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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  1. gazelle Bee
    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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