I am the most indecisive person when it comes to shoes. I seriously have tried and returned no less than six pairs of shoes in the last six months. I didn’t think I was too picky when it comes to shoes, but really, I think I am.
Things that I’m looking for in my wedding shoes:
1.) Blue. I’m really looking for the pop of color underneath my dress. My bridesmaids are going to be in blue, and I think it would help bring everything together.
2.) Great aesthetics. Has a pretty, eye-catching design on top. No ankle strap. Great lines from all angles. A delicate looking heel. Satin (or other pretty) fabrics. I want the shoes to be special, therefore they must look special.
I’m not too picky, I swear.
My first love was Badgley Mischka’s Randall d’Orsay Pump.
Look how gorgeous that is.
It’s a pity that when I got them in real life, the colors were just not what I had envisioned. I guess they were not as bright as I was hoping they would be. They make my feet look really old, wrinkly, and weird. I mean, just look at my ankle. I think my feet also had a booty for the first time ever. I’m just not sure I have the legs to pull those shoes off. It was so so so wrong, so I sent them back.
Image via DSW
My second love, Zigi Soho Supreme. I bought this pair and paraded around my apartment with them for three or four weeks before I hesitantly returned them. They were the right color, they had the most adorable bow. They were so pretty. Unfortunately, they were also out of my size, and going up meant I was waddling in them. I wasn’t really a big fan of the platform nature of the shoe either—it ended up being close to a five-inch heel! I just did not really feel very comfortable being that tall. Furthermore, given how trendy the platform is, I really feel like it’ll date really badly. Thus, sadly, I returned them.
I went through another couple pairs of shoes that aren’t really even worth mentioning more than in passing.
Thus, I’m still on the search for the perfect shoe. Here are my current loves:
I (as well as every person on Pinterest) just absolutely adore this pair of shoes from Nine West. It’s a pity that I can’t seem to find anything even remotely close to it.
I love the flower detailing, but I’m not sure I want to know how much these shoes by Manolo Blahnik would cost.
I actually really, really love the lace ones. I feel like the lace shoes could be fairly straightforward to make, and then I could get a pair of heels with that type of design, and in blue, which might be the closest to the ideal pair of shoes I’ve seen yet. Thoughts? Has anyone attempted to attach lace to shoes? Or should I keep looking? When should I stop looking and just settle?
- Boston, MA
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- June 2013