i have long been a fan of the anti-bridal shoe — a dramatic black heel or a pop of color peeking out from beneath a diaphanous silk skirt or sleek sheath.
one big benefit? your wedding day fashion gets a modern, unexpected twist, and the shoes can be enjoyed long after your big day. so why not consider something other than white for your wedding, and let your bridal footwear be an excuse to splurge on a fabulous pair of louboutins?black & tan chiffon ankle strap heels from rene caovilla. with an l.b.d. they'd be stunning, but they'd also look perfect under a vera wang. same with these lace christian louboutin bouquet peep toe pumps — equally at home with couture or a pair of true religion jeans.
or perhaps a pop of color? take a cue from carrie bradshaw herself, and grab manolo blahnik's something blue jeweled heels, made famous in the sex and the city movie (which i've seen nine times). can you imagine these babies playing peek-a-boo as you head down the aisle?
god knows you'll wear them everywhere, maybe with a pair of crisp white slacks and a blousy halter top. i mean, they're blue. i love it.
speaking of blue, why not make your something blue something sparkly with these dazzling giuseppe zanotti silver sandals. zanotti is a favorite, and i've been caught wearing uber-glitzy heels with a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. it always works.
finally, one of my favorite pairs in the bunch — the ornate coral satin objet d'art ankle strap sandals by christian lacroix. oh my. paired with a lacroix gown, simple jeans or another little black dress, they stand out in a crowd (i should know. i've worn them).
any excuse to buy shoes works for me, girls. any excuse.