A Surplus of Razzle Dazzle

Oh, you didn’t get enough shoes with the oh-so-darling, incredibly sparkly and bow-y reception shoes that I showed you? You want more, shoes, bows, and sparkles, do you? So do I, my friends. So do I.

That’s right – I have two pairs of shoes for my wedding day. You know, because I’m totally not a shoe person. Oops. But something about this wedding made me feel all girly and into shoes, so I decided that I need both heels and flats. Obviously.


I actually bought these shoes before I received the flats from Mr. CA, and had been coveting them from afar (aka drooling over them online) for quite some time before I bit the bullet and bought them.

Because I’m super awesome at finding expensive things for less moolah, I signed up for the Kate Spade newsletter, or something along those lines (Not really what it was, now that I think about it. Should I be worried?), and they sent me a 20% off code. Sa-weet!

Still, the shoes seemed too expensive to me. And, although I had my heart set on the sparkly, bow-y, purple-y goodness, I just couldn’t justify spending that much on shoes. Even though, come on, I’m totally rocking these bad boys with white skinny jeans and a tank top after the big day.

So, I waited, and waited, and waited, and sure enough! The shoes that I had my eye on went on sale. Badabing, badaboom – I scored some sweet shoes for a fraction of the price they are regularly. Easy peasy.

Wanna see the goods? No? Well too bad, ’cause I’m showing you whether you like it or not. I know you’re tired of my blabbering anyway.


I am weirdly obsessed with the quote that is printed on the shoe bag (tee hee, shoe bag. weird). It says “she tucked her coral lipstick away and floated back to the party.” Makes me want coral lipstick. And sparkly nail polish. And a chic short hair cut. And a party.







Clearly, I have a thing for bows and sparkles. Bonus points if they are sparkly bows. I loved the purple color, although in person it is a bit more “pinkish” purple than I thought it would be. I am in love with my shoes. Both pairs. Is that weird?

The only teensy eensy issue is that the heel is a bit taller than I am used to. Um, because I rarely wear any sort of heel. Yeah. Hence the reception flats. Let’s just hope I can get through the ceremony without a) locking my knees and passing out, or b) wiping out on my way up to the altar. Is that why the bride’s dad traditionally walks her down the aisle? To keep her from falling?? I kid, I kid (or do I?)!

Are you a two(or more?!)-shoe bride? Anyone else a bit nervous about wearing heels on the big day?


Mrs. Candy Apple

Princeton Junction, NJ/ Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
August 2011
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    Erin, Guest @ 12:42 pm

    I absolutely freakin’ LOVE these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:44 pm

    “Whoaaaa” I literally said that when I saw the sparkly sequins up close. I love them!!! So colourful and purty!

    Do like me and practise walking around in your shoes around the flat. I’m totally breaking in the leather, stretchin em out and practising walking. Step it up later by talking them out for some short walks. (No I haven’t got to that part yet, and yes I’m wearing my wedding heels while I write this.)

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    mrsbowieii 704 posts, Busy bee @ 12:44 pm

    Fab shoes…

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    KCheer 370 posts, Helper bee @ 12:50 pm

    Oh, I LOVE! Great shoes Ms. CA!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:53 pm

    Yes to deals! These shoes are wonderful! Just practice a lot in your apartment and maybe on different surfaces so you know can get used to them. And you’ll have your dad there just in case!

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    mimicrutchfield 126 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:59 pm

    I absolutely LOVE both shoes!!!!!! You have such great taste 😉 I am actually a 3 shoe bride! LOL i’d probably be more but my FH would probably kill me! :p

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:01 pm

    OMG. Gorgeousness.

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    MissMargie 769 posts, Busy bee @ 1:02 pm

    Beautiful! Would you mind sharing the style name please?

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 1:03 pm


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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:10 pm

    @MissMargie: Doh! Totally meant to put that in the post, and then completely forgot to include it. They are the Kate Spade Chase shoes. The KS website doesn’t currently have the purple/ suede style, but they do have some awesome sparkly ones http://bit.ly/jmPxns.

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    lsabic 31 posts, Newbee @ 1:15 pm

    Those are hot!
    I am also going for two pairs of shoes for the wedding. I have no problem wearing heels, I just think wearing them for more than 5 hours is a little absurd. Go flip flops!

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    MissMargie 769 posts, Busy bee @ 1:20 pm

    @Miss Candy Apple: Omg, thank you CA! Those sparkly ones work even better with my dress, I’m gonna need to get on that mailing list stat.

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:30 pm

    Oh my wow…those are some gorgeous shoes, CA! I’m so excited that you’ve found (and purchased) the perfect pair :)

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:37 pm

    Hahaha I’m soooo an anti-shoe person and had two pairs for the big day :). Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves, right?!

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    Aud1628 540 posts, Busy bee @ 1:42 pm

    I love Kate Spade, the shoes are so cute!

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    OrchidLove 263 posts, Helper bee @ 1:49 pm

    Pretty! I love the sparkly bows :)

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:54 pm

    Oh my…I am speechless over how beautiful those shoes are!!

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    jam 310 posts, Helper bee @ 2:07 pm

    You positively kill me & I love your dazzling kicks! SO FIERCE.

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    Tammy, Guest @ 2:16 pm

    I love bows right with you! My saying is bows make everything better! I’m crazy with it. I even have a bow tattooed on the back of my neck!! Oh and the shoes are FAB!!!

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    lasaire 19 posts, Newbee @ 2:53 pm

    LOVE those shoes.

    I’m totally a two shoe bride, but I’m doing the opposite – flats for the ceremony and dinner, and heels for the dancing. For the dancing, I study several styles of couple dancing and wear heels for all of them – you’re standing on the balls of your feet regardless, so you might as well rock some heels, sometimes they make it easier!

    Plus, I’m having my dress hemmed for my flats, so the extra inch or so of height with the heels will lift it off the floor and help keep me from tripping.

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    lisamarieloves 19 posts, Newbee @ 2:58 pm

    I LOVE those Kate Spade shoes. I am DYING to get a similar pair – the “Charm”. They are super expensive. But I will buy them, and if I had a 20% coupon I wouldn’t feel so badly about it. I just signed up for some kind of newsletter in hopes that I get the same coupon. Thank you for the info!!

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    MsBrooklynA 3054 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:33 pm

    Zomg is there drool on my face because I am seriously drooling over those!!! Ahh soooo beautiful!!!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:02 pm

    *happy sigh* Those shoes are AMAZING.

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    arnold palmer 46 posts, Newbee @ 9:58 pm

    Ok so I need to tell you just how much I adore you. Ok ready? So for starters, I love Kate Spade, a little too much but my wallet does not. I had been on a purple heel search for months, and was determined. I finally ended up getting dyeable shoes that I just did not LOVE. I was JUST about to dye them when I see your post. I decide, eh what the heck Ill look on Kate Spades website and lo and freakin behold…purple lovely awesome cute perfect wedding shoes. FOR HALF OFF. So the dyeables are already on their way back and the kates are on their way to me. THANK YOU @misscandyapple !!!!!!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:05 pm

    @arnold palmer: Yay!! The Blooms?? I almost got those!

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    arnold palmer 46 posts, Newbee @ 10:13 pm

    @Miss Candy Apple: @Miss Candy Apple: yes!!!! a purple shoe lady after my own heart. i love yours too, the sparkle and bows are just perfect. i may have a bow obsession which feeds into my kate spade obsession.

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    jaguar 6502 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:23 pm

    Two shoe, right here. Well, actually 3 or 4 – but I’m fairly sure I’m going to be just picking my final ones already. You’d LOVE my grey bow shoes. They’re too cute.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:39 am

    Looooove. Drooooool. Bows on the toes are my faves!

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    yumcheese 27 posts, Newbee @ 6:59 pm

    I love these shoes! Purple sparkle awesomeness. I’m also a two-shoe bride, with 4 inch heels for the photos and ceremony and I’m looking for flats for the reception.

    My only worry – what to do about my dress hem? Err on the long side or short side? Any ideas?

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    Miss Canaras 75 posts, Worker bee @ 8:57 am

    omg i love those adorable shoes!! so lucky to have 2 pairs of kate spades!!! also, i laughed out loud at your reasoning for the bride’s dad — i’m pretty sure that probably IS why the bride always has someone’s arm to walk with – her dad on the way in, her hubby on the way out!

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:56 pm

    love, love, love!!!!

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    nicoliolihpf 232 posts, Helper bee @ 1:51 am

    Those are so cute!

    And yeah, I’m totally counting on the parents to keep me from falling over on the way down the aisle. Between hills, grass, and stairs, I’m going to need it and fully believe that is part of where the tradition came from.

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