DIY: Smoking Slippers

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Anytime I can't muster a heel, a ballet flat is my reliable, comfortable alternative. But the sweetness that goes alongside such a dainty shoe isn't always welcomed, which is why I love the idea of a smoking slipper. Gone are the days of family crests and stuffy monograms - the newest iteration has ironic embellishments that add a playful element to any outfit. There are a lot of options out there, but the ones I was most drawn to would have set me back several hundred dollars. So instead I made a pair of my own (which was remarkably easy), with affordable smoking slippers and a couple of quirky patches. Here's how I did it:

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Clockwise, starting at top left: Penelope Chilvers ($385), My version ($35), Stubbs & Wootten ($400), Charlotte Olympia ($595), Tory Burch ($275)

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I bought plain smoking slippers and iron-on patches from etsy and ebay.

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I centered the patches in the front of the slippers and ironed them on (for the corners I used a touch of krazy glue to make sure they were securely fastened).

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