Beautiful wedding shoes, but a little big
I had had my eye on these for ages; my perfect wedding shoes. But at that price, I just couldn't justify it. I looked high and low, online and in store, for any shoes that I'd be happy to wear at my wedding, and did not find a single pair. Finally, these came on sale and I received a code for free shipping. It seemed to good to be true. It was. Being in Australia, I had to get sizing right the first time, as exchanges are entirely impractical. I talked to customer help and read all the reviews - everything said they ran small, so I ordered half up. Unfortunately, my regular size would have been a perfect fit. They were still beautiful on my wedding day, I got endless compliments, but I haven't been able to wear them again because the gap at the back of the heel is noticeable in a short dress. As others have said, there's a bit of toe cleavage, so stuffing the toe wouldn't really work.
Also, I wouldn't call them 'blue'. Thankfully, I wasn't after blue, and they don't appear blue on my screen, but as a lot of people have used them as 'something blue' I thought it was worth a mention. They currently sit on my shelf between a pale green teapot and a light blue book and are most definitely green.
Overall, I love the shoes, they were quite comfortable despite the sizing issues, and I am thrilled I got to wear them on my wedding day. I just wish I could wear them again.
April 24, 2013
Don't order up a size!
I thought I had found the ideal shoes for my wedding-- vintagey, well-made, comfortable, playful, and in the proverbial blue! I followed the advice on the BHLDN page for these pumps which said to order up a half size, though I did notice some other customers said the opposite. It turned out the the 7 was far too big-- I might even have been able to take a 6, despite my usual size being 6.5. Sadly, in just the past week BHLDN has sold out of both 6 and 6.5 and isn't restocking them. I'm so bummed! If you order, I recommend ordering true to size. Good luck! They're beautiful shoes.
March 20, 2013
I splurged and bought these for my destination wedding to Boulder, CO in October. They are so beautiful and feminine. I loved the color so much I matched other details to them! I had so many compliments it was incredible. I followed the recommendation of others and got a size up and they were perfect. I wore them for our hometown celebration about a month later with a different dress, and they were on for a good 6 hours without my feet hurting. I love these shoes sooooo much!
February 18, 2013
They used to run small but now they run big
First off these shoes are lovely!
I ordred an 8.5 based on reviews that they run big (I'm usually btw an 8 and 8.5). But when I received them they were way too big.
I had been in contact with a Hey Lady rep right after I ordered from BHLD and she told me after addressing the too small complaint with the new factory the next shipment was made running a little big. So my suggestion is if you're in btw sizes - order the smaller size or order a half-size down. I'm crossing fingers the 8 will be perfect!
January 22, 2013