Shoe Me

Why am I such a shoe shopping failure?

(That’s all I got for an intro. Witty, I know.)

Here are some shoes I’ll never buy, but liked enough to save and share with you lovely people.


Satin stiletto heel with crystal/ image via Light in the Box


rsvp Shelley/ image via Zappos


Kate Spade New York Clarice/ image via Zappos

Your daily dose of shoe porn. You’re welcome.

But wait, that’s not all! I’ve come to a conclusion that feels good in a scary, nauseous sort of way.

Hive, I have decided to order custom-designed shoes from a shop on Etsy.

Why you ask? Because I haven’t found anything I like and I’m running out of time! You might remember my desire for Cinderella glass slipper type shoes, but nothing I found seemed to fit that style. Making things more difficult was the fact that I had a set inspiration in mind, but no idea of how I wanted the shoes to look, in the details and such. It doesn’t help things when you don’t have a clear vision in your head!

So when I found an Etsy shop and lets you customize your bridal shoes, I jumped on it. I’m still in communication with the owner and in the process of deciding which shoe base to start with, but I’m kind of excited about the surprise of it all and the fact that no one will have the exact same pair of wedding heels.

On the other hand, I’m scared that the shoes won’t fit or that they’ll be super painful or worse yet, that I won’t like them! As someone who rarely buys clothing or shoes online (because I’m the girl who tries on and touches everything she purchases), I’m a bit nervous to take this plunge. But in the end, I’m just gonna trust that it’ll work out and I’ll be rocking some fabulous shoes on our wedding day!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to tell my family friend seamstress that I won’t have my shoes for my first fitting. I don’t think she’ll mind, but I know if I were getting Evie altered at a bridal store I wouldn’t have the luxury of asking them to be flexible about my lack of shoes. Yay for friendors!

And, of course, I’ll keep you guys posted every step of the way! Let’s hope the benefits out-weigh the risks.

Would you or have you ordered shoes from Etsy? Do you have any suggestions on how I can make my shoes look Cinderella-inspired? And finally, what do you think of the first pair of heels I posted”¦ugly or HOT (it’s one of those shoes that has no middle ground)?


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
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  1. Member
    mgol25 414 posts, Helper bee @ 10:24 am

    I ordered my shoes from Design Your Pedestal on Etsy. The seller was AMAZING! I’m in love with them. I have a bit larger-than-standard-sized foot (size 9), and I was scared they wouldn’t fit either (especially since you can’t return a custom order). But they fit wonderfully. I’m so thrilled with them. If you’re looking for something super specific, Etsy is definitely the way to go.

  2. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:03 pm

    Teehee I love the blog post title 🙂 Cant wait to see how your shoes come out – love that idea!

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    mzjynxie 786 posts, Busy bee @ 12:08 pm

    I like the “Satin stiletto heel with crystal/ image via Light in the Box”….it’s like a unique take on a glass slipper.

  4. bluewhale Bee
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 1:05 pm

    What Etsy seller did you use? I want to go check it out.

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:27 pm

    I think you’ll have some super fabulous wedding shoes and it’ll turn out great!

    As for the ones you posted – the first pair is a bit gawdy but simultaneously awesome, so I have to disagree and think that it can be both!

    and my heart literally stopped when I saw the 3rd pair, and then I kicked myself, because OF COURSE I love them, they’re Kate Spade. My taste is horrible (and by horrible, I mean awesome, but expensive :()

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    Choreographer82 145 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:44 pm

    So exciting to have your own unique shoe for your wedding!! 🙂

    I actually purchased a pair of ballroom dance shoes for my wedding. I wore a pair (in a different style) for a show I was in this summer and they were super cute and comfortable (and I was dancing up a storm). So, when I discovered that I could order them in a very cute wedding style/color for an extremely reasonable price…..I was sold. Wearing them feels like walking around on little pillows! 🙂

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:15 pm

    I can’t shop online for the same reason! It’s just not the same. I love the thrill of going to a store and finding a great bargain! Good luck with the shoe order…I’m hesitant to start looking for shoes because I’m so indecisive and don’t have a clear vision!

  8. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:00 pm

    Those Kate Spades are gorgeous, I can’t wait to see what your awesome custom shoes look like!

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    beeberonibri 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:44 am

    @Choreographer82: What brand of ballroom dance shoes did you wear? Any shoes that can be described as ‘walking around on little pillows’ must be amazing!!!

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