There's just something about those ruby red slippers that Dorothy wears in The Wizard of Oz, isn't there?!

In case you didn't know, I'm a BIG fan of brides in red shoes…evidence here and here but a bride in sparkly red shoes blows my mind!

Keira Knightly shows us just how lovely a pretty white dress and red shoes can look in this Wizard of Oz shoot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue back in 2005. I have just discovered it and it's gorgeous I tell you…GORGEOUS! {FYI I'm a big fan of Annie Leibovitz' Disney portraits too!}

{Images by Annie Leibovitz via Teresala Marquesa}

So inspired by Dorothy and Keira, I thought today's BUY or DIY? could be glittery, ruby red slippers, for all you daring brides who want to inject a bit of sparkle into your bridal footwear!


Milk and Honey is an amazing online store where you can design and create your own bespoke shoes. You choose the style, material, colour, pattern and heel height and in a matter of weeks you will have your dream shoes delivered straight to your door!

There are some styles already created to inspire you, such as these perfectly named ‘there's no place like home' shoes:

They cost $265 and the great news is they ship worldwide! Ok so there is a teeny tiny element of DIY…but essentially, it's a ‘BUY'.


For all you crafty brides, this is one of the easiest craft projects going. With very few materials needed I found a tutorial on Lady Melbourne blog that simply uses a pair of cheap shoes, some fabric glue and glitter. That's it!

Which is fine if they are ‘once in a lifetime' bridal shoes because you'll probably leave a magical trail of glitter behind you wherever you walk!

But if you want to wear your gorgeous shoes more than once, I'd suggest following this in-depth tutorial on Living With Bob, which includes a few added steps such as sanding excess glitter and applying a coat of varnish to keep the glitter well and truly on.

{Image via Living With Bob }

How special would you feel in those shoes?!

So…the big question is would you BUY or DIY?