Ugh, I'm sorry for the pun in the title. I can't help myself sometimes! Let's ignore my terrible puns and talk about t-strap shoes instead. This vintage-ish style is a nod to the shoes of the 1920s and 1930s, although these modern replicas definitely have a sass all their own. T-straps have the advantage of feeling a bit more stable on your foot than an open shoe — and if you're looking for stability, I made a point to include some adorable t-strap flats in this round up, too.
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You guys know how I like to do my Random Bonus Shoes at the end of my shoe posts? Well, sometimes I just want to do a post that's ALL bonus shoes ALL THE TIME. Like, the weirdest, loudest, most brazen outrageous footwear ever. That's this post. What's what I'm doing today. If you're looking for classy and timeless, click here for your escape hatch. For the rest of you? Strap on your proton packs and come with me.
This is perhaps a weirdly specific shoe post, even by my weirdly specific standards.
Today I want to talk about scalloping.
…Right? It's a strangely tiny thing to focus on, but I'm noticing an increase in shoes with little rounded edges and detailing. Inspired by these shoes, I feel like this is a nice little break from all the chevron patterns that have been so prevalent the last couple years. Nice round little curves… let's do this!
On last week's shoe post, Meganwins asked for a post about winter wedding footwear. I linked to my most recent post about wedding boots, but that was six months ago. Maybe it's time for a new booted walk down the aisle… and maybe instead of just thinking BOOTS, I'mma go for footwear that's just generally better for winter weddings. A little warmer, a little more water resistant, a little less strappy. Winter brides, hold my gloved hand, and let's do this…
By special request… silver shoes! I've done many posts about sparkly shoes (which of course includes silver), but never have I just set my sights on this one type of metallic.
As always, I tried to get a full range of options — from the holographic Vivienne Westwood flats above, to sparklingly prim little pumps, to dapper Oxfords so sparklingly silver that they might as well be disco balls. You'll find a range of prices, too. And the bonus shoe stays in the metallic flavor, but comes way WAY out of left field, reminding me of some club kid shoes I wore in the mid-'90s.
Maybe you're planning a wedding with some Neo-Victorian elements? Or a dark rockabilly wedding? Or a ruffled noire antique goth wedding? Whatever the inspiration, you're going dark, and you're looking for some black shoes with a hint of frill for a taste of sinister to go with a day of joy. I gotchoo, friends, with this collection of black shoes with bows of various sorts — peep-toed heels with retro bows on the front, flats for the darkly dapper, and a few randoms to keep you on your toes.
Can we talk about coral? It's not quite orange, but not quite pink. It's definitely brighter than peach, and it complements teal perfectly if you're into that kind of thing. It's also the color that I'm single-mindedly fixating on today, with a whole post full of pumps, flats, and the most adorably dapper coral nubuck oxfords. Interestingly, several of these shoes also involve skulls in various ways… I love it when macabre details show up in unexpected places.
Of course comfort is all in the eye (or foot) of the beholder, but today I want to focus on wedding shoes that are built to be sturdy and well-supported. This means no sky-high pumps AND no flimsy flats. I know lots of you love Converse and Toms, but I find their arch support lacking so I'mma focus on shoes that are a bit more structured. Interestingly, most of these are red and white. I swear I didn't plan it that way!
Inspired by the bride's shoes at this wedding we featured on Wednesday, I'm going to devote today's shoe post to pumps in that particular shade of robin's egg blue that says "Oh, I'm a little bit vintage minded, but quite modern thank you very much." (And yes ok fine: I'm going to play a little loose with what qualifies as "robin's egg.")
You know how I wore those 4-inch pumps last weekend? Yeah, I still can't totally feel two of my toes. Those shoes were so cute, but fuck you guys: TOO TALL! I heard from one Offbeat Bride who said that she wore heels on her wedding day and couldn't feel a couple of her toes until she got back from the honeymoon. NooOoOooo, friends! Noooo! Save the toes!
In the spirit of non-numb toes, this week I'm going to focus on low-heeled shoes. A few flats, but mostly low heels with nothing over 2" high. Enough to get a little lift, but not so much that you can't feel your toes. Join me?
Since I'm high-jacking the shoe parade this week, I figured I'd go into some of Ariel's past posts and highlight some of MY favorites. While Ariel's shoe tastes run in the wild and "WTF!?" direction, my shoe tastes are more… a little bit punk-y, a little bit funky, and usually practical. I don't know… what would you call this collection?