Shopangles – Silver Shoe Porn

26 07 2010

I had a wedding reception to go to awhile ago. I found a gorgeous dress on Bluefly (see it here):

Ali Ro blue silk ruffle dress (The back is really pretty too)

When I got the dress in the mail, I found I’d bought it a size too large and it needed some shape in the waist. So I solved that problem by borrowing this sparkly belt from my sister:

definition and pizazz...what more could you want in an accessory?

However, I was left with a big dilemma–SHOES! In my mind I could picture exactly what kind of shoes I wanted to wear with this dress. A delicate dress like that needed a sexy pair of silver cage heels to edge it out a little and match my personal style. A quick Google search for silver cage heels brought me to the perfect pair…

Luichiny silver Starbound cage heels

*Sigh* But those gorgeous shoes and I were not meant to be. They were available from a variety of outlets (just Google the name and you’ll find a bunch of sources) including the all-powerful Amazon but none of the places shipped to Canada! 😦 I spent a whole night looking for a replacement before I finally gave up without any luck.  I figured I’d go to the mall and see if I could find a close substitute.

Shopping day #1 @ Sherway Gardens. I was really disappointed with the shoe selection at the shops there. Luckily, old faithful Aldo brought these lovelies into my life:

Aldo Macnamara in Medium Silver

Unfortunately, they really clashed with the belt (I forgot to take it with me when shopping = big mistake). I kept them as a back-up, but due to my many splurges on bathing suits for Cuba and what not, I eventually returned them.

Shopping day #2 @ Vaughn Mills. Success! After A LOT of walking around that gigantic mall, I found a pair of shoes that fit my purposes at Le Chateau.

*imagine heavenly chorus harmonizing in background*

Walking (or hobbling...) on the street late at night? Never fear, these ice pick heels will do some serious damage!

What I love about these cage heel-type shoes is the ankle support. Definitely a useful attribute of 4-inch heels.

The shoes were actually pretty comfortable and easy to walk-in. By the end of the wedding reception my feet were a bit sore from the height and because they’re not used to wearing heels regularly.  Then again, I wasn’t on my feet for very long that night.

After having worn the shoes on another occasion for a long night of dancing and standing for at least 2 hrs straight, I was impressed that I was still able to walk!

My feet were definitely in pain, but the shoes have never given me any blisters or anything. Only a faint numbness in my toes that was a bit worrisome because it lasted for a few days, but it eventually went away.

The things girls endure in the name of fashion!

Numbness aside, I can’t wait to wear them again. A sure sign I made the right decision.

Have you made any great shoe finds recently? (Share, share, share! I’m a sucker for HOT shoes 🙂 )

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11 10 2011
Julie

I totally forgot about that belt! Just another item I’ll never be getting back!!
Lol! Love ya!

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