{#1} FRIDAY FASHION QUICK PICK | a little black shoe love | Jeweled Peep Toe Pump

Happy Friday, lovelies!  Here’s a quick little shoe love note for your morning jolt.  We’re just whetting your palate, of course; much more wedding goodness coming your way, plus a spot of news you won’t want to miss.  ;)

So, we were hit with quite a snow storm this week, but fortunately the NY plow drivers union decided not to secretly strike this snowstorm around (yeah, they actually did that, can you believe that crap?), so we’re not snowed in!  Which means, if I wanted to, I could prance around outside in these babies.  You know… if I wanted to.

That right there is called the Jeweled Peep-Toe Pump.  It’s by BCBGMAXAZRIA (yup, all caps, all one word; no, I don’t know why) and it’s available for purchase here.

(This one gives me heart palpitations.)

By the way, don’t be frightened by the apparent height of the heel – it’s a platform shoe, so the wobble-factor is actually quite reduced.  Seriously, I’ve tried them on.  I don’t typically wear heels this high, and I was fine.  (You’re talking to the girl who played sports and studied in high school.  What do I mean by that?  You know what I mean by that.)

Ok, be back in a jiff with some weddingy goodness to make your Friday a bit more bearable.  As always.

xoxo!  – Alison

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My Wedding: What I’ll Be Hiding Under My Dress…

I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.

I’m going to show you my wedding shoes.  I’m really gonna do it.  I can’t find a good enough reason to hold it back another second.

But first, some background…

I covet a pretty little peep toe in a rich, BOLD cherry red.  It’s my thing.  We all have our things.  Many of us (myself included) have many different “things.”  But one thing is for sure: I would sleep with my red heels if I didn’t think I’d lose an eye overnight.

Now, if that rich, bold cherry red peep toe is by Nine West, well then, I’m sold… because I heart Nine West.  Want to know why?  Let me count the ways:

~They have some really lovely shoes, with the occasional absolute gem of a design

~I can usually wear them all night without going numb or grafting a section of skin from my pinky toe

~They are totally within budget and do not result in the guilt we so often feel when we’ve overspent (you know who you are)

Girls, with a list of pros like that, what’s not to love?!

So, without further adieu, behold, what I’m puttin’ on my feetsies…

Nine West "Starfish" in your face view

Nine West "Starfish" peep toe

I have to say, the above stock images from Nine West leave much to be desired in the way of flash and impact.  I’ll have to track down something more drool-inducing.  Stay tuned.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the following runners-up.  I don’t have favorites – I love them all!

Nine West Vishnu Pump - ok, I admit, this one's my favorite.


Betsey Johnson Merri Shoes

.Nine West Leany red flower peep toe


Zac Posen Suede & Patent Leather Pump


Boutique 58 Mod peep toe platform

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