I know we were in the middle of a discussion about photographers, but a much more pressing issue has arisen. Tune in next time for the gripping conclusion to “Mr. and Miss Potion Search for a Photographer”!
Previously, on Miss Potion’s blog:Our colors are inspired by fall leaves—purple, red, orange, and green My dress is secondhand and rather old (Mr. Potion, clicking that link may be hazardous to your health. I cannot guarantee your safety, should you click that link. Continue at your own risk.) After much consideration, flats seem to be the way to go, shoe-wise
So, I gave myself a bunch of rules for choosing a shoe, remember?Flats Comfy enough to be worn all day No exposed toe A strap (At least) one of our wedding colors TOTALLY AWESOME $60 or less, if possible
Image via Team Starkid’s merch shop / You should buy this shirt.
This weekend, Mr. Potion and I were at the mall BUYING WEDDING BANDS, Y’ALL. WEDDING BANDS. THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL (more on that later). We wandered into Charlotte Russe because I just can’t pass up a sale on cheaply made, slightly trashy clothes.
They were having a “buy one get one for $12” shoe sale, and as I am STILL in the market for a pair of shoes, I figured I’d look around.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but the most epic glittery ankle booties EVAR. Do they meet any of the requirements? THEY MEET THE AWESOME REQUIREMENT!
Mr. Potion actually convinced me to try them on—they are, he insisted, so me, and what better time to wear slightly ridiculous shoes than your wedding day? They’re pretty kick-ass, but there’s just a couple of small problems. First off, the height:
You can’t really tell in this shot, but those heels are probably a good three inches high, if not more, plus the front is sitting on a platform. Mr. Potion kept saying it’s not a big deal if they’re comfortable, but then I told him to stand up and kiss me. He didn’t have to lean down. Um, weird. That’s about the time he started backing off on his enthusiasm…
The only way I could describe them when wearing them was,吸引了同窗们的驻足观赏, “They’re so…Ziggy Stardust!” to which Mr. Potion replied, “…and David Bowie is the definition of awesome. What’s your point?”
Image via Fishbowl NY
Of course, my generation might be more apt to think that these boots are so Lady Gaga. And they are—in that Lady Gaga tries too hard to be “cool.” I mean, I definitely have a thing for boots…
My “combat boots,” worn most often with a short floral-printed dress / Personal photo
Yes, I am a “tuck my jeans into my boots” kind of girl. / Personal photo
…it’s just that the combination of an unconventional shoe style, loud, sparkly color, and crazy height makes these boots just a liiiiiiiiiiiiiittle too much.
So I didn’t buy them.
I did, however, buy a nice pair of flats from that online shop I adore so much—ModCloth (along with an adorable dress to wear to my upcoming bridal shower—eek!). Only…I’m not sure I like them either.
They meet all the requirements…except perhaps the awesome part. I mean, they’re adorable, but…I don’t know. I think there are more negatives to these than positives. First, there’s the material:
Disregard the jumbled mess of wires in the background. / Personal photo
So they’re made of this flexible rubber-y stuff, which is super comfortable but also not very supportive. Methinks my feet might grow weary by the end of the reception. I have an adorable pair of flats to change into at the reception if I end up going with heels, but I’d feel silly changing from one pair of flats to another pair of flats.
Then there’s the shape—they’re kind of narrow, and my feet are kind of…funky. I have really narrow ankles and a really wide “box”—I’m not sure what you actually call it, but the part of your foot where the toes connect. In a pointe shoe, the area at the toe is called the “box,” and I always had to go with a wide box (and a narrow ankle). Hooray for Gaynor Minden!
Disregard the marks on my feet from the shoes I was wearing all day. / Personal photo
See how funky they make my feet look? You can tell where the area around my arch appears to bulge out past the cut of the shoe. Plus I have toe-cleavage. Trashy.
I have 30 days from the day they shipped to return them for a refund, which means I have…not a lot of time to decide if I want to keep them or not.
Finally—those cute flats I talked about for changing into? Those would be these puppies—my oxfords:
If I do end up using these as reception shoes, I plan to change out the laces for a brightly colored ribbon.
I really, really like oxfords. I think they’re adorable. I’ve been searching for oxfords in the wedding colors (and also the budget), but I haven’t had any luck. I’ve found silver ones, but my bridesmaids are wearing silver shoes, and I want to wear a bold color to stand out (because, you know, being the bride won’t be standing out enough).
So, hive, here???s where you come in. Vote quickly, because if I???m going to exchange the ModCloth shoes, I need to do it fast! Should I:Wear the ModCloth shoes so I can be done shopping Go back to Charlotte Russe and get the David Bowie shoes, because it???s my wedding day and I deserve to be an absolute diva, even if it will look a little silly Keep looking for something that meets the requirements,2016年128期特码, especially the awesome bit Wear some awesome oxfords you have found for me on the interwebs at a link you will provide in the comments
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