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.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of green shoes posts.
Jennifer and Abdoulaye are truly an international couple: she hails from the States and he's from Guinea, and they met while working in Mali. A coup d'état in the country led to Jennifer moving back home, and their relationship blossomed thanks to Skype and long-distance phone calls. Once reunited in the US they quickly eloped, and hosted a wedding a few months later at the Virginia Zoo.
Abra and Jeff got hitched at Roshambo Farms, aka sun-drenched barnyard heaven — complete with chickens, turkeys, and goats. In the months leading up to the wedding, the bride's mother amassed a collection of vintage silk and cotton lace, and Abra's childhood friend used the pieces to fashion her dusty coral wedding gown. Guests also gifted the couple handwritten blessings (to be opened on the denoted anniversary).
The reality when you're looking for wedding shoes is that sometimes you really are just looking for shoes to wear on this one day. Maybe you get a few more wears out of them before the pleather splits and the seams unravel, but you don't need forever shoes. For you, my lower-budget friends, this post is going to make your day, because it's packed full of colorful, slightly dangerous wedding shoes, all under $40. (Keep in mind that many of them are on sale, so by the time you click… they may be gone!)
Show of hands, please: who's planning their Spring 2013 weddings now? And have you considered green shoes? Let's gather together now and look at some great green shoes that might kick some butt for your wedding. I've got a lot of different shades here, from evergreen to grass green to mint to jade to neon.
After last week's sandals, I think I'mma keep things casual again… this time, focusing on Miz Mooz shoes. Comfy, low-heeled, brightly colored, retro-minded, and featuring lots of button detailing, these shoes are just about the perfect fit for the more casual outdoor bride. (…Or the more casual, outdoor wedding guest.)
I know from my "Your favorite shoes" posts that y'all LOVE Nina footwear.
But Ninas have the advantage of being super affordable (almost all under $100!) and brightly colored in styles that won't scare grandma.
Something old, something new; something borrowed, something GREEN. (Yes, green.)
This week's shoe post is going to drill down into the world of bright green shoes. Not emerald hues, but the bolder shades like grass green, chartreuse, and even almost-yellow spring green. Why? Because it's spring, and my toes need to remember.
Join Offbeat Intern Becca as she ogles some of her favorite offbeat groom fashion.