I’m not as obsessed with shoes as Kelly is, but I’m definitely particular. Most strappy heels don’t really appeal to me, and 90% of the time you’ll find me on the streets in some mod ballet flats.
When I bought my dress last year, I had a month to buy my wedding shoes for my fitting (I had to finish my alterations before the move!). That meant I had to get some shoes, and I had to get them fast. Luckily, J.Crew is always there to help a sistah out. Even luckier – her ugly stepchild eBay is always willing to cut you a black market shoe deal!
I’m short (a whopping 5’2″), and the Mr. is nearly 6′, so I definitely needed a shoe with a heel. The J.Crew Hadley d’orsays were simple and effective – just what I needed! And at a steal on eBay (even less than this listing!), I considered my shoe case closed.
A girl is never “done” with buying shoes. No. It just doesn’t happen.
When I got the heels in the mail, they were great. They were fine. They hurt. I’m a little granola, if you haven’t picked up on it yet. Heels are beautiful, but I just don’t know how to walk in them!
I do, however, know how to dance in them! 😉 I took some salsa lessons a few years ago, and Mr. Cubbie thought it would be awesome to do salsa as our first dance! You need heels to dance salsa – you’re on the balls of your feet 100% of the time. I’m actually more likely to trip while dancing if I wear flats!
Then again, we are getting married on dirt. Heels and dirt are the biggest frenemies at a wedding! I could wear heel stoppers, like Miss Lab, but I could also trip while I walk down the aisle. (For some reason I’m only coordinated when I concentrate really hard. Go fig.)
I settled for buying a cute pair of brown suede flats (thanks again, ‘Crew!). I had my dress hemmed for the heel height, but right now I’m planning to wear flats down the aisle.
And then I saw these:
Jeez lil’ miss ‘Crew – why you gotta keep tormenting me with all your stylin’ stems??
Since my dress looks like this, I thought the little flowers would look oh-so-dainty peeking from underneath the fabric. But at $125 (even on eBay!), I don’t know if I should chance this buy.
How many times did you second-guess yourself on shoes? Do you have any shoe recommendations for a short, clumsy, dancing, fashion junkie?