Shoe Conundrum| Outdoor Wedding Party

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POLYVORE COLLAGE

(Click on the image above to find out information on each of those beauties)

A couple of weeks ago, Mr M, and I drove to the Blue Mountains (a region where the 3 sisters reside) for a wonderful country side wedding. The weather didn’t quite hold up before the ceremony so as a result we went on a mud fight had to work ourselves around muddy patches. Now that wasn’t a big deal for the boys because they’re born to be scruffy but for us girls in 5 inch stiletto heels, it was. As much as I thought those nude pumps that I wore were a good idea then, they made me much less graceful than I hoped to be. Not only did I have to pull myself out of the mud, I had to make sure that those dainty stilts didn’t get caught in between of wooden planks. I felt a little bit like dumbo the elephant when I made my way downhill because I was so conscious about the possibility of toppling forward due to uneven weight distribution.

I thought you know what, since the topic of wedding is probably not going to leave my mouth till after Sept, why don’t I utilise some of my experiences and observations as a wedding guest and bridesmaid to solve some potential wedding conundrums? Besides it also presents opportunities for me to play with Polyvore. Believe it or not, the collage right in front of you is my very first one (woohoo!) and there’s a tonne of room for improvement.

So if you asked me again about the kinds of shoes that I would wear to an outdoor wedding, my answer would be go chunky or flat! They would save you from acting like a silly barbie! Bigger or fatter heels are just so much easier to navigate in and if they are in a comfortable height, you would most likely just cruise past the day, and perhaps even have the headspace to maintain a great conversation with that cute guest because all your energy isn’t focused on how uncomfortable you feel. Now if you’re open to flat shoes, there are so many beautiful ones to choose from! Those red Valentino rockstud patent ballet flats above are high on my wishlist! Some people feel inferior when walking in flats but you know what? Stride with confidence and no one would notise the difference! Plus you might end up having the most fun because you could actually dance in them. Flatforms which have just appeared in the limelight in recent years are great if you like the idea of staying flat but still be a couple of inches taller than usual. They are quite funky and great in adding a touch of masculinity to any outfit. Awesome for people who are into the ‘la garconne’ look.

I hope you find this post useful and if you have any outfit questions (wedding or non wedding), please post them on the comments section below. I’m not a guru of any sort but I’m happy to help!

Till next time!

xx

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6 thoughts on “Shoe Conundrum| Outdoor Wedding Party

  1. This is so true! I felt myself sinking into the grass, whilst chatting to my boss at our office party Friday night…kinda funny, kinda annoying! I could easily have gone for a wedge heel {my dress was long} and still rocked my look. Great collage btw! x d

  2. Well, welcome to Polyvore! I think you’re gonna love it 🙂 As for the shoes, I think the (pointy) flats would be the best idea, because even those gorgeous block heels might suffer from the mud.

    • I’m really loving Polyvore at the moment. I wonder why I haven’t played with it long before! You’ve got a point there… block heels are a nice alternative for someone who has to have a bit of height 🙂

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