Friday, February 06, 2009

But I'm Too Tall!

One of the sad things I have encountered during my wedding planning is shoe shopping. Our colors are red, brown, and ivory/white, and I plan on wearing sassy red shoes. You'd think that would open up a world of possibilities, right?


You see, Mr. JeffMemorial is a bit over six feet tall, and I... am six feet tall. Couple that with a crippling lack of coordination that has rendered me unable to walk in high heels since I was in high school, and you understand why I have been exiled to the world of dress flats.

Which is fine! I do really love flats! It amazes me, though, how hard it is to find a gorgeous pair of red dress flats. I do not want dyables. I think dyable shoes are great, but I want to buy unique shoes. Plus, I'd probably end up accidentally dying our pooch, Wee JeffMemorial, red in the process.

I have found a few options, though. (All courtesy of Zappos.com.)

Gabriella Rocha. $58.50.

Delman Welcome-P $114.80

Steve Madden. $79.34.

Sigerson Morrison. $244.50. (So beautiful, but the price makes me cry.)

I even entertained the notion of shoes not in red...

Type Z Cathy. $67.50.
Maybe traditional white?

Steven Kleo. $94.50.
...or I could go funky.

Franco Sarto. $88.95.
Oh, Franco. <3

Steve Madden. $80.01.
This time in gray!

I definitely want a shoe that goes from ceremony to reception.

Either way, while I have LOVED looking at shoes, and have bought a couple of almost THE shoes, it's so frustrating! I see all the cute heeled shoes and get cranky. Oh, to be not so freakishly tall. (Shamelessly buying new shoes in the name of the wedding is a great excuse, although I think Mr. JeffMemorial is starting to catch on, heh.)

There are so many options. Classic traditional white or color? One pair of shoes for the whole thing, or do you get one for the ceremony and one for the reception? Flashy? Subdued? And there are too many pretty shoes in the world!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are some really cute satin flats at softsurroundings.com for $69 and up

i unfortunately found shoes with the visual i was looking for at $27, but they're actually an inch taller than i normally wear. i feel a bit like a hooker in them but then again it saves me $160 in hemming so it all works out.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tried to leave another comment but the shoes are actually at softsurroundingsoutlet.com (sorry)

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:07:00 AM  
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Friday, February 06, 2009 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

As a fellow tall girl, I definitely sympathize with your situation and have resigned to the fact that I want to get married on a beach & will be rockin bare feet on that fateful day. If you're looking for really specific flats (like the red ones you posted) try weddzilla.com, you can post exactly what you want and vendors can let you know if they have it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger april said...

I LOVE red shoes! You should definitely hold out for red. I agree that the most expensive ones you listed are also the cutest. It's hard to know what you would like, but here are a few links:

Cole Haan "Air Elly" Mary Jane Flat: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2958444/

Ecco"Bouillon Ballerina" Flat: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2994462/

Ecco "Coto" Ballerina Flat: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2973299

Red patent ballet flat: http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/ballet-flats-red-patent-buckle.html

Stuart Weitzman "Chit Chat" flats: http://www.bluefly.com/Stuart-Weitzman-red-patent-leather-Chit-Chat-flats/cat620024/214018900/detail.fly

Butter "Bunny" Flat: http://www.endless.com/dp/B0013HNGLO/ref=asc_df_B0013HNGLO709776?tag=endlesscj-20&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B0013HNGLO

Unlisted "Tour Guide" flat: http://www.endless.com/dp/B0015R9I14/ref=asc_df_B0015R9I14709776?tag=endlesscj-20&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B0015R9I14

Aldo "Blackpool" flat: http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/women/shoes/city-fashion/68134080-blackpool

Good luck!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 6:43:00 PM  
Blogger april said...

Also, really inexpensive: http://www.payless.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?&TLC=Womens&SLC=WomensCasuals&BLC=WomensPromoFlats&Width=Regular&ItemCode=59556&LotNumber=063612&Type=Adult&Popularity=1620&DescriptiveColor=Red_Patent

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 6:54:00 PM  

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