Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Like Your Shoooeeessss

Since I bought my dress, I've been envisioning my dream wedding shoes. I'm a shoe addict with no fewer than 30-50 pairs of shoes taking over half the closet floor. I always envisioned a beautiful pair of Kate Spade heels for my wedding day, figuring if there was one time to spend $300 on a pair of shoes wouldn't my wedding day be one of those?

When I changed my wedding colors from pink/green to navy blue/green, I decided I wanted navy heels. Not tall heels, more like kitten heels - I think 1" sounds good. Maybe 2". I loathe tall heels for long periods of time - my knees are bad from all of my running and 3 1/2" heels for 12 hours probably wouldn't help that much at all. Then I decided I didn't like the beads that many bridal shoes have. I wanted a bow. A simple bow. Additionally, I hate straps around my ankles or across my feet. Because our big day is in early September, I'd love to have a slip on, open toe type shoe.

Have I found said shoes? Not yet. I think I might be narrowing it down too much. Recently, after a few debacles on the internets searching for shoes where I found a pair that was either too expensive, too tall, too sparkly, or had too many strappy things, I found a few that I liked. Of course, the first one...too expensive.

Kate Spade Nordstrom.com $345

The next one? Too granny like.

Glint Anderson Nordstrom.com $90

Not navy enough/too expensive.

JCrew.com $100

JCrew.com $140
Way out of my budget.

I found a dream pair on Jcrew.com but upon looking at what I could afford and what mother GP can afford since she's buying the veil, shoes and has bought the dress, I figured, Huh, they're 30% off...maybe?? (see above. Pair 4 is the pair in question)

No Dice. "I'm not paying for shoes that are a quarter of the price of your dress" blah blah blah. *sigh* Thus eliminating the lovely Kate Spade shoes.

So the search for the navy shoes continues. It doesn't always pay to know exactly what you want. Just so you know. For now I'll continue looking not just for dyeables, but for navy shoes. That don't cost $300. *sigh* I'm hoping for better luck with all the holiday sales coming up.

What are you planning on doing for shoes? Are you going traditional with white? Or trying to spice things up with a color of your choice?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

aww, i love the 2nd ones. i have had these tagged as my future wedding shoe for a while (just in another color). i usually do 3 1/2 heels so the fact that these were a bit lower and so cute (i think anyway) they sold me.
i'm sure you've searched everywhere online but i've found alot between endless & zappos... and i always support TJMaxx, you never know what you'll find for $29.99 : )
good luck!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 4:23:00 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Have you tried Piperlime--free shipping, free returns? I found a pair of navy heels there for $60ish. I was going to wear them for my wedding until I realized that everyone thought they were black from more than 2 feet away; now, I'm keeping them for with my navy cocktail dress (it was a convenient excuse).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second (suede?) J.Crew pair are really cute! I understand the Kate Spade love, but my dream-shoe budget was one of the first things to go once we started budgeting for real. I also second Endless and Zappos; both will let you search by color. Also try Like.com -- they have a nifty color-search thingy too. Good luck!

Oh, and until i picked a tea-length dress, i had my heart set on bright green strappy sandals :-)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try 6pm.com (the best shoe secret on the net)!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 2:18:00 PM  
Blogger Only One Heidi said...

@ all - thanks for the suggestions :)

i'm hoping once the seasons change, there will be more of a selection (i've looked on all the above except the last one) with not too much luck but will keep all the above in mind :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:16:00 PM  
Blogger Phillydizzi Bride to Be said...

I loved the first shoes. They are so cute but completely out my price range right now...I am enjoying reading your blog because I am going through the same thing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:05:00 PM  
Blogger Only One Heidi said...

@philly - thanks! I know i adore them. If i could find them reasonably priced on ebay they'd be doable but thankfully i have till January/February before my first fitting so I have some time :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Keswick said...

There could still be sales around the holidays. I got my favorite Kate Spade loafers last year at the Nordstrom sale (can you tell I like the Kate Spades?).

Also, Zappos definitely has lots of choices - or you could check DSW? I'm in my search for shoes now, too!

Saturday, November 15, 2008 9:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I adore that first pair. They are so perfect! They are fun and still flirty. Adorable!

Monday, November 17, 2008 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are Steve Madden and kate spade at 6pm.com at massive discount. I always buy Kenneth Cole boots from there... and pretty much every other kind of footwear... (and its pretty much neverending)...

Monday, November 17, 2008 11:34:00 PM  

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