Monday, December 29, 2008

{ideas} shoes, shoes, and more shoes...

up until now, i think this whole wedding planning thing has gone pretty well..as far as knowing what i want is concerned. but when it comes to shoes...i'm totally beside myself with indecision. so i turn to you blog world, in hopes of some kind of direction...

first, let's recap:

my dress in ivory with white lace. there is a thin belt of taupe and ivory ribbon accented by a pearl, and silver brooch. the taupe matches my fh's suit perfectly. my girls are wearing a color called "oyster"..it's a beautiful dreamy shade of gray..


because the dress is tea length, i really do want to find the perfect pair of shoes (well, without breaking the bank..anymore than i already have)..at first, i fell in love with these beautiful j crew shoes:
but now i realize...no ivory shoes! i just can't see myself ever wearing these again...beautiful as they may be. also, i don't want to worry about how dirty they are going to get (trust me...if there is a mud puddle on the way to the ceremony, my clumsy little feet would find it...).

then, i thought...i want yellow! but seriously...have you looked for a mustard or marigold color of a shoe? they are practically non-existent or just plain ugly...although this D&G shoe might have made the cut if it weren't for the stupid black trim...

and i'm not so sure about the yellow anyway..it wouldn't match the girls nor my honey...which could work out since here is the ultimate dilemma:
do i match the girls with wearing silver shoes....or do i match my honey in taupe?

i like these. the heel is a perfect height..the shoe isn't too shiny..but not super crazy about the bow thing...would rather have a rosette or something...i think?

love the color...would match the boys and my ribbon beautifully, also totally in love with the rosette...but is it a bit too chunky??

I kind of really like these. they look like professional dancing shoes...and the heel looks super sturdy, plus the little jewels would match my dress...but again..is the heel a bit too chunky for an outdoor garden wedding?

these seem very elegant..but i'm afraid i wouldn't be able to stay in them for very long...also, i need something a little more than a few straps...my ankles are very week and they look like they might hurt around my toes...

anyone else having trouble finding the perfect shoe without spending a ton? any more suggestions??

8 comments:

Leigh said...

I love the ivory shoes from J.Crew, too. Depending on the shoemaker you take them to, you could have them dyed black after the wedding. Satin is a relatively easy material to dye.

miranda said...

i think you should match with ryan and we'll try to match with you. i thought the rose flower shoes were super cute yet chunky. surely there is a slimmer version.

Erica said...

I agree with the previous posts; I would go with ivory or taupe and match Ryan. I like the shoes with the rosette but they are super chunky. I think they will draw all the attention down to your feet! I was going to suggest the same thing Leigh did; you could always have them dyed another color after the wedding so you could get more wear out of them.

sharon norbash said...

Amy, I am sure you think I'm nuts by now, but....
The stylist in me says the following:
-Match your fh... it will be a more symmetric/centered look from the audience
-Make sure your shoes are complimenting your dress, not outweighing it.... delicate would be ideal I think other than your original favorites, the SW "strappy" numbers are the best- visually. Are you sure you couldn't walk in them? You know they make those cushion things that adhere to the soul and aren't evident in heels (I will search for the brand... I know they have them at Aldo).
-As far as color, I think matching him would be perfect. I also think matching that gorgeous bottom bead in your earrings would be lovely! Pretty sure that would also be matching him really well???
whatever... just a thought :)

AmyJean said...

I love peep toes! :)

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Heather from the bar said...

The second to last pair is gorgeous! And the slightly chunky heel is offset by the T-Strap and jewels :) I just bought some cute Kate Spade marigold shoes, on sale for $120, so maybe check those out? Marigold is difficult, but gorgeous when you find the right one :)

LRP said...

Def. go with the taupe! I think something open toe or a delicate and simple stappy shoe would look wonderful with your dress.

Crystal said...

dear pretty girl... first off, i love the yellow shoe idea, and i have actually found lots that aren't obnoxious..but again they will be very attention-ny. i like the silvery gray ones, but with a thinner heel. i think that thick heels make ankles look cankley. i'm thinking silver gray or taupe... but delicate, maybe without an ankle strap. i'm going online right now to see if i can find some for you. from experience.... you better wear these freaking shoes again, or they will take up space in your closet and you will regret it. ok here i go searching...