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Ode to Moxie!

Pretty shoes are one of the many reasons I am SO glad to be a girl. Seriously, do you ever just look at guys’ shoes and think “yawn?” I know I do. The September issue is out and the verdict is in, it is good to be a girl!

Shoes have a magical way of transforming your entire outfit. The same chunky sweater dress can look casual, daytime chic with a pair of Tory Burch riding boots (which I am currently coveting) and cocktail appropriate with the Sam Edelman “Renzo” studded booties (go to Bloomingdales.com, look them up, thank me later). The same goes for the shoes you choose for your wedding day. We know better than anyone that it’s all about the gown, but your shoes really say something about you too. Are you a classic, petal pink ballerina flat or a trendy, blue Manolo ala Carrie Bradshaw? Personally, I went with sparkly Christian Louboutins and I loved them just as much as my gown (maybe even more when you consider that you actually can wear them again)!

To ensure that you start your wedding shoe love story off right, do yourself a favor and head straight to Moxie on Charles Street. The girls there are super cute and helpful and have a wide variety of styles to suit every bride/bridesmaid. The store itself is adorable and welcoming and the location is ideal for a shopping day with your best girls. When we went into Moxie to do research for this blog I of course parlayed that into shopping for myself. Unfortunately they didn’t happen to have my size in the Tory Burch riding boots or Revas that I wanted. Normally, this is a legitimate reason to spiral but they offered to call me when they got more in. Now that’s service! So, say goodbye to the boring, old ivory wedding shoes of the past and say hello to gold sparkle Kate Spade’s, black petaled Badgley Mischka’s and more!

Moxie

51 Charles Street (Beacon Hill)

617.557.9991

XOXO

Linds & Stace 🙂

Toms: Maybe the smartest wedding decision you’ll ever make?

OK that might be an exaggeration, but they should definitely be near the top of the list! Let’s face it, when all is said and done all you’re going to want to do at your reception is relax and boogie down. Well, there’s no more comfortable (and cute) boogie down shoe than Toms. Even better, they’re reasonably priced and totally re-wearable after the wedding!   Plus, they now come in sparkly hues fit for a princess bride.  It’s a no brainer ladies! They’d make a super cute bridesmaids’ gift too, so you can all ditch your heels and do the running man ‘til the cows come home (or atleast until the cleanup staff arrives)!

P.S. The BIGGEST Bonus about buying Toms is that they have an amazing movement/charitable spirit.

For every pair of  Toms you buy they give a free pair to a child in need! One for One!

 

 

To Spend or Not to Spend??

As any bride can tell you, this is a tough question! Throughout my wedding planning process (spanning the past 14 long months) I’ve had to ask myself, what is worth splurging on and what is not? I think it’s different for everyone. For me, I decided to cut corners on ceremony programs and calligraphy, among other things. I’m sure some of you would gasp in horror at the white address labels on my invitations but to me it really wasn’t a huge deal and it saved me some much needed moolah. Same with the programs, does anyone really read or keep them? I could just see myself taking scarce time and money to create the programs, only to see them left on the church pews. Not happening.

Some things I did splurge on? Almost everything else really! Just kidding (sort of). Seriously though, my main concerns were the venue, bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses. I figure if I look good, my girls look good, and the venue is amazing, that’s all anyone will remember, right? OK maybe there are some other important details (the groom I suppose, but they have it so easy – slap on a tux and they all look like 007), but these were my big three. I still cut some corners for my bridesmaids though, allowing them to wear whatever black shoes they want. Hopefully most of them already have something they can wear and if not, they don’t mind investing in a black pair of their choice. So, think about that when you’re choosing your girls’ dresses. Fall in love with a dress that’s a little pricier than you’d like? Splurge on the dress (what people remember most) and consider being lax on the shoes or even hair/makeup (i.e. maybe allow the girls to do their own makeup/hair if they like, to save some money). As for you brides, always splurge on yourself. The sparkly Christian Louboutins patiently waiting in my closet are proof positive that I did!

XO

Lindsay

A brides most important accessory!!

Ok ladies, let’s be honest Carrie Bradshaw is the one who made them the must-haves, and we have been trying to live up to SJP’s infamous and fab role as the shoe-loving Carrie from Sex and The City ever since!

You know what I am talking about right???

SHOES!!!!
She made Louboutin, Choo and Manolo household names!!
Well SJP’s style is certainly popping up all over the place in the wedding world. Brides are dying to mimic some of her most memorable to dye for shoes!!
Needless to say she is a style icon whose impact will be felt for many years to come, especially if you wear some SJP inspired heels on your “BIG” day!  
Lots of love to all of you and to our fav style icon SJP!!
XOXO
Stacey & Lindsay