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Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoes…

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…Surprisingly Achievable!

If you scroll through my blog, it’s no surprise I’m a sucker for adorable wedding shoes!  While I try to feature fairly affordable shoes, once in a while a designer pair calls my name and I just have to share.  No matter the price.  Because for me, at the end of the day, shoes are like art

Well, today I nearly fell off my chair when I found designer shoes that are not only hot, but modestly priced too!  Shoes by none other than the fabulous Badgley Mischka…who would have thought?  Take a look…

Badgley Mischka ‘Costa’ ~ currently $200 at


Badgley Mischka ‘Chaz’ ~ currently $215 at


Badgley Mischka ‘Caroline’ ~ currently $225 at


Ok, so I know they’re still a little expensive – but a lot less expensive than some other designer pairs which can run you anywhere from $500 – $1000 and up.  I’m impressed!  It’s a little easier to save around $200, than it is $1000, that’s for sure!  What could you cut back on to save a little extra dough if you absolutely had to have a pair?  Cigarettes?  Fast food?  Restaurants?  Fancy mocha-chocha-lata-ya-ya’s?  Hmm? 

Hey – I know, times are tough for most everyone right now.  I’m not trying to make you splurge on a pair of expensive wedding shoes.  I’m just pointing out some options for you!  

Still don’t want to spend that much on a pair of shoes?  I don’t blame you…it never hurts to shop around!  Visit to find shoes that are similar to the ones you love, but a lot more budget friendly.  Or, visit the Wedding Guide at Piperlime to find selections fit for most any budget.   Happy shopping! 


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Grab Your Very Own Pair Of Personalized Heels!

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…Really, Can You Be Any Cooler?

One of my favorite blogging buddies, Kat of Rock ‘n Roll Bride, sported these hot personalized shoes on her wedding day!  However, I think every girl deserves a pair to wear, even if it’s just with a hot pair of jeans!  Let me introduce to you fabulous shoes by Shoe Missy!


Hot, hot, hot to trot, trot, trot! 


(Photo credits: David M McNeil, Rock ‘n Roll Bride & Shoe Missy)

To see more of Kat wearing these on her wedding day, click HERE.  I think these might possibly be some of the coolest shoes ever!  Think about it.  After the wedding, you could wear these babies anywhere – out to the bars, clubs, Las Vegas…or to bed!  Whoops, did I just say that?  Hey – I can’t help it, these shoes are killer!

To see more styles or to grab your own pair, visit Shoe Missy today…I think I might just have to head over there myself.  Cheers!

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A Look Back At Wedding Inspiration From 2008…

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…While We Look Forward To Wedding Style In 2009!

Happy New Year!!!

This week, I thought we could take a trip down memory lane together and look back at some of my favorite entries from my blog.  While many of us are happy 2009 is here, 2008 was a great year indeed – when it came to wedding talk!  So please, sit back, grab a cup of coffee and join me as I dig up some fun for you.  I hope you enjoy!


1.) What To Do When The Planning Is Over:  Some brides who enjoyed planning their weddings from start to finish, begin to go through wedding planning withdrawal issues once the wedding is over.  So what’s a newlywed to do?  Enjoy this video posted by a bride who took actual dialog from a wedding message board and turned it into her own hilarious skit, reenacting real conversation between newlyweds!  Ready to laugh?  Click HERE.

2.) Letterpress Gift Tags: In February, fabulous letterpress gift tags became popular and were featured in the Bride & Bloom Magazine, including gorgeous ones from letterpress expert & designer Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios.  To see these beauties and read all about it, click HERE.

3.) Decorate Your Entrance With This Whimsical DIY Project:  Mimi from Enjoy Celebrations and Occasions completed a fantastic DIY project which was a true labor of love.  She wrote in different languages, “Joy”, “Love” and “Welcome” on circles then hung them with ribbon, inside a doorway leading guests to the wedding.  To see this simply lovely project and get inspired to create your own, click HERE.

4.) The Most Creative Guestbook Ideas:  Instead of the traditional guest book, this couple chose to create something that would also work as a piece of art in their home  and be cherished forever after.  They punched holes into pieces of colored plexiglass and hung them on a metal frame.  At the wedding, guests enjoyed decorating and signing the plexiglass with metallic ink pens.  The couple then illuminated the hanging art with light for a spectacular treat!  To see, click HERE.  I also came up with another creative guestbook idea – on a shower curtain!  To see this idea brides loved, click HERE.

5.) Darling Black & White Damask:  In March, I finally jumped on the inspiration board train and created my very first board, grabbing inspiration to share for a black and white damask style wedding.  Damask is still popular, so if you’re looking to get inspired for your own wedding, click HERE.  Also, find more black & white damask inspiration on my blog by clicking HERE.  I got a little excited over this trend! 

6.) Wedding Invitation Assembly Guest Blog From Denise Of Bellis Studios:  So your invitations came back from the printer, now what?  Is there a special order they should go in when assembling them?  Turns out, there is.  Some printers will include a mock-up for you.  But in case yours didn’t, here’s an instruction sheet.  You can download it in pdf format by clicking HERE.

7.) A Wine-Themed Wedding Shower:  In April, I featured how to get free and stylish wine labels and also how to create wine charms to use as favors.  Find out how to get your labels by clicking HERE.  Learn to make those charms and how to throw a vino inspired shower by clicking HERE.  Cheers!

8.) Suit Up Sexy For Your Honeymoon: In May, we highlighted some very sexy retro swimwear inspired by Marilyn Monroe.  To get with the trend, click HERE.

9.) Meeting and Angel Sanchez:  I still don’t know how I got so lucky, but last year I was honored and totally thrilled to be invited to the Wedding Bloggers Luncheon at the Conde Nast building in NYC!  There I met Editor-In-Chief of, Michelle Preli, celebrity wedding gown designer Angel Sanchez and a small group of very creative wedding bloggers!  To read more about my amazing experience, click HERE, HERE and HERE!  Man, was it great time!!!

10.) Vera Wang Luxe Bride Barbie Doll Introduced:  Barbie is simply stunning in a dress inspired by one of the gowns in the Vera Wang Luxe Collection.  You knew I was a Barbie girl, didn’t you?  To see her in her gorgeous gown and find out where to find her, click HERE.

11.) A Sunflower Sun Shower & Wedding:  Over the summer, I helped plan my cousin’s bridal shower and wedding.  Her shower was a hit, both with family and the blog!  To see pictures of this very sunny event and get inspired for your own, click HERE.  To see how beautiful the wedding turned out, click HERE

12.) Bridal Boudoir Portraits Became Popular:  Last year, this became one very sexy trend for brides…and a great gift idea for their grooms!  To learn about it and see some fabulous shots, click HERE.

13.) Marvelous Braided Updo In Less Than 10 Minutes:  Weddings are expensive, but your hair doesn’t have to be!  See how to create this simple but stylish ‘do for your own wedding hair by clicking HERE.

14.) Vintage Weddings Hit The Roof:  Oh yes…you know you loved it!  Ok, well most of you did and I can understand why!  Take a look at some of my favorite vintage posts on my blog by clicking HERE, HERE, oh and well, HERE too!

15.) Breakfast At Tiffany’s Theme:  Whether for a bachelorette party, bridal shower or wedding, these Breakfast At Tiffany’s style invitations can’t be beat!  To see them, click HERE.

16.) High Style For Expecting Brides:  Maybe you’re expecting a baby AND a fabulous wedding!  If so, you’ll love these maternity wedding dresses I featured back in September…to see, click HERE.

17.) Bridal Jewelry For Your Contact Lenses:  I think it’s safe to say that while this might have tried to become a new trend, it failed miserably.  It’s the strangest thing ever, you’ve got to see it to believe it.  To do so, click HERE.

18.) It’s A Jaime Thing Interviewed On The Wedding Planning Audiocast Show:  This past fall, I was so excited when Ralph Mucci interviewed me but I cannot tell a lie – I was a tinsy bit nervous before the show.  However, Ralph was very easy to talk to and he’s a such a nice fella, so it actually ended up being a joy.  To take a listen to my show segment and read more about what you can find over at The Wedding Planning Audiocast, click HERE!

19.) Wedding Dresses, Designers and Styles:  Find unique dresses “outside the box” by clicking HERE and get to know the designers behind some of the most popular lines by clicking HERE!

20.) Wedding Shoe Art Gallery:  Wait!  I saved the best for last…don’t walk out that door until you look at these drop-dead-gorgeous wedding shoe photography shots…you will drool.  Get ready to “oooh” and “aaah” by clicking HERE.  Enjoy!

itsajaimethingsquarelogoI’ve got some exciting surprises up my sleeve for 2009, so stay tuned!  As for now, thanks for reading and of course, have a very happy, safe and creative New Year.  Cheers!

Sincerely, Jaime



Brides Caught Red Footed…

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…Christian Louboutin:  The Look For Less!

If you’re like me, maybe you just can’t imagine spending $900 or more on a pair of Christian Louboutins, even if they do put a twinkle in your eye when you look at them!


(Photo credit: Photosmashing)

So what’s a bride or any girl to do, when you’ve fallen in love with that fabulous red sole


Fear not, this week over at the Wishpot Fashion Finds blog, I’ve found a way to help you find that perfect pair – without the hefty price tag.  To read the entry, click HERE.  It’s possible to find styles that have that same look, without breaking the bank.  You just have to know where to look!


(Shoes above: Left – Christian Louboutin, Top Right – Oh Deer! from, Middle Right – Oh Deer! from, Oh Deer! from

If you’ve already scored a great find, comment below to tell us where you got them.  Join and talk to other Wishpot Friends, Fashion Experts and Wedding Experts – perhaps we can help you on your search too!  It’s such a great community, I bet you we could find your “must have shoes” in no time.  While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Wishpot Wedding Blog as well for tons of great tips, finds and inspiration.

Happy shopping, recessionista fashionistas!

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Bridal Shoe Candy…

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….Shoeliciously Sweet, Handmade Shoes!

Want to sweeten up your bridal ensemble?  Do so with handmade shoes by Hetty Rose!  Re-using vintage Japanese kimono fabric, this designer creates unique and alluring shoes that most any girl with a sweet tooth for shoes would crave!

Don’t you just adore them?  Shoe-waaa-wah!

Whether you’re looking for a pair to match the fabric or colour theme in your special dress, or you just want something a bit different on your big day, Hetty will work alongside you to create your perfect pair of shoes and accessories.”Hetty Rose.

(Photography by Gabriel Green Photography)

Brides, just imagine your hot, pretty little shoesies, peeking out from underneath your gown, teasing your groom.  Naughty little shoes!  In Love?  Go to Hetty Rose to see more.  Or, Contact Hetty to talk about how she can help with your dream day!

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Shoes That Deserve A Creative Art Emmy…

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…Designed By Emmy – Custom Made Wedding Shoes!

Would you look at this beautiful shoe by Emmy?!  Just look.  Look at the intricate detailing,  gorgeous feather embellishment and fabulous design!  I adore it. 

What I love even more is that Emmy lets you design your own shoe!  Choose your own shoe shape, style, size, heel height, color, material and any extra details.  Emmy will then custom make your perfect pair of wedding shoes just for you!  Or, choose from their set designs in their new online boutique.

Emmy provides flexibility and choice with a collection of elegant, contemporary and beautifully feminine wedding shoes.  Each shoe is individually custom made for you, using the best craftsmen and materials.  You can purchase any of the shoes shown on this website made to order to your own specification.”Emmy

Here are a few of my personal favorites from their online boutique, but they’re all stunning:

Are you a shoe obsessed girl who has officially fallen in love with these shoes like I have?  Then put one foot forward and head over to Emmy to read more about these fabulous shoes or find out how to order your very own pair.  Need hair accessories?  They’ve got those too.  Happy shopping!

(Thanks to Wedding Style Diva for originally introducing these to me!)

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Smarts Brides Do This.

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…You’re A Smart Girl.  Be A Smart Bride Too!

Maria from When In Rome is a smart bride.  She’s breaking in her wedding shoes!  Maybe you already know to do this.  Whether you do or you don’t, here’s a reminder and a “how-to”…

Also, just in case, it’s always smart to bring a second pair of wedding shoes or a pair of fun flip flops.  There’s nothing worse than being in pain on your wedding day.  Happy feet make a happy bride!  Do you have any advice on how to stay comfortable on your wedding day?  If so, we’d love to hear!

(Cute Shoes Photo Credit:  When In Rome)

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