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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shoes, Revisited

I've done some more searching for shoes.  I think I'm closer to deciding what I want than I was a few months ago.  I am certain that I will order from Amazon.  I'm a Prime member, so I get free 2-day shipping.  Also, I get free returns.  

That's a big deal for me.  I can't seem to find any shoes in stores that I like but I'm terrified of buying shoes online (it's difficult for me to find shoes that fit!).  So, since I can return things to Amazon for free if they don't fit, it eases my mind.  Especially since I know that Amazon returns are super easy.

Anyway, that certainly narrowed my search (thankfully!).  I limited my Amazon search to prime eligible, navy colored shoes made of man-made materials (no leather -- they have to be animal friendly).  That still left a whole lot of options!  Here are a few of my favorites:

 These are probably my least favorite.  They are cute, but I think I want something a little more feminine.  The rivets might be a little too much for me.  However, they are only $21.99 -- great deal!  

These are super cute and fun looking.  However, they have a 5 inch heel.  That almost surely spells disaster for my walk down the aisle.  ;)  These are a fantastic deal at $16.00 a pair (wow!) but I'm thinking they're probably not right for me.  

These are a lot like what I pictured.  However, I'm concerned about the color.  They say that they're navy, but if they are true to the color on my computer screen, they seem to be more royal blue... not what I want.  These are a little more expensive, but still very reasonable at $34.50 a pair.  These are definitely in the running.


These shoes are a little plain, but if I got these, I would jazz them up a bit with a pearl brooch (I plan to wear pearls, have a pearl tiara, and also have my BMs wear pearls!) on each shoe.  These shoes are a little more expensive at $34.99.  The brooches I found are on eBay for $2.85 a piece.  So, the shoes still wouldn't be that expensive.  These are also in the running!  

 These are really cute.  These are something that I would normally wear (when I actually wear heels).  I'm trying to decide if that is a good thing or not.  I'm not sure if it's a good thing because I would be comfortable or if it's a bad thing because I should step outside the box for my wedding shoes.  These shoes are great at $27.60 a pair.  

I really like these shoes.  Again, they're similar to something I would normally wear, but they've also got some cute, feminine touches (the bow!).  They've also got just a little bit of bling.  The heels are only 2 1/2 inches, too, so they shouldn't be too uncomfortable!  And, these puppies are a steal at $21.38. 

*Sigh*  So many options.  And all so cute.  Thoughts?


  1. Hi Tara, You've done a nice job on your blog here! It's exciting to read all about your DIY projects, your planning for the wedding, etc!

    I love the navy shoes with the brooch, very classic style, and the pearls add a beautiful touch. The heel looks a little bit wider so it would help walking around the park & on the grassy areas (especially when it comes to photo time)

    Can't find shoes in my size (10W or 11W depending on style), so I hope you don't mind that I'm "wrapping & decorating" a shoebox and I'll be clomping around decked out as such! *laughing*


  2. Thanks, Kim!

    One of my biggest concerns was walking on the grass. I almost looked for wedges but I couldn't get myself to do it. I just don't like the look of them as well.

    Now I can't get the image of you walking around the wedding with shoeboxes on your feet! I hope that you will find an alternative, but if not, at least we will have some very interesting photos!

  3. ... wedgies.. *shudder*.. sounds good you nixed that idea!

    Well, I CAN glue some fluffy fabric on the box and make some bunny ears if that helps? Heck, just for you and Philip, I'll grab some navy & ivory fabrics too!


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