Monday, April 19, 2010

victory #13: my shoes



I have yet to tell you about my shoes.

I wanted yellow.  Not a bright sunshiny yellow...but a darker mustard yellow...and since I can't typically wear heels for longer than an hour or two...I really loved the idea of rocking flats.  Plus...how can I walk on the nature trails with my love that day if I wear heels?

And then I changed my mind and fell in love with dark teal....and thought teal shoes would be really cool.

So what did I buy?





A pair of royal blue Nina heels.  Random.  Yes.  I know.

They happen to be wicked comfortable (umm...welllllllll...they were comfortable when I put them on in the store, and that doesn't always equate to actual "real life" comfort...so we'll see).  I wasn't looking for shoes while I was out that day...they just sorta jumped at me.  The price was right.   So I bought them.  Even though they weren't yellow or teal...umm...or flats.  They are blue....and they are heels.  (A lil weird right?)  I guess this solidifies the fact that I'm a compulsive shopper...instead of hunting for "just the one most perfect thing" I grab what will work and move on.  Except our flowers....hummm....I thought long and hard about the flowers. 



I fully realize that my heels will get stuck in the earth as I enjoy all that is rustic Flagstaff...maybe I'll pick up a pair of those heel guard things.  Whatevs.

I probably won't wear these shoes much after the wedding.  (They happen to match my blue graduation dress...so I will get to wear them four days after the wedding for that....but then...I dunno.)  See, I do believe in good shoewear...I do invest in them...my Dankso's...my Chacos....my Naots....shoes I wear to work everyday.  Therefore, I chose not to go overboard with a pair of pricey pumps I might only wear once or twice...ever.   


One more thing I get to cross off the "to do" list.  


*note: if you are wondering about the random signage that my shoes are stepping all over in these images...it's our coffee table.  I picked up a wonderful art book of vintage pharmaceutical advertisements at a used bookstore...cut them out...arranged them...and then applied a liquid epoxy to the top...which hardened to a flat shiny plastic surface.  Oh...and then I painted the rest of the table a bright red.  It kinda rules.  Anyway...that's that.

19 comments:

  1. We are on the same timeline - got my shoes this weekend. A total score at Nordstrom Rack and posting them tomorrow. Love the royal blue heels - that's hot!

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  2. LOVE the shoes! And girl, WEAR these after your wedding! They're too gorgeous not to. If you're going out for dinner, throw on some jeans and slide those heels on and then you're good to go (oh, with a blouse, of course)!

    I went strappy for my wedding shoes. I was looking at something similar to this, but ended up finding a pair of gold strappy Ralph Lauren shoes off eBay several weeks ago - I'm also going to adorn the ends with shoe clips. Which shoe clips? I haven't decided!!

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  3. They are beautiful! I truly love them, always been a fan of this color, and comfort make them a total win!

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  4. I have been thinking of these exact shoes! My cousin wore those in purple at her wedding, my mom has a bunch of Nina's, and I realized that the heels I was rocking at high school proms were also Nina's. So they come highly recommended from the East Coast!

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  5. Love the color and the fun-but-simple peep-toe design. Also, Ninas are the only fancy shoes I can stand wearing without pain for the whole night. I am definitely rocking colorful Ninas for my wedding too, even if they're also impractical for our rustic ceremony. Oh well. They're a relatively inexpensive piece of joy that you can wear again to graduation and elsewhere. Enjoy!

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  6. LOVE the shoes and LOVE the coffee table! You've got such great taste.

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  7. Love the shoes on the coffee table. The pictures are fantastic. Could be prints.

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  8. those are HOT!! and blue shoes rock in my book!

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  9. I think they are awesome! Great choice!

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  10. I love your shoes! and the coffee table!!! I think I am going with a shoe color not included in my "colors" oh well!!!!

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  11. Your coffee table is pretty awesome. I am still looking for shoes, going with the mustard flats look myself actually!

    Those shoes you have are really pretty and look awesome on you table :)

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  12. Yes, it does rule! The shoes rule, too. Royal blue is my favorite color. Nice choice!

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  13. "Ninja Heels" . . . LOL. They're pretty. And YES, you do too have to wear them again! Love that coffee table. Please don't tell me you aren't taking it to New York.

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  14. Awesome shoes! I have the same ones except in apple green. Aren't they wickedly comfy??

    Just curious: which heel height are they?

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  15. I had to laugh when I read this.. I spent 3 months looking for the perfect pair of yellow shoes, and another 3 months looking for the perfect pair of blue shoes..

    And I bought the same Nina shoes as you, but in black, on the very same sort of whim.

    Fantastic!

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  16. I love them! I always love it when our brides where creative colored shoes. It really puts a personal touch on a wedding!

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  17. I LOVE royal blue. These heels are PERFECT. And not too high to be excruciatingly painful either. Good choice!

    Now you have to post a photo of your coffee table! Please?

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  18. I was convinced that I needed orange shoes, so what did I end up with? black and pinkish eel and snakeskin. they just seemed right. whatevs, I love them still. and ooh so comfy.

    your shoes are just lovely. and blue will be fantastic!!

    (and i owe you an email as soon as I get to a real computer...)

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  19. great shoes! love the style and design of them.
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