBay for $13. I purchased them because I liked the extra long length of the ties and the gold color. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the thick band across the top of the shoe.
I purchased all of my supplies from Michael's craft stores. Even better, everything but the pom-poms were on sale. To create the band I measure the length from one side of the band to the other and cut out 3 of the same size of the fabric. I picked this one because I liked all of the colors in it and I liked the material. I then hot glued the fabric pieces across the band.
The most fun part about making the sandals was picking the beads that went on the sandals. I found pom-pom beads in the kid's craft section in Michael's. Then I scoured the clearance section and found an entire bohemian charm collection on extreme clearance. I ended up purchasing turquoise beads, tassels, and arrow charms for only $1.99 each.
I definitely suggest purchasing the pom-pom beads because they have the ability to slide right onto the lace up strings. It made it so easy and quick to create the sandals I am so obsessed with.
I'm planning on wearing these beauties with everything from shorts and a white tee to sun dresses. I think they really make an awesome statement that can take any outfit up a dozen notches.
|Designer : Luiza Martinez|
If you're looking to splurge on this look, this pair is my absolute favorite! You can see all the designers different looks here.
Here are some of my other favorite pom-pom accessories for the summer!
I hope you love these pom-pom pieces as much as I do!