Love the Look: Strap on Some Royal Blue Shoes

How did I get the blue shoes bug? It all started a few weekends ago. Those blasted emails I get from TheKnot.com, with deals that make me want to buy more things than I need, had a subheading, which essentially said, “Things you wish you knew about what to do after you get your wedding dress but won’t have a clue about until you click this button.” And darned if the Knot mind readers weren’t right. The site was, in fact, very useful, and cautioned that before I have my first dress fitting, I need to indulge in commercialism. I needed by wedding shoes, to be specific, along with jewelry, hair accessories and undergarments. Naturally, I stopped at the word “shoes.”

I’ve pretty much written off any chance that I’ll ever be comfortable in heels. The memory of looking like CP3O as I tried to strut in my stuff in heels at Jim’s Beale Street 21st birthday dinner remains all too fresh in my mind. My default shoe is always the comfortably low ballet flat. When I looked up “wedding shoes” on Zappos though, I started thinking big, like big heels big. Then I did that girly thing I’m petrified of doing,  where I convince myself I want, nay need, nay deserve the most gorgeous, elaborate, beautiful (insert whatever thing I’m looking at) possible. I shook myself out of it and set the price range at less than $100 — a pretty generous price bracket for my fiscally responsible mind to entertain — and began looking.

Royal Blue Hue: I adore the hint of color that brides show off in their wedding photo shoots. At first, I went with a conservative navy blue. The heel and fabric flower were enough, I thought. They shoes were super cute and I couldn’t believe how tall I felt next to my 6’2″ dashing future groom, but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. Zappos let me return the box, with no qualms and free shipping, so I’m hoping to order from them again.

Future Husband and I chatted about color and decided to opt for a brighter hue of royal blue. The color is other worldly in its brightness but reminiscent of the sky we walk under with every passing day. There, I’ve given it symbolic meaning too, so I guess I have to get them now. (This is how my crazed literary mind works, in case you were wondering.)

Flowers on Her Shoes: Googling “royal blue wedding shoe peep toe flower clip” hasn’t yielded a ton of results, but I know that if I don’t find a floral attaché, I can order some gorgeous embellishments on Etsy, like this clip/brooch from Coloureen on Etsy. There are plenty adorable options out there for any bride. Jeweled embellishments are easier to come by, and can have a lot of character as well.

A Color to Dye for: If all else fails, I can resort to dying my dream shoe that perfectly lovely hue. I balked at David’s Bridal for a dress, but their shoes are actually pretty decently priced and they have a great selection. Dyeables are available on websites, through a simple Google search, as well. Oh, Google, how I rely on thee for all things wedding.

To Be Continued…Will I find my dream shoe by my first fitting? Maybe not. Do I dare take my first steps into matrimony on potentially shaky feet, or will I overcome my fear of high heels for that life-changing walk down the aisle? I guess we’ll just have to see now, won’t we? Game on.

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5 thoughts on “Love the Look: Strap on Some Royal Blue Shoes

  1. love the idea of a colored shoe under your wedding dress, so fun and girly. i like the “me too” bowed heels you posted, not too high and the heel isn’t too thin!

    • There’s adorable, but 3 3/4″ inches, which is a challenge for me. Plus, I get up to almost 5’11” in them, which is pretty much giantess stature. You seem to have the walking in heels thing mastered. Want to show me some tips when you’re back in town? :)

  2. love love the idea of blue shoes. something new and something blue. it’s two birds with one stone!

  3. Pingback: Top 28 Reasons I’m Glad I’m 28 – Part Une « bridefied

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