It's true! I have been asked to be the Matron of Honor in my best friend Becky's upcoming wedding. Yes her and her high school sweetheart (and one of my best friends) David have been reconnected and are tying the knot on October 17th! I'm so excited. I'm excited for the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, the rehearsal, the wedding and my speech and the shopping!
Being the MOH my expenses are many - especially since the wedding is in California. That means a handful of plane tickets, a dress, bridal shower dress (I suppose not required, but a great excuse), shoes, the list goes on and on - and truly I'm not complaining - just planning ahead. See if I purchase things slowly over the course of the next few months and spread out the expenses then the damage to the pocketbook won't be nearly as bad. Well, not nearly as noticeable. :)
I've being charged with needing "silver" shoes and a peridot dress (which will be obtained from David's Bridal in July) I decided to hunt for the shoes. I don't often drop more than $30 on a pair of shoes, but a pair of heels that I am going to be wearing for literally most of one day, standing for most of it - I like to own a quality pair of shoes, and well it's just a fun excuse to shop! (I can hear my husband cringing.)
So shoe shopping I have been. I've exhausted most local shops, retailers, and the like. So off to the Internet I went. It's hard to find a pair of "silver" shoes that aren't disco metallic. I'm wearing a soft green and disco-metallic silver just is not going to cut it. Not even a little bit. So finding a tasteful pair of heels has proven to be challenging. I decided to peruse Nina shoes, because I wore a pair of those for my other BF's wedding a few years back and they worked great, my feet didn't hurt at all.
I found a pair! Nina's "Gita" in Royal Silver. $69.95+ tax and shipping on the Nina website, but at Shoe.com they were $69 (tax included and free shipping) and I found a 20% off coupon code (BFF09) which saved me $13+ so for an out of pocket expense of $55.20, I got these delightful shoes, which will match the bridal shower dress and will work perfectly for the wedding!