Now here I am, getting married. Do you think my obsession has extended to my wedding day shoes? Um. Yeah.
The first pair I fell in love with?
The Stuart Weitzman "Oboe." Wedge heel, adorable bow at the front, open toe--they were perfect! What's not to love? How about the price tag.
Before we go any further, I should explain a little bit about my love of shoes. See, I love inexpensive shoes. More shoes for less money equals supreme happiness! I would rather have ten pairs of twenty-ish dollar shoes or five pairs of forty-ish dollar shoes than one pair of two hundred dollar shoes. I know, I know, you get what you pay for and all that, and I have worn out many a shoe in my time. But, I also have to be budget-conscious. I have been extremely lucky not to have fallen in love with a pair of shoes I could never afford.
With that in mind, back to the Stuart Weitzmans! I saw the $325 price tag and I wanted to cry. Still, I thought, this is my wedding day, and there's no better reason to spend a boatload of cash on shoes than my wedding day, right? I clicked on the box to select a size and BAM! Problem number two: they don't come in my size (must have been a run on size 10--I know, my feet are gigantic!). I checked another website: no dice. Apparently Stuart Weitzman doesn't make those shoes in size 10.
I was lamenting my predicament to Mr. Goodlaff, who comes back with "So, let me get this straight: you found the perfect wedding shoes except for they don't come in your size and they cost way too much money?"
Unfortunately, he had a point. I gave up on Stuart.
I read a lot about the colored-shoe trend, and given that one of our wedding colors was cobalt blue, I decided my shoes could be my "something blue" and set out on new search for the perfect wedding shoes.
What do I find?
Keep dreaming Miss Goodlaff, keep dreaming. I didn't even want to know the price, so I moved on.
Luckily, the good folks at Zappos had some great options for me, and I finally narrowed it down to these two pairs:
I liked the color of the Jeanettes better, but preferred the classy, retro feel of the Laelas. Neither of these pairs had ridiculous heel heights, and both were within a reasonable price range. I couldn't make up my mind, so I asked Mr. Goodlaff for his input.
Aren't they beautiful! I was so thrilled with my first online shoe-shopping experience, and pleasantly surprised at how well they fit my feet. They just need a little bit of sparkle and they will be perfect!
Did price play a part in deciding on your wedding accessories?