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When your shoes no longer do (aka Meresal''s influance)

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allycat0303

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Hey everyone,

So for day''s I have been lusting after Meresal''s shoes, and came to the conclusion that I need new shoes!!

Background: I''ve had these shoes for 5 years (I KNOW! Can you imagine having shoes for FIVE years, and thinking of wearing them for your wedding). With the belief that they would be my something old. But looking at them now, I think maybe they are outdated for a wedding. And with Meresal''s CL droolfest on my mind, I started scoring the internet for a pair of shoes.

The heel on my shoe is 4'' inches. My dress was made hollow to hem for a 4'' inch heel. I could probably sneak in 3 3/4, but no less. My dress is natural silk color so white, but not a true white.

I also love a stiletto-ish heel. It MUST be a stiletto heel. And I LOVE a shoe with a bow.

If you ladies have any suggestions, I would really appreciate it!

My budget is $250 USD (I could do $300) if something is drool worthy though. I''ve combed through zappos already, and nothing of intrest.

I''ll post pictures of the 5-year shoe. Which is not completely out of the running (unless you gals say it''s really ugly and updated).

Thanks!
 

allycat0303

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My dress. I don't think the shoes go with the dress. I think because of the black sole, or maybe because it's too much for my dress.

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allycat0303

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I found this on zappos, I would have the sole painted tan. I don''t like the black. They are really cheap.

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allycat0303

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These are nice too. From zappos, but the 3'' 1/4 inch and they only have 6.5, but maybe someone on this site would like them...

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allycat0303

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In case, you can''t tell, I LOVE the bows. However, maybe with the bow on my dress it would be TOO many bows. Which is another reason why those CL of Meresal''s are perfect. They are the perfect compromise between a bow, and not a bow
 

meresal

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Ok ally... I am determined to help you find a new shoe
. It literally hurts to hear you like this!!

I LOVE these... they do have a bow (which I think will look great with your dress), but it's minimal, and I just adore the hidden bling on the inside of the loops!!
http://www.vivaladiva.com/productcache/VLD/BO2033/AR658ID.html
(small disclaimer: I can't tell if they ship to the US)

ETA: They don't deliver to anywhere outside UK. However, it says that "If this is a probelm, please email us."?? Maybe it can be by-passed.)

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meresal

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Date: 3/20/2009 8:24:52 AM
Author: allycat0303
My dress. I don''t think the shoes go with the dress. I think because of the black sole, or maybe because it''s too much for my dress.
Please don''t hate me... but I agree. The shoes are great, but they just do give out the soft/romantic feel that maskes your dress so gorgeous. I think it''s the shiny leather of the material.
 

allycat0303

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Meresal: I agree with you about the shoes not going with the dress. They are great, but I bought them LOOONG before the dress. I always figured that no one sees the shoes, but yours have opened my eyes to a whole new WORLD! I love "we don''t ship to us ones." Oh my gosh, I realized you started a shoe thread. It''s like 1-800-find-weddingshoes. I love it.

Deelight: Oh those are pretty. But over budget I''m afraid. My gosh these things are dreadfully expensive.
 

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Meresol, you DO realize that all of us are going to be comparing our ordinary wedding shoes to your holy grail shoes, do you not? After seeing those stunning CL shoes, our shoes, no matter how nice, now feel like ugly ducklings.
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 10:35:05 AM
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Meresol, you DO realize that all of us are going to be comparing our ordinary wedding shoes to your holy grail shoes, do you not? After seeing those stunning CL shoes, our shoes, no matter how nice, now feel like ugly ducklings.
Not me, because I am getting CLs even if I have to use blackmail
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 8:22:56 AM
Author:allycat0303
Background: I''ve had these shoes for 5 years (I KNOW! Can you imagine having shoes for FIVE years, and thinking of wearing them for your wedding).



I can top that! I''m wearing my prom shoes for my wedding in May. Prom was in May 2000...almost exactly NINE years ago! They''re classic silver strappy sandals, not much of a heel (FI is only 3" taller than me and insists on remaining so), and I love a bargain just as much as I love getting new shoes.

Anyway, now back to your regularly scheduled thread...
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 10:35:05 AM
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Meresol, you DO realize that all of us are going to be comparing our ordinary wedding shoes to your holy grail shoes, do you not? After seeing those stunning CL shoes, our shoes, no matter how nice, now feel like ugly ducklings.
Not entirely true. I have around 4 pairs of possible wedding shoes and while Meresal''s are beautiful, they wouldn''t go with my ensemble, and they aren''t quirky enough for me in general.

Now I''ll be honest and say that I would love to have them for the honeymoon...
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 9:21:23 AM
Author: meresal
Date: 3/20/2009 8:24:52 AM
Author: allycat0303
My dress. I don't think the shoes go with the dress. I think because of the black sole, or maybe because it's too much for my dress.
Please don't hate me... but I agree. The shoes are great, but they just do give out the soft/romantic feel that maskes your dress so gorgeous. I think it's the shiny leather of the material.
I'm with both of you on this. I think you should wear them to the rehearsal dinner or some other event so they don't go completely unused, (what brand are they anyway?) and get another pair for your dress. I think they need to be softer and more feminine too...
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 8:31:24 AM
Author: allycat0303
I found this on zappos, I would have the sole painted tan. I don''t like the black. They are really cheap.

I like these with your dress best, of the options so far. I also think the shoes you have are mismatched with your dress. What a beautiful dress, though!
 

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I just wanted to say that your dress is UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS and deserves AH-MAZING shoes. Think you''re right that the 5 yr "something old" (LOL) shoes aren''t "it". Wear ''em on the honeymoon with some white lacy unmentionables so you can get your $$ worth and keep on looking for new shoe Holy Grail-ness.
 

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icekid

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Ally,

So funny... I looove bows on shoes, too. I am going to bed soon (long ER shift tomorrow eww), but I will start searching over the weekend. I think shoes make a lovely diversion for other more stressful things that are going on in real life!

(by the way, your dress is unbelievably stunning and romantic... you're going to be gorgeous!)
 

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Kerbear560

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Popping out of lurkdom to play! What about these? They have a 3 3/4" heel, and are $92.95! They come in white too, if these are too ivory to match your dress!


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FrekeChild

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I love some of the ones that Deco has posted. Especially the ones with the jeweled detail on the vamp.
 

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So many gorgeous shoes!

Just wanted to say that if anyone sees shoes in the UK that they love you can have them shipped to me and I will send them on
 

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Bumpity Bump ... Ally, checked back in yet??
 

allycat0303

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Hey Deco,

I have indeed checked back. I worked the night shift, slept maybe 2 hours, and woke up looking at shoes. I''m hesitating between the badgley mischka that you found, and the one''s that Kerbear posted. The problem the Badgley Mischka''s is that when you try to select the color, there is none (and also for shipping to Canada).

Kerbear''s ship to Canada, and they are really cheap. I figure if I don`t like them, I could always wear them to rehersal dinner ya know? I also like the 4 inch (195$) ones, but I am classically not a pump girl, so I''m worried that I like those only in *theory* i.e on other people. I own one pair of pumps and have never worn them.

So still debating. My fiance thinks we''re all a little crazy (but cute).

Love you gals for the help!

Ally
 
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