Friday, July 18, 2008

Dress? Check; Shoes? ...

Since purchasing my wedding dress waaaay back in March, I've been on the look out for the perfect pair of wedding shoes. A long time ago before I even got engaged, I saw a picture on The Preppy Wedding of the most perfect wedding shoe EVER. Meet the J. Crew Big Bow heel: white dye-able satin, with a big flat preppy bow on it, and a nice low heel!

Beautiful, [sigh]...from J. Crew via The Preppy Wedding.

Sadly, J. Crew stocked this shoe so long ago and it was so popular, it no longer existed by the time this girl was in the market for white dye-able shoes. Boo. I cruise e-Bay for it occasionally, but no luck yet.

So with the perfect preppy shoes out, I decided I wanted blue shoes! Haven't much luck with shoes the perfect shade of blue either. Still contemplating dye-ables, but I'm not crazy about the styles.

On Zappos today, this little number caught my eye:

from www.zappos.com

They don't blow my mind, but they are pretty cute. Bow? Check! Low heel so I can look adorable and hit Mr. Fairfax's shoulder with my pretty little head in just the right place while simultaneously not sinking into the grass at our outdoor ceremony? Check! Check! Grosgrain trim? CHECK! Plus my dress has a horizontally pleated top and so I'm looking for anywhere I can incorporate stripes or the semblance of such. I'm ordering them tonight to check 'em out. Yay for free returns with Zappos!

One of the fringe benefits of having bought a dress on the cheap is it makes it really difficult to rationalize crazy wedding purchases. Example, in a world were the wedding budget had no limit, these would be my shoes of choice:

from www.myglassslipper.com

However, I cannot justify purchasing white shoes that cost roughly half what my DRESS cost. But believe me you, if I see these on e-Bay, Mr. Stuart Weitzman will be walking me down the aisle along with my dad.

A couple other shoes I've considered are these two pairs of flats from Blue Tux:

from www.bluetuxshoes.com

The Elise, above, is the closest thing I've seen to my dreamy J. Crew shoes. Pro: They are dye-able so I could have blue shoes AND shoes with a bow! Con: They might be a little too flat, I think my dress needs me to have a smidge of height above my 5' 6". Also they're pretty pricey as they fall in the $100 range. This would definitely be a splurge.

Below are the Sophie also from Blue Tux. Adorable right? Pro: BOWS! Love the bows. Con: Even flatter than the Elise...and maybe a little flower girly?

from www.bluetuxshoes.com

Have you purchased your wedding shoes yet?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually never bought wedding shoes. Instead, I wore my bright scarlet Scottish dancing ghillies. They were perfect with my outdoor venue and Pride and Prejudice gown. Besides, they were already well broken in and extremely comfortable.

Blue shoes get a big thumbs up from me!

Friday, July 18, 2008 8:26:00 PM  
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Blogger Bsam said...

i love all those shoes--i don't know if you saw my post a few months ago

but those stuart weitzman almost look exactly like the jcrew shoes--and they are known to go on sale on ebay/zappos !!good luck :)

Monday, July 21, 2008 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've only just confirmed the venue :) our wedding isn't until Aug 2009 though.

I'm designing my own dress too and hopefully making it! lol

Also we've got a wedding website! Have you seen these, they're fab!



Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:51:00 PM  

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