And finally I lucked out and found these:
They are pretty much perfect. They've got the side strappy deal that I like and the behind-the-heel strap that I think looks so elegant. The light, silvery color appeals to me and works well with my dress. Plus, there's just the smallest touch of bling which is awesome. And best of all...
...the heels are the perfect height!
There are just a couple of things that I'm worried about. The strap doesn't really hold my heel in place, so they flop around a bit, but I spent a lot of time walking and dancing in them at the store (much to the other customers' chagrin) and it was fine, so I think that will work out. More problematic is the utter lack of traction. I definitely like me some traction, especially since catching myself in this dress will not be easy, but my dad said he can rough up the bottoms for me, so we'll make it work.
On the whole, they fit my criteria really well, so I'm happy to check another thing off the list.
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I'm happy with them, especially because they actually fit into my budget, but they're not my dream shoes. For as long as I can remember, there has been only one shoe that I ever truly loved, one shoe that would be special enough for my wedding day, one shoe. to rule. them....all right, not really, but when I first envisioned my wedding shoes, only one image came to mind.
That's right, a glass slipper. A real glass slipper. What can I say? I'm Disney obsessed, and Cinderella was my favorite movie when I was little.
I knew this was completely impractical and never going to happen from the beginning, but my shoe search really started with obsessively googling real glass slippers. The above were the only ones I could find that were real and would fit a real foot. They are almost $300. Obviously, that was not happening. But for a moment, I did dream of walking down the aisle in these beauties...and then changing into shoes that were not trying to destroy my feet for the reception.
It's probably best that I could never afford glass slippers. There are so many things that could go wrong. But I love that they actually exist, and perhaps someday I'll buy my dream shoes anyway. For now, I'm content with the practical pretties that I have.
All right, I know I'm not the only one who wanted to be Cinderella on her wedding day. Fess up. Who else is salivating at the thought of wearing glass slippers?