WEDDING TRENDS | Part II: SHOES | You look beautiful… but your feet need some help.

First, an unsolicited public service announcement, which comes on the heels of watching and bawling over the season premiere of “Undercover Boss.”  FYI: that show is redonk good.  It is also ridiculously emotional, and the tears just fly out of my eyes when I watch it.  It seems like every single employee has a BEYOND sad personal story, and you just wanna hug and kiss them and make everything alright.  But then, you realize you can’t, because you don’t have $10,000 left on your money tree to pluck and Fed-Ex (← not a sponsor) to the most deserving low-level employee on the show.  But then, you feel better about it, because the freaking BOSS OF THE COMPANY IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THAT FOR YOU.  Because somehow, nice people have risen to power in some establishments, and they want to give back.

So, because “Undercover Boss” touches me on a level no other reality show ever has, I have a quick public service announcement to deliver, before we move along to vanity. ;)

Is there someone in your life – friend, family, coworker, whatever – who’s really wonderful/does a bang-up job/is deeply generous/is persevering during a tough time, and could use a little pick-me-up?  Consider telling that person how great s/he is, or how impressed you are with him/her.  It’s amazing how much that can impact a person’s day/week/life.

I’ll stop patronizing you now.  On to the embellishments we go!

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Today is all about ya feets.  Specifically, what you wear to encase them.  That was a very long way of getting around to saying I’m talking about shoes today.  DUH, it’s “Tuesday Shoesday” (I ALMOST HASHTAGGED THAT), and occasionally I like to contribute my two cents to the festivities, when I think I’ve found something phenomenal.  And I totes have, in these shoe clips.

Ornate shoes are a hugely popular trend in wedding fashion and style these days.  Typically they manifest in gorgeous, sleek pumps or peep toes, with some sort of ruffle, rose bud or other gathered material embellishment.  But not everyone can afford the real thing.


Linden Lovebirds on Etsy.

So many options, people.  SO MANY OPTIONS.

Le sigh.

These shoe clips get a major thumbs up from me.  And not a Megan Fox stubby thumbs up, a real, human-size thumbs up.

Discovered on Ez’s Creature Comforts

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By the way, that title up there?  Yeah, I was just kidding.  You’re beautiful and you don’t need embellishments on your feetsies to make it so (even though they’re AWESOME).

Here’s my love song to you, by proxy…

So, what do you think of these shoe clips?  Would you wear them as an alternative to purchasing a hella expensive pair of Loubouts?  Or are you Loubout-faithful?  Chime in below.  :)

xoxo!  – Alison


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  1. Kristin Gast on September 28, 2010

    Ha! Love the jab at Megan Fox and her pretend, baby thumbs.

  2. Claire Gallam10 on September 28, 2010

    I love the clip ons!! They can add flair to ANY shoe!! Very cute idea. and yes, Fox has WEIRD thumbs.

  3. Leanne on September 28, 2010

    Ha, I bet you love those, they’re so ruffly. :) They’re a really great idea!!! Sorta wish I hadn’t invested so much in my CLs. Wait, no I don’t. ;)

  4. Ashley on September 28, 2010

    I love the clips but… I love those silver shoes so much more!! Any idea where they come from?

  5. Aileen@LoveandLavender on September 28, 2010

    I adore shoe clips!

  6. Super Burbs on September 28, 2010

    I love those!! I would put them everywhere! Even on my Hunter boots!!

  7. Tiffany on September 28, 2010

    Those ivory ones are gorgeous! I want the shoes, too. These are all so perfect!

  8. Kim @BrideGoggles on September 28, 2010

    My feet are wishing for these.

  9. Estefy on September 28, 2010

    Ahhhh why are the shoes so GorGeouS! I’m in love with almost all of them!!! I’m going to pretend I have money to afford that many shoes and that I have places to wear them all. If I’d pick a fave I’d pick the third color down. Mmm in lust with the shoes!

  10. Aleah + Nick Valley on September 28, 2010

    Those shoes are INCREDIBLE! The first pair is lovely, look comfy, and are too cute! I must have a pair! And yes…Undercover Boss is such a great show and should teach us all to not take people for granted! {Aleah}

  11. TheDemoiselle on September 28, 2010

    All about these! Such a gr8 way to juuzz (no idea how to spell that) up your shoes & make them new again! BTW – ur writing rocks (i’m busy as all heck yet I get sucked into reading EVERY line EVERY time)!!

  12. TenThouBride on September 28, 2010

    LOVE that top pair of shoes and FLIGHT of the conchords is my JAM! It’s business time..

  13. Victoria Sharkey on September 28, 2010

    Um, these little beauties just made my afternoon! They would totally upgrade any of my basic pumps, and especially for the BIG DAY in April!
    Thank you so much for this post!
    P.S. I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited to see the BRAND SPANKING NEW site, any chance you can give us an exact day?

  14. Brancoprata on September 28, 2010

    I wish i could have alllllllllllllll of these!!!!
    Fun video too ;))))

  15. on September 29, 2010

    Ahhh Abby at superburbs is cracking me up – on her Hunter boots…how fun, yeah for her! These are a fabulous find Alison – just love them, and I can think of soooo many ways to use! Thanks for sharing!


  16. YesBride on September 29, 2010

    why do i have to fall in love with so many shoes? i adore these pumps a lot. can a girl ever have too much closet shoe space???

  17. Lemon on October 3, 2010

    Beautiful shoes! Absolutely love those clips!!
    Also, Flight of the Conchords=totally, totally rad. That song is that much better in concert. JLo owns like 3 shirts with sayings only us fans would understand ;)

  18. Brideandjoy on October 6, 2010

    I love shoe clips AND Flight of the Conchords! :)

  19. Suzanne on October 13, 2010

    Just when I thought you couldnt get any cooler you post flight of the concords!!! Knotty Bride you are the most beautiful blog on… my screen ;) xx ps yay for shoe clips!

  20. badgley mischka randee shoes on November 16, 2010

    I am not much brand conscious about shoes. But someone suggested me to buy a pair of badgley mischka randee shoes with my wedding dress, and I did so. I must say that they were the best possible matches with the dress, and complimented my whole getup.


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