Thursday, February 19, 2009

on the hunt

Okay chickadees,

I am on the hunt for wedding day shoes. At first, I wanted red shoes as I think they are so dramatic and flirty. Heels was another thing on my list of wedding shoe requirements (a must when I stand a measly 5'2" and the Boy is 6'3").
Since the purchase of the Dress, I have been having second thoughts about this seemingly small element of the wedding. Now I'd like yellow flats, cute darling little things. Yellow is such a happy and fun color and would stand out against the paler shades of pink, blue, orange, and copper. It would be unexpected...unless you knew me. Because, you see, I adore yellow and wear a fantastic mustard yellow coat whenever I get the chance. As for the low to no heel portion to the new shoe decision, this is a matter of practicality. Last September I re-hurt my left ankle somehow and it has never gotten better (yes, I am seeking medical treatment about this) so heels are hard to wear. In fact, I don't think I've worn anything that wasn't a flat shoe in forever (poor shoe collection, I have been reduced to living in my Converse, flat boots, sneakers or grey flats). I have a feeling the ankle won't get any better by the wedding (or not much) and since I am clumsy anyways, it's best not to tempt fate. I'd like to think my wedding day shoes will be comfy enough to dance the night away with family and friends but stylish enough for those wonderful shoe shots that I love in wedding day photography.

In light of this, I have been scouring stores and shops online.

This was the inspiration for the yellow shoe love. Plus it has feathers. Could it get any better?
(image from stylehive; shoe by j.crew)

How fun is this pair by Marc Jacobs? It's a shoe that has the cutest rat face you'll ever see. I especially love the little curl of the tail at the back.
(shoe found at zappos)

And lastly, but not least, this little gem reminds of the ruffly embellishments in my dress.
(shoe found on zappos; designed by Diego Di Lucca)
What do you think of a bright yellow shoe as my little secret?


Mae said...

I think it's magnificent and very you! I like the feathery ones for the bird elements you're using in your wedding. And they're peeptoe, correct? You could get a fun pedicure and show it off in those!

Then again, there's something to be said for the last pair, which DOES remind me of your dress.

Oh, and the rat faces are cute, and would be very surprising to people who see them!

wordbird said...

I love the first pair from J.Crew the best but I'd probably only ever wear it for the wedding. Plus they are very hard to come by.

I was thinking of getting the rat ones for every day use.

Lastly, I was leaning towards the third one but darn it all, they have none left in my size (or anywhere near my size). The hunt continues. (Or the wait for the last pair to become available begins.)