Cinderella Taught Me…

…that shoes can change a girl’s life. I have always been an avid lover of shoes—especially heels. I collect heels like another person would collect fine art. I wear flats most days, but I love the look of a heel. On more than one occasion I have bought shoes that had no practical purpose in my life, but were too gorgeous to pass up. And unlike clothes, my heels are always going to fit and are never going to leave judgmental pick marks around my Thanksgiving belly. (Ten points for naming what show that quote came from and another 40 for naming the episode.)

There are some beautiful white shoes, but I wanted to be a colored-shoe bride. Since our colors are navy and white, navy was the obvious color of choice for my bridal shoes. I turned to the internet and found tons of options.


Manolo Blahnik Clausado d’Orsay via Glamour


Kate Spade Charm via Polyvore


Ivanka Trump Ciry via Hottest Shoe Style


Nina Electra via Sensibly Sassy

I could go on for another 10 posts about all the options I found, but there was one shoe I couldn’t get out of my head.


Lacie by Badgley Mischka via Style Hub

*swoon* She was everything I wanted in a wedding shoe: shorter heel, beautiful navy color, and a little bit of bling to add something special. The only downfall was the price. As much as I love shoes, Lacie’s price tag was far more than I had ever spent on a pair of shoes. I tried to push her out of my mind, but I couldn’t find another shoe that excited me as much as she had. After a few months of hemming and hawing over the shoes, I decided to super spoil myself and order them from Zappos.

I originally ignored the advice of the reviews that cautioned buyers to order a half-size larger than your normal size. Not a good idea. (Trust me—if you are planning on purchasing Lacie, buy a half-size up.) My 7.5s made my feet look like sausages, but thanks to Zappos’s awesome exchange policy I had my size 8 beauties a few days later.


Obsessed! (Personal photo)

I made myself promise to not wear Lacie until our wedding day (minus dress fittings) and she is patiently waiting in my closet to be taken out and shown to the world. Are you saving your shoes for your wedding day, or will you be proudly sporting them during your engagement?


Mrs. Scepter

Wedding Date:
July 2012
Porcupines Pick Their Person
I Knew This Was Too Easy.
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    lolo0113 382 posts, Helper bee @ 10:22 am

    I am actually wearing the same shoes I wore for the night that we got engaged. They are the first pair of shoes my fiance has bought me, so they have more meaning than just being cute and comfy.

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    MrsLulu 1319 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:31 am

    I wear my wedding shoes about once a week to work. I wanted to break them in…and they are gorgeous.

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 10:32 am

    I have Badgely Mischka’s too…unfortunately my only option was to buy in my exact size since they were out of everything else- so they are a little tight, but definitely couldn’t pass them up! i love them so much.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:32 am

    They are so lovely! Totally worth the money :)

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:37 am

    Love. Those shoes are amazing. I’m also a blue shoe bride :)

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    Coco, Guest @ 10:48 am

    I love the shoes… it’s a beauty :)

    BTW it’s in How I met your mother :)

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:06 am

    I love Lacie! I seriously wish they had been around when I bought my shoes…like a year ago! What was I thinking!?!

    I wound up with four pairs of shoes and I haven’t worn any of them!

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    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:17 am

    Oh my goodness. Those shoes are GORGEOUS!! I’m with you.. My wedding day shoes are hiding in the closest until the big day. :)

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    MasonJars 23 posts, Newbee @ 11:44 am

    I actually bought Lacie and ended up returning them when I realized I couldn’t walk 25 feet without my feet hurting. I’ve been looking for something comparable, and haven’t come up with anything close yet!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:05 pm

    They’re beautiful.

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:21 pm

    Love those!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 12:36 pm

    Beautiful! I love the bling.

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    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 12:37 pm

    those are gorgeous! mine are llocked up till the big day- so tempting, though!

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    SnowflakeDS 334 posts, Helper bee @ 3:56 pm

    How I Met Your Mother! I looove that show!

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    scc6a, Guest @ 3:57 pm

    I bought the same shoes, but in the silver-gray color! I love them, great choice :-)

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 4:58 pm

    @LoLo0113: That’s awesome! I love that your shoes will have extra meaning. I am going to wear a pair of shoes Mr. Scepter bought me at our rehearsal dinner.

    @MaggieL: Try to wearing them with socks around the house for a while. That should help stretch them out.
    @Mrs. Pony: Thanks! I will have to tell Mr. Scepter you said they were worth the money : )
    @Miss Castle: Hooray for blue shoe brides!
    @Coco: Exactly! Love HIMYM
    @SnowflakeDS: Yes – it is the episode when they stay up to watch Robin’s show and Marshall explains his reason for wearing a night shirt@scc6a: They will look awesome ; )

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    Bridalrika 30 posts, Newbee @ 6:03 pm

    I have lacie too!! They are the prettiest shoes I own and I can’t wait to wear them on our wedding day! I’m planning on breaking them in closer to the date and ordered my size which is perfect for me! I’m sooo excited and pleased that this is the one I went for! Cant wait to hike up my dress on the dance floor so everyone can see them! :)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous shoes! The Ivanka Trumps are also delightful.

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    gonnabeMrsHH 466 posts, Helper bee @ 6:48 pm

    Love the pair u chose. I bought my shoes (purple/silver) way before the wedding and am wearing them around the house, like once per month…so i can dance the night away (without my feet hurting) during our wedding after party

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    SnowflakeDS 334 posts, Helper bee @ 1:55 am

    @Miss Scepter: I almost thought it was that episode, but I wasn’t exactly sure. Have to say, I was surprised that this phrase wasn’t google-able. HIMYM geeks are smarter. 😀

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    ItsPronounced_ABear 715 posts, Busy bee @ 10:27 am

    I was so worried about painful feet that I wore my pretty blue nina wedding shoes to work at least 3 different days before the wedding to break them in. Don’t worry though, I didn’t wear them outside, I changed into them when I got there. 😉

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 6:43 pm

    Wow, you have a amazing taste in shoes!

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