Saturday, August 20, 2011

SHOES

Warning...this post has very few pictures and probably a lot less content. So pour a glass of your favorite beverage and be prepared to finish reading in about 2 minutes. I'm posting another picture of my dress for the wedding so you can compare it with the shoes I found.
What do you think? I ordered them from Zappos...you can't beat the next day delivery. They are Nine West and I think they match perfectly. They are a patent leather peep toe {as you can surely see} and they are a bit tight. I think that is better than having them fall off your feet with every step. So, I have been wearing them a half hour everyday to stretch them out and get used to them. They go well with shorts and sweat pants, even my PJ's. And with the 2 1/2 inch heels, I am going to feel so grown up being almost 5'5 feet tall.
It's hard to believe that one week from today 400 people will be celebrating the marriage of Kevin and Mary Clare. The reception will be held under tents filled with the soft lights of candles and the smell of wildflowers. It is going to be magical...unless I get blisters and have to go barefoot. There is noting more uncouth than the Mother Of The Groom going barefoot and doesn't make for pretty pictures either. I'll carry a few bandaids with me in case.

Next week is sort of the lull before the storm. I have to go out and look for some sparkly sort of pins for my Adele hairdo. People are starting to say that I am going to the wedding as Adele, as if it were a costume party. I love Adele...maybe I will start to belt out one of her tunes after a few glasses of champagne. Well, I don't drink champagne, but I've been know to belt out tunes impromptu anyway.

I will see you again next week if anything changes on the wedding front. :-)



63 comments:

Linda Chapman said...

The shoes look wonderful.....YOU will look wonderful! Hope you relax and enjoy this special time! Use that liquid band aid sort of thing (justto be on the safe side!) and belt out that song in celebration!!

Low Tide High Style said...

The shoes look perfect! And I hope the day is as beautiful as your outfit!

Kat :)

Karena said...

Jane they are perfect!! Do you have a shoe repair in the area? They could stretch them a bit for you!!

I can't wait to see pictures of the wedding, so exciting!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Jane said...

The dress is gorgeous and the shoes are perfect!! You are going to be a beautiful mother of the groom! Have a wonderful time at the wedding.
Jane

Roberta said...

So many great things going on with you and your family Blondie! Best wishes to everyone! xoRoberta

stefanie said...

I love them!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

They are perfect, Jane, as is your dress! I have to tell you that once the wedding was over and the dancing began, this mother of the bride took off her very pretty but painfully tight shoes and had a wonderful time! lol I know it will be a perfect wedding, too! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Pat said...

Great choice Jane! Love those shoes. Good idea "breaking them in". I love the open toe.

It is difficult for me to wear any type of closed shoes, these days, but I am sure these would work for me.:-)

You are going to look fabulous. Can't wait to see photos!

Diane Mars said...

Great look, I think you will be looking just perfect! Hugs to all~ Diane

Janie's World said...

Your outfit and you are going to have a wonderful time at the wedding.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I like the shoes. I agree they are beautiful. I know you will have a wonderful time and look beautiful at the same time. Take lots of pictures! That dress is especially beautiful too. Awwww, it is going to be wonderful Jane!
Blessings,
Debbie

Maggie said...

Jane,
the shoes & clutch bag are gorgeous and a very good choice to complement "the dress".
You'll look very glam!
Your son will be so proud of his Mum.
Maggie

Pondside said...

You are going to look so elegant, Jane. I look forward to the photos! You are so smart to be breaking the shoes in before the big day.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like everything is coming together nicely Jane! I'm sure you'll have a great time, how exciting:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are going to look so lovely, Jane! I hate buying new shoes myself and always have to go and try them on. It is very rare that I luck out with an online order {although I did get a great pair of comfortable wedges from Old Navy online this year}.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, Jane....you are going to look BEAUTIFUL!! I love the shoes (and Zappos). Thanks for sharing a peek with us. Enjoy this next week -- I am sure it will be a whirlwind. I'll look forward to all the photos when you have time and breath to get them posted.

Blessings!
Gail

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

The dress and shoes are a great match. Looking forward to all the pics of the wedding!

Theresa said...

The shoes are PERFECT! I have a black pair like yours and wear them to Church or with capris:) Can't wait to hear all about the wedding and your beautiful singing:) Have a blessed day dear Jane, HUGS!

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I think that your shoes look wonderful and go beautifully with your dress. I can feel your excitement.

hugs
Sissie

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Jane! Love the shoes, very classy and patent leather is one of my faves:) I can see you dancing the night away in your beautiful outfit!

Just Ask Beth said...

you will look fabu!! yes I read The Help in 2009, and they did a pretty good job in the movie.. It is definitely the go to see movie here in the SOUTH..because so many people can relate.. tragic and true! congrats to Emily!

Laurel said...

So very pretty! Smart to break in those shoes...have you tried that stuff you rub on your feet to prevent blisters? Band Aid Friction Block...its the best! It looks like a mini deodorant...they sell it in the bandaid section :)
Enjoy every minute! Laurel

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your shoes are smart looking, love the patent leather! had me laughing at how great they look with sweat pants etc!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

The shoes are great, Janie. Really nice heel height and the color is great.

I can tell you are excited. I love weddings!!

Hugs, Barb

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

The shoes look lovely with the dress....the wedding will be lovely.

Divine Theatre said...

The outfit is lovely. Very Jackie O'!
I have a few tips from my wedding makeup artist days! I used to attend the wedding to keep the bride and her party in their "best shape" all day!
Get your feet wet, better yet, wear wet stockings when you break in your shoes. The moisture helps them to stretch! Don't wet the shoes, though! They may crackle.
On the day of the wedding make sure there is a kit containing a small spray bottle of water with a few drops of peppermint essential oil for sore feet! If you have no essential oil, mix 1/2 and 1/2 water and rubbing alcohol. Very soothing!
SuperGlue is essential for everything from broken heels to torn hems, broken earrings..it can even be used in lieu of band-aids. (It's cyanoacrylate, the same thing they use in hospitals after surgery!)
As a runner, I put Superglue on my heel and let it dry before I run, that way, blisters cannot form!
Safety pins, tissue, facial blotting papers (it's better to have these and powder on hand for shiny noses in wedding photos than having to pay for touch ups from the photographer after the proofs are viewed!
Altoids or other breath mints to help moisturize the mouth after all that smiling!

Hope this helps!

Andie

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet Jane....this is such an exciting time for you. You are sure to look lovely in that dress with those shoes you have chosen.

xo

Jo

Monica said...

Love both the dress and shoes... they are of the perfect, elegant hue. You will be fabulous, Jane!
Hugs,
Monica xo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Janie... Your shoes and bag are a perfect choice.
The funniest thing...on Chrislyn's wedding day, my feet did not hurt in the shoes that I chose to wear. I put them on 4 months later and they killed my feet! I always say that it must have been the magic of the day.
I can just hear you singing when you dance with Kevin.
I am so excited for you!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Debby said...

You are going to look beautiful in that dress and the shoes. Such pretty colors. Take along a pair of comfy shoes to change into at the reception. Don't ruin the fun in the shoes if they aren't comfortable. Can't wait to hear all about the wedding. You seem so calm about it all. Good for you.

Honey at 2805 said...

The shoes are perfect, Jane! You be be a beautiful, elegant mother of the bride!

Betsy said...

LOVE!!! You're going to look gorgeous! Can't wait to see pics. Enjoy the day!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh go ahead Blondie....have a glass of champagne...I am. :) Love the shoes, .... very classy and elegant. I bought a cute pair of shoes for our wedding party and took them back yesterday. I liked them okay but not like "wowzer". I spent so little on my outfit that I am thinking I can blow a ton on the shoes if I can find what I am looking for. :) You are going to look beautiful for your wedding.

Olive Cooper said...

Perfection on the shoe purchase Jane. You will be stunning and only one more week to go!

awal.ny said...

I think they look perfect. Smart about working the shoes in, nothing worse than sore feet at a wedding. I definately think you should sing, memories are to be made.

A Rosy Note said...

Those do match perfect! Don't you love when that happens...when you find just the right thing? I can't wait to see everything all put together :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Love those shoes with that dress. I laughed about you feeling grown up. I can't wear heals much, and I love them. My feet hurt:) Those look comfy too.

Marigene said...

Your shoes go perfectly with that gorgeous dress...hope that you suffer no blisters on this special day.

KarenB said...

You're going to look beautiful! Best wishes on the crazy, wonderful week ahead!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Jane~ Your shoes are darling!! Do you remember those sparkly little numbers I bought for the Gordon Ramsay event at the party? They were actually probably in the top 2 of the most comfortable heels I have worn! I would have never guessed my feet could have lasted hours without any problems!!
Your outfit and shoes are wonderful ~ can't wait to hear all about the wedding!! :)

La said...

I love the shoes. You will look stunning. Best of luck for a smooth ceremony and a fantastic celebration afterward.

NanaDiana said...

I am SOOO glad you found shoes. Let me give you a little tip! Take another pair of really comfortable shoes (that match) for late in the evening. I have done this at my last 3 kids' weddings and was so glad I did. No one will even notice by that time anyway.

I am so excited FOR you! xo Diana

ps...you had me fooled- I thought you were taller- taller than me..and I am 5'8"...lol

Melanie said...

I love these shoes! I have found that Nine West run a bit narrow, too. If you wear them around the house every day for awhile like you've been doing, they'll probably be fine for the wedding. And for what it's worth, I've seen ladies at weddings take off their high heels so they can dance in comfort!

Pamela said...

Oh love the shoes Jane!! Peep toes are so sexy! You are going to look smashing in this outfit!!

Pamela xo

Rebecca said...

Thinking of you Miss Jane and the exciting day that is soon to come. You are going to look gorgeous!

Blessings to you...thank you for visiting. That Mannequin girl has kicked my bumm!

xoRebecca

Kathleen said...

Love the shoes! I admit is slipped mine off at my son's wedding. I am not used to wearing heels, and they were killing me! It poured rain that day and they got ruined, so they got thrown away.
Have a wonderful time, it will go by in a flash!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

funny....cute shoes - LOVE zappos :) looks like you're all ready Jane!

Gypsy Heart said...

You're going to look dynamite! I do like it that the shoes go with so many things ~ good use of the money you spent. :-)

Maybe put Band-Aids on before you leave? That way you can spend more time dancing and singing. Best wishes to all of you!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

You're going to look dynamite! I do like it that the shoes go with so many things ~ good use of the money you spent. :-)

Maybe put Band-Aids on before you leave? That way you can spend more time dancing and singing. Best wishes to all of you!

xo
Pat

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The shoes are perfect! Why don't you get a pair of those little folding slipper flats for later in the reception. My feet hurt any time I'm in heels, so I would have to either kick them off or slip into flats after the pictures!

I am sure it will all be perfect. I can't wait to see the pictures. Could you please get a video when you burst into song...that one would be fun to watch!!

bj said...

O, Blondie, you are gonna be such a knock-out in that amazing dress and pretty shoes. I love them both.
I just know the day will be sooo lovely for all concerned.
Hoping to see lots of pictures. :))
xo bj

Joanne Kennedy said...

The shoes and DRESS are beautiful as I'm sure you will be wearing them. Have a wonderful time :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Nude pumps are all the rage in fashion land. But you have selected classic styles which 20 years from now you won't cringe at the sight of the outfit. :) Well done.

Ruey said...

Have a wonderful time at the wedding. You are going to look gorgeous!
Please post pix of the wedding!
xxxooo

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the peeps toes and the color!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love the shoes- hope it is grand!

Karen

Maryrose said...

Everything looks wonderful. Enjoy this special celebration...and of course belt out a tune or two. Afterall ......you are the mother of the groom :)

Deserae said...

Beautiful dress....the shoes are just perfect!!! You are going to look absolutely smashing....have fun at the wedding!
~Des

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
You are going to be gorgeous!
I am so excited for your family, celebrating this wonderful occasion!
Boy summer fly's doesn't it?
Soon we will just have to plan a get together to Galena or something!
Hugs girlfriend,
Cindy

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Very lovely shoes. Sexy too :)

Sarah said...

Jane, missed this post earlier. Your dress is gorgeous. And the shoes are perfect for it. Why don't you take them to a shoe store and have someone stretch them for you? Good luck. You don't want to be in uncomfortable shoes all evening. ;-)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Jane, that dress is stunning and the shoes PERFECT! You are going to be so GORGEOUS!! And TALL!! lol I am 5'10" so you can just imagine when I put on the heels...I tower over everyone...not always a good thing!

Can't WAIT to see photos!

Lou Cinda

Jane said...

Love the shoes and bag; they will look great with the dress! You are going to look fabulous, for sure!

Jane
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