Wedding Shoes, Should I Splurge?

So while I am not skewing Prim and Propah all wedding crazy like, I think this is probably a post every gal can relate to… and it revolves around shoes! I have been thinking a lot about what I want to wear on my wedding day and while the dress is obvi uber important, I am starting to lean towards really splurging on a pair of designer shoes for my big day (and of course get some wear out of them afterwards).

So since I rarely spend big money on clothes and shoes… maybe the occasional handbag, but i think if I splurge for anything, why not some absolutely fabulous shoes! Ugh… oh the options!

 Valentino Peep Toe Lace Pumps, Miu Miu Glitter-Heel Patent Pump, Jimmy Choo Crown Glitter Platform Pump

 Lanvin Laser- Heel Ankle Wrap Pump, Christian Louboutin Patent Rolando Pump, Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plate T-Strap Wedge Sandal

All these are in my top as options. I know that some of them seem out of the norm but my wedding shoes are going to be something that I will cherish forever plus I am not going to be an average bride. These are all gorgeous and worthy adversaries.

There is one pair of shoes that I cannot help but be smitten with and of course, cannot stop thinking about. Remember this post about Jessica Biel’s shoes? If anyone EVER sees these shoes anywhere, you please let me know… I have tried to locate which Valentino collection they are from to determine when they will hit the market but so far, I am left empty handed. I am just obsessed and would probably work my colors around them haha.

What do you think of my picks? Are any of them splurge worthy?


Wedding Shoes, Should I Splurge?

Shoemint, is it Worth the Hype?

Let me preface this post by saying that I was and am still excited to see what Shoemint comes up with but as a start? I am a little disappointed. Let me explain: I am signed up for Jewelmint and Stylemint so it was no surprise to me that Shoemint was launching (because I got a ton of emails about it and it is plastered in my ad choices on every site I visit) so I was most definitely ready to see what Rachel Bilson, Steve Madden and Nicole Chavez brought to the table. Well, it turns out that all the “sneak peeks” and photos I had seen prior were actually the only shoes released on Black Friday as their debut collection for us to drool over; in short, I had already seen everything before the site was launched. There was no element of surprise when I was given my showroom.


The thing I like most about Jewelmint and Stylemint is that even if I don’t like what is in my monthly “showroom” there is the option to add more and basically purchase from the grand selection. With 6 pairs of shoes period, there wasn’t the option to do this…So don’t get me wrong, the 3 choices they had in 2 colors each, are pretty cool shoes.  I appreciate Shoemint’s urge to be fashion forward but where are the flats? Where are my mid-range heels? Where is the true selection? I love high heels just like every other woman but 4 out of 6 pairs of these shoes have 6 inch heels! The highest I have ever gone is 4 1/2 and let’s be honest, I don’t wear those every day. 

Out of all of their debut collection, I could only really imagine myself wearing the 4 inch wedges on a regular basis… and at $80 a pair, I want to be sure I am getting the most bang for my buck.



As of right now, all but one style on Shoemint is sold out… which leads me to believe that totally hyping up your demographic really does work but also that these shoes are marketable. I don’t know…. I was really excited and then left a little underwhelmed by the site’s launch. Though I am never one to give up on a new shoe line or a new place to get my fix, I am really hoping that the next collection has #1 more of a selection and #2 more of a selection… I just couldn’t pull the trigger this time around.


Did you pick up a pair of Shoemint shoes? If so, have you received them yet and was it worth the hype?

Shoemint, is it Worth the Hype?