Major shoe-shopping crisis: my wedding shoes!
They looked pretty cute, and seemed the perfect color. Plus, $32 for wedding shoes? Pretty good.
For me, I ordered them in yellow, and I also paid the $26.99--looks like the price has gone up since last week! Funny. Anyway, here they are:
They came. They are ugly. I hate them.
They are an orange-ey yellow, which in the super shiny cheap satin is not nice. The rose is terrible, and I have a hard time visualizing what they'd look like without it, although it does look easy to remove and replace with something cuter.
I worried about what the other shoes were like--would I hate my five bridedsmaids' shoes, also?? They showed up in the mail around the same time, and yesterday my friend and I went to lunch and she brought hers with her: they are awesome!! In purple they are so pretty! It is the perfect purple, and it even looks kinda classy despite the huge flower! I am so excited to see it on everyone. So that's good.
But mine--my first thought was to send them back. However 6pm has a pretty crappy return policy, as a discount site, and from all the online shoe-shopping I've done in the past few days, I returned no results of possible shoes that I really liked. Is there some way I could transform them...??? I'll walk you through my thought process.
The perfect shoe is basically this Nina pump in yellow (it doesn't come in yellow).
The other shoe that is okay, but not great, from Nina, is this one:
Now, $100 for Ninas is more than I wanted to pay, but I would be willing to if they were perfect (they're not). Even if I raise the bar even more, I can't find the perfect shoe... for example, here are my choices at BHLDN...
These (cute but very orange/mustard-ey and closed-toed, which I don't really want), for like $320. They are almost the same color as the ones I ordered and don't like, although the fact that Anthro has some this color makes me like it more. Maybe it's not too tacky after all? Although it's also the sheen of mine--these are probably silk satin, and mine are cheap weave poly!
these, also super spendy--these give me an idea for an alteration I could make to the tacky Luichiny ones I have--
these acceptable Nine West ones at Zappos for $59:
The other idea I had was dying shoes, like Payless used to have with their Dyeables line. They have something similar now but no bright yellow, and none of them are the perfect shape anyway. So what if I did it myself? Or if I used yellow fabric spray paint? I imagine I could find a good style of shoe in white, and spray paint or dye it. It's sort of a risky experiment, though, so I'd want to do it on a cheap shoe. Would it look professional?
I don't know what to do. This whole thing has made me grumpy!! I figured if there was anyone who could help me, it'd be you readers, you creative and talented craftsladies. I have a few ideas, but I'm sure you all can think up something I haven't yet.
Please!! What should I do?!!?!?!?!