4 Days to Go: I Need Your Input & Wedding Shoes!

First off, I'm beginning to gather my upcoming celebratory outfits (birthday is Monday, book arrives Tuesday (still have time to pre-order here!), LA book launch Thursday) and have had this one hanging on the rack for a while.  I really love the lace detail, however the length is wrong, there's some yellowing spots on the skirt, and simply needs some help! I turn to you... I want to change this up and make it a brand new, fun colored dress to wear while kicking up my heels!   (Oh, and the heels will just be matched to whatever color we end up going with!)

New Dress A Day _- DIY - Vintage Dress - Lace

What do you guys think!  What shade do you think would be perfect for this?  Something bold, something bright, something subtle??  I'd love to hear and take your ideas with me to the washing machine for a dye party :)

OK, now on to today's project!  We're working with rhinestones today!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Rhinestone Medley

Nothing makes me happier than rhinestones.  I dreamt about being in The Goonies just to be able to have sat in One-Eyed Willie's boat of treasures...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!

...and then been able to use the jewels...

New Dress A Day - DIY - The Goonies jewels

...to save Sean Astin's house!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Lil' Sean Astin

Yeah, I have an imagination.  Back to the project...

I took the rhinestones and started to make two matching designs, because I'm making shoe clips for my bride-to-be friend Rachel!  I'm giving her the "something blue" for her big day!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Rhinestones

I took some white felt and trimmed little squares from it...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Felt Square

...before I glued down the stones to the felt.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Glue Gun!!!

Once they were all glued down...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Glued in Place!

...I trimmed around the edges and affixed a shoe clip to the back of the felted rhinestone piece.

Her shoes were these lovely gold sandals!  She went to her backup plan when a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels she ordered from a sample sale site to match her dress came in the wrong sizing.  No returns equals going with a brand new pair of a staple shoe in her closet...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Wedding Shoes!

...and adding a little bit of glitz to the ends of them, by way of the shoe clips!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Something Blue!

She's ready to go for Sunday, except the navy pants will be substituted with a gown.  A fun bit of glitz to make the shoes pop!  More pics of these guys in action will come in a few days...