I know I shouldn’t even be looking at shoes until I have found my dress, but I accidently fell in love with Louboutin’s Glitter Slingbacks.
I have been lusting after them for months. Whenever I am in Friendship Heights, I stop in Neiman Marcus to visit them.
There are three obvious problems with these shoes.
1. They are $775, bigger than my dress budget
2. J is 3 inches shorter than me and doesn’t want a large height discrepency between us in photos. If I wore 4″ heels, I would be towering over her.
3. The ceremony and reception will be in the grass and I don’t want to be sinking.
So I will continue to visit them and maybe buy a cheap pair of slingbacks from Target and glue glitter on them.
Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Erica.
Photo by Lara Swanson
I don’t know where I first heard the phrase “statement shoes,” but whenever it was, it stuck. From my lovely friend’s wedding where all of us bridesmaids and herself wore the same blue floral heels (and had multiple pictures taken of the pile of them during the getting ready!) to Harper’s Bazaar even having a Statement Shoes video, apparently saying something with your shoes is WAY in.
You’ve seen the ceremony… now on to the little details!
All photographs by Kelly Prizel Photography
I went a little craft crazy with our wedding. Which was weird, since I had never undertaken a craft project in my life up to that point. I think I was just really scared that our wedding would end up looking like every other wedding in the history of weddings. I’m not sure why that scared me so much — probably because I was unsure about my feelings about weddings and marriage in the first place. So I crafted away for months and months (I’m not sure I would recommend taking on so many crafty details to anyone else — although I loved it, I did feel a little insane in the weeks before the wedding). So here they are… all the pretty little details, for your enjoyment!
Escort Cards and Table Numbers
You may remember from this post, that I was particularly excited about these vintage math flash cards. And they did not disappoint. They were pretty, they were unique, and I think people got a kick out of ‘em.
Okay, I need y’all to point me in the right direction. When Beau and I got engaged, I immediately started scouring the internet, local bridal boutiques, and area thrift stores for the perfect dress (which I ended up finding over at Janay A. Handmade‘s etsy shop). Finding a dress was difficult, but also kind of fun… I wanted to do it. However, the hunt for Beau’s outfit has been a different beast all together — in fact, we haven’t really even begun hunting… oops.
As I’m sure y’all are already aware, for butch women, staring down a formal event can be massively stress-inducing. A dress? Um… no. A suit? Yeah, maybe… if you can find one that fits. And shoes… oh shoes… there are so many fabulous ones, but they’re all so freakin’ BIG. Needless to say… we’re in a formal(ish) attire pickle.
Our one saving grace has been H&M… they make slim cut suits for hipster boys that fit Beau almost perfectly (minus the boobs)… but the problem with H&M is that the suits they make in nice fabrics they’ll only sell as a set (pants and jacket together) and Beau’s measurements don’t line up… she would need to mix and match a different pants and jacket sizes and we don’t want to have to buy the same suit twice in different sizes… arg.
So, let me tell you what we want, and you, oh powerful internets, will tell us where to begin our search: A nice light grey, light wool, crisp, non-wrinkly pants/vest pair over a perfectly tailored white collared shirt with a fab tie and to top it off, some kick ass men’s shoes (for a women’s size seven feet). Does our dream outfit exist? Where do we begin? And can someone solve the boobs in men’s vests/shirts problem (any genderqueer-friendly tailors in the Baltimore/DC area)?