As soon as I had picked out the dress, my mind began to turn to shoes. I had a lot of concerns in mind when it came to shoes. First off, I hate heels with a fiery passion. Hate. And this is under ordinary circumstances…on a day when I’ll be on my feet for hours upon hours? The thought of heels became unfathomable.
There are one or two problems with this, of course. The first is that I’m short. Really short. I stand 5’0″ tall in my bare feet. No, I’m not kidding. The second, of course, is a partner to that…the dress. Even though I ordered my dress in a petite cut, it’s bound to still be a couple of inches too long. The right shoe could potentially save me a lot of money in alterations.
Even with that in mind, the first shoes I found were these:
I have similar Skechers and I adore them. They’re comfy, and I thought these were just cute enough to get away with under my gown. So even though they met with some outside resistance for not being “bridal” enough, I ordered them anyway.
So they arrived, and I do think they’re adorable. What they aren’t, though, is off-white.
In real life, they’re sort of beige-ish. And they do come in *white*, but alas, my dress is not white.
My other concern is cost. Carrie Bradshaw I am not, and I can’t justify spending hundreds of dollars on shoes for any reason. I searched eBay, and I found a couple of things that I liked. The first was a pair of ivory mary jane ballet flats from JCrew. I did not bid on them, and someone else did.
I also like this ivory lace ballet flat.
Then I found this at target.com:
I like the slide style. I like the little bow. I like the itty bitty heel. Supposedly, they’re diamond white (the color of my dress). And so I ordered them, and impatiently await their arrival! (Best part about these shoes? $24.99) So we shall see…
Tell me about your adventures with shoes. Tell me I’m not the only one who goes through this!