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Style Thursday: fibo & clo: A shoe lovin’ review

I was recently contacted by the folks behind fibi & clo sandals to see if I’d like to review their gorgeous creations. Now, many of you know that I’m mobility impaired due to arthritis and fibromyalgia. So, shoes and how they fit and support are pretty key for me. Well, fibi & clo’s sandals are more than just eye candy, they are darn comfortable too.

Before I do my review, a little bit about fibi & clo:
” It was May 2009, and AnaLiza had just returned from visiting family in Texas. While brunching with friends in NYC’s West Village, she was already missing home. Even though living in New York was her dream, she yearned for an idea that would get her home without getting in the way of a career she loved.

As the conversation turned to shopping and fashion, an idea suddenly sparked. What if she developed a line of sandals that she could take to Texas for trunk shows – like Tupperware parties, but with shoes? “I realized what a great time I was having at brunch, and that an atmosphere where you are surrounded by friends and food is not only perfect brunching atmosphere, but also perfect for shopping. It would also bring me home more often,” gushes Alba. Just like that, fibi & clo was born.

AnaLiza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and a Master’s Degree in Advertising. She is an Associate Creative Director at ArnoldNY advertising agency. She currently lives in Manhattan with her two cats, fibi and clo.”
https://fibiandclo.com/about.aspx

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This is the “Black Cascade” pair that I was sent and the pics really don’t do them justice. The bling factor is high making them perfect for a wedding day look. The stones are bright, clear, and well set (yep, I picked at them to simulate the sort of beating they might take during a typical 10 hour wedding day). Unlike most sandals, the sole is flexible and moves with you making for a comfortable wear. There are no strap attachments directly under the foot, which in other such sandals can cause great discomfort or even blisters. In addition, the strap behind the ankle keeps the shoe secure to the foot and eliminates that “flip flop” sound that often can accompany similar sandals. Who wants to “flip flop” their way down the aisle?

So, would I purchase a pair of these myself or recommend them to you? Yep, sure would! I am very impressed by the quality of the shoe combined with it’s very affordable price (around $50 and perfect as a thank you for your bridesmaids too). I wore them all day and they supported my foot. I didn’t have to take them off in order to replace the shiny shoes with the not so shiny comfortable shoes, a little ritual I typical have to do with some of my pretty shoes due to my ankle and foot issues. Heck, I was experiencing some edema from my activities the day prior and the sandals were still comfortable. These sandals definitely get two thumbs up.

You can get your own blingtastic pair of fibi & clo sandals at their online shop, from a fibi & clo Sales Representative, or become a Sales Representative yourself. Don’t forget about your bridesmaids!

Please note: I received a pair of fibi & clo’s sandals to review at no cost to me. I have not been compensated for this review.

Stunner Thursday: Beyond the Ordinary White Shoes

Given the rise of color in the bridal fashion world, there are still many brides that prefer traditional white. Just because you are going traditional in color, doesn’t mean your footwear can’t be a bit beyond the ordinary. Here are a few of my favorite white bridal shoes that definitely make a statement:

Beyond the Ordinary White Bridal Shoes

Pumps
bhldn.com

Sandals
$93 – glitzy-n-glamorous.com

Shoes
$95 – glitzy-n-glamorous.com

the cinderella project
thecinderellaproject.blogspot.com

Stunner Thursday: Put a little sparkle in to your ensemble…glitter!

Today’s Stunner Thursday is all about adding a bit of glitter in to your bridal ensemble. The perfect way to do it? Glitter is perfect for your shoes and your mani. It’s suggested to steer clear of glitter when it comes to your make up as it doesn’t photograph correctly. Instead of beautiful sparkles, the glitter reflects the light and shows up as tiny white spots. Who wants that all over your face? Yep, no one.

So, if you are looking to add sparkle, keep it to your shoes and nails, which won’t alter your appearance. Here are some fun shoes and manis to help you get your sparkle on the right way!

Glitter Shoes

Nicholas Kirkwood high heels
bergdorfgoodman.com

Jimmy Choo high heels
bergdorfgoodman.com

Jerome Rousseau glitter pumps
elizabeth-charles.com

Jimmy choo shoes
mytheresa.com

Dsquared leather shoes
$565 – farfetch.com

Dorothy Perkins high heels
dorothyperkins.com

Melissa flat
$100 – coggles.com

Glitter shoes
topshop.com

High heels
dsw.com

Glitter shoes
pinterest.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Glitter Mani

Nail treatment
bodycare.becomegorgeous.com

Nail care
nailfood.tumblr.com

Nail treatment
bodycare.becomegorgeous.com

Beauty product
racked.com

Nail polish
nailsshine.com

steffels.
steffels.blogspot.com

Glitter Add On
paintedlipspolishedtips.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 4, Bridal Accessories (1 of 3)

Welcome to the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show! Today the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will present some fabulous accessories from among the best of their handmade and vintage wares that are sure to give your wedding a unique and personal touch. Today’s shops feature gloves, boleros, parasols, and sashes for your special day. Here is part one of three posts that the show will have for today.

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Don’t forget to sign up for our fabulous giveaways! We have decided that all giveaways will have a deadline extension to the end of show on April 21st! $30 gift certificate from C.R. Boggs Designs. Gorgeous earrings from Tatty Chic.

Art Intersect

Chloe and Paige

Clay Bouquet Shop

C. R. Boggs Designs

Cupid’s Arrow

Dream Catcher Studios

Emma NYC

Erica Elizabeth Designs

Flowerdance Bridal

Garter Lady

Get Waisted

Glam House Bridal Couture

Glamour Junkie

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 3, Shoes

Shoes glorious shoes!

Welcome to the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show! Over the coming weeks, the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will present the best of their handmade and vintage wares that are sure to give your wedding a unique and personal touch. Today’s shops feature fabulous shoes that glitter, sparkle, and shine.

Speaking of glitter, sparkle and shine…check out these gorgeous earrings from Tatty Chic that could be yours!

Wouldn’t they set off a pair of sparkly shoes clips or glittered heels? “Tatty Chic is a collection of jewelery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewelery you will want to treasure.” To enter, peruse Tatty Chic’s shop and pick your favorite piece. Post your fave in the comments section and that’s it. UPDATE: We have decided that all giveaways will have a deadline extension to the end of show on April 21st!

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Angelesque Stilletos

Beholden Bridal

Blinged Out Bliss

<strong>Chloe & Maddie

Design Your Pedestal

Feesk

j.dot designs

Mohop

Noelle Borelli

Nora Karen

Parisxox

Regal Rhinestones

Rock the Flops

Rowan Bride

Shoe Clips Only

Sofisticata

Sol Bijou

Two Be Wed Jewelry

uku2

Friday’s Favorite: My Glass Slipper: Shoes…Glorious Shoes!

Today’s Friday’s Favorite is all about bridal shoes. I have to give Rock n Roll Bride credit for the inspiration to do a shoe post as she introduced us to Upper Street Shoe on Wednesday. However, today’s favorite is the wonder that is My Glass Slipper.

My Glass Slipper features over 250 styles of bridal shoes from 10 different designers. My personal fave is Benjamin Adams and his crystal embellished wonders. In addition, most of the designs can be dyed to match your color scheme.

So, here is a little showcase for you of what My Glass Slipper has to offer. First are the white and ivory upscale bridal shoes, then those that are under $150, and last are the colored designer shoes.

Shoes…Glorious Shoes!

White and Ivory

Bridal shoes
$700 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$179 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$325 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$159 – myglassslipper.com

Wedding shoes
$459 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$475 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$267 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$250 – myglassslipper.com

White and Ivory Under 150

Ivory shoes
$49 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$127 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$117 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$110 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$99 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$77 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$69 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$67 – myglassslipper.com

Colorful Shoes

Shoes
$315 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$245 – myglassslipper.com

Badgley Mischka pink bridal shoes
$225 – myglassslipper.com

Badgley Mischka bridal shoes
$215 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$215 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$190 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$185 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$159 – myglassslipper.com

Shoes
$150 – myglassslipper.com