Thursday, March 1, 2012

Punk Rock Prep

I grew up in California in the 80s.  My friends and I were a suburban dwelling wanna-be-rebellious lot.  We sported asymmetrical hair styles and loved punk rock skater boys (think Nicolas Cage in Valley Girl). While I never wore Doc Martens, I had a crush on many a boy who did. As a result,  I've always had a penchant for these utilitarian, steel toed boots.  They just remind me of the crazy times we had as teenagers.

So, when I saw these in my daughter's size, I had to buy them.  But, even with that cute floral pattern, I haven't been able to get her to wear them. She thought they still looked like "boys boots". So yesterday, I took out the black laces and made these with Lilly fabric, in the 'Monkey Trouble' pattern. 

I used electrical heat shrink tubing for the aglets (those little plastic ends on shoe laces).

How fun are they? She wore them today. Success.

I'm working on a few pairs right now to add to the etsy shop.

Lilly Pulitzer Fabric laces


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