Wedding shoes: update!

30 January 2012

Hi friends! I wanted to update you on my wedding shoe situation, since I think an update is only fair when I ask for your opinion! As you may recall, I presented you with eight options a few weeks back. Interestingly, opinion was quite split, and there wasn’t a clear favorite. Here’s a little graph for illustration:

Yes, I am a dork.

Nos. 1, 2, 4, and 6 were the favorites, with no. 2 coming out just a tiny bit ahead. In my mind, though, no. 1, the Nina “Paladin” in white luster satin, was the clear winner. I loved the ladylike bow, the heel was the perfect height, and, though some advocated for more colorful options (which I completely understand!), the white was the right choice for me in the end.

So, my mind made up, I happily headed to the Nina site to make my purchase. But oh no! They were out of my size in every color! Great sadness ensued as I searched for them on every site I could think of (Endless, Zappos, eBay, etc.) to no avail.

I left the matter for a few more days, and when I returned to check the Nina site, the “Paladin” listing was gone completely! Desperate, I decided to tweet my predicament. Lo and behold, a very helpful gal responded, directing me toward as well as the Nina “Brynn,” available at Nordstrom.

I had never heard of before, but it turns out they’re an online retailer offering discount and clearance shoes. And, my goodness, there they were: the Nina “Paladin” in my size, in white luster satin. AND, they were not $89 (the original price), they were not $58 (the clearance price on the Nina site), they were $37!! You can bet those babies were in my cart before I could say boo. I also ordered the “Brynn” just to be sure.

A few days later both pairs arrived (both with free shipping to boot!), and they were even lovelier in person. Here’s the “Brynn”:

And here’s the “Paladin”:

Though the “Brynn” was lovely, the “Paladin” was the clear winner. The heel height (2.5 inches) is just right, and the cushioned soles are oh-so-comfortable. I was also able to compare them to a swatch of my dress, and they’re a perfect match. Love!

Chalk one up to a wedding success story!

7 Responses to “Wedding shoes: update!”

  1. Jackie

    Love the graph, love the shoe shot on your beautiful new chairs, and most of all, love the shoes!!

  2. Wow, definitely a great success story! They’re gorgeous!

  3. I’m pretty much obsessed with the fact that you have a pie chart about shoes. Great pair you decided on by the way!

  4. cara

    Lovely shoe choice! I’ve just popped over from SW Mag, and saw your previous shoe poll, and then fell promptly in love with that Elle Japan shoe! And then I realized I had found a similar shoe earlier — for fun later if you’d like :) Can’t wait to see shoes + dress together (7-ish months from now!) :)!

  5. Laura

    Em, that’s the prettiest pie chart I have ever seen :)
    And also, I love it when you reveal your website clothing sources. I found a fabulous dress for a special occasion at, which I had never heard of until I read about it here. Thank you!

  6. Em

    Oh, I’m so glad to hear that, Laura! I love Boden!

  7. Yay for wedding success and yay for twitter! I will be getting myself over to pronto. And I completely agree, 2.5 inches is the perfect heel height!