Some backstory: these are my wedding heels:
|Nine West Janika in turquoise - Getbyshoes.com - $76|
They're hot, right? Too bad I can't wear them when I get married. I am TOO TALL JONES! Matt is about 1/2" shorter than I am which leaves me no room for lift, and even though I consider myself a modern woman, I refuse to tower over my groom. Here's my backup:
|Havaianas Slim Peacock - $24 - Havaianas.com - I got mine on eBay ;)|
Cute, right?? I have peacock feathers in my bouquet so these are a nod to my style, which my florist described as "really natural with a little funk". We'll see if that's a good thing or a bad thing...
Here's my problem: flip flops are okay for dancing and running around during the reception, but what am I to get married in? My officiant pointed out that I don't want to "flip-flop, flip-flop" down the aisle and he shot down my brilliant idea to get married barefoot by simply saying, "Oh yes, there's nothing hotter than a bride with dirty feet."
With two weeks to go, I was determined to find something...
Yet, another shoe-block - I am a size 10.5 to 11. Yep, sucks for me! Most brands don't make half-sizes above 10, and good luck finding 11's that are cute. But I was DETERMINED! And I think I've succeeded. Here's what I found out:
JELLIES ARE BACK [AGAIN] AND THEY ARE EX-PENSIVE!!!
Jellies were around when I was 6-8, 13-15 and again, now. In all honesty, I don't have my finger on the pulse of the fashion industry because - a) I don't have money for that, and b) I don't have time for that - but in my quest for cute flats I was forced to browse online for at least three torture-filled hours.
Matt helped me pick out these jelly flats:
|Chinese Laundry Sweet Revenge Jelly Flats - $44.06 - Amazon.com|
I had to get a size 10 and by all reviews online they run big, so I might be safe. They shipped the day after I purchased them so we shall see soon enough! I was upset at having to pay nearly $50 for plastic shoes though....
BUT, I also found these designers doing studded/rhinestone jelly flats and was even more shocked by the prices:
Michael Kors Studded jelly flats - $50 - eBay
Stuart Weitzman - reg. $158/sale $95 - Bluefly.com
I wondered where this all started and I found out soon enough...
Jimmy Choo, you bastard. These retail at $235 (or used to, I couldn't find them for sale any longer). I found these on a blog called In Their Closet.com.
For $235, those better be gold-plated studs with flecks of gold in the plastic.
I think my shoe shopping is complete. All-in-all I spent about $150 bones on wedding shoes which I think is pretty good. Though, I went a little crazy on the wedding rehearsal dress...I love Free People.
|Free People - Nordstrom.com|