Since before I even had a ring on my finger I've been searching for the perfect wedding shoe. My friend Leesa (also my co-MOH) got married last year and rocked some awesome red shoes under her wedding dress. I vowed right then and there that when I got married I would have some fabulous colored shoes on under my dress too.
And so the hunt began. I searched everywhere - DSW, Zappos, Payless, David's Bridal, several department stores and everywhere else I could think to type into my Google search engine. I found a lot of tempting shoes like these:
I was gonna dye these blue - they're David's Bridal
These are Nine West - a little casual though :(But none of these were perfect. So I kept searching. Then I stumbled upon these on a Weddingbee thread. The poster called these the perfect blue shoe and that they were. (Oh poo...they're not on zappos anymore so unfortunately I can't show ya'll they're hotness.)
One problem though. Every time I get close to spending that much on a pair of shoes I get crazy anxiety. I know they're not even $100 but still. I don't know how Carrie did it on Sex and the City for all those years.
Then yesterday my sister and I went out shopping for Halloween makeup for her zombie costume and we stumbled upon a new store, Nordstrom Rack. I know I've seen lots of cute blue dresses on the Nordstrom website so I thought we'd stop and check it out. We've been looking for bridesmaid dresses too. Guess what I found (it's not a dress)?
The perfect blue shoe!!! And they were under $50. Yay!!!! They're Steve Madden and have a 4 1/4" heel on them. That'll making planting a big kiss on my mister just that much easier. I'll only be about 6" shorter than him instead of my usual 10".
Here's a bit more shoe porn for you guys:
Now all I have to do is wait a year to wear them. Boo. I will just have to wear them around the house all year long to break them in.
I also recently decided that I'm going to be a 2-shoe bride. I plan on rocking these at the reception.
Can you say comfortable?
How long did it take you to find the perfect shoe? Can I show my mister the shoes or do they count as part of the ensemble so I shouldn't show him since he's not allowed to see my dress until the big day? Are you changing shoes for the reception?