It's that time of year, ladies. The season when you're like "WHY don't I have any cute gold or silver heels, goddammit?" and frantically go searching for some. Well, I have at least one answer for you. I have found pretty much the perfect affordable wedding-attendee shoe.
Nine West "Falcoin" sandals, $47.90. I was originally going to get these in bold orange satin to play off my royal blue dress, but then I decided that was a little crack-smoker of me. (Bold color on body AND feet? Too much.) These gold ones have a delicate heel that's still low enough that you can dance with abandon. Which is pretty key to wedding enjoyment. These come in a wide range of colors if you're a little more adventurous than I am.
But you have metallic sandals, you say, and are in dire need of a good dress? Consider this:
Laundry by Design metallic minidress, $325 at Saks but only $49.99 at Marshall's!! It is SO flattering (at least on me): makes your waist look tiny, has a pleasingly poufy skirt, and is the epitome of understated elegance in deep navy. Also, the structure is such that you could probably go braless even if, like me, you hardly ever do that.
With the almost-blackness of the dress, I'd allow myself to go a little crazy on the shoes. Perhaps with these:
Chinese Laundry "Jemmy" sandals in gorgeous raspberry satin with a big ol' bow, $50.
Steve Madden Blosommm flats, $79.99—if they weren't flat. Unforgivable!