There is a lot of shit stuff to decide when you are planning a wedding. Some of the things are fun like picking a wedding dress, flowers, and creating a wedding registry. And then other things aren't as fun, even if you think that they would be, like planning a menu for 150 people, picking out invitations, and finding shoes.
The bridesmaids needed a color of shoes to wear, I decided to go with gold because the other option was ivory and really, who wears ivory shoes outside of 80s parties? or i don't know, maybe people do. I don't really speak fashion fluently, I just participate. Then Rebecca informed me that there aren't any good gold shoes out there for her. So I told her to expand to silver if she needed it because I firmly believe a happy bridesmaid makes a happy bride.
And after I was already tired of shoes I realized that I needed shoes because I can't get my dress fitted until I have them.
I had this really great idea to wear dark blue peep-toe sling-backs because I saw a pair of ridiculously cute jimmy choos and I thought they would look really neat with my dress. Then Rebecca found out for me that they were 576 british dollars and actually closer to $800 american dollars. I know this marriage is a one time thing but no way i am paying for shoes that cost more than my dress. And so the great hunt began for shoes that looked like the jimmy choos but didn't cost like the jimmy choos. That got old fast because shopping is not a hobby of mine.
I happened to whine about it on twitter and my lovely, talented, and very fashion forward maid of honor, Cat, came to my rescue with a website that led me to these shoes which i could have dyed dark blue or buy in ivory - which Cat informs me is perfectly acceptable and actually quite common. Also, my very favorite new york reader, and quite possibly only new york reader, PANTS sent me these incredibly awesome shoes without even knowing what I was looking for... because she is just that cool. And so I'm trying to decide between dye-able or ivory shoes from kit's site and then another function where I can wear the kick-ass shoes from PANTS's site.
Doesn't this whole thing just make you want to hate shoes and wear flip flops?