A lot of people complimented me on my wedding shoes and the fact that they matched my lace wedding dress perfectly (it wasn’t intentional, it just happened!), so I thought it would be interesting to share how I ended up getting this pair of shoes, which trust me was a huge deal for me!
I should start by stating that buying shoes is a tedious task for me, as I’m usually drawn to bags rather than shoes. So a few years ago I made a “pact” with myself: I see a pair of shoes I like, I buy it on the spot. The only second thoughts I am allowed to have is about the said pair of shoes fitting my lifestyle and being comfortable or I would end with a rather large collection of pretty looking high heels that I would rarely wear (lesson learned).
Now, choosing the wedding shoes is almost as important as choosing the wedding dress. Only for me it was even harder! I started looking for shoes in early March (the wedding was in June) and the stores hadn’t rolled out their spring collections by then, so I postponed my search for a bit.
To be honest I didn’t have a clear idea of how my wedding shoes should be, but I had a few “guidelines”: I didn’t want peep toe shoes because I find them uncomfortable and I wasn’t looking for the typical white satin shoes adorned with Swarovski crystals (or not).
So, I set out to look for pastel colored shoes to match my color theme. My Prada pumps would be a really good fit and I said to myself that if I didn’t find a pair of shoes I liked that would be my backup plan!
I started off trying out patent pumps (that reminded me of the said pair of pumps I own), nude colored slingbacks, and silver colored high heeled sandals. And I didn’t like anything AT ALL!!
By then it was the 1st of April and I had to choose my shoes, buy them and get them to the designer so that the dress hem could be determined. So…Pinterest once again came to the rescue. I was scrolling through my home page when I spotted this pair of Kate Spade shoes on Glitter Guide’s board. I turned to my fiance and said “Now that’s a pair of shoes I would wear!!” So I started looking for the shoes online. One thing led to another and I found myself browsing the Kate Spade collection on Nordstrom. And I stopped when I saw these slingbacks.
That was it! That was my shoe! It wasn’t peep toed, it had a reasonable heel and it had this lacy effect that matched my wedding dress. And then I started thinking “How will I know if it fits?”, “What is the right size for me?”, “I never shop for clothes and shoes online”. It lasted 2 hours, an email to Nordstrom, perusing Kate Spade size guide, measuring my feet again and again until I determined my size. Then I pulled the plug, took my credit card and ordered the shoes!
After waiting for almost 2 weeks for my shoes to travel from the US and pass border control (which took 3 full business days!!), the pair was finally on my
hands feet! The first thing that I wanted to check was the fit, as I had ordered half a size up, just to be on the safe side. And yes, I should have ordered 7,5 instead of 8…but a silicone pad did the trick in the end!
I did wear them a bit before the wedding to break them in, which was a wise choice and on the wedding day I didn’t have problem with the shoes whatsoever. Lastly you want to know what I love about my shoes? That I can wear them again, easily and they can be styled with anything from jeans to dresses. Score!
So tell me, what do you think about them?