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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shoes Part 1

I love shoes.  All sorts of shoes:

flip flops - the official footwear of the beach living crowd.

I even love sneakers... but only for exercise. lol. 

When it came time to think about my wedding outfit, I was most excited about the shoes.  I knew I wanted something different: a shoe in color.  I know this has become a very popular "thing" to do, but I had this idea quiet a few years ago and I was determined to go with it.

I had some criteria in mind:

  • higher than a 2.5" heel
  • preferably peep-toe
  • ankle strap and or strap of some sort for stability
  • Teal-ish color
  • enough time to break them in so I can wear them all day
  • don't want to break the bank

I began searching...

and searching.  Originally I thought I would go the designer route and finally buy a pair of Jimmy Choos, or Christian Louboutin heels.  The more and more I thought, the more I realized that wasn't really what I was envisioning.  I was envisioning this:

But in blue....

I knew I could also take this on myself.  So I began looking for the shoes that I could then crystallize.  My mom and I ran into a David's Bridal over the weekend.  There was a pair for about $60 that I liked and met almost all my requirements.  Mom was digging around the clearance section as I stomped around trying the shoes on.  She uncovered a box, in my size, almost identical to the ones I had on...but they were $25.00.  Um, HELLO?! YES PLEASE!!!!  They are great.  I'm going to be dying them in the next week or so and I'll be sure to picture the entire process!  SO EXCITED!

Did you have any shoe adventures?  Are you DIYing your shoes too?  Were you just as excited about your shoes - or is it just me? lol. 


The Vintage Modern Bride said...

that's awesome! i cant wait to see how they turn out!

AlwaysWright said...

I'm probably lucky. I did a search on bridal shoes on-line and the company Rainbow came up and I fell in love with most of their shoes. But instantly fell in love with my pair of shoes and where I bought my dress from sold Rainbow shoes so that was a bonus and made it much easier.

Saying I do said...

wow! I can't wait to see how that turns out, good for you they'll look great!

♥ cheryl elisabeth said...

I'm so excited to see how this turns out! I love my shoes, but I didn't do anything to them (except 'safety proof them with tons of padding so I don't die).

FutureMrsMcDermott said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! You should post a tutorial :)

GBR1980 said...

Wow they will turn out great, and with your crafting skills they will be beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product. I need to start looking for shoes but have no idea even where to start!