>> Do you remember those days when a 50p scrunchie made out of some sheeny shiny lame fabric would cheer you up?  No, actually, I don't recall those days and I'm not sure many people did get much joy out of a scrunchie.  With my abundant mane, no flimsy scrunchie is going to secure a ponytail.  However, I did get SOME minor joy out of these hair contraptions, yesterday when in my local chemist (not Boots/Superdrug…an ickle chemist…the type that only sell two types of shampoo and really really old lines of L'Oreal make-up…) when I picked up these black and white heart-cut-out scrunchies for 99p and used them as a solution for keeping these Emma Cook S/S09 ruffle shoes  developed from previous seasons but used from slipping off.  I bought them at the sample sale a few weeks ago, attracted by the copper-y satin and had intended to get some elasticated grosgrain and sew them on as straps.  But then my old friend procrastination struck.  That old chestnut again… 

Oh well, I have the trip for indigestion tablets to thank for these temporary shoe straps that paired with my stripy stockings, faintly remind me of the Ascot scene in My Fair Lady.





Comments (58)

  1. diane says:

    OMG Susie! That is total and utter genius! (groveling)

  2. Winnie says:

    Oooh it doesn’t look bad at all! Great idea and those tights are awesome…Jack Skellington eat your heart out.

  3. Fannah says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me, no you’re not, aaah so amazing.

  4. S says:

    Trip down memory lane! Nice use of them with your shoes

  5. These photos just put the biggest smile on my face!
    I love the color combo.

  6. Joy D. says:

    gorgeous and delightful

  7. Ruth says:

    Adore those shoes- Happy New Year Susie, from Ruth @ Matches
    You’ve made my Matches most stylish list 2009!
    Lots Love Ruth

  8. Catherine says:

    That is so freaking amazing. My Internet stranger talker ditched me and this made me feel so much better!

  9. Maggie says:

    These pictures are very magical I must say! The combo you’ve done is cute. I don’t think anyone would look at you weird for the scrunchies!

  10. Is says:

    These are so Cecil Beaton!

  11. WendyB says:

    Looks amazing…
    I never had long enough hair for a scrunchie!

  12. Leia says:

    Omg Susie… I want!!

  13. Lauren S says:

    Oh my gosh, I love those shoes! They are so adorable!

  14. glowing doll says:

    I remember scrunchies but only because they were handed down to me by an older cousin. Even at an early age I decided that wearing them in my hair (which is like early Cher hair) would be neither practical nor aesthetically pleasing. So I used them to decorate my bedpost and let my kitten wear them as giant velveteen collars.
    As for tiny chemists, in my old neighbourhood in SE London I actually spotted original troll dolls by the cash register and ancient boxes of tampons.
    At the moment I have been stocking up on dollar store hair accessories because as you have shown they can be used in a variety of surprising and useful ways that do not involve hair.

  15. Amy says:

    I like the combo of the sleek stripey tights and the ruffles of the scrunchies!

  16. Kate says:

    wow these are just divine, you’re a genius!
    20p Scrunchies never brought me that much pleasure, apart from a couple of musical ones I had. yes really, a musical scrunchie. oh the 90’s.

  17. Nina says:

    amazing shoes. pieces of art.

  18. KD says:

    Love it! That’s a super solution.

  19. tuwie says:

    OMG this is so creative and genius and it looks GREAT! love the combo! 🙂

  20. Très belles photos ton blog est vraiment super bravo
    Happy new year

  21. luxirare says:

    These images look like they sprang from a DSLR!

  22. roxy says:

    those stockings are what makes the shoes look great.

  23. Nibha Khungar says:

    Hello there,
    I am a M.A. fashion student at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, UK. I am currently researching on fashion blogs…why people do fashion blogging, what is their interest in using fashion blogs, do they actually follow the styles/trends mentioned in the blogs and how frequent are they with fashion blogging? If you can answer any of the above questions or give me some information/insight on fashion blogs, it would be of great help for my project.
    Also I see a competition rising between fashion editors and bloggers. I think there certainly can be a very healthy balance between fashion blogs and magazines, i see no reason of conflict between fashion editors and fashion bloggers, both have different roles to play in their own way! What’s your take on it?
    Looking forward to your reply soon:-)
    Nibha Khungar

  24. Gem Fatale says:

    Susie you are a bloody genius!!
    Happy new year xo

  25. Shelley says:

    Ah, Susie, you continue to amaze me with your ingenuity and joyful stylishness! Happy New Year…

  26. ohhh this is so cute!!!
    Loving the socks & yellow, lovely!
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    love A.

  27. don;t ya just love it when procrastination gets rewarded by a find!
    Perfect and the shoes are gorgeous but did need such a solution. Very My Fair Lady in a 2010 way.
    Happy New Year x

  28. karoline says:

    These shoes are definitly love at first sight!

  29. Sabine says:

    They go so well with striped stockings and rose shoes… Sabine x

  30. Rosie says:

    those are hideously hilarious but you made them work…nicely done!

  31. now thats a smart idea, i’m wondering does that help to keep the shoes in place any better? i shall have to try it.

  32. heather says:

    Reminds me of Alice in wonderland, so whimsical I love the shoes with the tights. Tea anyone?

  33. Lara Tjoeng says:

    Alice-in-Wonderland-a-licious. NOW ALL YOU NEED IS JOHNNY DEPP TO CO-STAR. xxxxx

  34. nikkieve says:

    At least they are cute scrunchies! better then your average satin-esk scrunchies.
    btw good idea for a last minute save to keep naughty shoes on!

  35. isabella says:

    love your blog !
    happy 2010 *
    will you follow me aswell ?
    love, isabella

  36. Hollie says:

    Thats just pretty awesome! i love it <3
    hope you have a great 2010
    Hollie x

  37. K8 says:

    Incredible shoes!
    Fashion X K8.blogspot

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  39. susie_bubble says:

    Thanks for all the shoe/New Years wishing….! Goes without saying, Happy New Year to everyone too…
    I didn’t even think of Alice of Wonderland so thanks for the observation…
    Obscene Rabbit: Yes, it does now mean I can wear the shoes without them slipping off….I think a stronger bit of elastic will do a better job but alas, it’s not as exciting as the scrunchie…

  40. Hahah, how creative susie!

  41. Amaaaazing shoes ! There is something creamy with them !

  42. selena says:

    those shoes are amazing. the colour and the detail is just wonderful! the addition of the heart scrunchies, amazing! amazing!

  43. selina says:

    i used to get way too much joy out of hair accessories! love these shoes, especially the colour! i’ve never experienced a sample sale, i wish i could!

  44. renee says:

    they really do remind me of alice and wonderland. lovely!
    God bless~

  45. FOXYMAN says:

    oh my god!!! this WHOLE combo makes me way too excited!

  46. xtong says:

    very delicate shoes

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  48. nike air max says:

    those shoes are amazing. the colour and the detail is just wonderful! the addition of the heart scrunchies, amazing! amazing!

  49. Ces chaussures sont tr√®s belles, j’adore.

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