Just a super fast & simple DIY inspired by these bad lads...

If I was ever lucky enough to win the lottery (not that I ever play it like) top of my list would be a mad dash purchase of everything... and I mean EVERYTHAAANG off the Nasty Gal website!!! The flatforms above would be one of the first things getting added to my shopping basket, since i've fallen in love with all things flatform! They take me back to the reign of the Spice Girls, but slightly less 'anime' and more on the toned down side. 

As i'm off to Benicassim festival next week, I wanted some comfy but cool flatform sneakers with at an affordable price. Luckily I managed to find a super cheap pair in New Look for £12.99! I decided to grunge them up a bit, after being inspired by the pair on Nasty Gal. 

Below is how they looked before, pretty plain & boring really... but for £12.99 you can't really complain!

My studding apparatus...

I started off using the beading awl on the right but then swiftly moved on to the big guy on the left when I realised how bliddy time consuming & finger numbing that was gonna be! The revolving leather punch is a dangerous little tool if used when not concentrating, so be careful not the punch holes in the wrong places. It works a treat though and punches holes through canvas pumps in no time! All you need to do it line it up where you want the hole, squeeze down on it and voilà you have yourself the perfect sized hole for studding. The studs I used were screw backs I bought on eBay a few months ago.

The finished product...

I'm really pleased with how they turned out, especially since they cost a fraction of the price of the £125 (not including shipping and tax) Nasty Gal ones! I do kinda wish they had a higher flatform sole but beggars can't be choosers ey! 

Look out for these in future OOTD's when I finally figure out a way to take pictures of myself without a tripod... saying that though, it's my birthday next month, so a tripod may be on my b'day wish list!

Hope you enjoyed this quick DIY! Lemme know if you like 'em... any feedback is much appreciated  :)

Lorra love, 
Carms xxx


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