From walking down the aisle to taking over the dance floor, wedding celebrations can take a toll on your feet. This is exactly why it is so important to think carefully about the type of shoes you wear on your big day. … read more
Every bride knows that what you wear on your wedding day extends far beyond the gown you choose. As I sat down to write about the accessories I selected, I realized that I had bought everything online (and subsequently cracked myself up titling this post). I enjoy brick-and-mortar shopping, but I definitely feel there are often better deals to be had on the good ol’ web. So without further ado, here are the Sixpence accoutrements:
SHOES. I really wanted to do the “something old, something new” tradition for some reason, so I scrapped my original plans for nude flats and chose these instead. I can manage well in wedges (true heels are another story), and I figured navy suede was appropriate for the season.
I’ve got the most beautifuldress hanging in my closet…it fits almost flawlessly, is the perfect amount of sparkly, and I try it on more often than I probably should. But I’m still on the fence about what to wear with the dress…and I’d love some input…starting with footwear!
One of the pieces of advice I heard over and over again about our wedding day was not to blink, or else the time would pass me right by. Try to slow the day down, take a moment to breathe, spend time with my new husband letting the solemnity and beauty of the celebration sink in.
I started our wedding day waking up next to Mr. Feather after getting maybe three hours of sleep. Shower. Throw on clothes. Blow dry hair. Take the dog for a long walk so he’d hopefully be more ready to face the stressful day. In hindsight, that long walk was probably more to calm my nerves than his.
Weeks before, I’d started tossing all the things I needed to bring with me on the day of into a packed bag. I’d put a lot of thought into these little details and was as excited to wear and carry them as I was to wear my dress.
First, my shoes. I’d had a difficult time finding ivory kitten heels that matched the fabric and style of my dress, but these giant toe bow shoes grew on me. I knew they were going to have a lifespan of only one day thanks to the mud in Volunteer Park, and I was absolutely right. This was the cleanest they looked all day.
There are some things that you just can’t plan for on your wedding day. The florist can bring the wrong colored flowers; the food may be served late; and there’s a solid chance that someone in your bridal party will get too drunk and say something you really wish they didn’t. … read more
I finally (FINALLY, talk about wedding heart palpitations!) got the call that my wedding dress had come in and was ready for alterations. We were cutting it pretty close, so I immediately made an appointment for my first fitting the following weekend. The only problem? I still hadn’t found the shoes I was going to wear, which was pretty important since they needed to know how high to hem my dress.
With T minus three days and counting to fitting day, and in the middle of the work week no less, Mr. Eel and I made a trip to the mall after work to look for wedding shoes. Originally, I had elaborate wedding shoe dreams; I even thought about splurging on Jimmy Choos or that famous red-bottomed shoe because hey, wedding day.
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David’s Bridal Style Number 9OP1277 | Original Price: $499.00 | Sale Price: $99.00
It’s no secret that getting dressed up for your wedding is half the fun. And while your big day is traditionally the definition of a formal gathering, it’s totally OK to take it easy. After all, the more comfortable you feel, the more you can enjoy the festivities. That’s why a pair of flats can save the day. Compared to heels, they’re easier to walk in—especially when you’re wearing the dress of your dreams. To top it off, flats will increase your chances of feeling good all day and night, letting you enjoy the dance floor and mingle with your guests. With this DIY, you can customize a pair of flats to match your style and wedding theme. These embellished geometric glitter flats also make a charming gift for your bridesmaids. As always, feel free to customize this idea to your heart’s content!
Summer is finally here in the Pacific Northwest. Our weekend hikes are mostly filled with sunshine and sunscreen, and we’ve been indulging in some weeknight patio happy hours and grill nights with our neighbors. All of this means that it’s almost time for my first dress fitting, which means I can’t put off buying shoes any longer.
I’m grateful that I figured out the color of my dressbefore I started buying accessories. So, the criteria: ivory heels; something I can safely walk on grass in, i.e., no stilettos; and silk/satin material to match the fabric of my dress.
First, I hit Nordstrom Rack, DSW, TJ Maxx, and Famous Footwear. I figured since it was prom season, I had a good chance of finding silk heels in every color of the rainbow. But no dice. Only Nordstrom Rack had ivory heels, coincidentally the very same Badgley Mischkas I’ve been coveting.
Who isn’t a fan of a good deal? This is a story of a good deal gone somewhat wrong. I hope, at the very least, you get a bit of a chuckle out of it.
I, like most yuppies, love my shoes and became enchanted by the idea of finding the perfect pair of shoes for the wedding. As I’m 5’5? and Mr. Horseshoe is 6’3?, I knew I wanted a shoe with a bit of a heel to cover the wee bit of a height difference we have.
I fell in love with a pair of shoes I spotted when Mr. Horseshoe and I first got engaged. I was instantly hooked to these beautiful Badgley Mischka pumps with crystal bows.
Badgley Mischka Lemonade / Image and photography via Badgley Mischka
They had unfortunately been discontinued by the time I started shoe shopping in earnest. Kate Spade makes a similar shoe (the Marra heel), but they were only available online and the USD to CAD exchange rate had me saying no to this alternative. (Psst. I recently spotted these Kate Spade beauties at Nordstrom Rack while in the US if anyone in the hive wants to get their hands on them…)