“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

Shoes are iconic.  Think about it.  Look at these shoes… you can literally name the person that goes with them.

People sing about shoes*, write about shoes** and even paint shoes. (see end of post for list) What is it about them that we love so much?  We even try to understand each other through our shoes, right?  “Don’t judge a man ’til you walk a mile in his shoes.”  So, it is pretty interesting to me that shoes get a lot of attention in weddings.  I know you’re thinking, “I can barely remember what a bride ever wore on her feet.”  But if you go look at some wedding photography, there is almost always a shoe picture — the bride chose tennis shoes, the bride chose bare feet, the bride chose red high heels, etc.  It’s a statement.  It’s fun, and it’s a tiny detail that is really only important to the wearer.  I guess I just feel like shoes are the finishing touch.  Shoes dress you up, dress you down and identify you.  Ballet slippers, cowboy boots, chacos, etc — there is a shoe for every mood and activity.  And it was a glass slipper that led the Prince to Cinderella… point is, there’s something really fun about deciding on the shoes I’ll get married in.  You only do it once, so you gotta go for the “perfect fit.”

So, what did I do?  Well, not being a fashion expert and not knowing what I really wanted, I went on Zappos and J Crew, and bought 6 PAIRS OF SHOES, (thank you free shipping and return) and decided to have a little shoe party.  I tried everything from really sassy to uber comfy because I was not exactly sure how or in what I wanted to strut down the aisle.  No “glass slipper” has been decided on yet, so here they are.  Feel free to comment:

“I don’t know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.”         ~Marilyn Monroe

*Songs: blue suede shoes, boots were made for walking,  old brown shoes, (dozens of red shoes songs) rockin’ stilettos, air force ones… this list goes on and on

**Books: Children’s series – Ballet Shoes, Theater Shoes, Skating Shoes,  Old Woman who lived in a shoe? Cinderella, Country Bunny and the Golden Shoes, etc. (please no one mention “Christmas Shoes” – the song, movie or book haha)


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5 thoughts on ““Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

  1. I feel like a huge part of me is missing since I’m not in Auburn to actually help you out with this… this may have been the most frequent conversation we had the last 4 years.

  2. laura- i love watching you have so much fun as a bride- this is the way it should be. loved all of the shoes- i would definitely go with comfort- so which ever feels the best cuz they are all pretty, i’m just sayin.

    have a wonderful cruise for spring break- love, courtney

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