Wednesday, 6 February 2019

My shoe Diary 8

Hello my lovelies, how you all doing?
This diary session is on my most embarrasing wedding shoe moment and if you missed previous episodes of my shoe diary, don't worry just check here.

This particular story I will be telling is not something I will wish on any lady at all because it’s one embarrassment that could ruin your special day if you don’t have a strong control or grip over your emotions.

It so happened last year December we were preparing for my friend’s wedding, and so many things on the “to get done” list was in place but for shoes.


I already bookmarked some sites I was going to check for and buy the perfect shoe I was going to wear for the wedding but when I calculated the time frame to the wedding date to that of the shipping duration, I knew online shopping was out of the equation so my friend (the bride) and I decided that the best option was to make out a day so as to go to the markets in search of wedding shoes.

Speaking of which I was her chief bridesmaid so you guys can imagine the tension already right? *Pheew* alright let’s continue……………..So on the agreed day, we entered the market but already the day was looking annoying because it was sunny and hot and knowing my kind of person, I don’t do well with stress because when I get stressed out, I tend to break out which is usually horrible…..any ways moving on……..

So we entered the market and started moving from one store to the other in search of a white ankle strap for my friend and a champagne gold ankle strap for myself.

We spent more than 3hours going round the market in search of the particular shoes we had in mind but we couldn’t find and in between that we kept buying and munching on local Hausa sweets called ALAKAKOBO(don’t know what it means in English though) so as to drive the tiredness and boredom away……….….

 *let’s backtrack a little bit*

………..the thing is that the bride and her chief must bring their clothes, shoes and purses for inspection at the church before the wedding day and with that, we were given dos and don’ts on the type of shoes we must get such as:
 *no pointed heel, *no shine shine , *no beads or stones and *it should be kitten heel cause they don’t want it high so imagine the stress we were going through all because we were trying to apply the rules given to us.

I am a very picky person and coupled with the rules and regulations we were given already, it all contributed to us not being able to find something but still continued our search which ran into an additional 1-2 hours again. Mehn we got tired and decided to leave the market cause it was getting to closing hours and luckily for us, as we were about leaving, we sighted a small shop and decided to go see what they had and lo and behold without any stress from them we got exactly what we were looking for but we instead of the kitten heel, we went for longer block heels. I’ve never been a fan of kitten heels and would never be caught wearing any of these tiny small heel height….mehn what a relief and we happily left the market.

The truth is that I decided to go through the trouble of narrating the purchasing of my shoes so you will know and understand how I felt when the shoe decided to embarrass itself (I refuse to be


So fast-forward to the wedding day…………. We all prepared from the house looking all fresh and fine headed to the church, My lovelies as we got to the church, I highlighted down from the car only for your precious Glowyshoe to take a step forward, then the unimaginable disaster happened……oh my gosh the toe strap of my shoe gave way……God….. I just stood transfixed, couldn’t move or do anything while plenty emotions was running through my head coupled with the fact that everybody’s attention was on the bride and her chief bridesmaid…………my friend(the bride) just stood and was looking at me with pitiful eyes saying “and we sewed up the shoes a day before just to be on the safe side and now this” me just couldn’t answer her cause i didn’t know whether to cry or to laugh but all I knew was that my friend’s day was not going to be ruined.

Luckily for me, some people rushed to my side, quickly unbuckled the shoe and ran to go repair it while my friend and I went to the office we were supposed to go join the other grooms for a brief rehearsal before we would be called to march into church. As God will have it, my shoe was repaired and brought back to me but whilst waiting on it, so many thoughts were lingering in my head like “what if the shoe could not be sewed, what will I do and it’s not like I had a backup shoe or something” well thank God it didn’t come to that because if it had, I think I would have marched in with slippers or say even barefooted……lol…… now I can laugh over it cause it’s over but rewinding to that day, I tell you it was not funny at all..

Moving on, while we were marching into the church, I was super careful and calculative with my stepping and all went well till the end of the church wedding and surprising I used that same shoe to dance and walk around during the reception party.

Have you guys had any embarrassing moments like mine?

The lessons I learnt from that day are as follows:

* Go for what you feel comfortable in,

*most times quality comes at a price, so just close your eyes and purchase that item,

*it won’t harm to have a backup shoe just in case..


Ruth Josey said...

Oh my! Good thing you had some Mr and Ms FixIts there that could put your shoe back together for you :/ When you're shopping online, it's easier to get inexpensive and reliable shoes because you can always read through the reviews. When you're shopping store-to-store, you see a shoe you love and don't generally look up the reviews before you pick it up. I've had a few embarrassing shoe moments but usually with older shoes (like a heel coming off or the front or back of the sole flapping). Gorilla glue (but it foams a bit and that can be another embarrassing moment) and then trash. Thanks for the funny story (I know it wasn't at the time)!


Gemma Etc. said...

I honestly think I'm going to wear flats on my wedding day! I couldn't imagine having painful feet all day xx

Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

Mica said...

What a stressful experience and then to have the shoe fall apart on the wedding day! Eeek!

I just went with simple black ballet flats for my wedding day and I can't even remember what shoes my bridesmaid wore! Might have been flats too?

Hope that you are having a great week and have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

glowy shoe said...

I know couple of people tgat used flats on their wedding day and it still looked beautiful but asvregards the pain that comes with heels, i think one should go with what the comfortable heel height, be it kitten or otherwise.

ThestyleGalaxy said...

Lovely post and shoes.

glowy shoe said...

Thanks dear.

Ann said...

That would be such a stressful incident.
Having extra shoes and outfit
is a must on such occasions.
Great post.




Paola Lauretano said...

Having extra shoes is always a good idea!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Kisses, Paola.


Molly X said...

Molly X

glowy shoe said...

Shopping online is quite easy but the reviews nowadays are sponsored so most times it's difficult to tell the difference that's why i prefer walk in stores. Well thank God it was a situation that could be salvaged cause i really don't know what i would have done honestly.... Thanks for stopping by Ruth.

glowy shoe said...

I tell you thinking back, twas really a stressful shoppi g experience and i really don't wish it on anyone at all.. Hope you good Mica..

glowy shoe said...

I tell you Ann, lesson learnt...when going for occasions, there will always be an extra shoe..

glowy shoe said...

I too and i always advice that no one should trade comfort for anything.

glowy shoe said...

It really is a good idea...Thanks for support Paola.

glowy shoe said...

Thanks alot.

Laura - Alagoz said...

I almost dripped on my wedding, my heal got stuck in my dress, but I didn't fall thank God x


Priya Hareesh said...

Even I have a fetish for shoes

glowy shoe said...

I can only imagine how you felt on that day.....Thank God it didn't turn out any worse.

glowy shoe said...


The Glossychic said...

OMG! that could be so stressing and embarrassing. I remember I had a similar issue but mine was a sandal at church service where I was in front of the church dancing and the unexpected happened. I got freeze up and couldn't move again. I remember perfectly well that I couldn't the sermon preached that day, so so embarrassing ,Lol. Lovely post, thanks for sharing.
The Glossychic
Wonder Cottage

Missy May said...

Wow!! Now if that ain't something else. Ha!! I will wear sneakers on my wedding day. I wanna be able to boogie and have fun like the attendees too. Lol!

Anonymous said...

What a story! Thanks for sharing!
Dorie from

Evolve With Mary said...

I've had a few show mishaps over the years and they are soooo embarrassing. the worst is when my flip flop broke at 3am down a cold wet dirty street in San Francisco. Pretty sure the streets were covered in urine.

PhotosbyCris said...

Oh wow I am so glad that all went well at the end and thank you so much for all the tips here. Congratulations on your wedding beautiful xoxo Cris

CL King said...

As the summer is approaching and so are the new shoe fashions! If you like hot new colors and styles, you're in for a real treat this season.

CL King said...

As the summer is approaching and so are the new shoe fashions! If you like hot new colors and styles, you're in for a real treat this season.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Oh, no! I also have trouble with high heels, so I know what you mean.
But I can't stop to wear them :)


jeanne christine said...

Ooohh glad people were around to help! Comfort and quality really is key!

theonethattravels said...

Great post.

glowy shoe said...

Ewwww i can only imagine how you felt.....i think its always best to have a spare but that could be uncomfortable carrying around.

glowy shoe said...

It sure ended well....thanks alot dear and its not my wedding, t'was my friend's

glowy shoe said...


Nina said...

What a story!!
xx- Nina

ALLIE NYC said...

Egads! Glad it turned out well in the end. That must have been quite the stressful moment.

Allie of