Aller Guten Dinge Sind Drei. A Shoe Story.

No, I don’t speak German. However, I was happy to discover the origin of the idea that “all good things come in threes.” Things like:


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Three little kittens, The Three Stooges, and…huh?! Let me explain.

I’ve spent the greater part of two days in bed trying to kick this cold to the curb. I’ve had zero reserve energy for TV watching, message-board posting, or surfing the web. Don’t get me wrong, sleeping is my favorite hobby, but this was getting ridiculous!

There was only one thing that could get me out of bed today, and I totally forgot about it until Mr. Hot Tea came home from work. He greeted me with a bedside kiss and told me a box came in the mail. Bolting upright, I jumped out of bed to break into my newest wedding treasure.

Those of you who have accepted the challenge of finding your wedding shoes will likely agree—this is no easy task. Those who haven’t are probably wondering, “What’s the big deal? No one will see your shoes under your dress anyway.” Let me attempt to persuade you with something fellow fanatics affectionately refer to as shoe porn. Not only are they lovely, they make for a great photo op!


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You’ll soon come to learn that I have fully exercised my right to change my bridal mind with all things wedding related, and shoes were no exception. My first pair were the charcoal gray Badgley Mischka “Frank.” I fell in love with the color to match Mr. HT’s wedding suit, and the fabric rosette complemented my wedding-gown sash.



Unfortunately, these shoes were sheer torture when it came to wearing them for my hour-long dress fittings. Though sad to admit it, my pretties had to be replaced. Good fortune struck when I came across the Miss America “Zuma” at DSW. Double score—they were tall enough to wear with my dress and were on clearance for $30. Mr. HT thought my feet looked sexy in them—added bonus!



I thought the search was over, but it was not to be so. Remember this?


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I hope you will agree that these shoes are “the ones.” They have received Mr. HT’s stamp of “sexy feet” approval and, even better, they are comfortable! Without further ado, I’d like to introduce the pink-sequined peep toe from Ann Taylor.


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Well, whaddya think? How have you experienced the phenomenon of threes in your own wedding planning?


Mrs. Teacup

Santa Cruz
Wedding Date:
October 2011
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  1. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:22 pm

    I love your shoes Miss Teacup! So cute! I agree that the Ann Taylor’s are the ones! They are just too cute not to be! And the fact that they are comfortable? BONUS!

  2. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:29 pm

    *squee* Those shoes are fabulous!!!

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    ThePinkPeony 264 posts, Helper bee @ 2:37 pm

    TOTALLY meant to be! I love the ATs – and, I can vouch for their comfort level – I LIVE in her platform pumps (seriously. I have six pairs. It’s disgusting. but they’re just so comfy while also being cute!!)

  4. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:42 pm

    I love them! And I agree with Mr. HT, definitely sexy!

  5. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:44 pm

    Oh wow, those Anne Taylor ones are amazing!!

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    Caizn 734 posts, Busy bee @ 3:25 pm

    Love, love, love the shoes! Your German grammar, however, is lacking a bit. I’ll let you off the hook this time. 😛

  7. misssparkler Member
    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 4:05 pm

    Oooooo LOVE them! Such a pretty color… you can totally wear them again too!

  8. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:41 pm

    Oh my goodnight I love the color!! Third luck is a charm!

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 5:05 pm

    Those are exactly what I had been looking for to go with my bachelorette dress! Boo, they are sold out. So jealous!

  10. parasol Member
    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:31 pm

    What a great choice! These will look amazing at your wedding! And do I get bonus points because I read German? :)

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    eeper 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:32 pm

    WOW. Those are fabulous. Now I have shoe envy.

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    stephbonthego 710 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 pm

    Haha, I remembered enough German to get through your title! Yay for high school memories!

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    TamJam 211 posts, Helper bee @ 7:41 pm

    I love the last 2 pair. Great picks!

  14. teaspoon Member
    teaspoon 768 posts, Busy bee @ 7:02 am

    Comfortable, sexy and sparkly! I am starting to reconsider my wedding shoes!

  15. gazelle Member
    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:38 pm

    Oh, I love those Ann Taylor shoes! And yes, I totally bought three pairs of shoes for the wedding, so I can totally relate!

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    MatoyaY 6 posts, Newbee @ 1:24 pm

    I love all but I **SQUEAL** OVER THE DSW SEXY WRITTEN ALL OVER THOSE…unfortunately I will be unable to wear heels for the wedding probably will wear them for my bridal portraits because Mr. Love will not be there.

  17. teacup Member
    teacup 631 posts, Busy bee @ 2:08 am

    @Caizn: Thanks for the pass…I guess my internet search failed me this time 😉

    Thanks for all of you sweet comments, Hive! I love all of these shoes and will wear the 2nd pair for my bachelorette and the 1st for our rehearsal/welcome dinner. They will all go to good use, I promise!

  18. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:59 am

    Hm, not yet three… but I have a lot of doubles going on it seems. I love the ones you settled on!

  19. cucumbersandwich Member
    cucumbersandwich 604 posts, Busy bee @ 11:48 am

    I love your shoes! They definitely say sexy feet to me :) I have only gone through one pair of shoes yet and am on #2. Hopefully I won’t have to order #3 because I can’t return #2!

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    wineandcupcakes 2121 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:32 am

    Love all the shoes, especially the AT’s 😀 They are just perfect!

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