My sweet Anna has a particular fondness for shoes… all shoes… and spiked high heels most of all. Searching for the perfect pair to go with her wedding dress perpetually led her to sassy, sophisticated, and costly sandals rather than the budget friendly variety. Finding elegant sandals appropriate for the soon-coming event that cost less than one-hundred dollars fell short in the stylish and unique department. After all, for a girl who loves shoes, settling for the ordinary, albeit lovely, simply is not an option–especially when it comes to completing a wedding dress ensemble.

As she searched for something wonderful into which she could slip her tiny feet, she was determined to locate the perfect shoe in the form of a fashionable evening sandal. Browsing department stores via the internet the sandals she found always came up lacking–until she spied the “perfect pair.” With four inch heels, a lovely blush pink to complement her color scheme, rosette flowers made from soft pink netting perched atop a delicate strap, they were everything she could want: high heels, luscious color, unique and unlike anything she had ever seen. They were amazing in every imaginable way… except the price. They were completely outside her allotted shoe allowance.

The weeks passed and a sandal that was both stylish and budget friendly continued to elude her, until one fortuitous day the delicious blush-pink wonders went on sale! Yes, the sandals Anna had been admiring throughout the weeks of searching were actually under two-hundred dollars! Much to her surprise, the prospect of purchasing the scrumptious sandals she had been sweet on since first spotting them was getting closer to being a reality.

With the surprising appearance of a shoe sale, combined with an unexpected Nordstrom gift card from her generous soon to be mother-in-law, Anna was able to purchase her beloved sandals for a mere fifty dollars. Yes, they are still expensive but these are sandals that make her smile; sandals she most definitely will wear when the wedding is over; sandals that remind her she is beautiful, loved, and worthy of being treated like a princess.


“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”

–Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess