Remember the shoe shopping I did? The package arrived this weekend. Woohoo! We have some clear losers and some maybe winners in this game o’ shoe. Let’s get right to business.

3 Ninas walk into a bar…


Culver, Elga, Electra

The verdict?

No wins here.


The Culver was the most sensible but I felt it lacked something special I wanted in my wedding shoe.

The Elga I wanted to love but there was no peep in the toe despite being a peep toe.

The Electra had the same problem and were too tall. I love the satin bow.

Next up…


Randall, meet Laela. Laela, Randall.

Another Badgley Mischka FAIL! What is with these shoes? I previously also tried Randall’s cousin the Randee and had the same issue as many of its reviewers – way too tall. Way too wobbly. ‘Sup, Badgley’s??


Super cute but I can barely stand without falling over.

And finally the blue Pour La Victoire Laela’s. At 3.25″, compared to the other shoes, that’s downright reasonable. Plus I love the bow! These girls were comfortable, cute, and would provide that hidden pop of blue under my wedding dress.


Lobster tested. Buddy approved.


Buddy’s very discriminating eye

Still, I’m not ready to commit.

Do you think I should keep looking? Or quit while I’m ahead?


Mrs. Lobster

Wedding Date:
August 2010
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  1. Member
    ssandy 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:08 am

    I love the blue!! I think they’re so beautiful.

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    smiles1979 574 posts, Busy bee @ 8:17 am

    Well if you love how the blue ones fit and feel….go with those. They look awesome!
    Good luck w. whatever you choose. ;)

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    swoonoverit 16 posts, Newbee @ 8:19 am

    Oh my gosh. Quit now. Those are PERFECT. Seriously perfect.

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    Carlee, Guest @ 9:28 am

    ah!! I LOVE those blue ones! I jealously eyed them on zappos for months – but I knew they’d be WAY too tall for me (I’m 5’10″ and my husband is 6′). So, in honor of me being unable to wear them, you MUST! :) They are perfect.

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    Miss Shoe 105 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:11 am

    the bow is adorable, and the height looks perfect

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:24 pm

    I love those Laelas! I would definitely keep them in the running.

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    OctPumpkin 593 posts, Busy bee @ 5:09 pm

    I had the same issue with the Randalls. Most. Uncomfortable. Shoe. Evah! Love the blue and I am a little jealous, I was looking for a sapphire blue like that for the longest! But if they don’t make your heart sing, keep them and keep looking. At least you’ll know you have a fall-back.

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    mypurplewedding 237 posts, Helper bee @ 8:05 pm

    I loveeee the blue pair!!!

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    mebless 512 posts, Busy bee @ 2:23 am

    OH, I’m soooo sad the Badgley Mischka ones didn’t work, my mouth is watering!!! The blue ones are super cute when they’re on!! I think they will give you that pop you want and have that wedding wow factor!

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    winter 1333 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:06 am

    i heart the blue ones!! those are wonderful. i also felt the same way about the electras! my hubby was not happy with them when i tried them on either.

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    imawannabee 5 posts, Newbee @ 12:04 pm


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    Sophia, Guest @ 1:30 am

    Yeah i love the blue ones!

    If you’re really keen to get a pair of ivory ones theres in a great online bridal shoe store called piotrantoni. I bought my brides, and bridesmaids shoes there!

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 3:49 am

    Love the shoes! I say hang onto those for now, but since you don’t seem like you’re 100% in love keep looking and if you find nothing, at least you know you already have 1 great pair.

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    Reunited and It Feels So Good… | Weddingbee, Guest @ 7:00 pm

    [...] in a landslide hive vote (thank you for your helpful comments!), the blue satin [...]

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    hzleys100 175 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:30 pm

    love the blue!!

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    Catherine, Guest @ 4:12 pm

    I really wanted the Badgley Mishka Randall they come in an ivory color? I love the tall heel, but I only see them in bright white!

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    Claws For Celebration: Here I Come | Weddingbee, Guest @ 8:45 am

    [...] The alarm barely went off and I jumped out of bed. I consider myself lucky for getting a full seven hours of restful sleep the night before the wedding. How is that? I cut myself off from “wedding planning duty” by the rehearsal and enjoyed myself through the rehearsal dinner. At 7 AM, I drew open the sun shades blinding my sisters (who slept in the king size bed with me). I was ready…to get ready. I had my blue shoes… [...]

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