I’m not going to lie, this might be one of my most self-indulgent posts ever. Especially since Kate Spade isn’t actually available in South Africa just yet. But what can I say, it’s an excellent excuse to start sucking up to whichever friend/relative/co-worker you know who might be going to Europe or the States before your wedding to get them to bring you a pair, because Kate’s shoes are MADE for weddings. The perfect mix of classic and cute, they all also have that extra little something, which often just happens to be a bit of sparkle, and as you guys know, I am kind of obsessed with a touch of sparkle. It never looks prettier than on a bride’s feet, even when there’s no other glitter in an otherwise traditional palette. So it’s no wonder that so many brides opt for Kate, and that everytime they do, their shoe pics get Pinned a zillion times over. Feel free to do just that with all of these lovelies. ;)
The ‘classic’ Kate Spade wedding shoe is the Charm slingback, which comes in black, gold, silver and a bright multicolour glitter. One day, these shoes WILL BE MINE.
Image sources: Row 1- Jodi Miller Photography via Style Me Pretty (left); Kate Spade Charm in platinum glitter (right); Row 2- White Haute Photography via Style Me Pretty; Row 3- Simply Bloom Photography via Green Wedding Shoes (left); Ampersand Photography via United With Love (right)
But as much as I love the Charm, there’s a new Kate Spade that brides have been obsessing about of late. As, naturally, have I. Ladies, meet Clarice. (Is it wrong that I totally feel like a Hannibal Lecter noise might be appropriate right now? No?) Clarice is available in a gorgeous cobalt blue but also in ivory with a gold sparkly heel. I DIE.
And that’s not all. There are a number of other drop dead beautiful shoes just hanging out looking pretty on the Kate Spade shelves. Any of these would look amazing on a bride.
You guys. Those ones with the stripes and the sparkly heel? I’m pretty sure that’s what I’ll be dreaming about tonight. I MUST HAVE THEM. So: Dear Kate Spade, please come to South Africa soon so more of us can fall in love with your beautiful shoes. And also, if someone breaks into your Covent Garden store tonight, it’s totally me. Sorry.
Over to you, SouthBound Brides! Which is your favourite?