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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Please Give Me Some Shoe Advice

I have a wedding and a bar mitzvah to go to in New York City in May. In perusing my closet, I decided that I really have several dresses that would be perfectly appropriate, and there's not much need to buy a new dress (especially since I have a very good friend who's offered to let me go shopping in her closet too). But all my dressy pumps are either one-hit-wonders that go with a specific bridesmaid dress or other than I once wore, or they are black. That's because I tend to get all dressy in the winter, and black is practical.

So I decided that if I could make do with dresses, I could buy a new pair of shoes instead, in a design I've been pining for for ages: peep toe pumps. Something springy. I chose these:


Stunning, right? And the thing is, a muted sage green goes with at least FIVE dresses I already have, not to mention one I'm in the midst of making.

Seems perfect.

But the thing is, it turns out, they're kind of iridescent.


I'm not sure how I feel about that. They certainly didn't look even the slightest bit glow-y on the website I bought them from.

So now I need your help. Are they still beautiful? Or do they look a little Wizard-of-Oz gone green? Should I return them and keep hunting? (I have till mid-May.)

In case the dress options make a difference, they include: a streamlined celery green linen; a full and floaty 1950s style chocolate brown batiste; a black dress of vertical stripes in alternating satin ribbon and black "illusion" fabric -- fitted on top, widely flowing at below-knee hem; a white eyelet tailored coat dress (still under construction); and two patterned simple summer dresses (Ann Taylor-sundress style, not Target-sundress style).

What do you think? Are the shoes flashy? Garish? Great? Please help.

26 comments:

Judith Shakespeare said...

We still wear the same shoe size, right? If so, then NO. They're terrible. You should mail them to me immediately so that I may throw them away. :)

Seriously, I think they're great. Oz and all.

Mr Lady said...

Me tothe Ow.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

I like them and would wear them...if they are comfy.

mommypie said...

Ooh, I LUVS em -- keepers!

Hairline Fracture said...

They are so cute! Keep them.

Jennifer said...

Those shoes are hawt! Grrr
If you absolutely must get rid of them, I'll take them. Fantastic shoes!!

Jennifer said...

Oh, and the white dress is off limits. Don't wear the white to someone else's wedding. The "illusion" fabric is probably perfect with these fabulous shoes.
You left out something important. Where did yu get the shoes?!?!

McMommy said...

I've never seen shoes like that before!! What a fun style!

Jenn said...

I bet they look great with the right dress.

MommyTime said...

Judith, you are a funny lady. I might put them into the swap pile if you ante up your boots! :)

Ashlie, ah, yes, I forgot to say, they are actually comfortable. Heel not too high, etc. Though I haven't worn them for a whole day yet...

Jennifer, you are totally right about the white dress, of course. I was thinking of wearing that one to the bar mitzvah, which is a daytime event (and obviously no one's wedding). And I bought them on shoebuy.com -- great deals!

Mr Lady, Mommypie, Hairline Fracture, McMommy, and Jenn -- that's a lot of people with good taste saying yes! Thank you. I really was worried that they look too much like a green version of Ruby Slippers.

OHmommy said...

I think you have exquisite taste.

Dave The Shoe Guy said...

I think Shoes and many other things in our Life's talk to us. We Know... Life is about Passion. Do you feel great in them? Do you love them or are you settling? If you do not Love them, keep Hunting. Hope it helps. They are beautiful Shoes. Dave

Kelley said...

I am all about the shoes.

Ask OhMommy. But not Mr Lady as she wears Crocs...

Shoes need to wow people.

Those are WOW shoes.

Wear them!

MidLifeMama said...

I didn't like them until I saw them on your foot. Totally like them now. If the dress of choice doesn't glow, then the shoes will be great because they will add a little shablazam. If the dress glows too, that might be too much and you might be asked to grant some wishes.

Mrs F with 4 said...

I love, love LOVE them! With the chocolate, mmm, scrumptious!

And not a wand in sight.

LaskiGal said...

I love pretty shiny things . . . and pretty green shiny things, even better.

Um, seriously. Are you really MAKING a dress?

Dang.

Hawt ankles, btw.

Jane said...

The shoes are great, and you should take every opportunity to wear flashy shoes anyway. I just say an exhibition of the most INSANE shoes from 500 years ago, and it made me think: you only live once! Embrace the style, and flash those tootsies around town.

LceeL said...

Those shoes are keepers, for sure. Especially with the first two dresses you described. Only problem - kinda tough to drink champagne out of those puppies. have to use something else, I guess.

ms. mep said...

I'm for the shoes and think they are beautiful and cool enough to warrant buying even if you only had one dress to wear with them . . . the chocolate dress sounds like the thing.

Suz Broughton said...

Me likie!

MommyTime said...

Thank you all for your rousing support. You have given me the confidence I need: I am definitely keeping them.

Ms. Mep and Mrs. F, I do love the chocolate dress, and I'm sure I'll wear it to one event or the other.

Laskigal, it's true, I sew. If I ever get the dress finished, I'll post a picture. :)

Scribbit said...

If you don't keep them I will buy them myself!

They're gorgeous. Can I borrow them?

bernthis said...

I love them. Totally funky

Shannon Piserchio said...

Fabulous shoes - so unique! You should post pics of the dresses - I'd love to see *your* creation!

Jaina said...

They're gorgeous.

Marianne Z said...

This is my first time on your site and I am compelled to comment. Those shoes are FABULOUS. Do NOT return them. I wish I had irridescent shoes.

 

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