Monday, April 27, 2009

Uncertain times...

Yes, these are days of uncertain times.
And no, I don't mean the Swine Flu.
Things around here are much more serious than that.

I leave for Jeff and Rachel's wedding in four days.
My MOG periwinkle lavender/blue toned dress is not back yet...and I have to figure out what shoes to wear to the wedding.

Since I didn't have the dress to work with, I just bought shoes that might work.
Now before I discuss each option, please note the size of the heels on the above shoes.
I don't wear heels.
I wear loafers and Crocs.

They do make high heel Crocs now, but they just didn't look quite right, and I didn't think gluing some extra do-dads to them would make any difference, except to possibly make the wedding guest chortle and guffaw as I walk down the aisle on my son's arm.

There is already too much violence in the world, so I won't go into how my son would feel about me clomping along in regular Crocs.

So here we go: This pair has an iridescent purple color, very deep with navy under tones with a cross over toe. The dress has bead work around the hem of the jacket that would match the tone perfectly.
I tend to walk out of the back one of the shoes, as I have a very narrow right heel. A heel "snug" could work.
They are also the highest of all the heels.

These are very comfortable, a silver satin with a discreet rhinestone buckle. The bridesmaids are all wearing silver shoes with navy dresses, so I could blend in with them. Silver would look good with periwinkle, but I always feel one's shoes should be darker than one's hemline.

The least comfortable of the shoes, selected only because of the lavender tones. I don't like snake skin, but maybe they would really rock with the outfit.
The number one contender in Bernie's opinion: Navy slingbacks. Very high spiked heels, a bit unnerving, but the sling backs will stay on my heels. They make my size nine feet look small with I find odd since they are so elongated.

Hoo boy.

So I showed all of these to B. and he expresses his doubts that I will be comfortable in high heels. I explain that I will just need to go down the aisle and back up and stand a bit for pictures, then I can switch to....

These flats. (I'm going to have to have a look at my camera lens, all my pictures were blurry. Or maybe my hand is shaking. Dunno.)

Of course the shoe decision will influence the purse decision. I have a silver satin baguette bag, and I *had* a satin navy clutch that I can't find, and that I am hoping I gave to Laura, because there sure as heck aren't any navy dress purses out there. There are hardly any navy shoes out there...Nordstroms had exactly three navy pumps. Silver, gold, black, brown and red are very popular...NOT navy.

I'm calling about my dress today. Really, it should be done by now. I've got a list of 13 things I've got to do by Wednesday, working around my work schedule. No stress...no stress.....


Oh, and I have to figure out what song I want to dance to with my son at the wedding. He just informed me last night that that would be included in the reception.
I am a terrible dancer.
I suppose I will have to stay in heels until after that is over.
Eeek.
Have an ambulance ready....
Anyone have a good suggestion for a song?
Help!

10 comments:

Lovella said...

I am terrible at songs ..but I do think those sling backs with the pointed toe are awesome. They look very glamourous. . and I'd have them tucked under the table and then slip them on before the dance if you must wear them for the dance. I think that the lower reception shoes are lovely.
My second favorite are the silver shoes. . .it is so hard to say without the outfit. . but there you go .. that is my humble opinion.

Dolores said...

My suggestions:
Songs? Pick a slow enough number and talk to your son through the dancing.
Shoes? I really don't know. I NEED comfort when it comes to shoes even though I know you only have to walk the aisle and do one dance.
List? NO stress. you sound like you have a list. Pick the most important and do them first. If you don't have time for anymore, don't stress the small stuff.
Have fun. No one will remember your shoes. The eyes are on the bride.

Anonymous said...

We'll practice this week...slow, slow, quick,quick step....I like Lovella's idea of under the table. Don't worry about the dance, you will be beautiful and sharing the floor with your son.
B

Vicki said...

I'll go with Lovella's shoe suggestions, too. My high-heeled shoes did not stay on my feet after the wedding, even though I didn't bring a pair for the reception. I just did like any good Kentucky girl and went barefoot...in my shimmery sage floor-length MOB dress. ;)

Song...tough decision. I have no suggestions but do have a cute memory. When the daughter of a dear friend (the daughter is a dear friend, too) married a few years ago, her Dad surprised her with the father-daughter dance song - it was the theme from "Sesame Street!" Had there been dancing at my daughter's wedding, it probably would have been "Fraggle Rock."

Back to the kitchen...I'm watching the cabinet installer!

Anonymous said...

Hal and I have been thinking about a song that would be nice to listen to and slow and easy to dance with Jeff. Our suggestion is 'Serenade Of The Bells' played by Sammy Kaye or I'm sure there are other artists who also play it.
I like all the shoes, but wondered about the heels. Glad you have some pretty flats for later, when you can change. Time is short and we are excited! See you all soon.
Love momS.

Anonymous said...

I recommend YMCA...ode to Helix. Just don't forget the construction hat.
Smiles!

Dawn said...

Go for comfort and take bandaids! Seriously, NO ONE is looking at the groom's mother's FEET! Trust me!
Unless of course, you did opt for the crocs....and then you would be unforgettable.

hmmmm.....Unforgettable?
Since I have no idea what your relationship with your son is like...it would be sort of impossible to hit onto a song that would be appropriately perfect..
Beautiful Boy? Wink and a smile? You've Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story? Sunrise, Sunset?
No matter what the song, it will be fine.

PS Our addition is for our single daughter...and later will be our place when we are old and senile.
:)

Anonymous said...

Or you could dance to that Winnie the pooh song...
"Back to the days of Christopher robin..."
By Kenny Loggins ( 1969,1994 MCA Music Publishing, a division of MCA Inc.c 1969,1994)
Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
He came to me asking for help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes
So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that the old bear whispered
"Boy welcome home"

Believe me if you can
I've finally come back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin
Back to the days of Pooh
Alternate Version -- House at Pooh Corner Christopher Robin and I walked along under branches lit up by the moon. Posing our questions to owl and eeyore as our days disappeared all too soon. But I've wandered much further today than I should and I can't seeem to find my way back to the wood. So, help me if you can I've got to get back to the house at Pooh corner by one. You;d be surprized there's so much to be done, count all the bees in the hive, chase all the clouds from the sky. Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh. Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do, got a honey jar stuck on his nose. He came to me asking help and advice and from here no one knows where he goes. So I sent him to ask of te Owl if he's there, how to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear So, help me if you can I've got to get back to the house at Pooh corner by one You'd be surprized there's so much to be done, count all the bees in the hive, chase all the clouds from the sky . Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh, back to the days of Christopher Robin, back to the ways of Pooh
By Kenny Loggins. "Return to Pooh Corner."
I just know it made you think of when he was little.
L

Janitha said...

I agree with B. I love the navy sling backs. Second choice is the silver shoes.
What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong is nice and slow so you won't trip on the high heels....
Good luck! Big hugs to everyone.

Becky said...

My,its great that we all our opinions! I just know that it is a good thing to hold onto them lightly! - on that note, if you really are asking..., I would go for a compromise of both comfort and style. I like the silver ones. Having long feet, the pointed ones kill my toes. And I know exactly what you mean by having your heals slip out of the back. The sling backs are good for staying more securely on, giving a better grip, thus balance. There, that's my opinion. Do what you feel most comfortable doing. The last thing you want is to be thinking about your feet on an exciting occasion like your son's wedding! Have fun!