Well, I made a promise to myself to not buy any more shoes for the entire first
quarter of the year. Nothing until early April. I think this might be the longest time period in the last 5 years without buying shoes! I know, I know, I have a problem—I’m dealing with it.
But! That doesn’t mean that I still don’t deserve a reward. After all, I’ve been being really good about keeping our house clean. So I set a limit of $100 or less, and just bought a new purse.
What, you don’t think I need another one?
No, really, I did! I swear! Look at the straps on my everyday purse, they’re about to break!
So here is my new bag, which I can’t wait to arrive in the mail (although I will be removing the "chocolate" tag from it). I got it from ebags.com, and I Googled for a 20% off coupon with free shipping.
But ANYWAY. All of this doesn’t really have much to do with the point of this post, I just wanted to show off my new purse! :)
So while I was browsing ebags (and I’m one of those people who can browse online for hours and hours if I’m bored), I started noticing there were quite a few handbags with rosettes on them, including my new bag.
It must be a trend.
Which got me thinking….I was already a fan of rosettes about 8 months ago….on my DIY wedding shoes!
I’ve since removed the ankle cuffs from the shoes so I can wear them in everyday settings, since with the cuffs they were a bit over the top (although perfect and exactly what I wanted for my wedding day!).
So the rosette cuffs have just been sitting in a drawer, with no use for all of these months. Until I was inspired by ebags to attach them to the front of a little black evening bag!
And now I have a gorgeous rosette evening clutch to match my shoes!
Of course, I took the easy way out, and only attached the base of the flowers to the purse with safety pins. Not that pretty on the inside, but I wanted to leave myself open to the option of still using this as a plain black clutch if I need to.
I’m so happy I finally found a use for these ankle cuffs; repurposing feels great! Now I just need an excuse to dress up in a little black dress so I can wear my shoes with my new clutch!
Have you found ways to repurpose any of your wedding attire or decorations?