Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bridesmaid Style Board 1: Shoes

As I mentioned in my Quick Takes last week, I'm going to be a bridesmaid this summer for my future sister-in-law (my brother-in-law's fiancee).  She is letting the bridesmaids (all 13 of us!) pick our own dresses and shoes within the "rustic chic" theme of their wedding. While I appreciate that each of us can pick something that fits our body type and style so we look good and will be able to wear it again, I am infinitely indecisive (which drives my husband crazy) and I don't have a whole lot of fashion sense (no wonder this is one of the first fashion posts I'm writing).  I don't think I ever leave the house looking ridiculous, but I certainly don't put together creative ensembles that could be considered "stylish".  So I need your help!  I'm putting together some style boards of dresses, heels (for the ceremony), and cowboy boots (for the reception) and I'm looking for advice to narrow down the options.

This post is all about heels.  (Don't forget to visit the bridesmaid dress style board for dress ideas!) The only guidance the bride gave on shoes for the church is that they should be nude heels.  That leaves the options wide open.  I have to admit that I am really excited about this because it gives me an excuse to buy heels that could potentially be reworn quite a bit and, if I'm not mistaken, it seems that nude heels are currently in style.

Here is my style board of nude pumps:

1. Waleo in Nude Patent, Jessica Simpson ($89.99) 2. Francesca in Nude Patent, Jessica Simpson ($69.90) 3. Doyscher in Bone, Aldo ($49.99) 4. Calie in Nude Patent, Jessica Simpson ($79.99) 5. New Love in Nude Patent, Chinese Laundry (68.95) 6. Loveme Pump in Nude Suede, Michael Antonio ($44.99)

And some more "fun" options:

1. Haylow in Blush, Steve Madden ($59.49) 2. Aveline in Latte Satin, rsvp ($23.70) 3. Halie in Nude Patent, Jessica Simpson ($88.95) 4. Eileen in Taupe, Fergalicious ($30.99) 5. Mona in Nude Patent, Fergalicious ($35.99) 6. Neutral-35 Velvet Peep Toe Pump in Nude, Qupid ($23.60) 7. Traffic Jam in Nude Patent, Chinese Laundry ($67.49) 8. Endo in Nude Patent, Jessica Simpson ($67.99)

Did you notice a common theme here?  Who knew Jessica Simpson made such gorgeous shoes?

They are only for the ceremony so comfort isn't necessarily a must, other than I would like a pair that I can rewear often.  I currently rarely wear heals except for special occasions, but I'd really like to make them more of a staple in my wardrobe (if you remember, I'm looking to create a more "grown-up" wardrobe).

Any ideas/advice for narrowing these down? Have you had any experience with these brands/similar shoes?  Which ones do you think I can rewear most often?

Don't forget to check out my bridesmaid dress style board too!


  1. I like 1 & 4 in the first board and 4 in the second. I'm a sucker for a platform though. They make them so much more comfortable. Also I feel like closed toes are more rewearable but that may only be because I have to wear closed toe in the hospital. Also I think a full back translates from summer to winter better than a strappy back. :)

  2. I love #1 in the second board (I always need a strap).  Jessica Simpson has made SO MUCH money off her shoe line.  Smart move for her.

  3. I think 3, 4, 5 are the best from the first board, for what it's worth. ^_^

  4. I like 3-6 in the first board, and I think you could get more use out of them because they don't have the trendy platform. 

    On an unrelated note, I've only been able to read the first few lines of your post in my feed reader which is new (usually I can read the entire thing). I miss being able to read it in my feed reader. 

  5. I like 3 or 6 on the second board :) Looove nude heels :)

  6. I like 3 on the first board and 5 on the second. Fun! I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding this summer and have no idea what shoes I'm going to wear (our dresses are coral).

  7. Yes! Nude heels are THE must right now (and I don't have mine yet!) 
    I like #3 in the first panel and any of the second panel (I'm partial to strappy heels.) 

    And I agree, if you want to buy a timeless pair... skip the trendy platform style.

    how exciting!

  8.  I think I fixed it?  Let me know if you are still having a problem.

  9.  Until I started looking up shoes for the wedding, I didn't even realize she had a line.  I'm so behind the times!

  10.  Yeah, pumps are probably the best option year round, but some of the others are just so fun!


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