It’s Friday!!!! *leaps out of bed and grabs cat from end of bed before waltzing around the room together, barely clothed, it’s that exciting*
In typical Sama fashion I started a ‘series’ a little while ago which has so far been one measly post… yeah, sorry about that. But the Friday Favourite is back! And this time with a shoe that is so perfect it has gone strrrrrrraight to the top of the Wedding Shoe Wish-List.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Glitter-finished Suede Mary Jane Sandal by Miu Miu, so unfathomably beautiful they didn’t even bother giving it a name:
Just look at them. Look at them! Do I really need to explain why they are so perfect??? Right, ok I will…. jeez, you’re demanding.
Even though I love shoes, I don’t covet them like some people do. I’ve never dreamt of owning a pair of Louboutins or Jimmy Choos, and I don’t think I have a single shoe image pinned on my Pinterest boards. In fact, shoes have been so far down on my list of priorities I don’t think I even allocated them a portion of the wedding budget!
But that doesn’t mean I don’t want something special for my feet on my wedding day. And now that I have the dress, the search is on for the perfect wedding shoe. Now, I see a lot of beautiful shoes working in a bridal boutique, and our brides do the full range; from cheap and cheerful New Look skyscrapers, to those red soles, vintage-inspired beauties courtesy of Emmy or Rachel Simpson, and a particularly memorable pair of skull-adorned Alexander McQueens. I’ve seen peep-toes, round-toes, flip flops and, this week, boots. Gone are the days of the ivory satin wedding shoe; today’s bride wants something personal, wearable and eminently fabulous.
So what do I want?
- Well, first off I want height without the pain. I feel slimmer and sexier in heels, but I don’t wear them all that often so New Look sky scrapers are out (sorry New Look- you do a lovely shoe range but my god, they’re not comfortable). Ideally there would be some sort of platform for added height… but without the ‘drag queen’ look that some platforms have.
- I think they’ve got to be peep-toes. I saw some fabulous sparkly round-toes this week that suited the dress and the bride’s styling perfectly, but I think they’d be a bit too wintry for my look.
- Colour-wise I’m thinking blush/nude/metallic/subtle snakeskin… I think I’m after ‘warmth’ rather than a bold colour, plus a neutral tone makes them more wearable!
- And finally sparkle. Every time I see a glittery shoe my heart goes a-flutter. But like the bottles and jars that will be gracing my tables, I’m rather partial to the dipped-look…
… WHICH IS WHY THE MIU MIUS ARE SO PERFECT!!! Blush suede, glitter heels, a not-too-high platform and a T-bar strap to keep the beauties on. Subtle and elegant as I (hopefully) glide down the aisle towards Paul… and then “Hello boys!!” as I’m tearing up the dance floor in the evening, dress hitched up and step-touching like a mad woman.
And only £445.
*music comes to an abrupt stop*
I know, I know… did I really expect Miu Miu to be cheap and cheerful? Of course not. But £445??! I’ve never spent that kind of money on a pair of shoes, and if I’m honest, I don’t think I ever will.
But a girl can dream….. (she says, opening up the wedding budget spreadsheet and hovering over the ‘edit’ button).
What shoes are you going for, ladies of Blogland?? Help me! Tell me £445 is ridiculous!! I’m a woman with serious shoe infatuation.