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Pumped Up Kicks

November 13, 2012

…All the other kids with their pumped up kicks studded kicks better run… faster than my glue gun.

I was inspired by THESE (which also happen to come in leopard print). But I wasn’t about to dish out the dough for another pair. So? I made some. AND (might I add) when you get asked who they’re by… You can say, “Yours truly.” Flash them a smile and a wink or two, followed by a, “No, I’m not even joking!”

Kinda fun playing DIY designer, huh?

Links To:   Flats    Glue (or hot glue)  Chalkboard Pen    8mm Pyramid Studs

The pack of studs I bought happened to come with a few snazzy extras (booya). Rather than let my munchkin use them for matchbox car speed bumps, I decided to spruce up an old cardi. I followed the same process as the shoes; however, after the e6000 glue dried, I ironed the backside of the pocket to adhere securely.



Gold Chain Necklace – gifted
Leggings – Zara
Cardi – Nordstrom Rack
Watch – Michael KorsiconHigh-low Metallic Tank – Nordstrom – similar HERE


  • Reply Lauren November 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    this is PERFECT!

    Your hair is perfect, the outfit is perfect, the tutorial is perfect.

    Great post!


  • Reply Laura at Simply Lowcountry November 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Might just have to get those flats from Target!!! I love them!!! Super cute job.



  • Reply jaclyn @ www.lilmsadventures.blogspot.com November 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Absolutely love your idea!! how to make something you own even better!! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Erin November 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Holy balls those are awesome. And even more RAWR with the studs on them. Nice job!

  • Reply Kristina November 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Love this tutorial, just pinned! Going to have to decide which of my shoes need a little jazzing up…


    Kristina does the Internets

  • Reply Courtney November 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Love your cute outfit & this tutorial! I will have to try this out! :)


  • Reply jamie lynn November 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    those are so cute! i love flats and i can never find ones i like… i think i will be hitting target tomorrow!! :) thanks for the tutorial!!

  • Reply Serena November 14, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I LOVE this!
    They look amazing, and you would never know they were DIY. Fabulous!

  • Reply julie November 14, 2012 at 1:38 am


  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened November 14, 2012 at 2:12 am

    So adorable – and perfect on the cardigan too!

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 14, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Gorgeous! Love that cobalt blue on you, and I love that you just studded the backs of the shoes. I love the ones from your photoshoot too but they’re too bling to wear daily – this is just enough!

  • Reply Megan November 23, 2012 at 6:15 am

    What a great DIY! Can’t wait to try it in the future to spruce up a few items! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Alyssa December 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Great outfit and tutorial…but I was upset to see the title “pumped up kicks.” You know that is a reference to guns, right? The song is about kids shooting other kids at school. As a young Virginia Tech alum whose family was forever changed by the VT shooting, this is very troublesome. I am extremely offended by this song and its popularity bothers me; people don’t seem to listen to what it is saying.

  • Reply Nicole March 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I love the outfit! Great creativity. I want that necklace!

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