Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Durn shoes...

So you may have seen my post about my bridal shoes... the uber-cute round toe shoes with a "something blue" sole. The ones that cost an arm and a leg. But I figured that I would open the box and angels would sing. I would put the shoe on and it would be perfection.
(screeching sound of needle sliding across record here)
Yeah.
No.
They arrived and I opened the box, peeled back the tissue, and took out the first plastic wrapped shoe. My first thought was that the heel was a little lower than I thought it would be. Not the end of the world but it caused a slight bit of worry because I really don't want to have to get my dress shortened. Then I noticed the bow and the edges of the material. They were a bit frayed. WHAT?!? THEN, I saw what appears to perhaps be GLUE stains? Yellow stains on the toe of my over $200 shoes???
Yeah.
So then I go to their website and see that I will be required to pay to send the shoes back AND I will be required to pay to have them send a new (exchanged) pair of shoes. I contact them and they tell me that they will reimburse me for the shipping if there really is a problem with the shoe. Okay, I can understand that. They don't want people wearing the shoes and then returning them... but then they tell me they won't get more in for 8 weeks! Too late for me... I have to take my dress in for alterations in the next couple weeks and it would be best if I was able to wear the actual shoes I plan to wear on the big day. They try to talk me into another pair that they say is the same but they weren't. They were UG-LY.
So now I'm going to be returning them and even though they normally charge a restocking fee, there BETTER not be one charged to me!
I'm not good at being mean to people... and I figure you usually get further by being nice... but I'll get mean if they mess with me this time!

Now I have to find a new pair of shoes. It took me forever to find the last pair. But my mom is coming into town to help me with things this weekend so maybe we'll go shopping at some point. In the meantime, I found these. I don't know how appropriate they really are but the brand, Naughty Monkey, cracks me up. Plus, my softball team is called the Drunken Monkeys. Chris drew our logo... and really, even though we had been talking online, we might not have met if I hadn't asked him to join the team. So now people always buy us monkey things...
I figure that people won't really be able to see my shoes under my dress...
What do you think?
They'd still be my something blue!!
AND, my wedding color is green...




And I also ordered these. I couldn't resist. I think I'm a shoeaholic. But look how fun they are! Now I just have to figure out what to wear with them...

6 comments:

Bearette24 said...

exactly, no one can see under the dress. i wore payless shoes to my wedding - white sandals - and no one was the wiser ;)

Anonymous said...

i wore sneakers underneath my dress... and no one would have ever known except I was proud of them and showed them off. they also cost me $39 on clearance. bargain!

Tracy said...

Ha ha... maybe I should look into "platform" sneakers. I'd get the height and it would be easier to dance! Maybe.

Hmmm...
I wonder if I would fall off the platform.
Strangely, I am well coordinated and can dance... but last time I had platforms on, I fell off them and twisted my ankle a bit.

kitkat said...

8 weeks for delivery? Sounds fishy. Could you wear another pair of shoes with the same size heel for your fitting? Well, I concur with everyone else about not being able to see the shoes under the dress. I don't even have mine anymore. They were nice, but nothing particularly special. Go with what you like and what's comfortable.

Tracy said...

Well, I gotta say the place where I ordered the latest shoes... hey! I'll write it in a blog. : )

Elsa said...

I agree with Bearette - no one can see under the dress. After I had picked out my dress, the sales person asked me what kind of shoes I wanted and I told her anything that fits my feet and that are comfortable. I have wide feet, so I always have difficulty getting shoes that fit...and fit comfortably. I told her that we'll look for 6 1/2 wide and whatever fits (and comfortable), I'll take. And there was only one pair that fit the bill and those are the ones I bought - $30 with a free dye job (champagne color). They happened to be cute, but even if they weren't, I would have still bought them because no one saw the shoes I was wearing.