When I started shopping for my dress I started shopping for shoes. I know that's incredibly embarrassing but I just love the shoe shots from weddings and I knew I wanted to be a fabulous bride wearing fabulous shoes! (Definitely the vanity in me so I apologize in advance.) Well, fiance's aunt works at Neiman Marcus so I had been browsing and browsing but a 30% discount on designer shoes really doesn't add up to much. (Thanks any aunt L!) I just couldn't see spending over $400 for shoes as much as I MAY have loved them.
January came and I knew my dress was coming so I wanted to have my shoes for my first fitting. I came across the Kate Spade "Charm" shoe and thought that was the shoe for sure! Plus it came in gold glitter.. what more could I want?! Well I loved the shoe, but the shoe did not love the dress. When I took the shoes back with me for my second fitting I kept snagging the tulle and it made me paranoid, especially mom.
It IS super cute right?! So I went back to my Neiman about a month ago and went searching because I knew the once yearly sale was coming up and I had in fact, had my eye on a particular pair of amazing Valentino's that would be within my price range. Well I went to Neiman to try them on one more time and they were just SO high and I don't normally wear heels so they made me a bit nervous..
Well Neiman had a sale rack with an awesome pair of Jimmy Choo's on clearance that I really loved and fiance loved, but gasp, they had a spot on the leather!! And I was NOT paying for damaged goods especially for my wedding and when they're still quite pricy.. But they were fab. (These were similar but not the same.)Since they were a bit damaged I didn't want to get them but I notice how much more comfortable I felt in them versus the Valentino's because of the straps at the top. The lady at Neiman mentioned a store in Charlotte, Coplon's, that was down the road and how they might have something. Low and behold it was a store I had received information about after I had done some searching on a particular pair of wedding earrings I wanted to purchase!! (More on the earrings later!!) So we hopped on over to look at their selection. Well they were having a killer sale and I walked over to look at a pair of sparkly Loubs that caught my eye. They were a 6.5 and on sale, but the tag was still a little high. I asked the lady if they were any more off and she said they had just made mark downs today and they were only $50 more than the Kate Spades!!! NO WAY. 60% off on a pair of Christian Louboutins!!! All that was left to do was try them on...
Forgive the iPhone shots and my tiny toes!
Sold!! I L-O-V-E these shoes!!! I can't stop looking at the photos. I'm so excited to wear something so fab and to know they're also unique. That's something I really wanted to capture with our wedding. Being unique to us and our own personal style and taste. A bonus, my mom loved the shoes and I picked up my dress last weekend and they didn't snag! WOO HOO! Plus I look forward to wearing them on many nights out. Too bad I can't wear them for the Bachelorette party, they'd be a great addition..
What are you wearing on your wedding day?!