…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?