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!

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January 30, 2012 10:07 pm

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

January 31, 2012 3:52 am

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

January 31, 2012 10:03 pm

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

February 1, 2012 12:35 pm

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!) :)!

February 3, 2012 3:17 pm

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!

February 19, 2012 12:31 pm

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!