Fashion and Beauty

An Ode to My Wedding Shoes

November 26, 2013

I love shoes and I always have. When I was little I would squat down to examine my Aunt Val’s shoes — she always had the most fashionable ones — to get a better look at what I should be wearing as a four-year-old.

Because I never buy expensive designer shoes, I gave myself a “pass” so to speak during my engagement to buy new shoes for my wedding that I ordinarily would never purchase. Even though I spent more on this collection of shoes than normal, I still managed to get good deals on almost every pair for all of the festivities.

Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes

 These Jimmy Choos were the shoes — or should I say Choos — that I wore to my wedding. I got them on — drum roll please — Ebay. Originally over $600, I got them for $250. Again, I normally do NOT spend even that much for shoes, but these were so fun and sparkly — exactly how you want to be described at your own wedding — so I went for it. Ebay has lots of highly rated sellers — I never purchase from anyone with less than a 100% satisfaction rating — with a great selection of designer shoes like Jimmy Choos and Christian Louboutins, so if you are in the market, I’d check there after you try them on at a department store.

Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes

The wedge made the shoes much more comfortable and easy to dance in. I love them. They remind me of Dorothy shoes.

Valentino Bow Pumps

I wore this pair to my rehearsal dinner and the “after party” too. These fantastic Valentino pumps will be with me for forever and are so lady-like. I should have integrated them into my vows.

Valentino Bow Pumps

Tory Burch Sandals

I bought these Tory Burch heels at a major sale Tory was having — we are on first name terms — after July 4th. The middle of July and after-Christmas are prime retail sale times, so if you want something really expensive for the holidays, I’d request an IOU and then buy the item on sale after Christmas to save some serious money. I scored this pair for $120, originally about $300.

Tory Burch Sandals

Great height and color.

French Connection Ankle-Strap Sandals

I purchased this pair of French Connection ankle-strap sandals from Zappos for about $90 for my bachelorette party in Vegas. We had so much fun… They are super comfortable and a great buy.

The best part about all of these shoes is that I have worn them several times since my wedding, making them well worth the money spent. See my note here about investment pieces.

The wedding was such a special weekend and I’m so lucky to have married my best friend. While I am glad that all of the attention and hooplah is behind me — weddings are absolute circuses — I am having a bit of a moment reminiscing on these fantastic shoes. Tear.

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  • Reply Lauren Arizmendi November 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the nude Valentinos…my dream shoe!

    • Reply Anna November 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      They are fantastic, you need to get some Lauren! Perhaps a good Christmas present… Hope you are well and thank you for reading!

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