First things first…
If you read this post, Bossyboots, I will take back your wedding present!!!
Apparently, I am having a torrid affair with Kate Spade, because when it came to choosing my wedding day shoes, she was the only woman in the room. I had spent months upon months trying to find a shoe that worked for me. I wanted something beautiful but wearable, and I needed something that was a silver, grey, violet or petal pink color. I think Zappos might hate me, because I totally abused their free shipping and returns policy….sorry, fellas!
In the end, I narrowed my selections down to four contenders:
Kate Spade Gambol in grey:
Oh gosh – FEATHERS! And I found them for half off! I absolutely adored these shoes, and they made my top two cut. These shoes are great for a bride like me—a bit older, a city wedding. Loved these. I had one reservation, but it was a big one… I wasn’t sure I could wear these all night. I had hoped the platform would offset the high heel, but it really didn’t. These would have been a beautiful choice, but I just couldn’t do it. I knew I’d end up chucking these midway through the night. However…. I am still considering purchasing them later for dinner dates where I get to spend most of the evening sitting and showing off my tootsies. If you can work a stiletto all night, I highly recommend this shoe – it’s gorgeous.
Kate Spade Celeste in Violet:
These were the least showy of my Top Four shoes, but the photo below really doesn’t convey how beautiful they are. In person, this is a great shoe, but they really got blown out of the water by my other choices.
Kate Spade Charm in Silver:
I call these the Disco Ball shoes! I have been stalking these shoes for at least six months, but they’re spendy, so I’ve been just “visiting.” I really thought these would end up being too much show, but in person, they are freaking adorable. The bows on the toes are just the perfect note of feminine and fun—surprisingly, they are incredibly wearable! I thought the thin sole would make them the Kate Spade version of foot torture, but the slingback makes them comfy. Shocker!
Kate Spade Charm in Multi:
Same as above, but in a different color scheme. Funnily, in person these shoes were just not for me. I felt like I was in a Barbie house, and it was just too much going on. These shoes deserve their own laser light show!
As you might guess, I had quite a conundrum before me! Four pairs of fabulous shoes, but there could only be one…
The funny thing is, I really had no intention to actually buy these. I had been “visiting” them for so long, that I felt compelled to meet them in real life. It’s like Match.com, when you accidentally wink at the super-cute investment banker that loves to read Jeff Eugenides…and then he actually winks back. I had agonized with my girlfriends over happy hour about my shoe decision, then promptly went home to try on all four pairs. From the moment I put these ladies on, I had a prance in my step (granted, it was a prance where I spend every step hypnotized by my feet). There was no way they were going back to that cold, dark shoe warehouse—I knew I could give them a loving home where they would sleep on marshmallow fluff and survive on French truffles. To the other shoes, I said “See ya later, alligator!” They cried.
So that’s how I found my wedding shoes. What will you be wearing on your big day??